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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Mr._Jiggles on June 10, 2005, 02:48:35 am



Title: Need Help!
Post by: Mr._Jiggles on June 10, 2005, 02:48:35 am
Hey, i finished game and i just want to mess around so how do you install that save game edftior. I wanna "pimp my ride"

I can't figure out how to extract the files to where they need to be. The instructions suck, so if any of you pros know, please tell me.

Much appriciatated  ;D


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Mr._Jiggles on June 10, 2005, 04:58:40 am
The uqm save game editor, you know, the one that lets you edit crew, fuel, RU, and ur ship.

The site to get it is

http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/files/uqm.shtml

if you can get it installed, and get it to work, please tell me how!!!!


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Novus on June 10, 2005, 11:05:06 pm
So, what exactly is your problem? Are you having problems extracting the contents of the ZIP archive you downloaded, or trouble putting the editor executable ("UQM Editor.exe") in the right directory?

In the former case, consult your operating system documentation to determine how to unzip files, or download a suitable program.

In the latter case, read the UQM manual (http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/sc2/sc2/doc/users/manual.txt?rev=1.40&view=markup) to find out where your save game files are stored and put the executable there.

I can't be more specific without any more detailed information, but this should be enough to put you on the right track.


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Mr._Jiggles on June 11, 2005, 04:24:04 am
Yes i downloaded the file (the thread is in my second post) and then unzipped it. Do i need to extract it to the save game file before i unzip it, or after?


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Mr._Jiggles on June 11, 2005, 04:33:18 am
Basically i need a walkthrough, I download it, now give me a walkthrough how to install this proparly


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Jiggles on June 11, 2005, 04:40:44 am
Please note that this will only work with the first 10 save game slots!

-UQM Save Editor 2-

Usage:

Put "UQM Editor.exe" in the same directory with the saved games.
These are "starcon2.00, starcon2.01, ..., starcon2.09". ( They may
not all be there. ) The editor ONLY checks for a proper file name,
so be careful and as always BACK UP YOUR SAVED GAMES.

Run the editor and select a file number.
You can change R.U., fuel, crew, landers, main ship modules (weapons,
 fuel tanks, etc.), thrusters, and turning jets.
Click apply to change the values.

Notes:
This requires mfc42.dll or newer. (I think all versions of windows has it.)
Please remember that the save format is likely to change, UQM is only
in it's alpha stage. I will try to release an update to reflect these
changes, if necessary, but I can not promise to. Some of the save file
is compressed and I haven't gotten into the UQM source too much, and I'm
not a professional programmer (much to learn).

Thanks to the original creators and the remake team for this great game,
and you for trying this. Have Fun!




This is the Readme for the Editor.... Please explain what to do!


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Zieman on June 11, 2005, 01:02:38 pm

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This is the Readme for the Editor.... Please explain what to do!

ARE YOU SERIOUS ? ! ?
Or are you just kidding...? :P

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Put "UQM Editor.exe" in the same directory with the saved games.
Run the editor and select a file number.


What more is there to say?



Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Novus on June 11, 2005, 01:53:54 pm
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Basically i need a walkthrough, I download it, now give me a walkthrough how to install this proparly

The README file explains how to install the program. Which part of "Put "UQM Editor.exe" in the same directory with the saved games." don't you understand?

I'll break it down into three steps: extract the editor executable from the archive (which you've apparently already done), find the save game directory (as described here (http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/sc2/sc2/doc/users/manual.txt?rev=1.40&view=markup)) and copy the editor ("UQM Editor.exe") into the save game directory.

I can't give you any more specific instructions without knowing what operating system you are using.


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: jiggles on June 11, 2005, 11:44:23 pm
well, i have windows XP. I go to my computer, then i go to program files, then ur quan masters, theres a bunch of files there like "ogg. dlll" and "jpeg.dlll" is that were i copy it to? which file?


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Novus on June 12, 2005, 12:37:37 am
Nope. Under XP, the save game directory is called uqm and it should be in C:\Documents and Settings\[Your name]\Application Data (where [Your name] is your XP user name). Just drag "UQM Editor.exe" in there and double-click it to run.

If you can't find the Application Data folder, try telling XP to show hidden files and folders (it's an option in Tools/Folder Options on any folder window).


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: jiggles on June 12, 2005, 12:59:42 am
THANK YOU THANK YOU,  ;D ;D ;D YOUR THE BOMB I INSTALLED IT WORKS FINALLY THANKS FOR HELPING ME  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: cloneof on June 20, 2005, 01:10:23 am
can someone send me that editor (i dont hace acount to fileplanet and it cost) on MSN messenger (remuslupin100@hotmail.com)


Title: Re: Need Help!
Post by: Novus on June 20, 2005, 01:18:30 am
Here (http://koti.mbnet.fi/huh/uqm_save_game_editor.exe). Perhaps you could have saved some time and searched the forum first?