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Rng Spellcast / Snapshot Help
 Bahamut.Serj
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By Bahamut.Serj 2011-02-03 10:11:30
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I'm in the process of trying to frankenstein some of my other xmls together to make one for my rng and have no idea how to write the rules to utilize a snapshot gear set in it. If anyone can help or has a spellcast they use that I can have I'd be much obliged.
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By Bahamut.Serj 2011-02-03 11:13:31
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Bump ._.
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By Siren.Enternius 2011-02-03 11:15:32
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Does snapshot work like Fast Cast gear? Meaning do you have to have the gear equipped when you do the ranged attack or just at the start?

Sorry, last time I played FFXI there was only about one piece of gear with Snapshot on it and I'm unfamiliar with the gear swaps.
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By Bahamut.Serj 2011-02-03 11:19:00
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Siren.Enternius said:
Does snapshot work like Fast Cast gear? Meaning do you have to have the gear equipped when you do the ranged attack or just at the start?

Sorry, last time I played FFXI there was only about one piece of gear with Snapshot on it and I'm unfamiliar with the gear swaps.

I believe you just have to have the gear equipped at the start since there's no "recast" on ranged attacks and it's what I've read/heard. I have a fair bit of snapshot gear and it's not worth shooting in lol.
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By Siren.Enternius 2011-02-03 11:21:48
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Then the obvious thing would be to set it up so hitting your ranged macro (I used Ctrl+X as my Ranged attack) would first swap into Snapshot gear, then a wait of 0.1, then swap into your standard DD gear.

I'm way outdated on Spellcast knowledge so I won't be able to write something specific up, but it seems like it might be easier to do with Windower macro scripting. Just make a .txt that has a swap, then a /wait, then a swap again. Bind that to your Ctrl+X or put it in your macro and there ya go.
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By Bahamut.Serj 2011-02-03 11:24:58
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Yea, I'm just unsure of what type of ability range attack is counted on and how to stack precast and midcast in the rules of spellcast =S Not familiar on how to use windower macros, really. I only picked up on spellcast and learned that the best I could.
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By Siren.Enternius 2011-02-03 11:28:31
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You on MSN? Send me a /befriend, easier to explain it there.
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By Bahamut.Serj 2011-02-03 11:32:13
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Done
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By Phoenix.Hagino 2011-02-03 16:34:58
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the only snapshot piece to macro in these days pretty much are just gule hands with snapshot augment, impulse belt, and mirke/synergy body. The af3 head you pretty much full time anyways.

To be honest it doesnt matter much to me for hands or body because 4 hit build + double shot + rapid shot+ snapshot merits is good enough for me without using additional spellcast stuff (i try to make it so i can play on any computer/system without change)

that would be mine~

/equip waist "Impulse belt"
/wait 1
/ra <t>
/wait 2
/equip waist "Scout's belt"
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By Quetzalcoatl.Mikania 2011-02-03 16:40:01
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It would probably look something like this.

<set name="pre_range">
*whatever gear has snapshot*
</set>

<set name="range">
*whatever gear you shoot with*
</set>

in rules

<if prefixcommand="/range">
<castdelay="0.1"/>
<equip set="pre_range" when="precast"/>
<equip set="range" when="midcast"/>
</if>

Don't put too much clout in my coding skills esp. since I wrote this in 30s. The logic looks right though.
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By Fenrir.Skarwind 2011-02-03 18:54:00
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Any clue if AF3+1 body would conflict with a Snapshot body?
Im not sure if you need it on each shot or just for the JA
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By Fenrir.Krazyrs 2011-02-03 19:35:27
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would assume it's like every other enhance af gear and only need when JA is triggered
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By Cerberus.Quipto 2011-02-03 19:38:02
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<if spell="ranged">
<equip when="precast" set="Snapshot" />
<equip when="midcast" set="YOURSETHERE" />
<midcastdelay delay="0.1" />
</if>

Not sure if the delay is needed or not, but that could work. I have yet to include any snapshot rules in my rng spellcast.
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By Ragnarok.Matix 2011-02-05 16:00:20
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Fenrir.Skarwind said:
Any clue if AF3+1 body would conflict with a Snapshot body?
Im not sure if you need it on each shot or just for the JA

you must have the body equipped when the shot fires.