Modding Tool [1.1.0 Released!]

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logopatico
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by logopatico »

very useful tool for modding :)
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Post by Unforeseen »

Is the batch tasks feature in design templates broken? I'm trying to get it to add image scaling, it says it's completed the task but it isn't actually doing anything that I can see.

Solved: Selecting "Both" when choosing between Standard Empires and Pirates actually only makes the changes to Pirates. Have to make changes to both independent of one another.
Sabranan
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by Sabranan »

Good catch Unforseen, I've fixed that in 1.1.0.24
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RE: Modding Tool

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ORIGINAL: Unforeseen

Is the batch tasks feature in design templates broken? I'm trying to get it to add image scaling, it says it's completed the task but it isn't actually doing anything that I can see.

Solved: Selecting "Both" when choosing between Standard Empires and Pirates actually only makes the changes to Pirates. Have to make changes to both independent of one another.

edit: i've worked it out :)

edit2: awesome tool, thank you so much for creating this! [&o]
I've been beta testing myself for decades.
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by oihShio »

Not sure if anyone else is facing a similar issue, but when adding new components I am unable to set special effects (projectile effects) for newly added weapons. I can get the file explorer to open for the component image but not the special image. It is odd because if I switch to another weapon component I can open the file browser for them.

I also noticed that if I try selecting a component image from the file browser when setting a new component's image, rather than referencing the image file it copies the original image for the component that I selected over to the mod folder. (is this intended?)

Manually entering the number that references the component image or special effects image does nothing, so I'm assuming that it is required to use the file browser method to select images for use, which wouldn't be an issue if the program didn't copy over EVERY single image that I utilize.

Any clarification would be great! Also, thank you for putting together such a nice modding tool, it really simplifies the process for modding.
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by jesuswhywhy »

'http://sabranan.hopto.org/shares/ExternalHTTP/Distant Worlds Mod Editor.application did not succeed.' :(

i got the itch for dwu lately, but i dislike gravitic weapons and wanted to mod it out and make my game more pew pew like dw early days

edit: i just went through every race and disallowed 115 grav weapon, then check design temp plates for ships using the weapon, then replace it with their secondary type, now about to check and see if it works :D



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Hyperion1
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RE: Modding Tool

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It's an useful tool thanks you to released it, I use it a lot for my mod.
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by shart1949 »

How do I GET this mod? All the links here just put me back to the forum page.
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RE: Modding Tool

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ORIGINAL: shart1949

How do I GET this mod? All the links here just put me back to the forum page.

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It's at the bottom of the first message of the topic.
Journier
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by Journier »

cant get the 24th version via download from in app, wont let me through to download sadly. any way we can get original post updated with latest?
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by xxdolcexx »

ORIGINAL: Journier

cant get the 24th version via download from in app, wont let me through to download sadly. any way we can get original post updated with latest?
n via download from in app, wont let me through to download sadly. any way we can get original p

i got same prob cant get the update version
Sabranan
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by Sabranan »

Sorry peeps, didn't realise the updater was broken!

After a fair bit of shouting at my NAS I believe I've got it back online.
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RE: Modding Tool

Post by rjord2021 »

ORIGINAL: Sabranan

Sorry peeps, didn't realise the updater was broken!

After a fair bit of shouting at my NAS I believe I've got it back online.


Just checked it and the updates are working again.
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