1993 Mod Questions

Posted by AustinF1 
Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 21, 2019 06:19AM
Posted by: TomMK
I don't think I've ever come across that problem, but I do have a couple of other hints in case you're still having issues with GPxTrack:

1) Every track's .dat file contains a 'pointer' to the associated .wad file. GPxTrack makes this pointer needless because GPxTrack is now in control of which track files will be loaded. I find removing this pointer helps to avoid issues when loading custom tracks.



2) This one is more advanced but is not often required. I said above that the .wad filename doesn't matter just as long as it's one of the original 17 filenames. That's not strictly true... Actually, a .wad file is like a .zip file - a file that contains more files. Within the .wad the file structure is strictly controlled by GP4, so you will always find the same set of folders, like this:

a1ring2001.wad
- fonts
- maps
- - a1ring2001
- - - a1ring2001.col
- - - etc...
- - resources
- samples
- - crowddata
- - - a1ring2001.crd

Notice how the same 'prefix' keeps occurring throughout the .wad structure. You should ensure the .wad filename matches the prefix of all the files inside it.

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Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 21, 2019 01:22PM
Posted by: landex
Noog Wrote:
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> landex Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > By the way: Are the commands for the Easywad in
> > command prompt?
>
>
> If so, here's how to fix it:
>
> Go into Windows Control Panel > Folder Options >
> File Types
>
> Scroll down to WAD
>
> click the ADVANCED button*
>
> Set Default to "OPEN WITH GUI"
>
> Update: * If you don't have an ADVANCED button,
> select WAD, click the CHANGE button and select
> EASYWAD. When you click OK you should now have an
> ADVANCED button.

Noog, thanks! But I dont have "File types" in
Windows Control Panel > Folder Options >
> File Tyes

I have Win7 x64


> You're not getting a warning about an 'illegal
> switch' are you?
- No everything is fine, but I dont have the Advanced Button or Menu



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/2019 01:37PM by landex.
Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 21, 2019 03:33PM
Posted by: Noog
@ landex.

OK, it's something that happened to me and that was the fix, but that's not your problem it seems.

So, what happens when you run easywad.exe?
Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 21, 2019 07:49PM
Posted by: landex
@Noop

Easywad.exe runs fine. But I dont have any "advanced" Button or menu like you said.

My question was if I can pack the files with command com? Like zip files
Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 21, 2019 09:40PM
Posted by: Noog
Not that I know of. But wouldn't it always be easier and quicker to dbl-click a .wad and update or extract the .wad file contents from within Windows anyway? Why would the developer bother making a command line option available?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/2019 09:42PM by Noog.
Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 22, 2019 01:30PM
Posted by: landex
Noog Wrote:
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> Not that I know of. But wouldn't it always be
> easier and quicker to dbl-click a .wad and update
> or extract the .wad file contents from within
> Windows anyway? Why would the developer bother
> making a command line option available?


Just for making the renaming files in the wads easier:)
Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 22, 2019 07:10PM
Posted by: Noog
Ever tried a batch renamer? Some also let you make a copies: copy lod 0 and create lod 1, 2 & 3 etc. Not sure what to recommend - the last one I ever used in Windows was Lupas Rename 2000 but that was a lifetime ago when I had to update the name of thousands of files in one go.
Re: 1993 Mod Questions
Date: April 22, 2019 08:53PM
Posted by: landex
Noog Wrote:
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> Ever tried a batch renamer? Some also let you make
> a copies: copy lod 0 and create lod 1, 2 & 3 etc.
> Not sure what to recommend - the last one I ever
> used in Windows was Lupas Rename 2000 but that was
> a lifetime ago when I had to update the name of
> thousands of files in one go.


I thing you misunderstood me. I met for the tracks. rename wad, folders in the wad and .gp4 in the wad. As a batch or command.
Unfortunaly, I dont know how the wad file is compacted, if i knew I could make a program for it. Like "Gestor de circuitos para GP4.exe", this program is not bad at all, but has some issues who makes gp4.exe corrupt.

Like TomMK, explained very good: If the .dat file has a wad in the info, it doesnt loads the circuit and crashes.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2019 08:58PM by landex.
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