Adding a Structure Variant

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Original Guide by JasonFJ - Forum Post

COPY REQUIRED BLUEPRINTS TO YOUR MODS FOLDER

  • Copy the blueprint you want to make a variant of to your Mods folder, e.g. PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_StandingTorch. You do this by left-click dragging the blueprint to your Mod folder and choosing Copy.
  • Rename it to PrimalItemStructure_MyStandingTorch. Compile and save.
  • Copy the actual structure to your Mods folder, e.g. PrimalEarth/Structures/StandingTorch.
  • Rename it to MyStandingTorch. Compile and save.
  • Copy the structures inventory (if it has an inventory) to your Mods folder, e.g. PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Inventories/PrimalInventoryBP_StandingTorch
  • Rename it to PrimalInventoryBP_MyStandingTorch. Compile and save.
  • Copy the engram which will unlock this to your Mods folder. e.g. PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Engrams/EngramEntry_StandingTorch
  • Rename it to EngramEntry_MyStandingTorch

REFERENCE YOUR NEW ITEM TO PRIMALGAMEDATA

  • Edit PrimalGama data
  • Expand Additional Engram Blueprint Classes, click +, and add EngramEntry_MyStandingTorch.
  • Expand Additional Structures to Place, click +, and add your MyStandingTorch
  • Compile and save.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR ENGRAM REQUIREMENTS and Reference the Structure

  • Edit EngramEntry_MyStandingTorch
  • Change Blue Print Entry to PrimalItemStructure_MyStandingTorch
  • Compile and save.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR STRUCTURE and Reference the in-game Actor

  • Edit PrimalItemStructure_MyStanding Torch
  • Locate Descriptive Name Base and call it "My Standing Torch Ingame Name"
  • Locate Structure to Build, change it to MyStandingTorch
  • Compile and save.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OBJECT

  • Edit MyStandingTorch
  • (optional, only if structure burns fuel)
  • Locate Active Requires Fuel Items, and add any fuel items that may be accepted.
  • Locate Fuel Items Consume Internval, and add the interval. Interval depends on day cycle length.
  • Locate Fuel Items Consumed Give Items, and add None or whatever residual item is left behind once burning is done.
  • Locate Structure->Consumes Primal Item, and change it to PrimalItemStructure_MyStandingTorch
  • Locate Targetable->Descriptive Name and change it to "My Standing Torch Targetable Name"

CUSTOMIZE INVENTORY (optional, only if the structure has an inventory)

  • Whilst still editting MyStandingTorch...
  • In the top right of the window, where it says "Defaults > Components > Graph"... click on "Components"
  • Right-click delete PrimalInventoryBP_StandingTorch
  • Click Add Component, and choose PrimalInventoryBP_MyStandingTorch
  • Compile and save.
  • Edit PrimalInventoryBP_MyStandingTorch
  • Locate Remote Inventory Description String and change it to "Inventory info for players".
  • Locate Remote Add Item Only Allow Item Classes, and add/remove allow items to place in the inventory. MUST match items in 5.2.1 if fuel burning.
  • Locate Inventory Name Override, and change it to "Override Ingame Inventory Name"
  • Compile and save.