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#1 12 years ago

I have GTK Radient 1.3, which i heard is not so buggy as 1.4 or 1.5. And i want to make a map for Jedi Academy.. but its kinda confusing. Any help would be grateful Thanks.




Darth NormaN

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#2 12 years ago

neither 1.4 not 1.5 are "buggy" both have there problems though but they are stable versions of GtkRadiant and better than 1.3 ;)

and what is it that confuses you? be a bit more specific please ;)




Innocent Hawk

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#3 12 years ago

Wow, there are just more any more sides to the debate than ever. 1.3 better than 1.4 or 1.5? O.o

What's next, JK2Radiant beats them all?




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#4 12 years ago

Go for at least 1.4, to start. It sounds like you've already started trying. What are you using in terms of tutorials/guides, and what is confusing to you?




heath1992

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#5 12 years ago

Yeah, that's kinda general. Have you checked out the tutorials linked in the master sticky?

Though I've only used 1.4, I'm pretty sure that 1.4 is better than 1.3 considering that it has the greater version number...




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#6 12 years ago

Not always. Look at Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast or DF. They have smaller version numbers, but they beat JA.

What be confusing you, friend? Compiling?




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#7 12 years ago

Well I would go with 1.4 personally,... and i have Jedi outcast and also Jedi academy, and i actually prefer jedi academy, outcast dosent even see the light of day on my pc any more.




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#8 12 years ago

I prefer 1.3, though it broke recently, and stopped working, forcing me to use 1.5. All of the versions have their advantages and disadvantages for me. I would say to get 1.3 to start, not because it isn't buggy, but it's the easiest for me to use. It loads quickly, and doesn't stop to load everything first like 1.4 does. Also, it actually has a height tool, which 1.5 lacks. Though the height tool is not necessary, it is ridiculously hard to work with brushes from the 3d view, and I often end up moving the brush incorrectly and making it too wide. I also rarely change the view to the side, so that's kind of out of the question for my case. It might work for you if you need it, though, Anihilus. 1.5 also has a tendency to crash with a fatal error popup, which permanently locks it into the 3d pan view, disallowing me from saving without going through a lot of clicking to get past the popups. It sometimes also disables me from using the arrow keys to move, which is aggravating, since I move only with arrow keys. Now, about the confusing thing...you'll get used to it quickly. Maybe a week or so and you should be able to understand the basics. Hit F1 while in Radiant to view the manual, which has some helpful info for beginners. Remember, if you can help it, keep your map from getting too boxy. I try to make curves, but they're stubborn and it always ends up blocky-looking anyway...hopefully you can avoid such a problem when you get the hang of it =).