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cyborg

cyborg



  6/24/2021

This is my first time trying to make an agent help file and it's not working.
When I right-click for help on my (2 4 70911) cherry tree agent, it says:
Unknown agent
Sadly we don't know exactly what this unknown agent is!
But we do know its classifier:
2 4 5375

My catalogue files uses the same classifiers as my cos file.
TAG "Agent Help 2 4 70910"
"Cherry tree in a pot"
"Click to plant a cherry tree. If the spot isn't good, it will wilt."

TAG "Agent Help 2 4 70911"
"Cherry tree"
"This dwarf tree changes its appearance every season. It grows cherries in the summer."

TAG "Agent Help 2 8 70912"
"Cherry"
"It's a pair of cherries."

TAG "Agent Help 2 10 70913"
"Rotten cherry"
"It's a pair of rotten cherries."


My catalogue file is in "Docking Station/Catalogue" and other people's agent help work. What am I doing wrong?

 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  6/24/2021

Two things come to mind:

1. Is that classifier even valid? I'm pretty sure the highest allowed species number is (2^16)-1, or 65535. That's why you write 70k in your cosfile, but it requests some 5k number in the actual agent help.
70910 - 65535 just so happens to be 5375...

2. Have you refreshed the catalogue data? After changing it on the disk, you gotta force the game to re-read everything. Sometimes it happens by itself when another script needs it, but you can force it by running REAF in the CAOS console. No targ, no arguments, just REAF by itself.


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cyborg

cyborg



  6/24/2021

Yelp. I don't know how my script reservations for 70900 - 70920 went through. Um... I should not have been able to do that.

I'll submit a new request for 18911 - 18920.

This is not good. My pre-existing agents use species number over 70900. Do I have to change them to avoid a clash with cyberlife agents?

 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  6/25/2021

Huh, your reservation for that actually went through? How peculiar. I don't know, it might be wise to change. Then again, I doubt Cyberlife used nearly enough of the reserved space to end up in the 5000s.

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Vermidia

Vermidia



  6/29/2021

Yeah that 5300s space is actually pretty free so you can probably just use that range, as your current agents technically fall in it anyway.

You know...wait...nevermind... wait...no...umm...maybe later...
 
ylukyun
Patient Pirate

ylukyun

Manager



  6/29/2021

cyborg wrote:
Yelp. I don't know how my script reservations for 70900 - 70920 went through. Um... I should not have been able to do that.



Yeah, sorry about that, I might have been the one who approved it. I probably wouldn't have looked that closely at the number. You definitely should not have been able to do that, and in fact the entire reservations section is broken in a number of different ways.

It would be better to update your existing agents if you have the time, since they're technically coded with an invalid number, but I highly doubt it's going to cause a clash. It doesn't look like anyone "owns" 5375 either. Cyberlife's range should be listed as 1 - 1000, not 1 - 10000.

 


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