From: Washington, DC
Newby question. I am trying to open a scenario in this editor program. Do I need to have the saved file with the asterisk in the title? In other words, how do I want the file saved as: World at War 1939-1945-Rev*.gam or World at War 1939-1945-Rev.gam?
Sorry, I just saw your posts, for some reason the forum didn't alert me as it usually does. You don't need to, and probably cannot, have the asterisk in the filename, I think it violates a windows naming convention. The asterisk shown in the program serves as a wildcard.
So, when I open up the editor program with the following game World at War 1939-1945-Rev.gam, the XML file editor just sits there. In the lower left hand corner, there is a box that scrolls green constantly. It seems like the scenario does not want to load. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Thanks,
If the bar is scrolling, TOAWxml is running. How long did you let it run? The file is huge--much larger than most other scenarios, so it might take some time to open. Another possibility is that the gam is corrupted...I noticed that for some reason, the installed game includes a gam file for this scenario, unlike every other scenario. If you are using that file, it might have been created under a different version of TOAW, dunno. Anyway, you can try to open the sce file and re-export it as a gam file.
TOAWxml has opened just about every file I've tried it with, I think it couldn't open one file, not sure why. I suspect that scenarios created 20 years ago with previous versions of TOAW might have issues if they've not been upgraded to TOAW IV, but that is just a guess.
I'll try to open this file later to see what happens...
< Message edited by 76mm -- 1/25/2021 3:24:35 PM >