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Re: Updating In-game Help screens Any requests for what info to include?[message #278770] Thu, 28 April 2011 04:39 Go to next message
BKF

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First off let me apologize if I posted in the wrong section but this seemed the most appropriate

I played 1.13 2085 extensively a couple of years ago and on a whim decided to check about a week ago to see if there has been any updates. I was of course overjoyed at discovering all the new features the community has been hard at work on and updated all my mods accordingly. I quickly realized a frustration that I noticed many users also have, and that is of course, not having an in game reference for all the new keyboard shortcuts. When I saw Urban Chaos had an externalized help file I got an EDT editor and started making the changes I wanted.

The problem I'm having however is that the changes I made to the file aren't showing up in the game when I press H. I've searched through the forum looking for some kind of user's manual or how-to guide with regards to the tools (I've tried both JA2 EDTedit and EDTmegaEdit) to no avail. I'd appreciate any assistance one of the more experienced members could provide even if it's just to point me to a reference file.

I was also thinking of adding basic yet relevant info on some of the major changes 1.13 provides over the vanilla JA2 such as HAM Supression and NCTH among other things. If I can get this to work and if anyone is interested I'd gladly share it.

[Updated on: Thu, 28 April 2011 19:01] by Moderator

Re: Trying to update In-game Help screens Help needed with EDT editors[message #278775] Thu, 28 April 2011 09:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tais

 
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If it's a file that's in the original JA2 it will probably be hidden in one of the SLF files in the Data directory, you can extract it and put that file in a folder named the same as the SLF file(without the extension).
You should also be able to grab the UC one and put it in the right directory, so Data-1.13\\


Re: Trying to update In-game Help screens Help needed with EDT editors[message #278780] Thu, 28 April 2011 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BKF

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Thanks for the quick reply Tais

Yes the UC "help.edt" file within the Data-UC\Binary folder is the one I'm trying to edit since it was already extracted from the SLF. ( I have the UC 1.13 hybrid installed would that make a difference?)

I did try a copy and paste into my 1.13 Data folder and then started 1.13 to see if the UC help text appeared when I press H and it did.

Once I knew I had the file I wanted I opened it with JA2EDT (the same editor the UC mod squad used apparently according to the uc-util.rar on JA2 archive). I made a few test changes and then started UC to see how it looked. But to my surprise the changes I made do not show up in game. So I then tried making changes with EDTmegaEditor ( my first change was still present so I know it saved at least) and tried a few more test changes. Still no luck with it showing up in game though.

So I'm clearly doing something wrong entering/editing the file, I'm just not sure what. I've spent the last couple hours searching this forum as well as the web for some kind of help file for the editor(s) with no luck. While searching through various posts on here I know other users have used JA2EDT to edit other text files found within SLF's so I'm hoping one of them could give me some pointers.

I really think it would be helpful to both new and veteran players alike by expanding the help screens to include info on many of the changes made by the 1.13 mod as well as having all the added shortcut keys in an easy to access in-game reference

Edit: whoops sorry for the OP repeat. it's 4 AM here and well past bed time Embarrassed

[Updated on: Thu, 28 April 2011 10:57] by Moderator

Re: Trying to update In-game Help screens Help needed with EDT editors[message #278824] Thu, 28 April 2011 18:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tais

 
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You did put that file in the Data-1.13\Binary folder, not just Data-1.13 right?


Re: Updating In-game Help screens Any requests for what info to include?[message #278825] Thu, 28 April 2011 18:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BKF

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just a quick update

I extracted the help.edt file from a fresh JA2 1.12 install and the changes made in EDTmegaEditor are showing up in-game so I should have an updated help system ready in a couple of days

Edit: To anyone that might find this useful. Is there anything in particular you'd like to see included? I'm adding all the shortcuts and some 1.13 feature info as stated above but if there's anything specific you'd like to have a reference for in-game let me know

[Updated on: Thu, 28 April 2011 18:50] by Moderator

Re: Updating In-game Help screens Any requests for what info to include?[message #278827] Thu, 28 April 2011 18:58 Go to previous message
BKF

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Registered:April 2011
@ Tais

Tais
You dit put that file in the Data-1.13\Binary folder, not just Data-1.13 right?


Yep. The UC help.edt was in it's binary folder so i figured thats were the game would look for it when I copied it into 1.13
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