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20 years 4 months ago #17954 by Bias Virus
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I'm new to the modding of Edge of Chaos and only know what I have tought myself from editing the files in the resources folder. I figured out how to edited the attributes of the weapons and also how to edit and place shipsin the game for my own use. However this is very limited to me as I don't fully understand how the Ini's for the ships and weapons are built up and what info is requirded in them to do different things. Also the setup files for the ships and weapons are quiet strange and I can only change the colour of the nav lights of the ships and don't understand the rest of it. My question about all of this is, does anyone know where I might find some documents on how these file work and how to use them to do some more advanced modding, because I found some SDK's on this website but cannot use them because if I try to open the documents that explain all this, they are just blank.[:(]
Can anyone help me.

P.S Can anyone tell me how to edit the weapon name displayed in the game for the weapons, I tryed to find the weapon names in the text files but I could only find the cargo names.

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20 years 4 months ago #8909 by MajorTom
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Unzip the Grafik SDK and look for the file "sim_and_subsim_creation". It is in .rtf format and you can open it with Word or MS-Word Pad.

That explains all the ini values for the different types (classes) of weapons ect.

According to the current "mod Guidelines" agreement: To change a weapons name you should edit in a new cargo name in the weapons ini file and add a new text file that corresponds to that cargo name. Then have that text file activated by a little script in your mod.

If you are going to distribute or release your mod for others use, thats the only way to insure multi-language compatibility and not screw up the names of weapons in other peoples mods.

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20 years 4 months ago #8910 by Bias Virus
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Thanxs for the help MajorTom I tried downloading it again and it worked this time there was stuff in the file. I think There might have been something wrong with my old office too, I was running 97, But I upgraded to 2000. Buy the way Im getting lightwave from a friend, but it's version 6, and I know that Edge of Chaos only runs version 5.6 models. I was wandering if it is possible to some how save the moddels in 5.6 format with version 6 so that it will work in the game. (Like some kind of file converter for lightwave files)

Thanxs for any help you could provide.

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20 years 4 months ago #8911 by MajorTom
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I dunno about lightwave.

Shane should be along soon, though.


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20 years 4 months ago #8912 by Shane
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I've heard a conversion from LW version 6.0 to LW 5.6 will still encounter problems with textures, but have never tested it myself.

Just stick to projected textures (planar, cubic, cylindrical, etc.) and stay away from UV maps. Then give it a shot. If it does not work, someone here can always reapply the textures in 5.6 and it should be fine.

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20 years 4 months ago #8915 by Bias Virus
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Yeah thanxs I'll do that, but I think I'll be playing around with lightwave for a While before I start doing anything serious.

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