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BSM guide Download

BSM guide Download

Ok I dunno why I didnt do this earlier considering the lower activity of this section of the forum so I am doing it now to stop the influx of random PM's asking me for it.


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Re: BSM guide Download

Ug. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do. But thanks, can't wait to put it to use. (I may be a Mac player, but I getting BSM for PC in May, hopefully along with BSP).

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Modding is quite an art. You struggle, work, sweat and cry but the end result is totally worth it

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I really hope so for all that reading (for 111 pages and 21, 858 words, it better be worth it).

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It will be. Best is that BSP and BSM are almost identical. Only dramatic difference is in the 3D models and the mission luas (although a BSM lua is compatible with BSP)

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Yeh. I'm really excited to get started.

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Notepad++ will be your best friend. Make sure to open the .scn the select Language>L>Lua
For .lua files this is done automatically. This will drastically help reduce bracket problems.

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Just curious, what exactly goes on in modding a ship? Is it just taking a hull, and replacing the files with different weapon codes? it the codes?

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That one you must consult Oomperial with. He's more familiar with models and ship codes. I'm more the plane type...

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Not really important. Just curious.

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Creating a unit for Pacific, it's taking a Midway .mmod and replacing the model for a custom one, downside being that no damage model can be made (because of the way Pacific works with damages).
This part is unit creation.

Then the work is to move every weapon slots, sailor path, flags, smokes, explosions placing to match the real one...
This part is "rigging" the unit.

After that I have to be sure every weapon is correctly placed with the proper guns, max. & min. line of sight...Fill catapults with the planes, be sure the ship have the good max speed setting, armor & HP values...
Basically setting the vehiculeclass.lua file good.

Finally working on the texture. It's usually the last part I finish with.

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Great. I take a mental note of that.

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lua scripting can also be a pain if you're new to it. Figuring out how the codde works and what the logic behind the code is can make you a bit grey

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Ok.

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