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I have totally lost the plot!
I've constructed a hangar with animated doors. Works fine.
(see http://www.longport.com.au/DCAPg1.htm and http://www.longport.com.au/DCA/TIST1.htm )
I can export it from Gmax using the 2002 gamepack......BUT.....
I cannot find/remember the turorial and/or sequence for exporting using the 2004 gamepack!!!
Can some one guide me on this process?
I need to know what has to be done, and the sequence in which it has to be done, from the point where I press the export command in Gmax to the use of CAT for 2004 to the placement check in FS9.
I know its very basic but..... some of us can't get our heads around the simplest things! Humour an old man please?

Quig
 

arno

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Basically exporting in Fs2004 is the same as in Fs2002. There are only some tricks in keeping the source files.

Some people use a makemdl.cfg file that tells MakeMDL to keep their sources, but I never got that to work :).

I use MDLCommander. Which you install between GMax and MakeMDL basically. All it does is give you the options screen back that MS does not show to us anymore. There you can then select "Keep files" again.
 
I could not get the the cfg file to work either.
However, placing MDLCommander in my gmax\gamepacks\fs2004\plugins directory and makeing the required name changes gives me this error message:
 
Well. That didn't work did it!

The message was "Can't open "C:\gmax|GAMEPA~1\FS2004\plugins\mkmdl.parts.xml" config file. The system cannot find the file specified"
and yes the file makemdl.parts.xml is there.
 

arno

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Yes, that is normal. You need to rename the makemdl.parts.xml file to mkmdl.parts.xml, as you renamed makemdl as well.
 
Forget IT! Igot it!
Had to rename the .parts.xml file

You must have sent the same time I did. Thanks, sometimes it helps to talk to others when you "hit the wall"

So... Now I run the .asm through CAT2004 which produces a 2004 scenery .mdl file. The I change file names and location parameters is the .xml file and process with bglc_9 to get the bgl file to put into my FS9 addon scenery file. Correct?

Quig
 
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