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#1 Old 19th Oct 2021 at 2:50 AM
Default Custom Moodlet Tutorial
My new tutorial on creating Custom moodlets is here check it out



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#2 Old 26th Oct 2021 at 3:11 PM
Oh, wow! Your tutorials are amazing. I have spent a long time working from Nona Meena's custom moodlet tutorial, but there's just no substitute for seeing it in a video. (And I speak as someone who usually only wants text tutorials )

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#3 Old 26th Oct 2021 at 10:06 PM
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Oh, wow! Your tutorials are amazing. I have spent a long time working from Nona Meena's custom moodlet tutorial, but there's just no substitute for seeing it in a video. (And I speak as someone who usually only wants text tutorials )


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#4 Old 27th Oct 2021 at 6:34 PM
Part 2 is here. Shows you how to create custom thumbnails for your moodlets. Check it out.


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#5 Old 23rd Nov 2021 at 9:51 AM
Part 3 is here. Shows you about 4 methods used in moodlet class. Check it out.


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#6 Old 27th Nov 2021 at 11:03 AM Last edited by olomaya : 27th Nov 2021 at 11:23 AM.
Would you be able to share the cs for the script and package file you used in the video? I'm trying to create custom moodlets for my mod and haven't had any success with any tutorial I've tried so far even when copying word for word. I'd love to just see a full basic template to better understand where I'm going wrong.
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#7 Old 28th Nov 2021 at 3:16 AM
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Would you be able to share the cs for the script and package file you used in the video? I'm trying to create custom moodlets for my mod and haven't had any success with any tutorial I've tried so far even when copying word for word. I'd love to just see a full basic template to better understand where I'm going wrong.


Yea sure.

Tips:- If you created separate namespace and class for moodlet then you will need a new kInstantiator or similar variable. Make sure all the numbers are correct in the xmldb code. The xml itself is correct. No missing </...> . xmls for other mods also can't have missing close tags.

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#8 Old 28th Nov 2021 at 12:57 PM
Thank you! I think my issue is likely with the instantiator class. I'll do some more testing tomorrow.
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#9 Old 29th Nov 2021 at 12:23 PM Last edited by olomaya : 29th Nov 2021 at 1:37 PM.
@PuddingFace, Thanks again for sharing. Unfortunately, I'm still stumped in that none of my custom moodlets are showing up in the game. I've quadruple-checked at his point to make sure there are no issues with the XML, the Stbl entries, and I have social data in the same script that is loading fine, just not the buffs.

Code:
namespace olomaya.Religious.Buffs_Socials
{
	public class Main
	{
		[Tunable] static bool init;

		static Main()
		{
			LoadSaveManager.ObjectGroupsPreLoad += OnPreLoad;
			World.sOnWorldLoadFinishedEventHandler += OnWorldLoaded;
			World.sOnStartupAppEventHandler = (EventHandler)Delegate.Combine(World.sOnStartupAppEventHandler, new EventHandler(OnStartupApp));
		}

		public static void OnPreLoad()
		{
			new BuffBooter().LoadBuffData();
		}

		static void OnWorldLoaded(object sender, EventArgs e)
		{
			Initialize();
		}

		public static void OnStartupApp(object sender, EventArgs e)
		{
			try
			{
				LoadSocialData("Olomaya_Religion_SocialData");
				LoadSocializingActionAvailability("Olomaya_Religion_SocializingActionAvailability");
			}
			catch (Exception exception)
			{
				SimpleMessageDialog.Show("Socials not loaded", exception.Message);
			}
		}

		public static void LoadSocialData(string resourceName)
		{
			XmlDocument xmlDocument = Simulator.LoadXML(resourceName);
			bool isEp5Installed = GameUtils.IsInstalled(ProductVersion.EP5);
			if (xmlDocument == null)
			{
				return;
			}
			XmlElementLookup xmlElementLookup = new XmlElementLookup(xmlDocument);
			List<XmlElement> list = xmlElementLookup["Action"];
			foreach (XmlElement item in list)
			{
				XmlElementLookup table = new XmlElementLookup(item);
				ParserFunctions.TryParseEnum(item.GetAttribute("com"), out var value, CommodityTypes.Undefined);
				ActionData data = new ActionData(item.GetAttribute("key"), value, ProductVersion.BaseGame, table, isEp5Installed);
				ActionData.Add(data);
			}
		}

		public static void LoadSocializingActionAvailability(string resourceName)
		{
			XmlDbData xmlDbData = XmlDbData.ReadData(resourceName);
			if (xmlDbData == null)
			{
				return;
			}
			try
			{
				if (xmlDbData.Tables.ContainsKey("SAA"))
				{
					SocialManager.ParseStcActionAvailability(xmlDbData);
				}
				if (xmlDbData.Tables.ContainsKey("TAA"))
				{
					SocialManager.ParseActiveTopicActionAvailability(xmlDbData);
				}
				if (xmlDbData.Tables.ContainsKey("ActionNames"))
				{
					SocialManager.ParseActionNames(xmlDbData);
				}
				if (xmlDbData.Tables.ContainsKey("ActionTopics"))
				{
					SocialManager.ParseActiveTopic(xmlDbData);
				}
			}
			catch (Exception)
			{
			}
		}

		public static void Initialize()
		{
			
		}
	}
	internal class BuffBooter
	{
		public void LoadBuffData()
		{
			AddBuffs(null);
			UIManager.NewHotInstallStoreBuffData = (UIManager.NewHotInstallStoreBuffCallback)Delegate.Combine(UIManager.NewHotInstallStoreBuffData, new UIManager.NewHotInstallStoreBuffCallback(AddBuffs));
		}

		public void AddBuffs(ResourceKey[] resourcekey)
		{
			ResourceKey key = new ResourceKey(ResourceUtils.HashString64("olomaya_Religion_Buffs"), 53690476u, 0u);
			XmlDbData xmlDbData = XmlDbData.ReadData(key, bSuppressLogs: false); 
			if (xmlDbData != null)
			{
				BuffManager.ParseBuffData(xmlDbData, true);
			}
		}
	}
}


I added in an exception catch and keep getting the message upon startup "A null value was found where an object instance, etc". Does that mean the issue is with the XML not being read?
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#10 Old 30th Nov 2021 at 7:28 AM
@Olomaya Ok I suggest creating separate namespaces like in my mod. Separate it out. Remove the moodlet code from your project and start fresh. Copy paste my code into your project and change the names to fit your mod. And then try.

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#11 Old 30th Nov 2021 at 8:59 AM
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@Olomaya Ok I suggest creating separate namespaces like in my mod. Separate it out. Remove the moodlet code from your project and start fresh. Copy paste my code into your project and change the names to fit your mod. And then try.


@PuddingFace Ah, yay, that worked! Separating it out into new namespaces did the trick. I was even able to keep it in the same project. I have it working though not all of my moodlet images are showing up. So I'll guess I'll be watching your third video today to deal with that.
Thanks so much for your help!
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#12 Old 30th Nov 2021 at 9:35 AM
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@PuddingFace Ah, yay, that worked! Separating it out into new namespaces did the trick. I was even able to keep it in the same project. I have it working though not all of my moodlet images are showing up. So I'll guess I'll be watching your third video today to deal with that.
Thanks so much for your help!

Yay! That's awesome!

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