What to do
#1
hello,

I am not sure if this counts as an actual bug or not, but if it is not I do apologize  Smile

I just downloaded the SDLDevil and extracted/unzipped and now when I click on application a grey box comes up with configuration and data, mission, and executable paths for both descents--only problem is that they are blank and I have no clue what to put there :-[

I am using rebirth through the descent on GoG.com on windows 7

thank you very much for your time and if I left anything out, or if there is any other information you need please let me know  Smile
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#2
Hi!

The Data Dirs must point to where descent.pig (for descent1) and groupa.pig (for descent 2) reside in. Usually where you installed the game. I don't know how a GOG installation looks like, but I think it's somewhat like C:\Program Files\GOG\Descent. Just where you successfully installed your rebirth exe files to Wink

The Mission Dir is where the missions are stored in (usually a subfolder called Missions in your Descent installation path)

The Executable path is the path to your d1x-rebirth.exe / d2x-rebirth.exe.

Also make sure you select the proper Descent Version. This is "Descent 1.4+ / D1X-Rebirth / D2X-XL" if you want to create Descent 1 levels or "Descent 2 1.2+ / D2X-Rebirtth / D2X-XL" if you want to create Descent 2 levels.

If everything is right, the editor will exit from this configuration dialog. After restarting you should find yourself in the editor ready for using it.
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#3
thank you ...but I am still confused as to what to type exactly  :-[

I have found my data and missions folders but I dont know what it is I am supposed to type, like do I type in what is listed in the folders? (like for descent 2 data, do I type in all of those things like fire.pig, groupa.pig or something else?)

then I save changes and all that comes up is something that says "successfully saved configuration, exiting SDLDevil Restart SDLDevil for the changes to take effect"

and when I click on the application again that same grey box comes up again and Im back where I started

thank you for your help  Smile
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#4
you type in the directory for descent.pig for Descent 1 and you type out the directory for groupa.pig for d2.

This is what mine looks like (don't exactly type this, type YOUR descent directory).
Descent 1 data path:          C:\d1x\
Descent 1 mission path:      C:\d1x\missions\
Descent 1 Executable path: C:\d1x\d1x-rebirth.exe
Descent 2 data path:          C:\d2x\
Descent 2 mission path:      C:\d2x\missions\
Descent 2 Executable path: C:\d2x\d2x-rebirth.exe
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#5
You can also browse for the right directory using the [..] Buttons on the right of each path field
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#6
@blarget: in your example the filenames for the binaries are missing

Descent 1 Executable path: C:\d1x\d1x-rebirth.exe

Descent 2 Executable path: C:\d2x\d2x-rebirth.exe
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#7
you could have just modified the post, no need to double post Tongue
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#8
I don't modify other's posts... Wink that would be quite impolite imho...
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#9
thank you for that  Big Grin i got it to work and it even shows up on descent 2 (2 cube level woo!)

now a few questions...

1. How do I zoom out in level editor so I can view the whole level at once?

2. How do I edit textures? And how can I view the textures of my level in the editor?

3. Is it possible to rename missions after they have been saved? Or can I delete them altogether? (when I saved my awesome 2 grey cube level, the level editor gave it its own name  Smile )

4. Is it also possible to make multiple level missions on this level editor?

thank you sooo much for your help!!  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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#10
Quick tip:
There is a subfolder inside SDLDevil directory called htmldoc, open doc.htm file with your web browser. You shall find answers right there.
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