Help with editing Sprite Tags and Sounds for Custom levels Apr 4, 2023 15:52:17 GMT -5
Post by browneyebilly on Apr 4, 2023 15:52:17 GMT -5
Hey everyone, i have looked everywhere online for help. ive watched many videos on youtube on the subject as well. I have been hitting quite a few snags. I used to make custom maps for Duke3D and loved it. it was very easy. When i saw what you could do with Shadow Warriors version of "Build.exe" I couldn't wait to get started building levels. The first problem i ran into was that when using the original "Build.exe" that came with my GOG version of "Shadow Warrior Complete" when trying to resize textures using the numpad, it does it in increments that are so large that I just cannot get any kind of accuracy with it. When using SWMapster32, this is no longer a problem; however in SWMapster32 when trying to change any Sprite tags other than hi-tag(Tag1) and lo-tag(Tag2) it doesn't seem to work. The keys used to do this, according to the youtube videos I watched and the .txt files that came with the game, do not seem to work as intended any more. for example, if i try to change Tag3 by aiming the cursor at the sprite in 2d mode and pressing "Quotations key+3" it does not allow me to change the tag and instead changes some kind of "Mode". I thought mabe i could do all my Tag assigning in the original build engine, and then switch to SWMapster32 for everything else, however I can't seem to make this work either and would really rather stick to using just one program preferably "SWMapster32" if at all possible. The other major problem I've been having is with making sound effects for a door when it opens. I have followed guides for this and when choosing the sounds, the numbers the guide and the included .txt files gives me for it do not seem to work correctly. I set Tag2(the match Tag) to "5", the same as used for the door ST1 sprite that I flipped so the door opens upwards into the cieling. I used 134 as the Hi-Tag to make the new ST1 sprite function as a "Sound Spot" and i made BOOL1 tag set to 1 so it only plays once. when I tried to set tag 4 to the number the guides say is supposed to be for opening a wooden door which is "162" it behaves in an unexpected manner. in fact the door appears to have no sound although it will open and close like normal, and even before trying to open the door, some unknown music that wasn't there before is playing in the background. I followed the guides perfectly to the letter but to no avail. Also I'd like to note that I am using the version of DOSBOX that comes with the GOG.com version of Shadow Warrior Complete. My PC is a Ryzen 5 3600, x2 sticks 8GB of DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 RAM totalling 16GB of RAM, Gigabyte Nvidia RTX 3060 12GB version GPU, Asus Prime B550-Plus AC-HES motherboard, Western Digital WD Blue SN570 1Terabyte Nvme M.2 SSD, Windows 10 64bit Home. Please, any help would be very much appreciated. I really want to make a bunch of custom maps and I am also very interested in Completely Modding the Game into something else, mabe a Warhammer 40k Mod for Shadow Warrior or something.