Play as austrilia! Serious!!!! Defend Sydney!! :)

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Play as austrilia! Serious!!!! Defend Sydney!! :)

Postby TheHappyFriar » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:52 am

Check it out! This is NOT a photoshopped/gimped image! Serious!

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5903/ausmodjx5.jpg
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Postby Liam079 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:06 am

How is it done without photoshoping image?
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Postby Studders » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:08 am

not photoshopped, is it paint then hehe
How about a nice game of chess?
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Postby The Vulture » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:09 am

No cities and no indonesia. Photoshop.
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:34 am

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Postby Wasgood » Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:49 am

^^ not photoshopped.
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Postby TheHappyFriar » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:03 am

i only modded in aus. If i wanted I could put cold war factions together, complete with the USSR having Cuba & europe/germany split. Here's some more:

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6706/aus4ep1.jpg
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7203/aus5gh6.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5651/aus6zq4.jpg

the only city showing up is sydney. not sure why yet, haven't bothered to figure it out.
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Postby LordSturm » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:33 am

Care to explain the modding process? :P

I would love to play as Australia!
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:40 am

You extract your main.dat as a rar file. Look inside the newly create folders /Defcon/data/earth. Pick one of the files, say, africa.bmp and change it with an image editing program so it covers the area you want Africa to control. Note, changing the map files like this prevents you from playing with others. You changes will only work if playing AI.
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Postby Soldant » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:43 am

Montyphy wrote:You extract your main.dat as a rar file. Look inside the newly create folders /Defcon/data/earth. Pick one of the files, say, africa.bmp and change it with an image editing program so it covers the area you want Asia to control. Note, changing the map files like this prevents you from playing with others. You changes will only work if playing AI.

That's awesome, guess I'll have to check that out.

Question: if I set up a LAN game with my friend, and we both use the same modified asset, will we be able to play or not?
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:49 am

That would work. If all people participating (even spectators) have the modified file all is good.
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Postby LordSturm » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:15 am

Would anyone be gracious enough to supply the modified south east asia template?
i really suck when it comes to photo shopping.

Also anyone got precise co-ords for Sydney? ( We need Perth and stuff... ) :P

We could Join America into one, and make Australia/Antartica one. :)

ALSO, can we pack the modifications back into main.dat? or do we leave it in data folder?
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:20 am

LordSturm wrote:ALSO, can we pack the modifications back into main.dat? or do we leave it in data folder?


Just leave it in the folder as is. You could if you wanted pack it together but personally I always have problems when I do that (Defcon complains and crashes) so its just easier to leave it unpacked.
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Postby LordSturm » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:56 am

Indeed i simply kept it unpacked, packing it resulted in text file errors.

Do files in the data folder take priority to the main.dat files? or does it use one or the other...
Example, if i place only the modified files in the data file, will it look in main.dat for the extras?

EDIT: I checked this, and it takes the extracted files in priority, if you have unedited files, keep main.dat intact, and delete the unedited files in the data folder, it only takes the edited files then. :)

Im still waiting on the picture. :P ( I tried but the water was all distorted. ) :(
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:01 am

LordSturm wrote:Do files in the data folder take priority to the main.dat files? Example, if i place only the modified files in the data file, will it look in main.dat for the extras?


Yes to both of those questions.
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