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Unread 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM  
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Re: Re: Re: wrong maps being annotated

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I understood that. I only mentioned it to be precise.

Other small issues I noticed: Rich skarn ore and birch nodes are appearing as points of interest instead of ore and wood.

Some of the tunnel markers in the Iron Pit are missing, and the C/D pair is wrong. WOuld not be an issue if not for the fact that it cannot be fixed by the user, outside of manually editing the data, maybe.

Personally, I find the ore, wood and scholar nodes a bit ugly, probably because of the low res. And they are too large. I would just use colored dots, distinguishing between weapon/armor ore nodes and jewelery nodes like silver, gold, platinum,etc. Copper and tin always seem to share the same node but never with silver. You could use a darker shade of the same color to specify a rich node. Pity they use the same icon on the mini-map for everything or I would have suggested using that.

Finally: is there an example of an overlay? No idea how to start.
Rich Skarn and Heavy Birch will both be fixed in the next version as will Rich Riddermark

I'll have to revisit the Iron Pit - the locations used to be correct but may have been changed by Turbine.

As to nodes, there is no point in tracking rich nodes versus regular nodes since rich nodes are not a special type of node, rather every node has a percentage chance to spawn as a rich node each time it spawns.

Creating an overlay is fairly simple, there are instructions at the bottom of the "readme.txt" file included with the plugin. You will need a paint program that can create/edit .tga files, preferably one that supports layers - paint.net works great for this. There are a couple of samples of overlays included in the plugin, the "Isengraf" and "The Ancient Tomb" maps both include an overlay that displays a path to the "boss". To see "interior" locations in the map list, let the mouse hover over an area name and the list will expand to show "interior" maps in that area - the interior names are hidden by default to keep the map list from being too large (this note was in the version history when interiors were introduced but will have to be added to the basic plugin desciption/usage notes now).

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Unread 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM  
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Re: Re: wrong maps being annotated

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Adding the annotations to the Eriador map is curently working as intended ...
I understood that. I only mentioned it to be precise.

Other small issues I noticed: Rich skarn ore and birch nodes are appearing as points of interest instead of ore and wood.

Some of the tunnel markers in the Iron Pit are missing, and the C/D pair is wrong. WOuld not be an issue if not for the fact that it cannot be fixed by the user, outside of manually editing the data, maybe.

Personally, I find the ore, wood and scholar nodes a bit ugly, probably because of the low res. And they are too large. I would just use colored dots, distinguishing between weapon/armor ore nodes and jewelery nodes like silver, gold, platinum,etc. Copper and tin always seem to share the same node but never with silver. You could use a darker shade of the same color to specify a rich node. Pity they use the same icon on the mini-map for everything or I would have suggested using that.

Finally: is there an example of an overlay? No idea how to start.
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Unread 12-11-2012, 10:26 PM  
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Scholar nodes aren't marked in Enedwaith?

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the annotations were being added as points of interest rather than scholar nodes since the tool was looking for the string "Locker" rather than "Lockbox".
I had just realized this and came here to let you know. Glad to see you've already figured out the cause! Thanks very much for all of the work you're doing on this plugin (and on AltInventory, another of my 'must have' plugins).
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Unread 12-10-2012, 10:49 PM  
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Re: wrong maps being annotated

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Adding ore and wood nodes in the Misty Mts. will add nodes to the Eriador map as well as Sprigley's Cellar, from Archet.
Sprigley's Cellar has a bug that I accidentally added while testing Breadcrumbs on interior maps which causes it to match all coordinates. This will be fixed in the next version.

Adding the annotations to the Eriador map is curently working as intended since the item being added falls within the bounds of the Eriador map as well as the Misty Mountains map. This is due to the fact that Turbine does not expose any map information to Lua so everything is based on the coordinates and the plugin has no way to determine which map is the correct one so it is currently designed to simply add the annotation to all maps that contain the coordinates. I have considered changing this behaviour to only add annotations to the map with the highest zoom level that contains the coordinates, but several people have expressed the desire to have the annotations automatically added at the zoomed out levels. I may eventually add the restriction as a user controlled option.

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Unread 12-10-2012, 08:38 PM  
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Adding ore and wood nodes in the Misty Mts. will add nodes to the Eriador map as well as Sprigley's Cellar, from Archet.
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Re: Re: Re: Scholar nodes aren't marked in Enedwaith?

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Did you check the Filter panel? I suspect the Max display Tiers might be set incorrectly since they probably got stuck at 6 if you were using MoorMap before Tiers 7 and 8 were added. I'll have to look into how to fix that in the updating function...
I have the filter set to show all tiers. It will show me the tier 7 scholar nodes in Dunland (just south of Enedwaith), but none of the tier 6 scholar nodes in Enedwaith itself. It shows ore and wood nodes just fine.

The nodes are apparently getting added, by the way, because if I attempt to add a node twice, I'm told the 2nd time that it was already on the map. They just aren't being displayed.

Also, if I use the Search function, I can see a list of nodes that I've added (Sage's Lockboxes), and if I click one of the nodes in that list, it highlights that location. There's just no icon displayed there.
Still looking into this. Got sidetracked by AltInventory issues and an
unpleasant week of the flu (*wonders* is there a pleasant variety?).

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This was due to a typo in the annotation tool, the annotations were being added as points of interest rather than scholar nodes since the tool was looking for the string "Locker" rather than "Lockbox". I have fixed the string error for the next version and will look into a script to automate updating the existing annotations that were added with the wrong type.

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Unread 12-10-2012, 05:41 PM  
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Re: Custom maps?

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Any way to replace the parchment maps with one of our own design? I am thinking especially of Misty Mountains, which often seems to have little in common with the actual terrain.

Edit: Maybe I want to do some overlays. Will take a look at that
Overlays sound like a perfectly good solution to what you are looking for. I'd be interested in seeing what you develop.

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Custom maps?

Any way to replace the parchment maps with one of our own design? I am thinking especially of Misty Mountains, which often seems to have little in common with the actual terrain.

Edit: Maybe I want to do some overlays. Will take a look at that

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Re: Re: Scholar nodes aren't marked in Enedwaith?

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Did you check the Filter panel? I suspect the Max display Tiers might be set incorrectly since they probably got stuck at 6 if you were using MoorMap before Tiers 7 and 8 were added. I'll have to look into how to fix that in the updating function...
I have the filter set to show all tiers. It will show me the tier 7 scholar nodes in Dunland (just south of Enedwaith), but none of the tier 6 scholar nodes in Enedwaith itself. It shows ore and wood nodes just fine.

The nodes are apparently getting added, by the way, because if I attempt to add a node twice, I'm told the 2nd time that it was already on the map. They just aren't being displayed.

Also, if I use the Search function, I can see a list of nodes that I've added (Sage's Lockboxes), and if I click one of the nodes in that list, it highlights that location. There's just no icon displayed there.
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Re: Scholar nodes aren't marked in Enedwaith?

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Okay, this is weird. I've been using Moormap (excellent plugin, by the way!) to mark locations of resources -- ore, wood, and scholar nodes. For some reason, scholar nodes that I mark in Enedwaith do not show up on the map. There's no indication that there is a problem when I mark them, but they don't show up on either the Enedwaith or the Eriador map. Any ideas? Let me know if there's any additional information I can provide that would help you debug.
Thanks for the feedback.

Did you check the Filter panel? I suspect the Max display Tiers might be set incorrectly since they probably got stuck at 6 if you were using MoorMap before Tiers 7 and 8 were added. I'll have to look into how to fix that in the updating function...

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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:34 PM  
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Scholar nodes aren't marked in Enedwaith?

Okay, this is weird. I've been using Moormap (excellent plugin, by the way!) to mark locations of resources -- ore, wood, and scholar nodes. For some reason, scholar nodes that I mark in Enedwaith do not show up on the map. There's no indication that there is a problem when I mark them, but they don't show up on either the Enedwaith or the Eriador map. Any ideas? Let me know if there's any additional information I can provide that would help you debug.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Missing some Functions

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http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3093/mrzxrsi4_jpg.htm

here you can see the Angmar Note. But there are many many false Notes over the whole World. I tried the reload defaults one Time before i deleted the "MM_MapAnnotations_*.plugindata" and once after i deleted them. After a reload of the Addon the Data apear as before with its false state. For now because of for me useless Data i deleted the "MM_MapAnnotations_*.plugindata" and reloaded the Addon without reload defaults so i can use it as clean Map for my own Notes. But missing now some things just like jumpicons to jump from one to another neighbor map.
But better then have near 90 percent on wrong places or with wrong decriptions. Sorry. PS: No i don't edited things somewhere.

What i mean is when you leftklick on an Note. The Notes itself seem to be at Positions where what is but if i leftklick them then a window apear just like that in the pic in this reply and inside this there are irritated Descriptions. On normal when í just mouseover an icon than just the Pos data is dísplayed. What i miss is when i leftklick it it shows me that theres a Minstrel Teacher or what ever else on this Place. If its a NPC then a Note with Name and what he do. Vendor. Questgiver. And so on not just xx.x S xx.x W. Or when i Leftklick ANGMAR. Because with an icon where Mouseover brings the Pos and Leftklick the Description Angmar on the Galtrev Map i don't know what you mean that its on this Place.

Heres some more Screenshots to see the Problem
http://s14.directupload.net/file/d/3...nj8f93_jpg.htm
http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3093/9jumduuw_jpg.htm
http://s7.directupload.net/file/d/3093/cb264j67_jpg.htm
http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3093/26ioynvi_jpg.htm
Thanks for the images. I now understand what you meant. The notes are not in the wrong place, rather the strings displayed for name and description are incorrect. I have found the problem and will have an update soon.

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Unread 12-03-2012, 12:21 PM  
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Missing some Functions

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Hmmm. That definately is not correct. Especially since Stangard is in region 2 and Angmar is in region 1 (different base coordinates). Stangard and Angmar maps both show only the correct notes for each on my system. Could you provide a link to a screenshot as well as at least one specific object with it's name and location (name and location that show when moused over is sufficient). Did you try editing the data files in the past, perhaps in an attempt to add your own German translations? There doesn't seem to be any way that this could occur through the normal update mechanism, especially given the different coordinate systems (even if the data for Angmar was in the Stangard file, the points would be off screen and would not show). You can also try deleting all of the files named like "MM_MapAnnotations_*.plugindata" where * is a mapID number in the "My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\username\AllServers" folder and then reload the default data (see below). Do NOT delete any other files in that folder as they contain custom data and settings for many plugins, not just MoorMap.

Have you tried forcing a reload of the default data? Right click on the map and click "Add Annotation". Then on the Annotation Maintenance window, click "Reload Defaults". If the problem is corrupt default annotations this will fix it. If the problem is one or more corrupted plugindata files then you can try sending the plugindata files to me to be cleaned and corrected (I can PM you an email address but depending on the amount and type of corruption there is no guarantee that I can fix them).

While checking the default data for Stangard, I did notice one bug, the map background was incorrectly saved with images of the default icons showing so some of the default icons will show with a slightly offset double image. This will be fixed in the next release.
http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3093/mrzxrsi4_jpg.htm

here you can see the Angmar Note. But there are many many false Notes over the whole World. I tried the reload defaults one Time before i deleted the "MM_MapAnnotations_*.plugindata" and once after i deleted them. After a reload of the Addon the Data apear as before with its false state. For now because of for me useless Data i deleted the "MM_MapAnnotations_*.plugindata" and reloaded the Addon without reload defaults so i can use it as clean Map for my own Notes. But missing now some things just like jumpicons to jump from one to another neighbor map.
But better then have near 90 percent on wrong places or with wrong decriptions. Sorry. PS: No i don't edited things somewhere.

What i mean is when you leftklick on an Note. The Notes itself seem to be at Positions where what is but if i leftklick them then a window apear just like that in the pic in this reply and inside this there are irritated Descriptions. On normal when í just mouseover an icon than just the Pos data is dísplayed. What i miss is when i leftklick it it shows me that theres a Minstrel Teacher or what ever else on this Place. If its a NPC then a Note with Name and what he do. Vendor. Questgiver. And so on not just xx.x S xx.x W. Or when i Leftklick ANGMAR. Because with an icon where Mouseover brings the Pos and Leftklick the Description Angmar on the Galtrev Map i don't know what you mean that its on this Place.

Heres some more Screenshots to see the Problem
http://s14.directupload.net/file/d/3...nj8f93_jpg.htm
http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3093/9jumduuw_jpg.htm
http://s7.directupload.net/file/d/3093/cb264j67_jpg.htm
http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3093/26ioynvi_jpg.htm

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Re: Re: Re: Missing some Functions

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What i mean with Notes on wrong places: On my Moormap in Stangard apear Notes from Angmar. So this can't be correct.
Hmmm. That definately is not correct. Especially since Stangard is in region 2 and Angmar is in region 1 (different base coordinates). Stangard and Angmar maps both show only the correct notes for each on my system. Could you provide a link to a screenshot as well as at least one specific object with it's name and location (name and location that show when moused over is sufficient). Did you try editing the data files in the past, perhaps in an attempt to add your own German translations? There doesn't seem to be any way that this could occur through the normal update mechanism, especially given the different coordinate systems (even if the data for Angmar was in the Stangard file, the points would be off screen and would not show). You can also try deleting all of the files named like "MM_MapAnnotations_*.plugindata" where * is a mapID number in the "My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\username\AllServers" folder and then reload the default data (see below). Do NOT delete any other files in that folder as they contain custom data and settings for many plugins, not just MoorMap.

Have you tried forcing a reload of the default data? Right click on the map and click "Add Annotation". Then on the Annotation Maintenance window, click "Reload Defaults". If the problem is corrupt default annotations this will fix it. If the problem is one or more corrupted plugindata files then you can try sending the plugindata files to me to be cleaned and corrected (I can PM you an email address but depending on the amount and type of corruption there is no guarantee that I can fix them).

While checking the default data for Stangard, I did notice one bug, the map background was incorrectly saved with images of the default icons showing so some of the default icons will show with a slightly offset double image. This will be fixed in the next release.

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Re: Re: Missing some Functions

What i mean with Notes on wrong places: On my Moormap in Stangard apear Notes from Angmar. So this can't be correct.
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