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Offline dob_20

Help.Grf to make mob names always visible
« on: Feb 22, 2015, 08:24 pm »
To see a monster's name.you should move your mouse over the monster. My question is. Is it possible to make every monster's name visible through custom grf? Or any other way? Tnx for the help. I am willing to dwell deeper into grf editing if that's a must.

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Offline Triper

Re: Help.Grf to make mob names always visible
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2015, 09:09 pm »
I'm pretty sure that the names show based on how the server and the exe is coded. Ofc you could always edit each frame of each sprite in the grf to include the name but... good luck with life to do that to every monster lol

BTW, it would be easier to just swap/recolour the problematic sprites instead.

Offline exii

Re: Help.Grf to make mob names always visible
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2015, 09:21 pm »
[dream shattering]Not possible with grf edits.[/dream shattering]
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Offline Tokeiburu

Re: Help.Grf to make mob names always visible
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2015, 11:10 pm »
Well it's possible to some extent. Triper's correct, the server sends the mob's name to the client and his idea of showing up the name of the mob is actually a nice one!

There is, obviously, issues with the method. You can't show the name below the mob, because if you zoom out it'll show under the floor and you won't see it. Showing it above works fine, except if you zoom in and out, the text will change size as well. For example :



If that solution is fine with you, I can make these for all available sprites, just let me know! (On a side note, adding the name above the sprite is rather straightforward and it's done via a script xD!)

Offline MrMystery

Re: Help.Grf to make mob names always visible
« Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2015, 12:59 am »
@Tokeiburu That's super cool. Mind sharing how you did it?

Offline Tokeiburu

Re: Help.Grf to make mob names always visible
« Reply #5 on: Feb 23, 2015, 02:25 am »
Well, not sure if this is what the OP would want, but here goes : http://www.mediafire.com/download/naw25l5a6l3bzp2/mobsWithName.grf

And to answer your question, this was made with Act Editor using the following script : http://pastebin.com/xif9KE8Z

Another screenshot :
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Offline itsmevincecee

Re: Help.Grf to make mob names always visible
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2021, 12:12 am »
Hi Tokeiburu, i want to learn how to use your script. I can't use it and im new to this kind of stuff so if you see this kindly teach me or send me a guide on how to make a name above the mobs. Thanks!