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Modding - ODF - I'm not sure if this is a stupid question.

Post by Prowannabe319 » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:55 pm

Im trying to make a mod for Armada 2 but I don't even know how to modify the odf files yet, im reading Westworlds big book of modding but its like latin to me, do I need to get the odf files from the web or does the game already have them that are moddable? Please help...Thank you.

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Post by FirestormTen » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:19 pm

Well, no question is stupid unless you honestily know..

1st, The .odf files that you mention, yes they are ingame... if you wanted to use the fscout.odf in ODF/SHIP'S, then you would rename it to (Insert name here).odf then you would mod the file by using notepad, MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE DOUBLE QUOTES!!!!! Ex: Possibleshipnames = "Piglatin" NOT Possibleshipnames = "Piglatin. Missing even ONE quote mark can cause game to crash!! then to add the ship to a build list, go to a station.odf such as fbase.odf and go to where it says the buildlist, then add another build function by copy + pasting the one for the fconst.odf (or fconst) and changing the lefthand value to the next number in line. Ex: if Fcargo.odf (or fcargo) was the last one in the build list and it's left hand value is 4, then the next should be 5
Ex:

buildItem0 = "fconst"
buildItem1 = "ffreight"
buildItem2 = "fcargo"
buildItem3 = "fsrepair"
buildItem4 = "fmedit"
buildItem5 = "f31const"
buildItem6 = "(yourshipname without the .odf)" <- Remember the quotes!!

Finally, add it to the techtree..

Ex: (File used is fulltech.tt
fbase.odf 0
fmining.odf 0
fconst.odf 0
fsensor.odf 0
fturret.odf 0
fyard.odf 0
ffreight.odf 0
fscout.odf 0
fdestroy.odf 0
fdestroy2.odf 0
fresear.odf 0
fturret2.odf 0
fcruise1.odf 0
fcruise2.odf 0
fcruise3.odf 0
fyard2.odf 0
fspecial.odf 0
fresear2.odf 0
fbattle.odf 0
fsuperbl.odf 0
gtempor.odf 0
fassault.odf 0
fcolony.odf 0
ffrigate.odf 0
fsrepair.odf 0
fcargo.odf 0
forbital.odf 0
ftrading.odf 0
fupgrade.odf 0
fgalaxy.odf 0
(yourshipnamehere.odf) 0

Did that answer everything?

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Post by Prowannabe319 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:33 pm

Thank you so much, I think im starting to get it.

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