Hi, I'm trying to edit the game and need to know 2 things:
1. Where the Space Skirmish units can be edited 2. Where the venator files are
I'm making a mod that makes Venators a unit for the Empire and I've got them to spawn at the Empire Space Stations but haven't got them to be 'buildable'.
Well the listings for what each starbase upgrade level can build is in this file (just do a search for the word "Skirmish" without the quotes three times and you'll come across the listing towards the bottom of the file):
The skirmish entries for each ship themselves are in the unit files themselves. What you look for is an entry similair to that below built times and build cost are located in this part:
The Venator entry is located about midway down this file:
May I ask what program you use for editing XML's?
notepad or wordpad
TEXT_UNIT_JEDI_CRUISER Tartan_Patrol_Cruiser Broadside_Class_Cruiser Tie_Bomber TIE_Bomber Star_Destroyer Victory_Destroyer 2 NV_JEDICRUISER.ALO 0.999 .95 0.2 30 3400 800 2500 50 4000 500 Empire 6 2.2 0.7 Space Frigate 0.2 5 .1 .1 -90.0
1.6 Yes 400 -30 35.0 1.5 0.1 Yes Yes 2200 3 0 0 3 frigate 6 yes no 0 10 8 1 2500 3400 30 Yes 8
DUMMY_STARSHIP, SELECTABLE, POWERED, SHIELDED ABILITY_COUNTDOWN, SIMPLE_SPACE_LOCOMOTOR, TARGETING, REVEAL, HIDE_WHEN_FOGGED, UNIT_AI, ASTEROID_FIELD_DAMAGE, DAMAGE_TRACKING, ION_STUN_EFFECT, SPAWN_SQUADRON, NEBULA
1200.0 1000.0 Yes Large_Explosion_Space No
Large_Damage_Space 0.24 HP_Jedi_Cruiser_Fighter_Bay, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_Engines, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_FL, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_FR, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_ML, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_MR, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_BL, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_BR, HP_Jedi_Cruiser_Shield_Gen
Frigate | AntiCorvette i_button_jedi_cruiser.tga RV_NebulonB.ALO 1000 0 0 0 45 yes True
RHD_Build_Vehicle RHD_Unit_Canceled Unit_Complete_Jedi_Cruiser
Unit_Acclamator_Moving_Engine_Loop Unit_Select_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Move_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Fleet_Move_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Attack_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Guard_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Stop_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Barrage_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Asteroids_Jedi_Cruiser Unit_Nebula_Jedi_Cruiser SFX_Asteroid_Detonation
HARD_POINT_WEAPON_LASER, Unit_HP_LASER_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_WEAPON_MISSILE, Unit_HP_MISSILE_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_WEAPON_TORPEDO, Unit_HP_TORP_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_WEAPON_ION_CANNON, Unit_HP_ION_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_SHIELD_GENERATOR, Unit_HP_SHIELDS_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_ENGINE, Unit_HP_ENGINES_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_GRAVITY_WELL, Unit_HP_GRAV_Jedi_Cruiser
HARD_POINT_WEAPON_LASER, Unit_Lost_Laser_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_WEAPON_MISSILE, HARD_POINT_WEAPON_TORPEDO, HARD_POINT_WEAPON_ION_CANNON, HARD_POINT_SHIELD_GENERATOR, Unit_Lost_Shields_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_ENGINE, Unit_Lost_Engines_Jedi_Cruiser HARD_POINT_GRAVITY_WELL, HARD_POINT_FIGHTER_BAY, Unit_Lost_Bay_Rebel_Space_Station HARD_POINT_TRACTOR_BEAM, HARD_POINT_ENABLE_SPECIAL_ABILITY,
Unit_Acclamator_Idle_Engine_Loop Unit_Acclamator_Moving_Engine_Loop Unit_Acclamator_Cinematic_Engine_Loop
Yes Yes 1.0 1.0
1000.0 0.0 400.0 5.0 Frigate
DEFEND 60 WEAPON_DELAY_MULTIPLIER, 1.0f SHIELD_REGEN_MULTIPLIER, 1.0f SHIELD_REGEN_INTERVAL_MULTIPLIER, 0.10f ENERGY_REGEN_INTERVAL_MULTIPLIER, 0.10f ENERGY_REGEN_MULTIPLIER, 3.0f SPEED_MULTIPLIER, 0.8f 15 Unit_Defend_Assault_Frigate TEXT_TOOLTIP_VENETOR TEXT_ENCYCLOPEDIA_CLASS_FRIGATE 4000
2000 30 Tactical_Units 3
just add this code to "spaceunitsfrigates" and add empire_jedi_cruiser to any skirmish_empire_starbase_X for skirmish
it will be buildable in CG automaticly
you can use notepad or wordpad, but I use notepad ++, it's free and great
Idk if your comment was meant for me DarthNerd, but anyway, the question was for wyndt. I'd recommend XMLPad, it's also free, and automatically highlight errors you (eventually) make.
XMLpad is nice because it does auto-completion for the tags, some degree of error checking, and has the project overview view so you can skip around between major entries without scrolling. However, the tabbing, search, and undo features are atrocious to put it mildly, but like they said it's free. Whatever you do at least get notepad++, textpad, or one of the other nicer free editors out there that will at least do syntax highlighting if you pass on xmlpad. It will save you tons of headaches later on.