Now that you’ve had a chance to experiment a bit with Candledark, we here at Team Radiant would love to see you open it up and tinker around with it a bit!
To that end, we will take a lore-appropriate villager name suggestion (for permanent inclusion in ascendancy.json, team approval required) from whoever can survive the largest horde of skeletons on night 3. Right now, if you’ve survived Candledark, you’ve proven you can withstand 40 skeletons. But how about 60? 100? 1,000?
In order to tackle this challenge, you’ll need to do a couple of things:
- rename candledark.smod to candledark.zip and unzip it.
- inside the zip file, look for a file called skeleton_invasion.json. It should be inside scenarios\dynamic\skeleton_invasion
- this file contains an array [8, 25, 40] showing the skeleton invasion size for each of the 3 nights of the mod. Edit 40 to whatever size you think your town (and your computer) can handle
- start a new game and take a screen (or three) of the results, and post it to this thread!
Contest closes EOD Friday, Oct 31st.
Note: In order to max out the number of skeletons that attack during the third night, you might need to adjust the skeleton spawn rate, so the GPU of your computer is not overwhelmed (and so your town has a prayer of surviving.) I’ll leave that to you as extra credit, but you’ll find the solution somewhere inside skeleton_invasion.lua.
Anything else you need to hack in to survive the largest wave is also fair game.