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Please, this is WAY to hard to summarize, just read the content.

Posted by BurnerMeen on Feb 14th, 2010
Intermediate Server Side Coding.

This is basically the same as the weapon tutorial , only instead of going to weapons_server.zip, u want to go to vehicles_server.zip (note that bp1, in any of the folder names, includes all of the objects that are included in the Northern Strike booster pack).

In vehicles_server.zip, u will find the folders for all vehicles, including pods, parachutes, and turrets (manned turrets, not sentries). as_ folders are PAC (meaning assault) and eu_/us_ folders are EU (developers made EU US by mistake, or to make things easier, idk). common holds the pods, antennas, horns, animations, etc...basically all of the "common" things between vehicles. I will be using my modded NEKOMATA for this tutorial:

code:
rem ---BeginComp:Armor ---
~~~rem ---EndComp ---

For all health chars, this includes water damage, upside down damage, and wreckage health etc....

code:
rem ---BeginComp:Radio ---
ObjectTemplate.createComponent Radio
ObjectTemplate.Radio.spottedMessage "tank_spotted"=MUST BE PERFECT, OTHERWISE IT WILL CRASH
rem ---EndComp ---

For what message to use when someone "spots" a tank. go into the strings file (located in the localizations folder, on the same level as the objects folder. oh and u need microsoft excel) to see what things u can change it to.

code:
---BeginComp:SingleFireComp ---

When looking in the fire chars. search for things like exitlocation and FOV to find other random things, experiment (make either a backup, or note what u changed when u edit these as you may f*ck up and make the game crash) and find other ways to alter the battlefield.

Now, for coding a kit, go into kits_server.zip, choose the faction you want to edit (yes you can give the EU a different kit layout than the PAC). I will be using my modded PAC support kit for this tutorial.

code:
ObjectTemplate.dogTagRewardTemplate knife_unlock
ObjectTemplate.dogTagExchangeTemplate knife
rem -------------------------------------
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate Knife
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate as_handgun
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate as_mg
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate unl_hub_ammo
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate item_dummy
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate ParachuteLauncher
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportHeavy0
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportEngineer0
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportPlayer0
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportSquadLeader0
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportHeavy1
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportEngineer1
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportPlayer1
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportSquadLeader1
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportHeavy2
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportEngineer2
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportPlayer2
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportSquadLeader2
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportHeavy3
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportEngineer3
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportPlayer3
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportSquadLeader3
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportHeavy4
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportEngineer4
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportPlayer4
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportPlayer5
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate UnlockPac_SupportDogTagReplacement
rem -------------------------------------

To find all the different things the kit starts with. if u look near the top u will see knife, as_handgun, as_mg, and unl_hub_ammo, these are; knife, PAC pistol, Shuko, and ammo hub. the top two lines are about the knife, i never messed with those.

code:
ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportHeavy0
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate Unl_Mine_AntiPersonnel
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 0

ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportEngineer0
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate Bp1_sonar
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 0
ObjectTemplate.unlockBranch UB_Second

ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportHeavy1
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate Hud_As_Support
rem ---BeginComp:Ability ---
ObjectTemplate.createComponent Ability
ObjectTemplate.ability.networkableHudShowCloaked 1
rem ---EndComp ---
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 1

ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportEngineer1
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate unl_ammo_upgrade
rem ---BeginComp:Ability ---
ObjectTemplate.createComponent Ability
ObjectTemplate.ability.IncreasedRepairAbility 1.15
rem ---EndComp ---
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 1
ObjectTemplate.unlockBranch UB_Second

ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportHeavy2
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate Unl_Deployer_Sentrygun
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 2

ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportEngineer2
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate Bp1_Expl_Shotgun
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 2
ObjectTemplate.unlockBranch UB_Second

ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportHeavy3
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate unl_hmg
ObjectTemplate.replaceItem as_mg
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 3

ObjectTemplate.create ItemContainer UnlockPac_SupportEngineer3
ObjectTemplate.addTemplate unl_shotgun
ObjectTemplate.replaceItem as_mg
ObjectTemplate.unlockLevel 3
ObjectTemplate.unlockBranch UB_Second

To find the unlocks. UB_Second means the right column of unlocks, and unlock level means, well, what level it is at in that specific tier. You can mess with the abilities (level 1, not 0, 1) to alter the upgrades.

If you have any questions, and you probably will, message me, plz dont put anything in these comments. Anyway, meet you on the Battlefield!

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