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Offline Axem

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Axem's Perfect FRED Tutorials - UPDATED In The Year of Our FRED 2014
Everybody! It's the beginning of Axem's FRED tutorial series.
To be a genius FREDder like me, do your best!
But when that doesn't work, you can take a look here.


FRED has sure changed from its retail FreeSpace 2 days. Mountains of new sexps and features have been added, allowing certain FREDders to accomplish feats that people had no idea were even possible. Junior FREDders may see something in a campaign and go "WOW, I want to do this in my campaign. But how did they do it?!". Typical answer is "go look in the mission file."

While that's fine and dandy, the people peering in don't have any context on why that stuff worked. So I'm going to help you understand! And then you'll be able to think about how to approach other assuredly insane ideas you have lurking in your head.

Approximately once a month I will create a new tutorial on some random FRED concept. From things as specific to "How do I do in-mission jumping"? or as broad as "Arguments, how do they work?"

Answer to both of those, of course, is magic. But I'll show you the magic.

So, now's your chance to suggest topics or ideas. If there's a bunch of smaller topics that look great, I'll lump them together.

Everything will be posted on the FS Wiki, so if you find a typo or something while reading it, feel free to correct it.

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The Tutorial List

Tutorial 1: In-Mission Jumping
Tutorial 2: Conditional Arguments
Tutorial 3: Directive-is-variable SEXP
Tutorial 4: Mission Infrastructure and Checkpoints *NEW*
« Last Edit: February 02, 2014, 01:09:17 pm by Axem »

 

Offline Axem

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Re: Axem's Perfect FRED Tutorials
Inaugural tutorial, in mission jumping! It's so cool.

 

Offline General Battuta

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how do i get them to shot beams  :confused:  :confused:  :confused:

 

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:yes:

About time someone other than myself started posting this sort of thing. :)
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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Offline Rodo

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Will be watching for top notch tips :yes:
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Offline Grante

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Really? I was JUST wondering how to make cap-ships do 'mirco jumps' That's awesome. ha
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Re: Axem's Perfect FRED Tutorials
i reley dont wan to say this

but I have to now.



THIS TUTORIAL IS SO ESEY

I mean all you do is follow a step by step instruction
THAT'S IT!

How is this a tuto- 
oh wait


 :yes: Good job Baka Axem, excellent tutorial
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Luis Dias

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It's great work, axem, very informative and humorous! Fantastic! (Insert more adjectives)

 

Offline Enzo03

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how do i get them to shot beams  :confused:  :confused:  :confused:
Funnily enough, I learned this from playing the JAD series (where it mentions Beamfreeing ships), before I started messing with FRED2 much at all...

...or maybe it was the first DEM..

I don't remember which one I played first XD
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21:20:26   Spoon: I'd hit it like the fist of steiner

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Offline Nuclear1

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how do i get them to shot beams  :confused:  :confused:  :confused:

i dunno lol
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Offline horza

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Fascinating! And well-written. Many thanks, Axem.. Please, keep it up. And here's my suggestion: Subspace Missile Strikes.

Greetings,
H.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Fascinating! And well-written. Many thanks, Axem.. Please, keep it up. And here's my suggestion: Subspace Missile Strikes.

Greetings,
H.

Subspace missile strikes are super easy, and can be done entirely via tabling, no FRED wizardry required.

Faking subspace missile strikes from AWACS as in War in Heaven is a little harder and requires a kludge with weapon-create, but is also not that bad.

I may do a checkpoint tutorial and an SSM 'tutorial' at some point.

 

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Checkpoints would be a lot more useful, I think. :nervous:

 
Re: Axem's Perfect FRED Tutorials
Great tutorial, thank you. If you're taking suggestions I'd love to see tips on how to launch the player from a moving cap ship. :)
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:yes:

About time someone other than myself started posting this sort of thing. :)
Shade did on the Wiki before this happened. Just throwin' that out there. :nervous: But this is cool nonetheless.

 

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That's true. I remember Shade doing that now. Cetanu did something similar once too.
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Re: Axem's Perfect FRED Tutorials
i reley dont wan to say this

but I have to now.



THIS TUTORIAL IS SO ESEY

I mean all you do is follow a step by step instruction
THAT'S IT!

How is this a tuto- 
oh wait


 :yes: Good job Baka Axem, excellent tutorial

Hey pal, what sounds easy to you, can be difficult for some to even grasp, mind you.

Here to give credit where credit is due, thanks Axem!

Make more of 'em tutorials. Budding Fredders need all the help they can get.
If you want to be ready for Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn, then download and play the prologue first.

Here,

http://www.wcsaga.com/downloads/files/download/releases-prologue-setup-exe.html

Then, while waiting for the Darkest dawn, Download Starshatter 4.02

http://www.starshattermods.com/infusions/pro_download_panel/download.php?did=214

You 'll understand why once you have.

 
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Offline Axem

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I think the next topic is going to be conditional arguments. It'll help set the stage for other magic later on. I think there may be other tutorials around for those here too, but I'll go into all sorts of weird stuff you can do with them.

 

Offline Enzo03

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Can't wait!!



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...but I'm going to have to :(
21:20:19   SpardaSon21: "hey baby, want to get a good look at my AC/20?
21:20:26   Spoon: I'd hit it like the fist of steiner

Some people are like Slinkies.  They aren't really good or even useful for anything but they always manage to put a little smile on your face when you give them enough of a push down the stairs.