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#1 Mortimer

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:29 AM

Hi guys!

 

Just wanted to notice, that I code my project: Infinity Engine Incredible Editor (IEIE): https://github.com/IE-IE.

Not usable yet, but I'm working hard!

 

This is meant to be NearInfinity alternative.

 

Whole project is divided into three categories:

- server-side: libraries to work with Infinity Engine (handmade in Ruby) + api server in Ruby on Rails

- client-side: interface written in HTML/CSS/JS (using Vue.js)

- baldur's gate website theme, which is set of elements mimicking Baldur's Gate 1 (original) interface [it's used in client-side interface]

 

What's propably the most exciting is the fact, that it's meant to work with API. Therefore You can to not use default interface at all, and write your own just following the api convention. Everything works over HTTP, and I believe every language has HTTP library and some JSON interpreter.

 

Futhermore, HTML/CSS/JS default interface is easily customizable, and pretty. I create it using my own (and still under development) Baldur's Gate theme - which maybe isn't exactly the same as the original in the game, but quite close to it (mainly due to the texture I've created - it should be more rough, while mine is polished. But I'm not quiet sure how to achieved that - https://github.com/I...ges/texture.jpg

 

Well, no more to say, just: I'd be glad if You keep eye on it :-)


Edited by Mortimer, 16 February 2017 - 05:34 AM.


#2 subtledoctor

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:34 AM

Super cool.

+100 for being cross-platform like NI

Edited by subtledoctor, 16 February 2017 - 06:34 AM.

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Might & Guile: Tweaks and kits for warriors and rogues
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#3 lynx

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:13 AM

Sounds like overkill, to be perfectly honest. Everyone will be forced to setup ror to run this?


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#4 Mortimer

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:45 AM

If You use default configuration You just have to:
Install Ruby
Launch RoR server
Run Interface in browser.

Im going to create scripts which wilk automate above tasks with Simple click :) but later

#5 lynx

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:11 PM

You do know there is weidu already, right?


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#6 Ardanis

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:48 PM

Sounds like overkill, to be perfectly honest. Everyone will be forced to setup ror to run this?

You need to install Java for NI to function anyway, so it's not that much different.


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#7 subtledoctor

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:18 PM

I do get the sense that this will never catch up to NI as far as being a useful tool. But I think it's cool anyway.

What I'd really love to see is something using such modern, cross-platform tools that performs the functions of BWS. But that is likely a pipe dream...

Faiths & Powers: Spell spheres and kit pack for priests and paladins
Might & Guile: Tweaks and kits for warriors and rogues
Scales of Balance: Game tweaks and rule overhauls
NPC_EE: More options for NPCs in BGEE, SoD, & BG2EE


#8 Mortimer

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

@lynx, what weidu has to do with my tool? I want to write everything from scratch. That's part of fun.

 

 

It's hobbistic project, some training, some fun, some usefulness. But I see bright future. You are not obligated to use it anyway, but maybe, some day, You will like it more than NI. Let's see :)


Edited by Mortimer, 19 February 2017 - 12:11 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:57 PM

weidu is the standard way to mod, so apis like the mentioned would only help with building extra tools ... for completely new content only. If the results don't fit into the existing ecosystem, it will limit adoption.

 

I don't use NI at all. And while I don't see any benefits to your approach and find the general design a bit absurd, you're of course free to do whatever you want. It's your time, we're all different etc.


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#10 subtledoctor

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:49 PM

If you don't use NI or DLTCEP, then you don't get what this is trying to do (and you will not ever need to use this, so it won't matter).

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Might & Guile: Tweaks and kits for warriors and rogues
Scales of Balance: Game tweaks and rule overhauls
NPC_EE: More options for NPCs in BGEE, SoD, & BG2EE


#11 lynx

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:45 PM

I do use DLTCEP. ??? And for scriptable exploration iesh.


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#12 Mortimer

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:58 AM

Actually the first version of interface is under heavy development:

https://i.imgur.com/GrAVREK.png

 

When I finish interface for item editing, I'll synchronise it with backend.

First step is to provide the ability to view items, editing (and saving) will be introduced after that.





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