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dissembly

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#1 10 years ago

I've been trying to figure out how to put a ship icon on the HUD, so that you don't get a generic white square where your damage indicator should be.

I've looked through various tutorials, and it isn't mentioned; i've also been trawling through the earliest threads on the forum, and other people (e.g. Ludwig asked at one stage, as well as this guy: http://forums.filefront.com/stl-modding-editing/296544-ship-icons.html ) have asked about this, but haven't gotten any explanations in the replies as far as i can see. It seems to be a blind spot in the tutorials.

I have cloned the Nova-class (to experiment with modding it's stats), to create a "Hela-class", and this is what i've done so far:

*Cloned (and renamed) the *.m3d, *.dds and *.odf files, making sure to clone ALL of the *.dds files (i understand there's a whole bunch of them, and i assume that this is where the ship HUD icon/diagram deallie would be); *Edited the .m3d file with a Hex editor to replace all references to "nova" with "hela", as per acidfluxxbase's much-appreciated tutorial. *Edited some of the *.dds files, to confirm that the cloned "Hela" class is actually reading off the cloned *.dds files and not the original Nova-class *.dds's.

I can't think of anything else to do. (I've even changed the tooltip lines in the *.odf file to refer to a "helaclass" instead of "novaclass" in case *that* was the issue for some reason, but it doesnt seem to do anything.)

I still get blank white squares on my HUD.

I have a few modded ships downloaded from other people, so i know that you all know how to change the HUD-ship-icon-thing! I just can't figure it out. Any pointers?




dissembly

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#2 10 years ago

AHH! Ignore that post, immediately after posting this, i continued trawling through the oldest posts, and i found this by Major_Payne:

http://forums.filefront.com/stl-modding-editing/300966-making-ship-icon-mini-tutorial.html

...which seems to answer the question perfectly.

Just thought i would put the link here in case anybody else searching for this information comes into this thread.




IKS

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#3 10 years ago

I'll move it to the Tutorial forum actually. Gives me an idea to write up a tutorial on how to do registries