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#1 konva

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:57 AM

Hello, i'm following this tutorial: 

http://www.simpilot....g/main.htm#plan

There is a part at start, which tells me to load external tis. switch file type to bitmaps. How i am supposed to get some bitmap files from a game? Im totally lost :( I tried to open some Area in iwd 2(only one) and it opens something weird for me. Could you please help me? Thank you very much.



#2 Yovaneth

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:26 AM

When I wrote that tutorial the assumption was that you would already have created the area graphics and converted it to a bitmap so that it would be ready to import. If you want to export an existing area from within the game:

 

Start DLTCEP

Edit | Area | Load Area | select your area

General | Edit Wed | (Overlay section) Extract

Save as BMP

 

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Edited by Yovaneth, 19 January 2014 - 03:27 AM.


#3 konva

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:55 AM

Ahh okay thank you :) and there comes another question. Did I need to change setup if i want for example to extract a map from another IE game and make it for IWD 2? :)



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:10 AM

Did I need to change setup if i want for example to extract a map from another IE game and make it for IWD 2?  :)

Yes. You should define a new setup for every game you work with in DLTCEP, so it can read the correct files etc.


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#5 konva

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

I mean if i choose some BG map, i need to open it with BG setup, export to bitmap and then open in IWD 2 setup? Or its not that easy as it sounds? :)



#6 Yovaneth

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:25 AM

That's correct.

 

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#7 konva

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:29 AM

Hello, I've tried to do as you adviced me here, but when i press Save as BMP, it wont do anything, only warning message appears. It says You opened it for read only. How could i fix this? Thanks :)



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:04 AM

Hello, I've tried to do as you adviced me here, but when i press Save as BMP, it wont do anything, only warning message appears. It says You opened it for read only. How could i fix this? Thanks :)

You go to Setup, and unselect the "Read only" box on the right half of the opened page, save and it get's applied... or you can unset it temporary at each session start by going to the Settings and unchecking it.

Yeah, you can't do this in a middle of editing a file, unfortunately.


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#9 quertas

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:09 AM

excellent  thanks for the info on how to create there own bmp  one less thing to worry about it



#10 quertas

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:16 AM

so how do i create a spot to put on the world map and how cani connect that to an area  and then

or connect to an exisisting city feature. just tryinga  simple indoors





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