Game Editor Manual Chapter 8

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Every level consists of one or more regions. The tiles within a region are randomly generated based on rules defined for the region. The header of a region allows you to define the number of rows in the region and the speed of the ball when it is bouncing on its highest row. The speed of the ball on an aribtrary row is computed from the speed on the highest row of the current and previous region (if there is no previous region in the level the initial speed of the level is used). The number of stars collected, the current difficulty and an active Speed++ item also contribute to the speed calculation.
region header
The Add button creates a new region above the current one, the Delete button deletes the region the button was pressed on. The Clone button creates a new region which is identical to the current one. The tiles displayed beneath the region's header show a preview of how the level is going to look like in the main game. As the tiles are generated randomly, tiles in the game may be generated differently than shown here.

Selecting a region displays the following property panel:

region properties
There are always at most 5 fully visible tiles shown in the game for a given row (or 4 fully visible and 2 partially visible tiles). In the HD version when running on a tablet the number grows to 7 fully visible and one or two partially visible tiles. Game difficulty wise the standard version with Camera Shift enabled matches the tablet version and Camera Shift II on a phone roughly equals Camera Shift on a tablet. The number of visible rows vertically depends on the player's screen size and whether an advertisement banner is active. The tiles are generated randomly based on how the region is set up. You can define a list of layouts the game can pick from when a new tile is generated and put a restriction on when each layout may be used. There are two types of layouts - classic layouts and patterns. They will be discussed in detail in chapters 9 and 10.
region properties header
The button Add Pattern... allows you to create a new pattern layout, Add Classic... creates a new classic layout. A list of layouts is shown beneath these buttons. You can restrict the layouts which will be shown in the panel by checking the Filter checkbox. There are two filtering options - show only the layouts relevant if the specified amount of stars is collected and the ones relevant for the specified health level of the player. Unless there are too many layouts for a region the Filter checkbox can be left unchecked. It has no effect on the actual game.

Both classic and pattern layouts can restrict when they can be picked for a new randomly created tile:

region properties layout restrictions
The image above shows a layout that will only be selected if the number of collected stars is at least 0 and at most 5 and the remaining health of the player is at least 1 and at most 5. Every layout defines a Probability Weight value. The higher the value, the more likely it is the layout is going to be picked. A value of 0 prevents the layout from ever being selected. The number behind the slash has no meaning other than showing the highest allowed probability weight value for the layout.

Layouts can be deleted using the Delete button, their order in the list of layouts can be changed using the arrow buttons (the order has no effect on how likely a layout can be picked):

pattern layout classic layout
Classic layouts may be edited through the Edit button, pattern layouts by clicking on the image of the pattern. The name of a classic layout is always Classic, the name of a pattern layout is set in the Pattern Editor (see chapter 11).

Two additional restrictions may be put on pattern layouts:

layout properties additional pattern restrictions
They are only presented if the structure of the pattern is appropriate for the restriction.

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