So after some years I decided to play some Distant World Universe again. And for the first time I decided to try my hand at modding it. For starters, I wanted to do something fairly simple - new race. And from initial testing, I succeded! That is, I managed to start a new game with my, completely new race.
The problem is however - I can't for the life of me figure out how to add a new Galactopedia entry for this race. I understand I need a ".mht" race file in the "Help" folder. And according to modding manual, all I have to do is just name it correctly, right?
Initially, I just copied one existing file, in my case Humans, and rewrote the description. Having problems with editing .mht files, I opted to opening the .mht in IE, saving it as .html, editing than opening .html in IE and saving it back to .mht. No luck. I was trying different combinations, in the end edditing .mht directly in Notepad++, but still - nothing.
On top of it, the race picture is not showing when I open either the .html or .mht file of the new race. I found and changed the "race image" code lines, but it's not exactly clear from where do "Help" files get their pictures in the first place.
So I am hopping any old DW modder veteran or just someone who knows what to do still hunts these forums...
On a battlefield, a small army troop was surrounded by the oppositions.
Soldier: Sir, we are surrounded!
Major: Excellent! We can attack in any direction now!