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Old September 15th, 2006, 11:03 PM

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Default Need Some Image Help Plz

Hello,

I have had Dom2 since it was released, but I just now started modding. I have got down the edditing fairly well, however the images are not working out. I am using Paint Shop Pro 6 (which can save as tga.). I have created unit images of the correct dimentions and all that, but I can not get them to appear in the game. How can I get them to work? I know it must be easy, if you know what do, that is. I have tried many logical things; no luck.

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-Where should I put the tga files within the dom2/mods folder and what path name should connect to it from the sprite 1 an 2 commands in the new units' set up? I set it up the way I saw it in another mod, but that did not work.
-What advice is there for unit grapthic creation/editing?
-Are there any common problems that may be to blame?

I have seen some cool mods and want to create my own, but without graphics I can't get anywhere. Thankyou in advance for anyone's help. I hope you do not mind explaining some simple things.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 11:33 PM
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Default Re: Need Some Image Help Plz

I have not done any unit modding, but looking quickly at the Oceania mod for direction I will try to help until someone more knowledgeable comes along.

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-Where should I put the tga files within the dom2/mods folder and what path name should connect to it from the sprite 1 an 2 commands in the new units' set up?
With Oceania,
1. Oceania.dm file in the 'mods' directory.
2. A folder named 'Oceania' also in the 'mods' directory.
3. The sprite commands follow:
#selectmonster 1043
#spr1 "./oceania/ichtso1.tga"
#spr2 "./oceania/ichtso2.tga"
#end
The "./oceania/" tells the game to look in the current directory ('mods') for a folder named oceania, then the "ichtso1.tga" is the unit image within that folder specified to use for the units icon. I hope that explains the path enough to get you rolling.

I will leave the rest of your questions to someone with some actual experience modding units!
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Default Re: Need Some Image Help Plz

Thankyou for the bit help you gave. To tell the truth, I have figured out the problem I had(only after several more frustrating hours though). I did not have a folder for the mod in which to put the tga files(duh). Anyway, I have now fixed it. Thankyou for trying to help, though.
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