View Full Version : Newbie

09-08-2000, 12:04 AM
I am a newbie to new ships and missions and all taht junk. I've only gotten to mission 6 TOD 3. What is an OPT. How do you get them and install them. What is Shipset launcher 2000. How do you install new TOD's. How dou make missions. Please answer my questions. Thanks.


09-08-2000, 04:43 AM
Hello Digger and welcome aboard.

I'm going to transfer your topic in the "Editing Corner" section. Surely you'll get some replies there...

"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"

Rigel 58
09-20-2000, 01:48 PM
Greetings, Digger.

An OPT is the formermly mysterios format that LECs X-WIng Vs TIE & X-Wing Alliance games came in. The OPT in itself is the "Picture" files, or literally the 3D images that you see in the game. Someone finally cracked it in 1996(?), and now several people have made veiwers and editors.

To get them, simply go to the links forum, and shop away.

To install them, you have two choices: the 1st involves overwriting a existing OPT.

1. Find the OPT you want to replace, carefuly note it's name.

2. Delete it, then rename your new OPT to match the old ones name.

3. Put it in your FlightModels directory, and have fun with it!

The 2, is much easier in my opinion.

Go get a BinHex editor, or MXvTED.

I don't remember Demon's site, but get MXvTED here: http://post.herlev-snet.dk/xvt/

I can't go into detail, but I think both have excellent readmes.

I think that Shipset Laucnher, 2000 is similer to Jedi Knights Patch Commander.

I don't know what a TOD is. Sorry.

To make missions, first you need a misssion editor. In the archives of this site, you can find two: ALLiED, and New Horizons.

Ignore New Horizons for now, and d/load ALLiED.

To learn about missions, load up mission one, and compare the variabl;es in there to what happened.

It takes practice. Most of my missions are total disasters. You'll learn.

Hope that cleared some stuff up for you??

Have a nice day. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif


My first love was X-W Vs TIE, but oh, Mr. Grob, I dumped her for something so much better!!

09-20-2000, 08:15 PM
A TOD is Tour of Duty. An X-Wing (original) term. I believe that the new name is Campaign. I have no clue what Jedi Knights Patch Commander is. I just wanna know if I can get new ships without deleting old ships.

Admiral Alistair
09-21-2000, 02:12 AM
Hell.........o yeah! you can get an addon at http://www.the-sfa.org/SFATech its the New Craft Add download 1.1a first then the upgrade to 1.2b you MUST have the XWA 2.02 update first however or you will have some problems with it...

OMEGA Ensign
OMEGA Technologies Master