Since these additions may really help the game-play substantially it would be nice to be able to see when players use them for tourneys and ladder.There's no way to see when players use that, as nothing being sent to network here.
The only way is to use something like antihack here...
Yeah, as I understand it the server only gets the client game (wc2, sc, diablo etc), and a version number. There isn't really a facility for it to receive any extra info.
Perhaps we could force a chat message at game start, like have each client auto send "Plugins: T C A L" or something so everyone can see it. Don't really know how to do that yet, although I suspect it wouldn't be too hard to track down. However that would be an update to the framework itself as against just adding a plugin so that is just an idea for a later date.
At the moment there is only the chop bars that people seem worried about. If you try it out you will find that although it is interesting and occasionally mildly useful, it really doesn't give anyone a huge advantage. I would be very surprised if it actually altered the outcome of even one game a year.
The main thing I notice is peons seem to chop faster lol. When you don't know how long they have to go they always seem to take forever....
i think the chop only works on ur peons not the enemies
Yes. Only your own, and only when they are selected.
Actually I think it would be cool to be able to see enemies also... like when they are chopping into your base, I think this stuff just adds interest and fun to the game, but don't worry I have no intention of doing that unless a clear majority of players wants it (which seems unlikely).
--------------------The next plugin I am thinking about doing is a game/chat log.
Should also be able to incorporate a squelch list at the same time.
Just something that logs the time, date, map and players etc. when you start a game then logs the in-game chat in a text file. Not for any real reason except it would be amusing. Imagine if we had chat logs from all the epic games over the years .... so much gold wasted.Does anybody have any problems with that?
Copyright? Invasion of privacy? Religious concerns? General grumpiness? Having a bad day issues? Just don't like Lamb doing stuff?
Speak up!Also at a later date
I would also like to add life/magic bars for selected units. Just the info that is already supplied on the panel on the left, except as an on-screen display.... please start bitching about that now, then we can have another bitch session when I get around to thinking about starting work on it..... by that time hopefully people will have become more comfortable with the whole plugin thing and think of it as a positive as against something to be feared.
I love these additions to the game they look legit and they are a great step forward to upgrade the game!
Thanks mate. That's nice to hear.
I just wish I had more time to spend working on it. At the moment I'm really only putting in a few hours a week (if that).