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problems with Weidu CLONE_EFFECT and IWDEE

subtledoctorsubtledoctor Member Posts: 11,466
edited September 2015 in IWD:EE Mods
I don't know where to post this, in modding or bugs. Either way I'm tagging @CamDawg because he was deeply involved with both the IWDEE development and the CLONE_EFFECT Weidu macro.

Try running this in a .tp2:
BEGIN ~test mod~


COPY_EXISTING ~%spell_res%.spl~ ~override/d5_%spell_num%.spl~

COPY_EXISTING ~#bonecir.spl~ ~override~
LPF CLONE_EFFECT STR_VAR match_resource=EVAL ~%spell_res%~ resource=EVAL ~d5_%spell_num%~ END
CLONE_EFFECT chokes on #BONECIR.spl, and I don't know why. (And I don't know how many other spells might cause it to choke as well.) But it's quite annoying, because this means I can't run CLONE_EFFECT inside a COPY_EXISTING_REGEXP GLOB ~.*\.spl~. Which can be severely limiting.


  • subtledoctorsubtledoctor Member Posts: 11,466
    edited September 2015
    I'm guessing it has something to do with the regexp in the early section of the macro, where "abil_num" is SET, missing this spell. When I copied
        PATCH_IF (check_headers = 0) BEGIN
    SET abil_num = 0
    READ_LONG 0x64 abil_off ELSE 0
    READ_SHORT 0x68 abil_num ELSE 0
    and added it below, in between the first two lines of the later section -
      PATCH_IF (SOURCE_SIZE >= min_size) BEGIN // sanity check
    FOR (index = (0 - check_globals) ; index < abil_num ; ++index) BEGIN // we start at -1 for global effects
    then the macro runs on .SPL files. But, doing this will cause it to break on .CRE files. It is definitely fixable ( @Wisp ) but I don't have time at the moment.

  • argent77argent77 Member Posts: 2,809
    #BONECIR.SPL contains an incorrect resource signature, which might be the cause for the error. It's "SPL\x03" instead of "SPL ".

  • subtledoctorsubtledoctor Member Posts: 11,466
    Ah! Okay. Is that recorded at some offset? I missed it when looking at the file in NI.

    If I can isolate that (presumably easy) then I'll run a quick check in Weidu to find any other similar offenders. Easy enough to just fix them before running the macro.

    (Of course then I have other problems, since I'm running the macro ~450,000 times, which took 40 minutes last night. (In the code above, replace ~CLERIC_PROTECT_FROM_EVIL~ with an array with 300 items, and replace ~#bonecir.spl~ with REGEXP GLOB ~.*\.spl~, and you see the problem.) I need to figure out a way to do this in a more targeted fashion!)

  • argent77argent77 Member Posts: 2,809
    You can easily miss it with the wrong text font in NI. I'm using "Consolas" which shows placeholder symbols for unprintable characters on my system. I've seen only a single spell resource so far (#BONECIR.SPL) with an incorrect signature while browsing through the list.

  • WispWisp Member Posts: 1,102
    Output from CLONE_EFFECT would have been to the effect of
    WARNING: CLONE_EFFECT does not support file type SPL\unprintable_character

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