Anyway, after setting up a completely fresh install, it works. Everything seems great. I can select the two races, I actually got a game going, and those space slugs have been replaced with... whatever the heck those are.
Except the UI and resource icons are still those awful, childish designs. (In my opinion.)
I actually wouldn't mind using your Star Trek resources if it didn't mean having to use his icon designs.
So I'll now begin the excruciating task of changing one thing at a time, relaunching the game every time to see if I broke something. I will report on every step I take, editing a single post. Probably this one.
The first thing I'm going to do is replace the Chrome file with the one from the Graphical Enhancement Mod.
Made the change. Can select both of those races. Can start new game. The UI is now the way I like it, but the resource icons are still Das's.
I will attempt to change JUST THE ICONS next, for resources. I won't touch the Help files. I won't touch the resources text file.
I have a feeling this step is going to bring my errors back, because I know there's a different amount of images between the two. The simple solution would probably be to, as you said, just use Das's icon for that last resource. I may very well end up doing that. We'll see.
You are right however, Sirian's icons are .bmp while Das's are .png, but I don't think that's what's causing problems here. I think the problem, is that your resource text file is expecting 41 images. And even after removing that line from the text file, problems persisted.
I'm just going to cop out here and before trying anything else, just keep Das's resource_41, but I'll replace everything else.
However, something strange to note, is that Sirian's resources has two images for gold... resource_14 and resource_14_2. Would this cause errors? My first instinct says no. If the mod doesn't attempt to use either of those images, then it'll just be an extra, unused image sitting there, which isn't a problem at all.
It's worth noting that the computer didn't recognize the different resource images as being the same thing- it didn't ask me if I wanted to Replace. I had to delete Das's resources up to 40, then transfer the images over. Once again I left Das's 41st resource image.
The first thing I always do is check to see if I can still select the Cardassian and Zalkonian races. I can.
The fact that the game launched in the first place without giving me a resource_41 missing error is a good sign.
I was able to get into a new game. The resources icons have been successfully changed.
Next up is the Help files, since the Galactopedia doesn't match. I again have an instinct that this is going to cause further errors... maybe not. We'll see.
I do remember you saying that the Help files are incompatible, and this is probably- actually, undoubtedly- because you have the resources.txt file set to specifically look for filenames such as Romulan Ale.
I'm wondering if this would be solved by just deleting that text file. I believe this is what I had before and it didn't work...
At this point I believe going further would just open up a huge can of worms that I'm not really willing to fix.
I will settle for my Galactopedia not matching. Or whatever mismatches come up. As long as I don't have to use those terrible... oversimplified resource icons. Again I'm not trying to take a stab at the guy, he made those icons specifically to "make it easier for newer players to determine what the resources are" etc. Well sure, they do that, but in the process they just look less sophisticated and I hate it.
Anyway, not changing the Help files should make it easier to convert to your Star Trek resources once you get them operational.
I believe there are other things to be changed but I doubt any of them will cause any issues.
< Message edited by Varlun -- 6/10/2014 5:08:25 AM >