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The Channel Ability... {won't show up on a unit's ability buttons}

Discussion in 'World Editor Help Zone' started by Element of Water, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Element of Water

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    Hi all,

    Usually, when I'm making JASS-enhanced spells, I find it really hard to find a good ability to base my spell off. I figured a good ability to use every time would be Channel, since it has so many options. One problem - I can't get the ability to show up. I've checked Options >> Visible BTW, so that's not my problem.

    Any help would be appreciated,

    Thanks,
     
  2. I3obo

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    What do you mean by "it doesn't show up"?
    Doesn't it show up as an icon on the unit?
    Did you add the ability in the object editor to a unit or
    did you add it via functions?

    I have to know that, to help you!

    ~I3obo~
     
  3. Vegavak

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    Disable Other Abilities - False.
     
  4. Element of Water

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    It doesn't show up on the unit. I added it via the object editor, not triggers.

    Have done that, but why should it have anything to do with whether Channel shows up?
     
  5. Eleandor

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    Try another base order id...

    Does the icon not show up or rather the targeting image of the spell?
    Are you sure you haven't disabled the ability in a trigger?
    Are you sure the raw data id is unique?
     
  6. Element of Water

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    The icon doesn't show up. And I'm trying to make a custom attack system atm so I changed the base order id to "attack".
     
  7. Eleandor

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    That might be the problem. Change it into something else.
     
  8. Element of Water

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    My unit doesn't have an attack anyway so I don't see why that would be a problem, but changing it now anyway...

    EDIT:
    Lulz it turned out I hadn't added the ability to the unit - I thought I had. Sorry for wasting your time... +rep anyway for trying to help.
     
  9. KepTiN

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    I have the same problem but I did add it to the unit, under Abilities - Normal Doesn't show up. Didn't change any of the channel data other than Hero Ability = False (doesn't work if its True either). I'm not disabling the spell in my triggers and it has a unique base order ID. The icon doesn't show up on the unit. =/
     
  10. Eleandor

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    Make sure channel is "visible" (data - properties or something like that)
     
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    Thank you thank you; Didn't really know what that field was for. +rep
     
  12. Element of Water

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    Necromancers...
     
  13. Jirinal

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    Aslong as people solved their problems its a good thing.
     
  14. Lord_of_sausage

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    I purge you with holy water, undead scum!

    Oh wait, i just necroed the post... aargh, the death is taking over me... aaargh... i have become my own enemy! AAaaaaaaaaarrrghhhhh *Dramatic death and turning into a necromancer*.

    SOrry, had to :croll:
     
  15. Element of Water

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    @ Jirinal
    I guess

    @ Lord_of_Sausage
    Your message under your name says it all...
     
  16. Eleandor

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    I wonder which is worse... The necropost that was still on-topic or the fact half of this thread is about necrowhining.
     
  17. Element of Water

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    And so Eleandor continues the Necrowhining. Just leave this post dead already!