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Drawde1
11-02-2004, 03:45 AM
I've been using the excellent BViewer utility to view the SWBF vehicle textures, and have
found the ones for the "missing vehicles" - Imperial Shuttle (imp_fly_trooptrans), Rebel Hovernaut and Attack Speeder, and Droid MTT.
From looking through the .lvl files with a hex-editor, it seems that the 3D models for these vehicles
are there too.

So has anyone had any success adding these to maps? I tried a while ago (with the MTT, on Naboo) but though it appeared
on the spawn point vehicle list (on the spawn menu screen), the actual vehicle did not appear.

Unfortunately, there do NOT appear to be any Imperial Officer or Rebel Spy textures (at least, I didn't see any)

arachon
11-02-2004, 04:19 AM
if there are no textures for the imp officer maybe you could give him the imperial pilots textures (the one in endor,yavin,mos eisly) when he looks like an AT-ST pilot

TK-8252
11-02-2004, 06:58 PM
The Imperial Officer's model (I'm pretty sure, but not positive) and skin (I'm positive) are still in the files.

Destroyder121
11-02-2004, 09:45 PM
I would love to see the MTT in some maps(geonosis, plains..)

Cpt. Bannon
11-03-2004, 11:21 AM
i've tried the hovernaut and the kwing, and the kwing crashes the game (but its in there, do a search for it in all.lvl), and the hovernaut wont show up, but it's name will...maybe they took out the vehicle characteristics file or something to disable it.

psych0fred
11-03-2004, 06:46 PM
Mission.lvl holds the mission settings for each level. If you want to add a vehicle that doesn't exist you have to add it in two places in that file, one is for the count, the other is to tell the level the assets are required. For example there is a line that says readdatafile all.lvl and then lines after that telling what needs to be loaded from that lvl. SO if the hovernaut is part of the all.lvl then it needs to be loaded from that lvl for each mission in the mission.lvl. HOWEVER, there are also memory pools that need to be allocated for vehicles in the mission.lvl (setmemorypoolsize) and if the vehicle is part of a class that has no memory pools set up, a ine has to be added to accomodate that class. The same goes for Aimers, mounted turrets, etc. When you add a vehicle with lots of guns, not only do you have to add it to the vehicle count for that class (flyer, hover, etc) you also have to compensate for it's weapons and aimers by upping the aimer count, etc.

Cpt. Bannon
11-04-2004, 07:18 AM
AHA! I havent changed the aimer memory pool sizs, so even though its got enough memory for the hover, it wont load because their isnt enough mem set aside for aimers...

Cpt. Bannon
11-04-2004, 04:37 PM
i've just started working on adding lost vehicles, starting with the landspeeder (which can hold two, and has no weapons). here's a couple of pics:

http://imagehost.biz/ims/pictes/69874.jpg

a pair of landspeeders

http://imagehost.biz/ims/pictes/69875.jpg

now, to add this speeder to any level, you need to load it from the all.lvl file as tat_hover_landspeeder. have fun and watch for more lost vehicles...

LightNinja
11-05-2004, 05:53 AM
nice i didnt know there was lost vehicles

Rends
11-06-2004, 01:55 AM
Here is a screenshot of the imperial troop transport:
http://swbf.4players.de:1049/forum/showthread.php?t=717
Thanks to Dragonum who unhide this vehicle!
You need to scroll down to Dragonums 4th posting in the thread and click on the attached "imp_fly_trooptrans_RGB16.jpg " link

Rends

Alegis
11-06-2004, 02:56 AM
Always posting pics here with source and everything but not doing the same when copying from here to there eh ;) gj though, hopefully of any use later when theres mod support

Rends
11-06-2004, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by Alegis
Always posting pics here with source and everything but not doing the same when copying from here to there eh ;) gj though, hopefully of any use later when theres mod support
Rgr that, ive linked the posting at battlefront.de to this topic here.

Rends

LightNinja
11-06-2004, 08:13 AM
mmmh, also i dont see the textures much worked, maybe is because they werent going to add them or it's cuz im crazy

Cpt. Bannon
11-06-2004, 09:38 AM
thanks soo much for that image, it gave me exactly what i needed...
http://imagehost.biz/ims/pictes/74085.jpg
http://imagehost.biz/ims/pictes/74086.jpg

i havent flown it yet, i just got a couple screens, so i'll tell you more about it's characteristics later (its imp_fly_trooptrans in imp.lvl)

kingguru
11-06-2004, 02:08 PM
Looks fun , nice work:)

Drawde1
11-09-2004, 06:41 AM
Looks interesting.. I saw the tat_hover_landspeeder file but I assumed that this was the "Skiff" vehicle
which was already on the map. Though, with no weapons, it wouldn't be much use except for getting around
quickly (and the speeder bike's better for that)

I also saw "Attack Speeder" textures in the file; is this the same as the standard Combat Speeder, or is it a
different vehicle? I seem to remember an Attack Speeder being mentioned as one of the vehicles which was "cut".

Finally - is there any possibility of a mission.lvl editing program being created, for those of us who don't speak
hexadecimal as a second language :) ?

Cpt. Bannon
11-09-2004, 06:51 AM
well, I dont think that a program to edit the mission.lvl file is all that high on the list of things to do, when that list includes extracting the models and sounds from the game. the model extraction is almost done, btw.

besides, there's nothing wrong with knowing hex so well you can write essays in it...is there?

lord_xander
11-09-2004, 01:37 PM
nice work guys, if u wanna submit ur work here, i can then post them on swbffiles.