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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby zyklame » 04 Nov 2018, 11:22

Can we please get a FA Forever Version in a zip file.
I can trick the installer on my Windows VM only to recognize a standalone version, but these one is not compatible to FA Forever.
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby PhilipJFry » 04 Nov 2018, 11:48

there is no faforever version

the advanced strategic icons mod installs its files into the base game install directory
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby ZeRen » 04 Nov 2018, 12:20

zyklame wrote:Can we please get a FA Forever Version in a zip file.
I can trick the installer on my Windows VM only to recognize a standalone version, but these one is not compatible to FA Forever.

hi if you tell me, what size of icon you want, I can tell you how to install it without instaler
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby zyklame » 04 Nov 2018, 16:30

I try to install the medium size Icons in FA Forever.
I got the *.scd file extracted via a VM with windows.
Since i havn't installed FA Forever or SC:FA there i just targeted the network drive with the original installation and the scd was generated in the folder.
But FA Forever on my Linux installation don't detect the mod.
I tried copying the file over to the installation path of SC:FA and in the gamedata folder of FA Forever and the Mod Folder.
But it is not detected and the icons don't show up.
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby PhilipJFry » 04 Nov 2018, 17:42

The faf patched game will not look for *.scd files in the gamedata folder containing the faf patches since we use different name conventions (depending on the game mode)

it should pick up the file in the main install (as long as you start up the game after the files are in place)
if it doesn't then it would be interesting to see a game log of a session where faf doesn't see the icon mod in your base game install

edit:
nvm looks like our whitelist is not restricted to either folder
so if the game won't pick it up in one folder then it probably won't see it in the other either
you can check out the whitelist by looking at tha init_faf.lua in the bin folder of the faf patch install directory


another edit:
welp looks like i never bothered to check how the mod installs stuff in faf :)
it will put a "Advanced strategic icons.nxt" file in the faf gamedata folder so i guess you're missing that
you could try to rename your .scd to .nxt and put it in the faf gamedata folder
if that doesn't work out (no clue if there is any difference in the files) then i can give you what i get when i install medium sized mod icons
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby ZeRen » 04 Nov 2018, 17:54

zyklame wrote:I try to install the medium size Icons in FA Forever.
I got the *.scd file extracted via a VM with windows.
Since i havn't installed FA Forever or SC:FA there i just targeted the network drive with the original installation and the scd was generated in the folder.
But FA Forever on my Linux installation don't detect the mod.
I tried copying the file over to the installation path of SC:FA and in the gamedata folder of FA Forever and the Mod Folder.
But it is not detected and the icons don't show up.

.scd file? for FAF you need .nxt file
so unpack .scd and then create this file structure:
Advanced strategic icons.nxt/textures/ui/common/game/strategicicons/ here are icons .dds files

I can tell you where to put it in win7, in linux I have no idea
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby zyklame » 04 Nov 2018, 18:59

No success so far.
There are 3 locations i tried.
SC-FA gamedata, FAF gamedata & Mod Folder
with *.scd, renamed to *.nxt and *.nx2 as well as unziped (folder only).

In no combination the mod is recognized by FAF
So the installer seems to do something extra or the nxt file contains further information for FAF to recognize it.
When you tell me where to put in in windows i can find the equivalent for linux.
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby PhilipJFry » 04 Nov 2018, 19:15

the .nxt file contains the folder structure/icon files as well as 2 txt files

one is the version.txt which holds info about the mod version and icon size
the other is the info.txt which holds some info about the mod maker and where to find the forum thread regarding the mod

i doubt that it does anything besides placing the file in the install directory and even if it didn't the game should print out game files in all directories the init file tells it to look at
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info: DISK: AddSearchPath: 'c:\programdata\faforever\gamedata\advanced strategic icons.nxt', mounted as '/'

i suppose the path would be different but it should recognize the files and print that line right after the mods/maps
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby zyklame » 04 Nov 2018, 19:48

I'am not sure what i did differently this time.
Copied the file as given to "~/FAForever/gamedata/" and renamed it to *.nxt
I deactivated all UI mods and reactivated them again.
Now the mod is working as expected.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Advanced Strategic Icons mod

Postby TAO_MACHINE » 26 Nov 2018, 10:21

Hi!
I want change two icons for myself, how it will be right to do?
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