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'Return to ruins' A new Powerslave / Exhumed mini episode AND mapping documentation  "First true PS/EX custom maps AND a full mapping documentation !"

User is offline   MrFlibble 

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View PostMrFlibble, on 13 April 2019 - 06:22 AM, said:

I just had a thought: has anyone ever tried to do anything with Fate? IIRC the released demo supports loading maps (in fact the demo maps have to be loaded separately if I'm not mistaken). Would it be possible to create more levels?

Hopefully not completely off-topic here, just wanted to mention that there's a Fate TC going on on the ZDoom engine.
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User is offline   Avenger 

#62

Cool addon.

Anyone know how to start these with a batch script rather then having to drag the files back and forth between the game directory folder and elsewhere in order to switch between these levels and the original game?

Cheers.
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User is online   Phredreeke 

#63

Put them in a subfolder and use the -j parameter?
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User is offline   oasiz 

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#64

A small update that includes better PCE compatibility is planned, however this has been a plan for few months now.
Regular game has zero modding support, which is why it works like this.
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User is offline   Avenger 

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View PostPhredreeke, on 03 November 2020 - 11:41 PM, said:

Put them in a subfolder and use the -j parameter?


Can you please elaborate?

This post has been edited by Avenger: 04 November 2020 - 12:25 AM

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User is offline   MetHy 

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View PostAvenger, on 03 November 2020 - 11:30 PM, said:

Cool addon.

Anyone know how to start these with a batch script rather then having to drag the files back and forth between the game directory folder and elsewhere in order to switch between these levels and the original game?

Cheers.


If using PCExhumed port, you can put Return to Ruins in a subfolder, and on the startup window select that folder under "custom game contet directory".

If you want to use the original game under DOSbox, you can create a windows bat file that does the following and which you can run before launching the game

Renaming the Return to Ruins level to play the original game levels:

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ren "lev0.map" "RTRlev0.map"
ren "lev1.map" "RTRlev1.map"
ren "lev2.map" "RTRlev2.map"
ren "lev3.map" "RTRlev3.map"



Renaming back the RTR levels to play them

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ren "RTRlev0.map" "lev0.map"
ren "RTRlev1.map" "lev1.map"
ren "RTRlev2.map" "lev2.map"
ren "RTRlev3.map" "lev3.map"


This post has been edited by MetHy: 04 November 2020 - 02:30 AM

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User is offline   Avenger 

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View PostMetHy, on 04 November 2020 - 02:29 AM, said:

If using PCExhumed port, you can put Return to Ruins in a subfolder, and on the startup window select that folder under "custom game contet directory".

If you want to use the original game under DOSbox, you can create a windows bat file that does the following and which you can run before launching the game

Renaming the Return to Ruins level to play the original game levels:




Renaming back the RTR levels to play them


Is there a batch file that can be ran directly through dosbox so that I can just configure AmpShell to run it when I click on the game?

For example, Chasm also has a 3 level addon and for that game I have a batch file with the following:

chasm.exe -addon:addon %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9


The addon files are inside the game directory inside another folder named "Addon"

Then the following is run through dosbox:

@echo off
mount c "c:\xyz\chasm"
imgmount d "c:\xyz\chasm\image\chasm.cue" -t iso
c:
addon.bat
exit


This way there's no need to remember having to run bat files before and after different games which becomes a pain when you come back to them a couple years down the road and have to figure it all out again.

Thanks for your help.

This post has been edited by Avenger: 04 November 2020 - 08:27 AM

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User is offline   MetHy 

#68

The "ren" command line also works under DOS; so you could add lines at the end of your conf files to rename the map files, launch the game, then the next lines would operate upon exiting the game so you could insert the lines to rename the files after those.

You can also not go through this convoluted renaming shenanigans I just recommended and have the RTR maps stored in a sub folder, and add the lines to copy (and then delete) the maps in your conf file in the same way.

So for instance, let's say you have the maps in a subfolder called RTR and that you have set your dosbox conf file to have the game folder as C:, the end of your conf file should look something like this (with the proper paths to your game folder and iso)

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[autoexec]
# Lines in this section will be run at startup.


@ECHO OFF
imgmount D D:\games\exhumed\cd\exhumed.cue -t iso
mount C D:\games\exhumed
c:
copy c:\RTR\lev0.map c:\lev0.map
copy c:\RTR\lev1.map c:\lev1.map
copy c:\RTR\lev2.map c:\lev2.map
copy c:\RTR\lev3.map c:\lev3.map
ex
del lev0.map
del lev1.map
del lev2.map
del lev3.map
exit


Then you can have this new conf file called EXRTR.Conf and make a 2nd shortcut (the first shortcut running the original game, I assume) that runs DOSbox with it.

The only difference with doing this under DOS is that you have to keep in mind the 8 characters limit, so don't have your subfolder called "Returntoruins" to make things easier.

This post has been edited by MetHy: 04 November 2020 - 09:22 AM

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User is offline   Avenger 

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View PostMetHy, on 04 November 2020 - 09:17 AM, said:

The "ren" command line also works under DOS; so you could add lines at the end of your conf files to rename the map files, launch the game, then the next lines would operate upon exiting the game so you could insert the lines to rename the files after those.

You can also not go through this convoluted renaming shenanigans I just recommended and have the RTR maps stored in a sub folder, and add the lines to copy (and then delete) the maps in your conf file in the same way.

So for instance, let's say you have the maps in a subfolder called RTR and that you have set your dosbox conf file to have the game folder as C:, the end of your conf file should look something like this (with the proper paths to your game folder and iso)



Then you can have this new conf file called EXRTR.Conf and make a 2nd shortcut (the first shortcut running the original game, I assume) that runs DOSbox with it.

The only difference with doing this under DOS is that you have to keep in mind the 8 characters limit, so don't have your subfolder called "Returntoruins" to make things easier.


Awesome.

This took care of it and it's alot more of an organized solution.

For some reason I could not get the "ren" command to work within dosbox regardless of what combinations I tried.

Thanks for your help.
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