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Is there "For Dummies" Guide to the Game Editor? - 11/23/2020 7:09:26 PM   
mdsmall

 

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I wonder if a reader of this Forum can help me. I have been a keen player of Strategic Command, both WW1 and War in Europe, for six months. To get a deeper understanding of the game, I need to start looking at the Game Editor and reading that section of the Game Manual. Unfortunately, I am completely baffled when I try to open the Editor and I find the relevant section of the manual equally a head-scratcher. No doubt this is because I have no prior background in computer games and no familiarity the underlying systems on which this game runs.

Would someone be willing to write out for me and post all the steps to follow to find and launch the Editor? In particular, I am trying to read the Events folder for the Fall Weiss 8.3 mod that I am playing (which a friend installed for me) and I can't figure out how to do this. Any help concrete "how-to" offered would be very much appreciated.

Michael
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RE: Is there "For Dummies" Guide to the Game ... - 11/24/2020 9:13:01 AM   
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Hi Michael

There should be an option to open the Editor from the game's Launcher Menu, if there is then click on that.

You will then need to open the relevant campaign, which is the third button along:



Select the relevant .cgn file from the file names that will then appear (in this case one with Fall Weiss II in the name).

Click on Open. The campaign will open shortly.


There will be a menu along the top. To view scripts, click on Campaign. Click on Edit AI Scripts or Edit Event Scripts, depending on which you want to look at.



Then select the relevant script type you want to look at, click on Open/Edit and the script file should open up, ready for you to look at.




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