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a small list of hotkeys for FDE [free dinkedit]

April 2nd 2018, 02:54 PM
maybe more of them .... here are the ones i have found ..

keys without modifiers from the world map screen.

KEY Function

enter . edit
space . Details maps, draws map
q . quit
z . toggle help [ sorta ]
s . modify screen type
m . modify midi

Keys without modifiers zoomed into tile no selection

c . copy
s . stamp [ plunk plunk ]
i . sprite info
space . show hardness
v . change vision
b . attach script to map cell
tab . edit
In edit mode
e . pick

In pick menu

[ or ] . move page

it maybe worth mentioning here as well that this is where you get the sequence numbers for add_item("item name",800,3) and the like, the 800 is the first number pressing enter to enter the next picking screen to get the second one.

with selection number keys are used

1 . size
2 . type
3 . brain
4 . speed
5 . timing
6 . base walk
7 . idle pose
8 . depth queue .... can only guess this is for making things higher or lower
9 . hardness
0 . hardblock properties

with sprite and shift
1 . warp need harblock proprieties set to work
2 . the x warp location
3 . the y warp location
4 . set sequence [ for ani ]
5 . attach script
6 . base death ... not sure imags maybe
7 . what sound it makes while alive
8 . set hp 0 = god mode
9 . set punch sensitivity

with sprite and alt
1 . set touch damage
2 . set can attack
3 . set defence

The number keys also work without selection .which i understand to be the map tiles now..
April 4th 2018, 10:24 AM
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Been there, done that

I believe my list may be missing a couple too, though
April 4th 2018, 10:41 AM
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 

Thanks, these are helpful, (though a few things like this have been done before as scratcher points out).

I think most of these also ended up in later versions of the editor, such as WinDinkeditPlus2.exe.

I get the impression that you might be working on Linux to develop your dmod(s). I had been using my old Windoze Vista bootable partition to develop dmods (for more than a year), just to give me a chance to use the gui based tools like WinDinkeditPlus2.exe. This tool really makes things easier.

Even better news, for about a month now I have been developing my current dmod under wine-3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS. At first I had a few problems using the version of wine that Ubuntu made available through the "Software" tool. It turns out that I needed to get wine 3.0 from and run it in 32 bit mode (using a shell script to start things up that has this line at the top[export WINEARCH=win32; export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32]); but after that, almost everything worked normally. For more than 5 years, I have not used that Windoze partition for anything except in the last year or two when I used it for dmod development. Now, when I upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS a few months from now, I can finally get rid of that Windoze partition!

April 4th 2018, 06:01 PM
oh ya i am a Debian user my self sparky linux testing with enlightenment 22.3 i think ... ..... and wine is all great and fine .... however ... I have an ssd ... and calling in 2 gb of depends for wine ... is not something i currently want to do ..

But good to know that wine works for it .. i thought of using wine for win_dink

but then thought i already have the tools here ... so no need... have a rather slow internet connection here as well ... capped at 130 KB/s no that's not an error ...

i know how to use wine .... i have many times ... personally i prefer using
q4wine, rather then typing in all the wine commands .... prefixes can get tricky when you get a lot of them .... and a lot of windows programs need there own special prefix to work without errors

i stopped using wine .... a while back when my hd broke down and got replaced with the ssd ...
but i mean anything i ever tried worked ... i mean you need to tinker a bit ... almost always .... but wine is rather good now .. i remember version .1
April 5th 2018, 12:45 PM
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Okay, It is nice to meet another Dink/Linux user.

And forgive me, but I have to ask, "What kind of lousy internet connection are you using that limits you to 130KB/s and where in the world are things that bad?"

Are you using DSL? ISDN? In the U.S.A. D.S.L. can be lousy ever since the telcos stopped maintaining most of their copper lines in favor of emphasizing their much more expensive wireless connections.
April 5th 2018, 01:01 PM
naw it's because i am looking after my grandpa .... and he had the brilliant idea to lock in at a lite speed plan about 7 years ago, it's actually a cable connection ..... and i can de-capp temporarily, but the isp blocks me if i do.. it's painful like dial up ....... however it is also only 10 a month .... and my grandpa doesn't want it changed ... because all he uses is email ...

and actually Canada BC

i have a 10MB line at my actual home.. however it's also 120 a month so there ya go ...
April 6th 2018, 02:12 AM
Peasant Australia steam 
I've found that FreeDinkEdit is much more temperamental about accepting certain keystrokes, particularly combinations, when compared to good old DinkEdit. I imagine it's got something to do with how SDL reads keystrokes, but on Windows at least I find sometimes I have to give it a few tries before it will do certain things.
April 6th 2018, 09:30 AM
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Hey, that's nice that you are helping out your family by looking after your grandpa. I don't just say that because I'm a grandpa myself and am helping take care of my grand daughter, I just want to say I respect what you are doing.

OK, so your grandpa's email deal is not so bad (for him), but certainly a problem for anyone who downloads anything. Working with 130KB/s must mean that you do almost all of your downloads by starting them when you go to bed, and checking on them the next day. I remember what that was like! Of course, I remember a lot of things. Heck, I was around when dinosaurs roamed the earth and there was no such thing as a computer science degree, but the suits still wanted to hire anyone who could write code.

April 7th 2018, 08:35 PM
normally just save the downloading ... 10MB a sec is slightly better than 130 KB/s .. the my place is close by only about a 20 min walk so not a big deal for me really ..

don't need to be here 24/7 so it's easy to do downloading other places, but bothersome if i want something now ..

but that don't come up much, thats great that your helping look after your granddaughter, ..

I was more or less raised by my grandparents, so i feel that i sorta owe a helping hand..

i'm rather Honorable person, something i think we need more of in the world..
but that is a whole other bucket of bolts..