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Re: Modification of game files

Post by Louren Cohen » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:24 am

Guys, don't mod your games. Well if you have have completed the game, and if you want to play again then modding is pretty nice. But if you are playing it the first time, then it is going to destroy the feel of the game.




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Re: Modification of game files

Post by Kevinosbern » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:33 pm

Hey, thanks for sharing the files. I think it would be fun to play with these upgrades and now I would be able to make some high scores in those tough levels. It was really helpful that you changed the overheat feature off the cars.

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Re: Modification of game files

Post by Haligen » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:53 pm

I created a post in the "share to the community" section viewtopic.php?f=9&t=28 with an editor hot-key list and a link to the two videos I created a while back. I might make a new video for level creation as it changed a bit as chris said.

Re: Modification of game files

Post by protogenxl » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:01 pm

I am just downloading the game now but I was wondering Is it possible to add your own music files?

Re: Modification of game files

Post by supercarz1991 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:04 pm

thanks for that reply Chris, i'll see what i can do with it ;) lol the tracks we have are fairly awesome, and i still race em over n over. But the one thing that appeals to me most is always some form of customization to make yourself unique which is why i'm so interested in that level editor. That's one reason i still play Trackmania Sunrise all the time. It has an awesome editor

Re: Modification of game files

Post by ChrisBarrett » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:22 pm

Ah, right. That video is fairly old. Most of it still applies, but initially getting into the editor is different. And the transparent bars are slightly different.

To get into the level editor (once you've enabled it from the config file), hit Ctrl+Tilde from the main menu. Once in, Alt+Tilde toggles between editing mode and play mode.

To play on your new level, you'll have to make a new LevelSet file (or add it to an existing one, but I'd suggest a new one, since we may very well overwrite existing ones in a future update). LevelSet files are just basic XML text files, so you should be able to copy an existing one, tweak its values, and have your level appear in the game's Arcade menu. Not exactly user-friendly and nice, but functional. Saving your level file in our Levels folder will make this easier. Though be sure to create a backup of it elsewhere before updating the game (when we get to that point).
[Edit] If you've changed existing LevelSet files, or added new ones, you'll have to restart the game for those changes to be taken into account.

There's still a lot of undocumented features, bugs, hotkeys, and assumptions on the editor's use. So save often, keep backups, and prepare to be a little frustrated until we clean things up some more and provide better documentation.

P.S. Don't go to the level's finish point in the level editor. Don't remember what it does, exactly. You should still be able to edit and save after doing so, but I think the car will no longer take input or some similar behavior. It's just something we've generally avoided doing (and another thing to make nicer in the future).

Re: Modification of game files

Post by supercarz1991 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:01 pm

martheen wrote:Have you enabled your level editor? You'll want to listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPdPnEP1YJI and set EditorEnabled=true in C:\Program Files\Digipen\Nitronic Rush\config\nitronic.ini and then, design away ^^


i did that already, but can't seem to figure out how to launch the level editor lol

Re: Modification of game files

Post by martheen » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:01 am

Have you enabled your level editor? You'll want to listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPdPnEP1YJI and set EditorEnabled=true in C:\Program Files\Digipen\Nitronic Rush\config\nitronic.ini and then, design away ^^

Re: Modification of game files

Post by supercarz1991 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:32 pm

i'm majorly interested in the level editor

I'm a major modder of the games Combat Arms and NOLF2 (Lithtech Jupiter game engine). I'm highly used to not-so-user-friendly tools for making maps, models, prefabs, characters, etc.

i was actually thinking about PM'ing 1 of the admin/mods of the game to see if there would be a chance i might be able to help out. I could show examples of my work, but then again its a student project so i thought against it.

anyway, on the thought of cheating, If your into looking for a way to avoid it, maybe find a away to contact Creative Mobile. They have developed a Server Sided anti-cheat for there game Drag Racing on android/iOS to stop cheated race times. If you can't get ahold of them, i'm betting the method is as simple as setting up a PHP File with something like setting a minimum fastest race time for the track, then if anything faster comes in, it doesn't get posted and it gets reported as a cheated time

Re: Modification of game files

Post by martheen » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:50 pm

I see :) I was thinking about sending the hash of the parsed XML along with ghost data, then I remember they could patch the executable itself, etc, then I just realized it would probably as pointless as anti-piracy (annoying the legitimate user, cracked in the next day anyway). The community system should work well in my opinion, if it ever needed (hopefully not). Yep, I love the 'friend' group, I already imagining a local scores, scores acquired without boosting, etc.

The potential from video of customized play would be amazing, I've just seen some of the coolest tricks I never thought was possible, and those are with the original config. They probably could also get uploaded to some special 'custom' group.

About the level editor, even if it isn't user friendly yet, how about publishing the fact in the forums or twitter? That way you could gain the interest of potential level editors out there, there have been a lot of 'i can haz level editor plz' :)

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