The Hawk wrote:HELP ME PLEASE:
i've tried to create a ship following alextfish's guide more than 5 times now and modman reports some sort of error and the box closes without patching the game. i dont know what im doing wrong and i dont want to spend another 3 hours trying to create a ship. i've followed every single step to the maximum and i wont resist much longer the need to shout swearwords at everything i see. it's driving me insane. if anyone knows why the **** my .ftl export does not work, please reply.
Why dont you upload it somewhere as send us a link?
Well... i dont how to do this, although, i've checked random pages of this thread and it seems that using something different than zip causes problems (i use winrar). i've managed to create a ship but it's pretty basic... i took the vortex, added to rooms in the middle (teleporter and medbay), changed weapons, drones, augments and systems and exported it and it worked (so i still have default vortex base and floor).
I'mn at my school so i'll post more info later.
EDIT: (through my iPod, but still in school) in the guide by alexyfish, he explain how to create a ship but with the user's personal ship base. This is not what I want, instead I tried to edit the red-tail but after moving the background, I realized that the floor plan was not attached. So, I took his empty image as a floor plan. After editing the ship and all, I exported in .ftl format. I copied the full folder with data,img and the .ftl to desktop in case I would screw up. Then I changed the extension to .rar as I don't have zip. After changing the extension to rar, whenever I try to open or extract the rar, a box appears to tell me that some folder or file is unreadable or corrupted, the rar still extract or open after anyway. I closed the box and extracted the rar. I moved the empty image (renamed as myship_floor) inside the ship folder (I also specified the floor name in ftledit options, after having to start over agin for the fifth time). I rezipped Data and img (with winrar) and renamed the extension as .ftl. When I putted it in the mod folder and then opened modman, I patched the game with nothing but my ship and the cmd window reported an error and closed. That's pretty much all I did.
Thanks for reporting me any mistake(s) I could have made.