trouble with graphicsinfo.conf

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Lee Brewer
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trouble with graphicsinfo.conf

Post by Lee Brewer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:08 am

I am having troubl with graphicsinfo.conf. It seems R&D is acting selective as to what it will and will not do once it reads this file!


http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr16 ... nowork.jpg

(click on the pic once to make it larger)


The pic shows my graphicsinfo.config file, the picture file "telep.pcx," and a screen shot of the R&D level editor.

There are 3 custom elements (transporter graphics) I am trying to make show up in the level editor. All three definitions in graphicsinfo.config reference one graphic file (telep.pcx). As the pic of the R&D level editor shows, only the 1st and 2nd transporter graphics are showing!

This pic is color coded to make it even easier to see what I am trying to get help with.

I am assuming there must be somewhere else that I have to tell it I want custom_3 to be displayed as I want? Originally someone else "fixed" it so the custom_1 and custom_2 would show up so I am not sure how they did it. I decided to tackle finding out how it was done. The method I am trying seems not to be working. I read all the manual today (!) - no help!


Thanks for any help you can give - this has been plaguing me a looooong time! :?

Lee
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Post by RTADash » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:29 am

If had conf file problems before, but nothing like this. :( Everything in the picture looks like it's set up fine.

I created the same situation and it worked okay for me:
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9424 ... estei1.jpg
I doubt the problem is OS related, but cannot make any further deductions as to where the problem might be occurring. We'll have to wait for someone else to weigh in. :wink:

Also, check to make sure the graphics file is at least 96 (32 * 3) pixels high. Otherwise, the third row won't register.
[EDIT] Whoops, the dimensions are listed right on the status bar in your screenshot. I guess that's not the problem. :oops:
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Graphicsinfo.conf problem solved!

Post by Lee Brewer » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:45 am

OK - after I posted this question, I had trouble with my account (I made changes and it would not let me log back on). So I emailed Holger directly.

And... then I felt like kicking myself!

Later on in the same graphicsinfo.conf custom_3 was defined according to another picture! So I guess telling R&D to make custom_3 be something else (after telling it to be a transporter!) WOULD make it not be the transporter :oops:

Yes - I am using Alan's BD2K3 files as a starting point. I like the 3d look to much and therefore designed the transporter graphics to go with them.

Thanks again Holger, I now have neat looking transporters!
Lee

WWII was fought against fascism, communism, and socialism - so what happened? "Sorry" to vets just does not cover it.

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