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1st time mod maker has some questions

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Creation & Customization' started by altalt667, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. altalt667

    altalt667 Chieftain

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    1. what is a dds file and how do i load them

    2. also when you are going through xml where do you put the item for a building that modifies produection for buildings

    3. how do you make dds files

    4. is it possible to make a unit for my volunteerism tech that is a volunteer
    they can only be built in cities with volunteer HQ's
    there only option is join city
    if 5 join a city then a volunteer HQ is already created
    if i try this and put 5 in a city that already has one it gives be all sorts of error messages

    6. also does anyone know if it is possible:

    i'm making a college influence tech and i want a building to go like this
    "civadjective" university in "city name":sad: :sad:

    is there a way to do this in xml??:confused: :confused: :confused:

    7. can anybody suggest techs or improvments or wonders for this mod
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    Modern and future tech expansion mod coming soon

    Altalt:) :)
     
  2. altalt667

    altalt667 Chieftain

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    sorry about the miss spellings


    Altalt
     
  3. GigaNerd

    GigaNerd His Nerdiness

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    DDS Files are Direct Draw Surfaces. They're the stuff like 3D leaderheads and units. You upload them with programs like NifSkope.
     
  4. NikNaks

    NikNaks Deity

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    1. A dds file is a texture or image file used in Civ4. You'll need either:
    a) XnView (which can open it but not edit it)
    b) NifSkope* (which open's its 3D model and displays the texture that way)
    c) An image editor with plug-ins like the GIMP or Photoshop.
    d) Convert it with DDS Converter.

    * This only works if the DDS is used as a texture.

    2. You'll have to be more specific.

    3. See question 1 (C and D).

    4. Python or SDK.

    6. That needs Python.
     
  5. altalt667

    altalt667 Chieftain

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    thanks a ton:) :) :) :D :D :D :D :cool: :cool: :cool: :king:


    to be more specific

    2. i want something to increase production in that city by 5%
    what line of text do i do that in

    What does doing python entail

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    Future and modern techs mod coming soon

    altalt
     
  6. altalt667

    altalt667 Chieftain

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    how do you make a new quote file??

    eg. for paper "i cannot live without books" thomas jefferson
     
  7. altalt667

    altalt667 Chieftain

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    i tried nif skope and its only for .nif files

    XnView is a good one :goodjob:
     

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