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  1. moonsense715

    Blizzard did that with the Starcraft 1 remaster, so I'd expect the same here.
  2. moonsense715

    C&C_Field_RxD is not a stock Renegade map. Can it connect to a server with stock maps that doesn't use ttfs? We will make sure that's not possible if it is right now.
  3. moonsense715

    Author: moonsense715 Skill level: 4 Introduction This tutorial will show you how to allow players to play with custom content on your server, without affecting their core game files. What does this mean? You can modify maps, preset settings, everything on your server (with the exception of client-side script updates). When players join your server, the custom content will be downloaded for them automatically on the "Joining Game" screen. If they hop on to other servers or you disable the custom content, then the clients will play normally, without the modifications. This can be ideal if: You run a server and want to change lots of things, but have no means to update the core game files of clients (e.g. a C&C Renegade server). There is a special event (Halloween, Christmas, Game Night, etc.) and you want to put custom models, sounds, etc. on a server but only temporarily. You are a developer, want to change lots of balance settings, distribute the changes to testers VERY fast, then do it again 10 minutes later, etc. For this tutorial we will distribute a custom objects.ddb file to players. 1. Prepare your files After you're done with your changes in LevelEdit/Mammoth, save your objects. Then, create a totally empty level. I named mine ObjectsMix.lvl and exported it to ObjectsMix.mix (try to avoid name conflicting, objects.mix and objects.ddb might not like eachother). Now this is a completely empty level. If the level does not contain your new objects.ddb yet, use XCC mixer or RenegadeEx to put your modified objects.ddb into this mix file. Your file is complete, named ObjectsMix.mix. 2. Create the package for players To play your custom modifications, players will need to download special package files. For them (the players), these will NOT be downloaded to their game files (Data) folder nor their Documents folder, but rather to AppData\Roaming or somewhere else. Copy your ObjectsMix.mix next to your FDS (the game server), next to the server executable file (e.g. server.exe). You should have serverside script files already if you run a server, along with PackageEditor.exe. If you don't, get them (ssgm files). Stop your server and open a command line in this directory. Enter these commands: PackageEditor uninstall "ObjectsMix" PackageEditor update "ObjectsMix.mix" 1.0 Westwood The first line makes sure any previously installed packages with the same name are gone. The second command installs your package. You can change the version and the author name if you want, but it's not necessary. 3. Upload your package to a server You need a web server to upload your ttfs packages to. Your game server will tell the players' clients to go here and download any needed packages. Grab the generated ttfs folder from your game server directory (it will be next to the debug folder, search for it), and upload it to your web server. It should be reachable via http calls and the file lists must be viewable inside the ttfs folder. For example, you could put them here: http://mysite.com/ttfs/ Go ahead and visit the link (well obviously not this one above, but YOUR server's ttfs link). If you can't see the file list, it's setup wrong. Ask your administrator to make it viewable, or add a .htaccess text file inside the ttfs folder and make it contain this single line: Options +Indexes Now you should be done. 4. Make your server use the package NOTE: If you are trying to just add a new MAP that players need to download, you are done and don't need to modify tt.cfg (unless of course you want it to also use your ObjectsMix package). You thought you were done? No! You only created the package so far, now you need to use it. Open your tt.cfg file. Take a look at the example below. gameDefinitions: { FirstMap: { mapName = "RA_FirstMap"; packages = ["ObjectsMix"]; }; }; rotation: [ "FirstMap", "RA_SecondMap" ]; downloader: { repositoryUrl = "http://mysite.com/ttfs/"; }; You need to define which maps use this new package (which is just a modified objects.ddb file essentially). Do this in gameDefinitions. In the example, one map (RA2_FirstMap) uses it only. If you want all maps to use it, add them all to the gameDefinitions in a similar way. The mapName is the full name, the packages can contain multiple packages, separated by commas. Remove the prefix from the rotation if you have a game definition for a map. In the repositoryUrl, define the URL where the players' clients will download your packages from. The link you have from Step 3 should go here. Make sure to restart your server after you've modified tt.cfg! Congratulations! Players who join your server will automatically download the packages you defined. If you want to stop using the custom content on your server, just remove ObjectsMix from the packages in gameDefinitions.
  4. moonsense715

    I've added your rank image to your forum signature.
  5. moonsense715

    Have you tried out Interim Apex?
  6. moonsense715

    Hey, that error message is very generic. Please post the crashdump file from your IA documents folder (I think it is 'Program Files\W3D Hub\games\ia-release\IAFiles\InterimApex\debug')
  7. moonsense715

    What problems do you have with your rank? I suppose you are talking about the ranking system on the APB server? If so, make sure you play a game with at least 4 players ingame, and do not leave the server until the next map loads.
  8. moonsense715

    I cannot see the server on the server list.
  9. moonsense715

    Hello, please attach the crashdump file
  10. moonsense715

    Sounds like something is wrong @OWA
  11. moonsense715

    @Threve I recommend alphaing out the background of the pink tractor, your magic trick is busted on any other theme that is not APB
  12. moonsense715

    Sounds good, what is the server/game name that is hosting it? I'd like to see a competitor AI logic, we created some cool ones with danpaul88 too on the scripts 5.0 branch.
  13. moonsense715

    Glad to hear
  14. moonsense715

    Just a small suggestion, lay out your basic shapes with a much less dense vertex count. Going epic highy polycount for shaping the basics will only make it harder.