Not sure if this is the right section for this or not. Anyways I'm having problems with the tholian full race mod on the a2 site. I downloaded it and directed it to the main directory for armada 2 and told it to install. When I got into the game I could play as the tholians but I couldn't build anything at all. The stations and starting stuff was there but I couldn't build anything at all. Can anyone provide some help on this. As for copy and edit stuff I have no idea what I'm doing so if anyone could make it easy as possible for me to fix this please let me know because as for adding in codes and things to different folders I have no idea what I'm doing. Any help would be appreciated as I would like to play with the tholians. Thanks.
There are probably a couple reasons this is happening. The most notable one I can think of is because the tech1.tt content in the "techtree" folder hasn't been added. The tech1.tt file tells the game what builds, and in what order. That content needs to be added. Open the file and search for some of the Tholian content-- "Tbase", "tdestroy", that sort of thing. If there are no entries for Tholians, that's your problem.
But do you mean when playing AS, or AGAINST, the Tholians that you get this problem? The Tholian full race is one of the best out there, but check and make sure there are .AIP files in the AI/AIP folder. Those .AIP files tell the AI what to build and how to fight. Without them, you'll just get ships sitting there doing nothing.
When I play as the tholians I can control everything it gives me as a default starting stuff but other than that I get nothing. Anyways I have the patch downloaded just not added it yet partly because I don't know how. If you could narrow down the files to go to and add stuff I can probably do it then. I'm not sure but I can try.
staingar - A;4891983 If you could narrow down the files to go to and add stuff I can probably do it then. I'm not sure but I can try.
Also check your settings in this file:
Anything Tholian in there should also be in your equivalent file. I hope it's not a case of your having the files all configured properly, you just can't see they're available to build because the build buttons aren't configured....
I tried to open the files like you said and check everything but for some reason my cpu is refusing to let me open the files. There's not a reason I know of it should be doing this. Is there another way to open the files or is there a program that comes stock on an HP pavilion that I can use to open the file. If not would someone be willing to send me a copy of the files that I need and fix them so all I have to do is copy them into the folders. I hate to ask that but I don't understand why I can't get into the stuff.
You can open teh files with Notepad or Wordpad. Easy as pie.
Will try that and if it still doesn't work I have no idea.
Another question I forgot to ask in my last post is this, in the 2install thing that came with it it says this, NEXT STEP - Open the Dynamic_Localized_Strings.h file and find the capitalized left heading and change the right side of the line to match. What line is it talking about because I don't understand what heading it is by the way this was worded. Sorry to be such a "noob" to this but I'm trying.