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Frequently Asked Questions Sticky

A topic by YellowAfterlife created 1 year ago Views: 14,702 Replies: 111
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Developer (Edited 12 times)

For the sake of everyone's sanity, FAQ has been rewritten in a compact foldable format and is now available online.

If your subject of curiosity is not covered in it, feel free to ask it here or make a separate discussion for it.

Would it be possible to make frog a more viable character in the mod? His active and ultras kill your partner and I know gas is a hazard but do you have any plans to change this so he can be playable with a friend?

Developer

In 9838+, when Frog reaches level ultra, coop partner is granted full toxic immunity. Can consider that a reward for the associated risks on the way.

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I've heard that ultra mutations are planned to be added to the game, how will you make it work if it's true? Will each player need to be the same mutant, or will they be able to pick from the full list of possible ultras? Or will each player get an ultra of their own?

Developer

They are already present in 9838, see /ultras in the documentation.

Me and who I'm trying to play with both wiped our Nuclear Throne files, and reinstalled the mod. The connection timeout error is still happening. What can we do?

Developer

DLL mismatch is the only known issue that causes persistent connection problems.

You could both try connecting to someone else to troubleshoot source of problem better.

Future versions of the mod will be doing a better job at ensuring that the DLL file is the right version and informing about the fact if it isn't.

Hello, I installed your mod and now I canΒ΄t play the weekly anymore... any ides why?

Thanks.

Developer

Dailies/weeklies cannot be played with the mod. For that you would need to use the base game (nuclearthrone-original).

Hi, thanks so much for the hard work you put into this mod. I was wondering if there was a way to clear all unlocks so my friend and I could unlock everything together. I read the unlocks faq but I still wasn't sure if it was possible. Thanks so much!

Developer

9843 introduces /loadgame, which permits to load the chosen file for both players. You'll also need to /savegame it to keep progress between sessions.

Thanks so much you rock! Is there a way I can make a donation?

Developer

When clicking "Download" on the itch.io page, there's a small popup box which asks whether you'd like to donate or just download the thing.

on the instructions,#2 says to extract the NTT archive into the Nuclear throne directory, how do i do that?

Developer

Right-click game on Steam, pick properties - pick "local files", click "browse local files". Copy the downloaded file into the directory opened, and extract it into it.

I deleted the data by mistake. how can I restore it?

I tried using the /loadgame command to load my save file (because I'd like to unlock the game in single player with this mod). However, nothing happens. I tried /loadgame nuclearthrone.sav, /loadgamenuclearthrone.sav, and /loadgame nuclearthrone. I know some of the commands work, like /color (I changed mine to red). However, this is not the case for /loadgame. How do I use this command in single-player?

How do you unlock the y.v c-skin? i can't find any information about it.

Developer

If I remember correctly, it unlocks together with B-skin. I am yet to properly implement unlock conditions for C-skins, strictly speaking.

Would it be feasible to add a larger variety of ping settings? I play with friends and we sit at a ping that jumps between 65 and 75 so our only real option is to have a responsive but stuttering game, or to have a slow and unresponsive but smooth game. Even if there was just some way I could edit it myself would be a major bonus to me and the buddies I play with.

Developer

Ping setting is limited to how long a game frame takes to process, because timing is frame-based in GameMaker.

Nuclear Throne runs at 30FPS (and this cannot be easily changed) so you get 1000/30 = 33.3ms steps.

Ah, and being that the game is more are less hard locked to that frame rate it's not an easy thing to change. Alright. Thanks for the reply none the less

Hey, I play this with the gamepad and whenever I start the game it sets auto aim to 100%. Everytime I turn it off it just turns itself back on right after I leave the options menu (so it is impossible for me to play without autoaim). Is there a way to stop this.

Developer

That could be an issue with the code that resets some variables on session start (entering the character select menu from main menu). I assume that changing it from in-game options menu should have it stick correctly.

No matter what, every time I start a run it resets it back to 100% And the pause menu has the settings button grayed out so I cant do it from ingame.

Developer

Options menu is locked only if you are in online multiplayer or have replay recording enabled (since it does not work correctly in both cases). I'll be looking into fixing that for next update.

Oh okay, thanks

I tried to play local with a friend of mine, one using mouse and keyboard and the other with a steam controller configured to xbox controls. For some reason the controller kept on going as player one.

Developer

As with regular game, you'll need to disable controller in options first, or the game will assume that you are going to play with two controllers (not known why it works that way).

the controller keeps being overridden to mouse and keyboard I believe since i later used a ps3 controller perfectly fine for coop. Even changing NT's steam controller options did not work.

Do you think it'd be possible to make a skirmish like thing while waiting for a player to connect? Because wait times can get a bit excessive...

Developer

It was originally planned to let the player wander/mess around in a tutorial/campfire scene like area while they wait, but I've soon discovered that the game breaks a lot on "soft restarting", so that was put off.

You can safely minimize the game though - when someone joins, the game will make a sound, and the window title will be switching between normal and "(Player joined!)" every second or so until you switch to it.

How do i uninstall the mod???

Developer

Remove the mod-created nuclearthrone executable, rename nuclearthrone-original to be nuclearthrone.

when the update 9853 plis tell me i waited a lot of time tell me the date of upload


i wait your answer

Developer(+1)

Once all new features are finished and all bugs are fixed. Hopefully next month.
I was planning to release the update late December, but life was busier than expected.

Scripting support itself is a task of insane complexity and takes time to refine.
You don't commonly see such a thing even in large commercial games made with similar tools, let alone in a freeware mod.

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ok i wait for the update and i waited a lot time when see the first video about the version where can add modifications to the game for play me and me brother in the same computer

and thats true


can be uploaded this week

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I was surprised that this isn't a frequently asked question: Golden weapons don't save in the files? They work fine as long as I keep the game open but as soon as I exit and come back (using /savegame right before quitting) they're gone. Is this just me or a known issue?

Developer

Should be fixed by the next public version - people kept asking to make the mod save progress, so I did, but there was not nearly enough time to work on the feature, so it would end up being very rough around the edges (that is, in pretty much every area that is affected by multiplayer/chat command changes).

Ah, I see. Looking forward to it, thanks!

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UPDATE OR RIOT

Riot NOW

Developer (Edited 1 time)

Be patient and keep in mind that none of this was considered possible before I have proven otherwise.

Hello, I wanted to know if there was a way to change the sprites for an already existing mod. As an example let's say you wanted to change the Dasher mod in the List of NTT Mods. Is it possible to change the sprites for the character and stuff like that when you have the dasher.race.gml. Sorry if you don't understand, I don't know how to explain it well.

Developer

Mod' sprites are either found next to the mods, or embedded in the .gml files themselves (open with a text editor) in base64 format (you can find converters online). So yes, you can edit sprites in existing mods.

Great job with this mod, it has rekindled my interest in Nuclear Throne. As someone who is interested in this sort of stuff, how did you achieve this? I have not messed around too much with GM but from what I read it's not easy to modify code it has compiled.

Developer
from what I read it's not easy to modify code it has compiled.

That is correct, I have mentioned this in the initial blog post. While replacing entire chunks of game logic is a little better than trying to accurately decipher anything, I wouldn't suggest to try doing this. Can only assume that people will make somewhat-user-friendly tools for modding GM games at some point in future.

a rare bug when i play with my brother and i put the command /cwep2 XWEP and the game CRASH

Developer

Without seeing the error message, it is hard to say anything about what could cause that.

here is

___________________________________________

############################################################################################

FATAL ERROR in

action number 1

of Step Event1

for object NetPlay:

ds_list_find_value argument 2 incorrect type (unknown) expecting a Number (YYGI32)

############################################################################################

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

called from - gml_Script_dp_player_get_uid (line 2)

called from - gml_Script_dp_player_find_next (line 3)

called from - gml_Script_chat_cmd_wep (line 6)

called from - gml_Script_chat_cmd (line 52)

called from - gml_Script_dp_handle_flow_frame (line 6)

called from - gml_Script_dp_flow_hx32 (line 51)

called from - gml_Script_dp_flow_hx38 (line 17)

called from - gml_Script_dp_flow_hx39 (line 1)

called from - gml_Script_dp_event_update (line 5)

called from - gml_Object_NetPlay_Step_1 (line 28)

Developer

Thanks! That'll be fixed in the next version (9882)

Is there any particular procedure I need to follow when updating to ensure my save files remain intact?

Developer

Save files should remain intact by default - they are stored in game's save directory (%LOCALAPPDATA%/nuclearthrone) rather than in installation directory.

Good to know. Thanks.

So, when I downloaded the new updated version, my game just randomly went 2 times faster than normal. Any idea what caused this?

Developer(+1)

You are literally asking this on the topic that has an answer to this as the last FAQ question.

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oh...my bad, I'm fucking blind

I'm sorry I ask a lot of questions, but I wanted to ask regarding the lag for the game- before I installed nuclear throne together it did not stutter at all, but it appears that with the mod singleplayer stutters a lot which I don't understand since the original game ran at full speed. Is there any way I can fix this?

Developer

See "Mod working slowly" on this same topic where you are asking.

I think the reason I'm asking is because I tried that stuff and it didn't even out the play. : (

Developer

A better clarification of what "even out the play" means might be needed.

Also see here - depending on your setup, you may instead need to edit the options.ini to change vsync method and vertex buffer compatibility.

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Is there any kind of actual documentation for NTT modding? All I seem to be possible to use is other mods, but I can't get to know all the variables, functions, etc there are, can I? And how those were written then?

Developer

Is it possible to mass-load all of the files in the mods folder at once?

Developer

You can group the loading commands into one file and use /loadtext to load it.

Nice. I kinda figured out a solution right after I asked the question, but this solution will work even better than the one I had. Thanks for the help.

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Can you make a video explaining this? I have your ultra mod and brucepack in my mods folder. Not sure how to group the commands. For bruce mod I need to do /loadtext brucepack , and for your mod I do /load ntu. So how would I group these?

Similar to the FAQ, My game has no unlocks, but I want to mess around with everything unlocked. Is there a way for me to get all of the unlocks?

Developer

You can look up a tutorial on NT' save file editing - it's the same for NTT. The only case when NTT auto-unlocks everything is in online multiplayer sessions.

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Hi! I'm kinda confused with how to install.

I was especially interested in installing defpack, so I downloaded it and made a mod folder but nothing works, also because I don't know how to get the command line inside NT(?) Because the mods have to be loaded?

Can you explain me how to install+/load? Or send me to somewhere where it's explained?

Developer

On wiki. "Loading mods" is linked from the main page.

Ah, I missed the first step, didn't even install NTT! haha. Figured out a lot more now, just have to fiddle with the install. Thanks!

I recently got the mod and I wanted to know if you can have the progress from nuclear throne carried over to nuclear throne together .

Developer

Have you inspected the "unlocks" section of this very same topic that you have posted your message in?

thanks : ) i must have missed it when i looked through sorry

Where can v9887 be downloaded at?

Developer(+1)

That is one of the work-in-progress versions that is not publicly available yet. Be patient.

A am really using the pirate version of this cool thing. Yes, I am a true progammist. So, there popped up a queston, after 50hrs of playing. Here goes the queston: can I play this with my friends(not really care that tey're steam or not), without using Steam(licensed) version of this?

If I cant, then answep me and forget this message, nvm

Developer

Since networking is done entirely through Steam API, to play without Steam you would need something to emulate a substantial chunk of Steam client, including networking functions. I assume that such things exist, but you'll have to look around by yourself.

Alternatively, as a "true programmist", see if you can get Faucet Networking to compile on Mac/Linux or otherwise produce an open-source native extension for GameMaker for synchronous/blocking UDP networking functions on Windows/Mac/Linux. My Steam API networking extension can be used as reference for how game<->extension communication should be handled in current versions of GM. If such thing was to exist, I could add a "connect by IP" feature in future.

Have fun.

Yeah, thanks, YAL. Thanks for help.

Hi there! I love this mod a lot and it's got a ton of cool stuff in it. However I'm having trouble loading mods. I downloaded the "defpack" mod into my mods folder in my nuclear throne folder, but when I type "/loadmod defpack" it says "Could not find file 'defpack'". I then tried to load a single weapon from the pack in using the /loadwep command, that it couldn't find that file either... What am I missing or doing wrong?

Thanks!

Developer

Defpack has a "read me!" text file included the download, which says that you should extract the directory into mods folder and then do "/loadtext defpack 1.5". Try doing that, perhaps?

So. YAL, I will need to connect you often in the future. Is there any way I can connect not through Discord? Something like VK or FB? I just gone modding through API and will need a checkout of my mods, like, minor fixes, telling about bugs. Ok?

Developer

VK ID is YellowAfterlife
Discord is YellowAfterlife#3735
I don't use FB.

Thanks a Lot!

Is there a way to play with a friend on the together mod and play the ultra mod together or is that not possible?

its not possible sorry

Developer

Ultra mod is based on update 19 so that's about 1.5 years of differences in underlying game structure.

It is possible to make mods to selectively mimic most of the interesting parts (characters, weapons?) of it though.

I'd think that at least someone of people asking about this would have enough programming experience to get on that.

Is there a way to disable the list of mods when you are loading levels or pause the game? Bits of Ultra Mod is flooding the side of my screen: http://imgur.com/a/mosZ9

Developer(+1)

Yes - just click on "[Modded]", and it'll collapse the mod list.  Click again to expand. Only works when it is usually shown (pause/loading/gameover).

Other trivia:

  • Green icons near the mod names can be clicked to unload them or Control+clicked to reload them.
  • Mod list can be scrolled via mouse wheel when mouse is over the green icon area.

Easy as that huh? Haha. Thank you very much for the quick reply. 

Is there a way to automatically load the mods when I open the game?  Also, would my friend need to load the mods when they join my game, or would they be loaded automatically?

Developer(+1)

If you make a .txt file called "startup" in "mods" directory, any commands from it will be automatically executed as soon as you boot into a local game (same as if you did /loadtext startup).

In online session, only the person loading the mod needs to have it - any required files will be transmitted over the network.

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thanks, it worked

In multiplayer, when my friend joins the mods are not automatically loaded like in single player from the startup text file. I put /sideload in the text file also, but the mods are not being loaded.

Developer

In multiplayer both players will need to /sideload first (which is why files are not auto-executed), and then you can /loadtext startup

Ok cool. We were in the 4th level, and the fire trap was causing a framerate drop for both of us, not sure why. Game runs fine otherwise so far.

my native cursor is invisible for some reason too.

Developer

Clicking the option another time sets native cursor to work with a size limit, which workarounds an issue on some systems where cursors larger than 64px turn invisible (although the Windows permits cursors up to 256x256 by the format).

I managed to download and apply Blaac's skinpack, but the game won't let me use any of the C or D skins. I can see all the skins, but I can't use my gamepad to select the skin. Even in vanilla NuclearThroneTogether, the game won't let me select the C skin for either Y.V. or Robot (even though I've unlocked the B skins for both). Is there any easy fix for this that I'm overlooking? thanks.

Developer(+1)

There is currently an issue where gamepads cannot be used to select mod-made skins in loadout.

This will be fixed in the next release, but till then you can use "/gamepad" command to switch to mouse for a moment ("/gamepad 0") and then back ("/gamepad 1") after selecting the skin.

Thanks for the quick response. It worked like a charm.

Is it possible to use the various additional mods, such as the bits of the Ultra mod, online? I've tried it with my friend countless times, but It won't work. I can load it in a lobby by my self, but then he can't join. If he joins first, then we get the error "Sideloading is not enabled".

Developer

You both need to enable mod loading via "/sideloading" in chat before you can load mods in online games.

Wow, I'm not sure how we didn't try that. Thanks!

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I just started having stuttering and freezing in my online games, is it because I have too many mods? It started happening right out of the blue, one day it was fine, the next it was freezing. It started happening before I installed the pgw mods, so I dont think it was those. In my startup.txt:


/load ntu
/loadtext brucepack
/loadtxt skins
/loadtext someweaponpack
/loadmod shareammo
/loadtext pgw
/loadtext pgw/bl2
/loadtext pgw/idpd
/loadtext pgw/wlp

Developer

Try restarting Steam (and have the other player do the same to be sure). If that has no effect, take a look at the latency graph (hold Tab) - maybe the connection towards the second player is having problems.

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Yeah I think its the connection. With no mods, I pressed tab and when it was laggy, the bar was red and spiking to the top. We are on the same internet because we are right next to eachother. In other games my internet is fine so I dont know what to do :P

Developer

If you are on the same LAN, you can disable Steam connectivity on the coop menu and connect by IP directly. That would solve any possible issues arising from Steam side of things.

I have never done LAN connection. I tried joining through the ipv4 adress but it didnt work. I dont know if I need to change the UDP either. Am I supposed to be joining through the ipv4 adress?

Developer

You'd need to use local (192.168.*.*) IP shown when doing Win+R, "cmd", Enter, "ipconfig", Enter.

I think I fixed the stuttering. I added nucelarthrone.exe to my exclusions for my antivirus(malwarebytes). Just played and no lag, green bars when pressing tab now :)