WYRDYSM GAMES

Home of Battleships Forever
It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:23 am

All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:20 am 
Offline
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:27 pm
Posts: 33
See my thread title--I'm experimenting with custom weapon sprites and when I try to apply some of them to my guns, I get the "blank sprite", the little white square with the orange ring inside it--what gives? I thought that sprite only popped up when an .ini file called for a sprite that wasn't there--but I can see the sprites in my program files folders, so what am I missing? Thanks for the help, guys!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:24 am 
Offline
The Tutorialist
The Tutorialist
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:42 am
Posts: 937
Location: Looking for angels in the Maze of the Dead.
In the weapon's ED2 tab, you must click the "custom sprite" dialog box. (It's the third from the top) You will have to manually select the sprite for each weapon. You can skip doing it again if you want alot of the same weapon since copy/paste carries over the sprite.

_________________
Has written a series of tutorials for the newbies
Zalausai's Tutorial Index

Created: Elements of Discord, Heaven's Grace, and Hell's Last Battalion.

I stop in from time to time to check in on the community. Though I don't spend much time with shipmaker anymore, I can take requests or write a tutorial for someone.
Proud parent since: 8/15/2013 (Baby Boy)

Good shipbuilders never die . . . they just fade away.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:37 am 
Offline
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:27 pm
Posts: 33
That's what I'm doing. Go to ED2 tab, select "Custom Sprite", get a Windows Explorer window, go through the BSF folder to find the weapon sprite you want, right? I'm doing all that, but then when I select a sprite that I can -see- in my Windows Explorer, it takes me back to the editor and I get a little white an orange square that looks like the engine core.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:12 am 
Offline
The Tutorialist
The Tutorialist
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:42 am
Posts: 937
Location: Looking for angels in the Maze of the Dead.
Hmm. If these are the ones that came with the repack and are all in their intended locations, then I have no idea.

Go through this checklist, it's the best that I got.
1. Make sure that your version is up to date. (put the .exes into the BSF directory) viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7034
2. Make sure the sprite files are located in the BSF directory in the "custom sprites" folder. Most of them have a folder that goes within that folder.
3. If it is a newer custom sprite that you made yourself, make sure that it is in .gif or .png format. Note: .bmp is a poor choice as a sprite. It is meant as a background.

That's all I got. Since it isn't triggers, there isn't much else that I can do.

_________________
Has written a series of tutorials for the newbies
Zalausai's Tutorial Index

Created: Elements of Discord, Heaven's Grace, and Hell's Last Battalion.

I stop in from time to time to check in on the community. Though I don't spend much time with shipmaker anymore, I can take requests or write a tutorial for someone.
Proud parent since: 8/15/2013 (Baby Boy)

Good shipbuilders never die . . . they just fade away.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:09 pm 
Offline
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:27 pm
Posts: 33
Hey, well thanks for the advice :D I eventually gave up on trying to use that particular weapon sprite and used a similar looking one in another folder, then whipped up another ship. Tomorrow I'll go back through my sprite folders, see what glitches, and check that against your checklist. I may have just found a weird bug :P However, I am running on a fairly old PC right now on loan because my laptop died a few weeks back--so we'll see what happens when I get running on some modern hardware again.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group