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Galactopedia modding - 4/16/2010 5:22:29 PM   
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Is this possible so that we can give our race descriptions for our custom themes?

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/16/2010 5:48:13 PM   
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AFAIK, and going with the Customization Guide, at this time it's not possible to change the Galactopedia.
I'm currently working on a Eve mod and so far the changeable variants are:

Ship and Base Pictures
Race Pictures
Troop Pictures
Star System Names
Ship Design Names
Agent Names
Alien Race conditionals (stats for each race, etc)
Alien dialogue

and that's it.





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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/16/2010 8:02:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shark7

Is this possible so that we can give our race descriptions for our custom themes?

You would have to overwrite the mhtml files in the help folder. Just exactly how to do that, I have no idea. But it does seem possible.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/17/2010 1:15:21 AM   
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its like a html file so u can open it with any word processor. skip the initial CSS listings and link rels and u will eventually hit a part like this:

quote:

<p class=3DMsoNormal>Armor components are dense coverings that form the l=
ast
line of defense against incoming weapons fire. After the shields of a shi=
p or
base have been penetrated, an enemy must then destroy all armor before it=
can
damage the target itself.
</p>
<p class=3DMsoNormal>Armor has two ratings:</p>
<p class=3DMsoListParagraphCxSpFirst style=3D'text-indent:-.25in;mso-list=
:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span
style=3D'font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-=
family:
Symbol'><span style=3D'mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style=3D'font:7.0pt=
"Times New Roman"'>        
</span></span></span><![endif]>Basic rating which determines how much raw
firepower it takes to completely destroy the armor component.
<span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-ansi-=
language:
EN-GB'> </span></p>
<p class=3DMsoListParagraphCxSpLast style=3D'text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:=
l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span
lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-fon=
t-family:
Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><span
style=3D'mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style=3D'font:7.0pt "Times New Ro=
man"'>        
</span></span></span><![endif]>Reactive rating which specifies the level =
of
firepower the armor component can safely absorb without sustaining any
damage.
<span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times Ne=
w Roman","serif";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p>


As u can see the description (emboldened) is shrouded in html tags. Simply editing the base description without touching the tags will effectively change your description. Please backup your files before u attempt such changes :)


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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/17/2010 2:15:27 AM   
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I just had I look and its beyond me.
So yes it is possible but it isn't very easy, I think I'll give it a miss.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/19/2010 5:09:43 PM   
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So basically, if you can do html coding (which I am a novice at) it is theoretically possible to change the file to include the race descriptions of your mod races...but you probably have to swap the file each time you swap the theme.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/19/2010 8:19:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shark7

So basically, if you can do html coding (which I am a novice at) it is theoretically possible to change the file to include the race descriptions of your mod races...but you probably have to swap the file each time you swap the theme.

Exactly.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/10/2011 5:16:31 PM   
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All you need to do is have Microsoft WordPad that comes in with your Windows, scroll down til you see descriptions about your informations you are looking for, then change the text and/or the picture.

here an example:

quote:


<o:lock v:ext=3D"edit" aspectratio=3D"t"/>
</v:shapetype><v:shape id=3D"Picture_x0020_11" o:spid=3D"_x0000_s1043" ty=
pe=3D"#_x0000_t75"
style=3D'position:absolute;margin-left:0;margin-top:-157.7pt;width:180pt;
height:180pt;z-index:1;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square;
mso-wrap-distance-left:9pt;mso-wrap-distance-top:0;
mso-wrap-distance-right:9pt;mso-wrap-distance-bottom:0;
mso-position-horizontal:left;mso-position-horizontal-relative:text;
mso-position-vertical:absolute;mso-position-vertical-relative:line'
o:allowoverlap=3D"f">
<v:imagedata src=3D"c:/Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/images/units/races/race_0.png" o:title=3D""/>
<w:wrap type=3D"square" anchory=3D"line"/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=3D240 height=3D240
src=3D"Race_0_files/image002.png" align=3Dleft hspace=3D12 v:shapes=3D"Pi=
cture_x0020_11"><![endif]><span
style=3D'mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;mso-no-pro=
of:
yes'><o:p></o:p></span></p>
</td>
<td valign=3Dtop style=3D'padding:0in 5.75pt 0in 5.75pt'>
<p class=3DMsoNormal>Average-sized bipedal mammalian race with short white fur.</p>



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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/10/2011 5:24:30 PM   
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Wow, someone's digging out the old gems..nice find RisingSun.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/10/2011 5:29:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Data

Wow, someone's digging out the old gems..nice find RisingSun.


heh thanks, been working on my own mod, hopefully i have it out tomorrow :) Still havent think what to call it yet.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/11/2011 5:06:13 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RisingSun

All you need to do is have Microsoft WordPad that comes in with your Windows, scroll down til you see descriptions about your informations you are looking for, then change the text and/or the picture.

here an example:

quote:


<o:lock v:ext=3D"edit" aspectratio=3D"t"/>
</v:shapetype><v:shape id=3D"Picture_x0020_11" o:spid=3D"_x0000_s1043" ty=
pe=3D"#_x0000_t75"
style=3D'position:absolute;margin-left:0;margin-top:-157.7pt;width:180pt;
height:180pt;z-index:1;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square;
mso-wrap-distance-left:9pt;mso-wrap-distance-top:0;
mso-wrap-distance-right:9pt;mso-wrap-distance-bottom:0;
mso-position-horizontal:left;mso-position-horizontal-relative:text;
mso-position-vertical:absolute;mso-position-vertical-relative:line'
o:allowoverlap=3D"f">
<v:imagedata src=3D"c:/Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/images/units/races/race_0.png" o:title=3D""/>
<w:wrap type=3D"square" anchory=3D"line"/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=3D240 height=3D240
src=3D"Race_0_files/image002.png" align=3Dleft hspace=3D12 v:shapes=3D"Pi=
cture_x0020_11"><![endif]><span
style=3D'mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;mso-no-pro=
of:
yes'><o:p></o:p></span></p>
</td>
<td valign=3Dtop style=3D'padding:0in 5.75pt 0in 5.75pt'>
<p class=3DMsoNormal>Average-sized bipedal mammalian race with short white fur.</p>





Bringing this up to date with the current ability to add more than 20 races, if I want to add race 22 for example, do I simply move to the end of this section of the HTML file and add a new section? Keep in mind I can do a little HTML coding, but I'm very novice at it.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/11/2011 5:47:39 AM   
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Galactopedia editing isn't supported. When you select any modded race at the setup screen and click, 'learn more about this race', you'll notice that it just displays the galactopedia first page.

In other words, each vanilla race has its own galactopedia page, race_0.mht - race_21.mht in the help files. You can't add more or link them to a modded race at present.

I use MS Word to edit them, it's alot easier, but not everyone has it.


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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/11/2011 3:04:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Igard

Galactopedia editing isn't supported. When you select any modded race at the setup screen and click, 'learn more about this race', you'll notice that it just displays the galactopedia first page.

In other words, each vanilla race has its own galactopedia page, race_0.mht - race_21.mht in the help files. You can't add more or link them to a modded race at present.

I use MS Word to edit them, it's alot easier, but not everyone has it.




We need to bug Elliot to allow it then, I have 32 races in the mod I play.

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RE: Galactopedia modding - 4/11/2011 3:20:37 PM   
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Indeed. It's section 9a on the modder's masterlist.

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