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This is my topic dedicated to Amnesia Custom Story creation tutorials. This is something I've been making for a little while now. Note that this is a work in progress (WIP) and I will add more videos once I have them finished. I try to upload videos weekly. Hope you like it!

Basic Starting a mod Posted by Mudbill on Nov 24th, 2012

I should note that I am making these videos on a Mac computer, though most of the tutorials should work just the same on other operating systems. This first video though, might be more Mac-dependent, as the installation procedure is a bit different from each. Also, this is done with the Steam copy of Amnesia, so the location of the files from the retail copy is different.


You'll find all of my tutorials on my YouTube channel: Youtube.com

My Twitter, if you need anything: Twitter.com


The outro music I used in the videos can be found here:

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Tuneblasterz: Soundcloud.com
CMA: Youtube.com Soundcloud.com Facebook.com
Sim Gretina: Youtube.com

[Mac] Setting up a custom story

 
Video Description:

This is my tutorial about how to set up your first Amnesia Custom Story.
Here's the path to the Steam Amnesia folder:

~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Amnesia The Dark Descent


Picture resolution:

Width: 590 pixels

Height: 360 pixels


Links:

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Editor Tools ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Custom Story base ➤
Mediafire.com

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Amnesia Level Editor Explained (Part 1/2)


Video Description:

This is my tutorial on how to start working with the Amnesia Level Editor. I will try my best to explain how all the functions work and how to use the tool effectively, mostly aimed at all-new users, though if you already know how to use it, you might pick up a few tips. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful!

Amnesia Level Editor Explained (Part 2/2)


Video Description:

This is my second video out of 2 where I explain how to use the Amnesia Level Editor tool so that you can begin development of your own custom stories. This is targeted at beginners, but you might pick up a few tips even if you know how to use it.

Amnesia Scripting Basics


Video Description:

This is my tutorial on the basics of Amnesia scripting. I hope you find it helpful, as I try my best to explain things in a good matter. Sorry if the video is a bit long, but I had to cover quite a lot. Anyways, I hope you learned something new, and good luck with making Custom Stories.


Get TextWrangler here ➤
Barebones.com

Read the Engine Scripts here ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Making a crowbar door w/effects (3 parts)




Video description:

If you need to know how to make a door open in Amnesia using a crowbar, this very lengthy tutorial will likely help you. Sorry that the video is so long; there's a lot of things to explain in it. If you don't want to watch through the whole thing, and if you know some basics when scripting, feel free to download all the code necessary for the whole event below. Thank you for watching! If this helped you, a like would be awesome :3


All code used in the video ➤
Pastebin.com

Making Notes with Voice Acting


Video description:

Need to make voiced notes in Amnesia Custom Stories? Just watch, and you'll see how.
I hope you like the tutorial.

Use this code for the lang file (Just replace the parenthesis with diamond brackets, cus I can't here):

Be sure to place it in the "Journal" category.


(Entry Name="Note_notename_Name")Your Note Name(/Entry)
(Entry Name="Note_notename_Text")[voice filename.ogg][br]Your Note Text(/Entry)


OGG Converter ➤
Audio.online-convert.com

Key Unlocks Door


Video Description:

This video is perfect if you are just starting out with custom stories. I explain in great detail how to make a key unlock a door in Amnesia. Hope you enjoy!


Engine Scripts ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Custom Story files ➤
Mediafire.com

All code used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com 

Monster Paths


Video Description:

If you need to know how to make a monster follow a certain path in your custom story, here's the video for you! I even learned something new myself by the end of it, where I show some rather cryptic but useful information. Thanks to Litronom for helping me with a little bit of research.


All code used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Secret Bookshelf


Video Description:

This is how you make a rotating bookshelf that can hide a secret behind it. I also show how to trigger events using a lever, so if you need to know that, then you're welcome. Hope you enjoyed and found it helpful!


All code used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Engine Scripts ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Custom Story files ➤
Mediafire.com

Level Transitions


Video Description:

In this video, I show some level transitions like a level door and a generic transition, while adding details to it, to make it like how you normally would have it in a custom story. Hope it helped ya, and have a good day!


All code used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Explaining Variables


Video Description:

I suck at explaining variables :c

Hopefully this video gives you at least somewhat an idea of what you can use variables for and how they work. I don't think I explained it that well though, perhaps you tell me? Anyway, if it was bearable, then yeah, thanks for watching 'n stuff.

Adding Mementos


Video Description:

Need help adding mementos? You're welcome! If you need further help, feel free to ask any questions, and I'll help the best I can. You can get the script I used below, just don't forget the extra_english.land entries. Btw, do I need to bump up my audio for the next videos?


All script used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Secret Wall Passage


Video Description:

Yeah, you don't need any scripting to make it possible to break the wall by throwing an object, so I decided to make a tutorial that is a little more interesting perhaps. As always, if you need any help, just ask me!


All script used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Flashbacks w/Subtitles


Video Description:
If you need to know how to properly add a flashback to your custom story, here's a video for you! I hope you enjoy and find it helpful, and if you need anything, I'm right here :3
Feel free to subscribe if you need more tutorials. I really appreciate it ❤

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Replace parenthesis with diamond brackets


(CATEGORY Name="Flashback")
(Entry Name="Flash1_1")So, have you ever been to one of these before?
(/Entry)
(/CATEGORY)

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Engine Scripts ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Custom Story files ➤
Mediafire.com

.flash file ➤
Mediafire.com

OGG Converter ➤
Audio.online-convert.com

Dialogue w/Subtitles


Video Description:

Here's a video on how you can make a voice file execute and have subtitles in Amnesia custom stories. Hope you find it helpful and enjoyed, and if so, liking the video will make me happy =)


All script used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Engine Scripts ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Custom Story files ➤
Mediafire.com

OGG Converter ➤
Audio.online-convert.com

Creating Custom Entities


Video Description:

At last, here's a video introducing you to the Model Editor, and what you can do with it. I do not show how to actually make the model itself, as that is a completely different process. If you want to know what software to use, I recommend Maya 2011 (with openCOLLADA as the exporter). Supposedly you can use Blender, but I have never gotten it to work. Anyways, hope you learn something useful from this video, and thanks for watching. Have a great day!


Block Model files ➤
Mediafire.com

Setting up Developer Environment


Video Description:

This works for Windows users as well, as long as you know where the files are. Here's a video on how you can enable the development environment for Amnesia on a Mac. I'm using Steam, though you can still figure out how to do the same thing using the retail version. The folder locations will be different, but the files are the same. 
I hope you find the video helpful! =)


main_settings.cfg ➤
Pastebin.com

Text Guide ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Making Intros and Outros (with Credits)


Video Description:

Hey guys, here's a video on how to make some rather interesting intros and outros for your custom stories. You can make a nice, smooth intro with art, and a nice outro with credits. Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to ask if you need any help =p
Thanks for 100 subs btw. I really appreciate it x)


All script used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Engine Scripts ➤
Wiki.frictionalgames.com

Custom Story files ➤
Mediafire.com

OGG Converter ➤
Audio.online-convert.com

Lever Puzzles


Video Description:

I was gonna make a video on elevators but it turned out to be a little tricky, so I'll do it a little later. Sorry there was no video this week, I'll try making another soon, perhaps this weekend. 
Anyways, this video is how you can make levers activate different events in your maps, and how to combine them with puzzles if you'd like. Hope you like it and find it helpful!


All script used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Water and Ladder Areas


Video Description:

Here's a small (yeah right) video on how you can make water appear in your levels, as well as how to create functional ladders. I did this as a smaller video, because I'm quite busy lately with school, as expected. I'll make an elevator video soon, not sure when.


All script used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Elevator Scenes


Video Description:

At last, I finally managed to get this video done. It took a lot of work for some reason, but yeah. Hopefully it's a good one, even though it is over an hour :s
I don't like making videos that long, since most people will probably not bother watching it, but I just had to explain it all. Oh well, thanks for dropping by at least!

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All script used in this video ➤
Pastebin.com

Comments
Lamatsu123
Lamatsu123 Jan 28 2013, 2:00pm said:

Thank you!!

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Mudbill
Mudbill Jan 29 2013, 1:52pm replied:

Happy to help :)

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TimeSpectre
TimeSpectre Jun 27 2013, 11:11am said:

I have 2 questions..

Can you do the character can walk automatically like followed by death?
Can you do combine items?

Thanks to read :D

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Mudbill
Mudbill Jun 27 2013, 10:12pm replied:

I'll do combining items soon :)
But what do you mean by character can walk automatically?

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TimeSpectre
TimeSpectre Jun 29 2013, 3:58am replied:

The intro like followed by death chapter 1.. He walk automatically..
I hope you know the followed by death because i want this intro :)

Thanks to reply..

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TimeSpectre
TimeSpectre Jun 29 2013, 5:19am replied:

If you didn't know..
hmm.. the normal intro of custom story like black screen with texts at the bottom middle screen :)

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Mudbill
Mudbill Jun 29 2013, 9:44am replied:

Ah, well, making the player move can be very tricky, but essentially what you need to do is simple. Firstly you need the 1.2 Justine patch, then you can use the MovePlayerForward function. This will move you towards where you're looking, so use StartPlayerLookAt as well. Remember to have a looping timer for the moving, or else it won't work. Otherwise, for the subtitles, check the Dialogue video.

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TimeSpectre
TimeSpectre Jun 29 2013, 11:01am said:

You mean there video and its coding was disame as MovePlayerForward and StartPlayerLookAt?

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Mudbill
Mudbill Jul 2 2013, 8:48pm replied:

Sorry?

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Mudbill
Mudbill Sep 27 2013, 11:12pm replied:

You can grab the files from the download in the description of any of the videos.

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vivinerul
vivinerul Nov 19 2013, 7:17am said:

Hi! I tried and tried so jard to do some things like keys on locked doors, 50% sanity, crowbars on doors... NOTHING! ERRORS AND MORE ERRORS! I realy like the way you explain things and I watched the tutorials, but still can't do those things. I am afraid to try an elevator thing in my custom story. Can you please help me just once via Skype? My id is cel_care_vorbeste. I am getting so frustrated. The errors just say line bla bla bla, unexpected bla bla bla.... So Annoying!! Please help!

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