Hi all Ive started to create my own race for A2 ive been able to create it in game using the "Easy way to start making races for beginners." but im stuck! i want to give the race its own ships which are other ships in the game like the defiant class, bird of prey etc and some that i have downloaded but i dont exactly no what to do! the name of my race is called "Rogue" the main problem is the naming of the files! say for instance you take the federation construction ship the name in the gui_global file is b_fconst what would i change this to?? and the other types of files!?
Can any one help? :?Block:
P.s if you dont really understand what the hell im goin on about tell me and ill try to explain!! sometimes i dont even know what im goin on about!!
The best way I could tell you is to download my Antithesis race Addon from Armada2files.com and unzip it into its own directory. That way you can see exactly what files you need to add to add ships to your race to make it parallel to the others in the game.
Pick a letter to go in front of the ship say for rogue it could be ro. So you put b_roconst. The roconst is the name of the ship odf.
Eagle. Although I've not read this thread entirely there is one thing you must remember when renaming files. Remember the 8:3 rule.
Armada 2 isn't so difficult to do with this but with A1 it was necessary. Anyway, what I mean is with many of the files you should noticed that the filenames are classified as standard DOS 8:3. What this means (if you didn't already know), is that the header name should be no more than 8 characters and the extension 3 characters.
You might be able to get away with this with A2 filenames, but I would suggest getting into the habit of using the 8:3 rule in all cases if possible. That way you won't end up with any problems caused through a bad filename (I've had this happen on more than one occasion so its just a free bit of advice).
thanks for all your info!! ive renamed all the files i think and so far i have installed a base, construction yard, construction ship, renamed the bird of prey and the defiant! but when i run the game and choose my race it crashes!!?!
Any more help you can offer?
ive just found out that none of my races in A2 work!!! it keeps crashing the Game and im having to resart my computer!!!
Having gone through all those things in the past I can tell you that you are bo no means alone. That sort of thing happens heaps to beginners until they learn the basic steps. Don't be daunted though. If you can I recommend that you change back everything that you did before the game started chrashing. After you are sure it is running again ok you can begin making small changes one at a time. For a beginner I recommend that you make sure every change works ok before you go onto another. Otherwise you just get lost and don't know where the problem is and have to start out from scratch. Journaling sometimes helps a bit too, though I don't worry about it so much myself. Download the Big Book of Mods. It is a great package for beginners and you can run through the tutorials there to help set up your race.
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