Setting up for Conditional Animation

#1
These questions are fairly basic. However, new as I am to flight simulator scenery design, though not to scenery design (a little Theatre & TV) I have to ask them. Some background first Started simming in FS2? (1x 5.25 floppy) was away ffrom it until FS2002, didn't look at scenery design until FS9. Have on my machine FS2002 & FS9 both gamepacks in Gmax 1.2. I have the SDK's for both FS's. I have CAT, and several other Gerritsen creations and tutorials. I can create the animations in Gmax.

Maybe it's just old age but how, please, do I
1. get gmax to use the FS2002 gamepack?
2. find where I set the "keep files" option? (so I have the ASM's to work with)

If some one has the time and inclination to assist this dummy he sure would be most grateful.

Quig
 

arno

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#2
Hi Quig,

Quig said:
1. get gmax to use the FS2002 gamepack?
With the Fs2004 GMax SDK comes a document that explains how you can use both the Fs2002 and Fs2004 gamepack together. It also contains examples of the shortcuts you need to use to start GMax in the Fs2002 or the Fs2004 mode.

Quig said:
2. find where I set the "keep files" option? (so I have the ASM's to work with)
You can set that in MakeMDL. Make sure you have installed the version from the Fs2002 SDK site and not the one that came with Fs2002 Pro, because that last version does not have the keep files option.
 
#3
Getting Old!

I missed that bit in the documentation and guess what! The makemdl.exe was fron FS2002 Pro! Have d/l'd the one from the MS site & will re-read the docs and try again!

Any target time on CAT for FS2004?

Thanks again Arno

Quig
 

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#4
Quig said:
Any target time on CAT for FS2004?
Not yet, I did some programming again yesterday and made some progress. I hope I can have it ready before I leave on vacation, but can't promise that.
 
#5
Forget aboout it until after your vaction! Take a break!
I've now got the correct linkages & Makemdl working. Time to begin to unravel the mysteries of ASM's & CAT!

Thanks again for your help.

Quig
 
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