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ModelConverterX help

Discussion in 'ModelConverterX' started by nigel richards, 21/2/10.

  1. nigel richards

    nigel richards

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    Hi Arno,
    have been trying to use google sketchup with ModelConverterX-both programs appear to have great possibilities.

    The problems begins with the outut stage after compiling for model export.
    The result is no MDL file
    and this event log message-

    7:50 πμ MDL9Writer Error The decimal character on your machine is not set to dot. This is required for MakeMDL to run, please change it in your Windows Regional settings in the Control Panel.

    Not being a computer wiz, will the required change affect other software?

    best regards

    Nigel:eek:
  2. jdberg

    jdberg Resource contributor

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    Hi Nigel,

    yes, you have to change regional setting with decimal character dot on your machine. For designing purposes you should do that in general, because some more programs also need the dot.

    Your PC will run as usual, you only have to take care about the decimal character in programs like Excel. You also have to use the decimal character dot there.

    BTW: It is better to place a new topic in a new thread and not in an "old" one like this next time.

    Jörg
  3. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Moved to separate thread now. All developers have changed that setting, I have not heard of many problems with other programs. So it should be safe or else you can always change it back again.
  4. cobras

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    Hello.

    I have the same problem as Nigel, as I do to fix this. Decimal settings changed, but not exports .MDL FS9.

    Another thing, you need to install XtoMDL to export objects for FS9.

    Some small tutorial.

    Greetings.
  5. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    No, you don't need XtoMDL when you are exporting to FS2004 MDL. You need MakeMDL for that.

    You say you changed the decimal character already, what is the error message you get now when exporting? The event log should contain more information.
  6. Wouterboy2

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    How do i change the dot on the windows?

    Wouter
  7. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    It depends a little on the version of Windows you are using. But in general it is in the Control Panel and then in the Regional Settings. It will be set to Dutch now on your machine I guess. You can either change the entire setting to English UK or only change the decimal character.

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