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Nebulae?

Postby w03 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:13 am

This may seem like a strange question due to the state of the current nebula system, but...

How do I make a new type of nebula? (e.g., blue-nebula)

I have the .bfxm mesh files and the textures, but where do I go from there?
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Re: Nebulae?

Postby esgaroth » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:02 am

Hmm, a first step would be to create a folder like /units/factions/neutral/blue-nebula or something like this. Have a look how the stuff in green-nebula looks like and add it accordingly (or copy, rename and change accordingly). Add your bfxm and texture. Second you´d have to add it to the units.csv (open it and see how it looks for green-nebula and add it accordingly. Third, add it to a systems file and have a look whether it works...
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Re: Nebulae?

Postby w03 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:39 pm

I tried what you said, but the nebula wouldn't show up. I also added my nebula to the nebulae.txt file, but the nebula still refused to show up. I think the problem is in the nebulae.txt file, but I can't figure out how to solve it.

By the way, thanks for your help on my other two questions as well!
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Re: Nebulae?

Postby esgaroth » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:04 am

Strange. IIRC, if you add it directly to a .system file the nebulae.txt shouldnt be involved at all. Have you tried to simply duplicate an already-present nebula (duplicate everything, folder, bfxm, entry in units.csv etc.) and then change the name accordingly and see whether it works ? And, if you add an already present nebula in your systems file, does it show up ? i have experienced a lot of shit when manually editing systems files - somtimes the things simply dont work because of a missing space in the systems file....
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