Layout Editor Download (version

Discussion in 'Norrathian Homeshow' started by JesDyr, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. JesDyr Well-Known Member

    Download Here

    Version Up 6/22/12 (Version
    * add to group default to currently selected group.
    * Scale “Set to” now accepts +/- modifiers (example – using “-0.5″ will subtract .5 from the scale of the selected items)
    * Added code to help fix external group data corruption (will also create a backup of the previous file).
    * Added “Text Creator” with some initial fonts. Also added the Fontmaker program.
    * Fixed Typo on Circle/spirals window for start angle
    * Added ability to save variables on the Circle/Spiral tool (cannot delete them unless you edit the XML file in the assets folder)
    * fixed some issues with Mirroring
  2. Afista Well-Known Member

    Any chance to get this thread stickied to the top of Homeshow again please?
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  3. Dexella Associate Producer

    Sure thing! :)
  4. JesDyr Well-Known Member

    Dexella .. any chance we will be able to edit threads in the future ? .. if not then I would rather remake this thread to be less version specific.
  5. Dexella Associate Producer

    For the moment, the edit lock will remain (35 minutes), but it is something we are considering changing in the future.
  6. Afista Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, but that's just ridiculous. I'm trying to understand the reasoning behind it... but just can't see why people are not allowed to update posts. Why should people have to dig through pages of information for the latest version of something when the original poster can just update the first post on a page? Is the only other option is to continue to post "new" posts repeatedly to update the first box of something?
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  7. Senya Well-Known Member

    Please change the edit lock. This thread is a prime example of why someone would want to edit and update a single post rather than continuously making new posts.
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  8. Rolaryn Active Member

    Agreed. i dont even know why they have to "think about it"
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  9. Whilhelmina Well-Known Member

    Agreed with above posters.
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  10. Griffon Lady Well-Known Member

    What's the text creator for? Can we actually change the text in player written books?
  11. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    The text creator allows you to "write" text using the spines of books, for large wall signs.

    Like so:

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  12. HowsMouse New Member

    I find it strange that SOE would allow the layout editor to be posted here since Sony does not support its use and blames it for any house bugs reported when it was used.

    I personally LOVE the editor and use it all the time but if Sony is going to reject its use then Sony needs to come up with a game tool like EQ1 has so we have more options that Sony support. Would also be nice if Sony made their houses with less bugs. Getting really tired of loosing items in the floors, walls or just find them missing or moved when you go into your house. The New Halas large houses are the worse for bugs that I have found so far and I own more than 30 prestiges houses. The worse guild hall for major bugs is the Antonica guild hall that I have foundso far. I havent decroated all the guild halls yet so may be worse out there yet for me to find.
  13. Uwkete-of-Crushbone Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, those can also be the "non-counting" books to cut down on filled item slots! ;->

    I still love that one 2-room house that was completely "decorated" (bed, chairs, table, entertainment center, etc.), all with books that didn't count against the total item slots. Tons of furniture, 0/200. ;->

  14. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    Sony does not support it in the traditional sense, since Sony is not responsible for its creation. However, when Jesdyr (the creator of the layout editor) asked that houses be given Unique IDs, Sony immediately made those IDs available to us.

    Remember that GMs are only human, and only know as much as they've encountered before and can find in their database. I have never had a GM blame the layout editor for problems I've had occur in houses--but then, I'm also very knowledgeable in the use of the layout editor, and so can fix any problems that occur with its use.

    The layout editor falls in the same class of things as UI mods do--Sony does not actively support the mods because they are not the ones writing the programs. However, they will work with mod authors to ensure that any problems encountered with creating mods can be fixed, and mods can be used easily.

    Yep, these books are all books that do not count against the item count! Of course, there is a hidden cap of 2,000 "non-counting" books on houses, but oh well!

    And yes, Aurelis did a lovely job on the 0 item count house.
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  15. Uwkete-of-Crushbone Well-Known Member

    Only 2,000? Sigh... :-/

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  16. Avirodar Well-Known Member

    The current edit lock timer does have a number of benefits. I do not know if I would support a global adjustment (neither lengthening or removal).


    Perhaps an option could be made available to SOE staff (mods, yourself, etc), to flag a -specific- post, allowing the poster to edit it regardless of the 35 minute window.

    For example, you could flag JesDyr's original post in this thread, allowing JesDyr to go back and edit it any time they desire. But, any other posts made by JesDyr in this thread, will be subject to the standard 35 minute lock (unless it also gets flagged).
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  17. Uwkete-of-Crushbone Well-Known Member

    Awesome suggestion! I'd also like the ability to delete our own posts...heaven knows there are some less-than-stellar ones out there... ::blushing::

  18. Avirodar Well-Known Member

    That is where I am inclined to disagree. I prefer a system where there is a measure of finality. Post what you mean to say, and say it well, for it is there to stay.

    Another simple way to look at it... Being able to go back and edit a post, hours after people have already replied to it several times, does not make for a very smooth discussion, especially for people who read it days later.

    Sometimes we go and grab a coffee, then read over a post we made, only to realise how bad it was. 35 minutes is more than an ample grace period to re-read your post, and make sure you got it right. After the grace period, we all need to live with it.

    Of course, there are exceptions (like the first post in this thread). but I believe they are the vast minority.
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  19. Uwkete-of-Crushbone Well-Known Member

    Point; the old forums may have been getting too complicated/bogged down/etc. and that's why they went to a more "streamlined" version?

  20. JesDyr Well-Known Member

    Actually .. I think that is misleading. As far as I can tell, there is a hard cap of 2500 displayed items no matter what they are. I think the original 2000 no count books was from someone with 500 items already in the house.
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