Problem with LODs and Map Editor
Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:34 AM Edited by Triangulum, 22 April 2012 - 01:34 AM.
So I went into map editor, noticed the LOD for the bridge was in fact blank, searched around and found what I think is the correct LOD file (lod_des_ebrigroad07). After I saved countN.ipl and returned to GTA, the problem was worsened. Now the road section of the bridge was missing for both the LOD and up close (see images below).
I can't even revert back to the way it was before by using my data backup files, which I can't make sense of, since the backup file date clearly dates back to a non-modded version in 2005. I also found that it's impossible to make the LOD field in Map Editor blank again. Is it possible that in order to fix this, I need to manually change something within that map file?
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:00 AM
This is what I added to countn2.ipl:
16384, des_ebrigroad10, 0, -480.789, 1055.73, 9.29688, 0, 0, 0, -0.25755, -1
There's just a small margin of error in the placement which I'm trying to fix.
But the problem still remains with the bridge seeming to have a non-existent LOD file since it still becomes transparent when not up close. Turns out that what I thought was the correct bridge LOD actually wasn't too, since it's too long (lod_des_ebrigroad07). Does this bridge even have an LOD?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:08 PM
What you can do is take a new IDE & IPL with des_ebrigroad10.dff and named it LODdes_ebrigroad10.dff or LODebrigroad10.dff if in gta3.img is too long. And remember, you need the actually des_ebrigroad10.dff IDE/IPLs to have the right coordinates and set 1500 in IDE for draw distance in order to see the new object.
For collision, if you don't want to install new .COL, you can use Med Editor and link the LOD to des_ebrigroad10.dff but remember this, it will link on STREAM.IPLs inside gta3.img [countN2_stream.0] I already gave you the info. You can link them with MED, on Item section bottom of Z,Y,X, coordinates then check CountN2 from IPL and you use the SAVE button near FIND, DELETE, NEW FILE, then save it again on FILE left corner above, SAVE INSTALL. Remember to backup countN2_stream.0 and install it everytime you clean up your gta3.img.
Oh wait, I used all the available spaces IDs in CountryW; IDE/IPL for those road bridge pylons. You can erase one and change it with this one though.
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