im trying to make a roq file, but i dont understand this in the tutorial: (plz, fast response)
"That’s almost all for the creation. Next actually make the .roq file. From a command line, go the video directory (For SoF2, it’s in s:\base\video, this is where you should store your .param files.)
Type “roq filename.param”. It takes a while to process it all, but once it’s done, you’ll have a .roq file named whatever you called it in the FILENAME section of the .param file.
Example from command line:
When finished, you’ll get a file called intro.roq stored in s:\base\video as specified in the FILENAME parameter."
what line? how?
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15th March 2005
Ignore whatever tutorial you're looking at, go to google, search for "Quake Video Maker", download, and presto. Simple easy way to make ROQ videos without the hassle of a code prompt piece of crap compiler.
Maybe I just can't use that program (QVM, that is) (or maybe I have an old version), but it insists I cannot have a 512x512 movie and claims I should use 4:3 aspect ratio. But JA requires 1:1 aspect ratio for roqs. Well, anyway, perhaps I'm just not trying hard enough. I made my roqs the Raven way easily enough, though, and I downloaded QVM just out of interest with no real need for it. Raven roq manual gives perfect instructions for roq making with the command line compiler, with the single exception that it fails to mention the specs for the wave file for soundtrack (which is 16 bit, 22 kHz, stereo). But who knows... I might just be such an old, dusty cadaver that using separate instruction files and command line executables wasn't anything to abhor for me...
Use Quake ToolKit. It will make the param file for you by asking you simple information about your images and where they're located. I use it myself.
QVM compiles faster but I noticed the quality isn't quite as good. The images have to be 512X384 or something like that. The good thing about this program is that you can add special effects and edit your movie frame by frame. At leat that's what is says.
There's also SwitchBlade 3. I never got the previous version to work but go ahead and try the latest.