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knowthyself2 Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:59am
Drawing Glyphs
Jesus Christ it's a pain in the ♥♥♥. It's bringing back memories of Black & White's downside. Any tips for drawing the donor glyph? I can only get it right, like, 10% of the time
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Anderson Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:22am 
You'll get used to it ;)
ChihuahuaMindTrick Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:45am 
The example donor glyph is wrong. The correct way is to make an L with a loop in the corner.
knowthyself2 Apr 18, 2013 @ 1:47pm 
Eagle, could you please link to an image or video of the correct method? I would greatly appreciate it.
knowthyself2 Apr 19, 2013 @ 5:25pm 
Wow, that looks different than what they suggested. Thank you, I will try that.
Anderson Apr 20, 2013 @ 1:45am 
Whoah? Do you use another version of the game or something? I mean i use something that looks closer to infinite thing
Khyle Apr 21, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
The way that I draw the Donor glyph that is a no-fail for me is like a large cursive L, with a loop in the corner of the L, and a tiny curl upward at the end.

The way that it's shown in the game works perfectly fine, but it's much harder to do for some reason. It's designed to work with various handwriting styles, so perhaps that has something to do with it.
Anderson Apr 21, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
Originally posted by Khyle:
The way that I draw the Donor glyph that is a no-fail for me is like a large cursive L, with a loop in the corner of the L, and a tiny curl upward at the end.

The way that it's shown in the game works perfectly fine, but it's much harder to do for some reason. It's designed to work with various handwriting styles, so perhaps that has something to do with it.

I think you use the original Tensions game. Thought it's the one on Steam. Because signs are totaly different.
Khyle Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
Oh, I'm totally using the one on Steam.

The glyph system does suffer from the same ones that did exist for Black and White -- that being, everyone has a different style of writing, and the game is dependant on recognizing a limited and specific way of drawing the glyphs.

The best recommendation would be to save your game right before you're about to start drawing the donor glyph on your trees and take some time to practice. Reload your game after a few tries, and keep doing it until you find a way you can draw the glyph that is best for you.
Anderson Apr 22, 2013 @ 5:11am 
http://www.tension-game.com/drawing_en.php

Do you mean the donor glyph which is at the top? 4'th one counting from the left. Right from the circle and left from the inverted G letter.
Last edited by Anderson; Apr 22, 2013 @ 5:12am
knowthyself2 Apr 22, 2013 @ 8:12am 
After some experimentation, the donor glyph that works best for me is to draw an upper case L from the top, and then to retrace the bottom past the shaft.
It seems to work pretty much every time.
ᚺ Lýkos ᚻ May 24, 2013 @ 2:32am 
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Kyubey|Greyknight654s Apprentice Jun 25, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
you literally just have to draw the greek letter a "alpha"
whydidtheturtlecrosstheroad Jul 9, 2013 @ 11:17pm 
Try anohter game arx fatalis its got interesting mage spellcasting quite similar .
Originally posted by knowthyself2:
Jesus Christ it's a pain in the ♥♥♥. It's bringing back memories of Black & White's downside. Any tips for drawing the donor glyph? I can only get it right, like, 10% of the time
SlaveOfSelf Dec 23, 2013 @ 3:38pm 
DONOR GLYPH made as hotkey 100% success
ive made autohotkey script to make donor glyph 100% successful. this one only works on 1920x1080 resolution. other resolutions, u can follow directions at the end, its not hard.

any1 that didnt used autohotkey, google it, install it, copy between line text below into empty text file, save as .ahk file and launch this file. ull have it in windows tray next to clock as green H. can right click and exit to close it if needed.

or u can dl it from here

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69952870/games/MODS/THE%20VOID/thevoid%20donor%20glyph.ahk

but u still need to install autohotkey.

use autohotkey, it is free, small yet amazing soft that allows massive customization of controls.

_______________________________________
e::
MouseMove, 1300, 100,
send {lbutton down}
MouseMove, 900, 900,
MouseMove, 700, 900,
MouseMove, 600, 800,
MouseMove, 600, 600,
MouseMove, 700, 500,
MouseMove, 1000, 500,
MouseMove, 1300, 900,
MouseMove, 1500, 900,
return

~/::Suspend
+~/::Suspend

;MADE BY SLAVEOFSELF
_______________________________________

use:
hold draw button, choose color, then pres "e" and press mouse button when u want to finish donating. release draw button if u want to cancel. done.

optional:
u can change "e::" at the beginning of script into any other key or even mouse.

"/" at the end can on off toggle script if necessary. u can change that too or even delete. its not necessary for script to work.

~/::Suspend
+~/::Suspend

other resolutions:
u can edit values if u use other resolutions.
MouseMove, x, y,
x and y are coordinates of the cursor for each move in pixels. x value is left to right and y is up down. 0, 0 is upper left corrner. its all info u need.
Last edited by SlaveOfSelf; Dec 23, 2013 @ 3:44pm
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