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No (or fewer) Minor Pets and Wildflowers from RGM Spawners

by Amber Lokisdotter Posted 23rd May 2016 at 10:48 PM
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chuckles_82 created a mod in 2014 that removes all chance of minor pets spawning, which were taking up spawn points from RGM, seed, and insect spawners. His mod modified 3 XML files: InsectSpawner_0xe8f21baeb6829d83, RockGemMetalSpawner_0x9c9ade5ce9947224 and SeedSpawnerRarity_0x8ef62d5500ccf18d. His method was to completely delete a section of each of those XML files to remove the option for a minor pet. This does not, however, change the fact that the RNG wastes a roll on a minor pet; while it makes it so that no pet is placed there, it doesn't allow the RGM, insect, or seed to be spawned in its stead.

This mod only modifies a single XML file for minor pets (MinorPet_0xf011e4d08b5ba3f7), and a single XML file for wildflowers (Wildflower_0x3c2424d29ba417ef). Because I am modifying the XML files that directly deals with these, I have made it so the RGM, insect, or seed spawner will NOT fail to produce its appropriate item when it fails to produce a pet. Also, I can offer multiple flavors; no minor pets, a small number of minor pets, etc., instead of just removing them completely. Also, you may choose to only remove minor pets, or to only remove wildflowers, or to remove both. Or you may want different flavors of each.

Default values of each are 25% (yes, any RGM spawner normally only has a 50% chance of actually spawning its RGM), but I've created the following flavors for each: 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%. Only take ONE flavor for each type. I have also combined 0% wildflowers and 0% pets into a single flavor, for those who just don't want any at all of either.

Obviously the wildflowers portion is unneeded if you do not own Seasons, and the minor pets portion is unnecessary if you do not own Pets. Having the extra one won't harm your game, it's just unnecessary.

NOTE: If you are playing Appaloosa Plains, you will still get minor pets, as there are spawners on that world that are specifically for various pets. Those spawners can be found in BuyDebug under Fish, if you wish to place them yourself as well. The wildflower specific spawner can be found in BuyDebug under Gardening/Seeds.





Acknowledgements:
gobot101 for his mod "Minor Pets Won't Run Away".
chuckles_82 for the original mod "No More Minor Pets and Wildflowers on Regular Spawners" that made me start thinking about doing this a different way.
Twallan's Traveller, which allowed me to force spawners to keep spawning so I could test this. (And how can someone NOT thank Twallan, when his amazing mods allow us to do so many things?)



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AmberLokisdotter_Wildflowers_20.rar | 20% generation of wildflowers from standard spawners

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 131 · 23rd May 2016
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AmberLokisdotter_Wildflowers_15.rar | 15% generation of wildflowers from standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_Wildflowers_10.rar | 10% generation of wildflowers from standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_Wildflowers_5.rar | 5% generation of wildflowers from standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_Wildflowers_0.rar | No wildflowers from standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_MinorPets_20.rar | 20% generation of minor pets for standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_MinorPets_15.rar | 15% generation of minor pets for standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_MinorPets_10.rar | 10% generation of minor pets for standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_MinorPets_5.rar | 5% generation of minor pets for standard spawners

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 289 · 23rd May 2016
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AmberLokisdotter_MinorPets_0.rar | No minor pets from standard spawners

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AmberLokisdotter_NoMinorPetsOrWildflowers.rar | No pets or wildflowers at all from standard spawners.

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 482 · 23rd May 2016
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