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Congratulations. :)

I just watched parts of your stream dated May, 24th, 2020.

Why didn't you create a project set up in both DR and DM directly targeting your WIP? That would have made things much easier when it comes to mission testing (and wip names should - of course - be as short as possible! :) ).

Moreover, was there a special reason you didn't use the readable editor to create the readables?

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37 minutes ago, JackFarmer said:

Why didn't you create a project set up in both DR and DM directly targeting your WIP? That would have made things much easier when it comes to mission testing (and wip names should - of course - be as short as possible! :) ).

Well now you tell me that's a possibility! Yes that would be much more convenient, I should look up how to do that while waiting for feedback to come in.

And I did use the readables editor at first, but it kept having issues with relocating what I had already written. I imagine that's related to your first point of project configuration. Hopefully I can go forward a smarter mapper now.

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I'd be willing to take a look at what you got Jared, I can even help you out with those readables.  Feel free to shoot me a PM

25 minutes ago, jaredmitchell said:

Well now you tell me that's a possibility! Yes that would be much more convenient, I should look up how to do that while waiting for feedback to come in.

 

And don't feel bad, I too made that same mistake. Could have saved myself days worth of work... oh well. All part of the learning process

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35 minutes ago, jaredmitchell said:

Well now you tell me that's a possibility! Yes that would be much more convenient, I should look up how to do that while waiting for feedback to come in.

And I did use the readables editor at first, but it kept having issues with relocating what I had already written. I imagine that's related to your first point of project configuration. Hopefully I can go forward a smarter mapper now.

Check here running time 0:00 - 2:20:

 

In short:

1. Your WIP folder belongs into the fms folder

2. Create inside your WIP folder the file "darkmod.txt" - put in there the following "Title: Whateveryoulike"

3. Start DM and select "Whateveryoulike" from the mission list and install it

4. from now on you can map/dmap directly from here simply using the command "dmap/map mapname" - no further path definition needed

5. Open DR and Open "File --> Project Setup" and do as Springheel explains in the video above. If you are experiencing then xdata problems, just report it in the Newbie thread and we will help you to sort things out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, jaredmitchell said:

The map is now posted in the Beta Testing forum. If you don't have access to those just DM me and I'll send you the link.

While that forum is still located in the "Internal Development" group (probably for historical reasons), it has been open to the public since January 2018.

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1 hour ago, Abusimplea said:

While that forum is still located in the "Internal Development" group (probably for historical reasons), it has been open to the public since January 2018.

I'm stepping on every rake I can in this thread, huh? I was last active here prior to then, thank you for notifying me though.

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