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#1 15 years ago

i'm having problems reading .ODF &.SOD files for star trek armada 1. do i need a special reader, because nether wordpad, or notepad will read them corectly. this is so frusterating when trying to mod! grrrrrr, i'm pulling my hair out as you are reading this, can someone please HELP me?!?!?!?.......




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#2 15 years ago

Well, first of all, sod files can't be read by Notepad or Wordpad, or any text editor. They are 3d model files of the objects in the game, and to view them you need a program such as the Storm 3d Viewer. Second, what do you get when you load an odf file in Wordpad or Notepad?

A Download location for an sod viewer:

1) The A2 Storm 3d Viewer can be downloaded here (Note: the a2 sod viewer works fine for viewing A1 models).




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#3 15 years ago

Storm3D_SWffæ? <--------- this is the stupid stufi get in wordpad. i cant read any ofit, it makes no sence!!!!just a bunch of boxes and weird letters that arnt in the english languige...... i hope this helps to identifie the prob.....

thanx a lot.... now almost bald!.... :)




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#4 15 years ago

That would indicate your opening an sod file in wordpad. That is definetly not a command line in an odf, but as a test, please open the odf fdestroy.odf in the odf/ships folder of your A2 directory in Wordpad, then copy and paste what you got back here.




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#5 15 years ago

ummmm.............i dont have A2, only A1......... you want me to do it for A1?, if so, what folder do i find it in, and the odf for the ship yard? the files i was trying to open where in a download i got. it would help if i knew where the main odf files in the game are, the only ones i have found have been ones i have put in the addon folder......

Your help is greatly apriciated!

ohh, look my hair is starting to come back! :P




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#6 15 years ago

Ok, sorry, I'm so used to modding A2 and answering questions for A2 that I forgot this thread was on A1. One reason why you can't open odf files, there aren't any installed to the HDD when the game is installed. The only time you access odfs in A1 is when you add something, and all the odfs will got to the addon directory. If you want to modify a odf file for a ship, you need to download the A1 odfs, and then put the odf of the ship you want to modify in the addon folder in your A1 directory. Then edit it in wordpad or notepad. Thats all!




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#7 15 years ago
Originally posted by Iggy Ok, sorry, I'm so used to modding A2 and answering questions for A2 that I forgot this thread was on A1. One reason why you can't open odf files, there aren't any installed to the HDD when the game is installed. The only time you access odfs in A1 is when you add something, and all the odfs will got to the addon directory. If you want to modify a odf file for a ship, you need to download the A1 odfs, and then put the odf of the ship you want to modify in the addon folder in your A1 directory. Then edit it in wordpad or notepad. Thats all!

Actully, the ODF's in A1 one are infact on the HDD, but thir contioned in an Archive called Assits, in the main Dir, thir allcompiled in thir lie a zip file, but encoded, so any archiving file will not work to get them out.