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UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« on: February 28, 2010, 04:55:40 pm »
When starting UFORadiant a window says that it cannot start because libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll is missing (Screenshot 1), after clicking ok UFORadiant starts eventually (Screenshot 2).
Maybe someone could help me eliminate this error  ::)


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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 05:28:55 pm »
Another UFORadiant question:

As I understand the difference between the models-database & the prefabs-database is that prefabs are not only in*.map format & have a static preview picture, but they also can have different features attached like func_breakable ?! Is this correct ?

Also I should be able to import a model & then mark the brush as being destroyable. But when I select the brush (red) & then doubleclick on func_breakable in the entity-inspector window the error message: 'Unable to create entity "func_breakable", no brushes selected' appears & the brush disappears  >:( I think this is not the way it should be. What am I doing wrong ?


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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 05:58:35 pm »
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As I understand the difference between the models-database & the prefabs-database is that prefabs are not only in*.map format & have a static preview picture, but they also can have different features attached like func_breakable ?! Is this correct ?

yes, that is correct, a prefab can be a whole building, a whole city or whatever - with all entities included, a model is just one entity (a misc_model)

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Also I should be able to import a model & then mark the brush as being destroyable. But when I select the brush (red) & then doubleclick on func_breakable in the entity-inspector window the error message: 'Unable to create entity "func_breakable", no brushes selected' appears & the brush disappears  >:( I think this is not the way it should be. What am I doing wrong ?

no, breakable only works for brushes, not for entities.

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 08:43:48 pm »
Thanx mattn, getting wiser  ;D

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 11:29:43 pm »
It might help to think of a prefab as just another map you can copy/paste into your own map. It can have everything a regular map can have.

Also, a key thing is that models are not lit the same as the brushes in a map. Models get all surfaces lit equally, whereas the brushes in a map are lit "properly". In terms of aesthetics, models should generally only be used in places with little contrast between directly and indirectly lit surfaces (like daylight outside).

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 08:02:20 pm »
When starting UFORadiant a window says that it cannot start because libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll is missing (Screenshot 1), after clicking ok UFORadiant starts eventually (Screenshot 2).

I've reinstalled using Destructavator's latest exe and I get the same error, except I'm missing libxml2-2.dll, and UFORadiant does not eventually load. I've tried reinstalling twice with the same problem.

On a side note, through my own stupidity I lost all of the parking garage file I'd built. Hooray.

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 08:17:37 pm »
On a side note, through my own stupidity I lost all of the parking garage file I'd built. Hooray.

noooo ... that's really a pity - you should commit your stuff as early as often - even if unfinished. commit after every hour of work ;)

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 09:46:41 pm »
noooo ... that's really a pity - you should commit your stuff as early as often - even if unfinished. commit after every hour of work ;)

Yes, I should. I should also take more care when installing newer versions. But no worries. What I had will not take much time to rebuild, and I didn't lose the textures I had built for it. Although, I need to get into the map editor to rebuild anything!

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 10:19:04 pm »
I've reinstalled using Destructavator's latest exe and I get the same error, except I'm missing libxml2-2.dll, and UFORadiant does not eventually load. I've tried reinstalling twice with the same problem.
I had the same problem with the latest dev-builds of UFORadiant...

This is the one which eventually starts:
http://mattn.ninex.info/download/uforadiant-1.5-win32-r26345.exe

from here:
http://ufoai.ninex.info/forum/index.php?topic=1066.30

but this is not the latest version I suppose...

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 07:29:45 am »
i will try to upload the latest uforadiant version.

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 08:13:59 am »
http://mattn.ninex.info/download/uforadiant-1.5-win32-r28750.exe

give it a try and report any errors please.

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 09:29:04 am »
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Thanks a lot, mattn ! This one starts without any errors & seems to be working great  ;D

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Re: UFORadiant Newbie has some questions, please help !
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 01:49:40 pm »
Works well for me too, many thanks for the fast turnaround.