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[r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« on: May 06, 2010, 08:09:32 pm »
The game hangs at the loading screen and it looks like a whole lot of stuff is missing or incomplete.

I just compiled build 29770 using Muton's script v0.7.0.

It's giving me a No .mdx found error for almost every model in the model directory.

ufoconsole.log attached.

When I checked the source files, there are no mdx files there or anywhere else for that matter that I can see. I'm in over my head on this one, but fortunately I'm paranoid enough to have kept my previous installers so I can always go back to those versions.

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 08:15:48 pm »
run "make models"

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 08:28:15 pm »
Okay, time to ask some more stupid questions:

1) Where do I find the makemodels script?
2) Do I need anything special else to run it on Windows XP Pro?
3) Is there anything else I should know? Assume that you need to explain from the ground up.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 09:28:03 pm »
The game hangs at the loading screen...
Same here (r29773) since r29767, except that I don't get any error message.

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 10:11:36 pm »
It used to be that there was no problem with the previous installers that I built using muton's script. I don't know if it's the source or if it's the script. if the new script doesn't build the models while the older version did. Or if something else changed somewhere along the way.

What I did notice when updating the SVN from 29688 to current was that a whole lot of tga files had been switched for .png files. I assume that this shouldn't be a problem, but at what point did that switch happen?

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 10:34:01 pm »
you need to calculate mdx flles - the ufomodel tool is doing this. we are still working on this though. just call ufomodel -mdx

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 11:00:00 pm »
Uhm... was there any announcement ?
I removed ufomodel from the workspace because it didn't (and doesn't) compile.
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Linking console executable: ..\..\ufomodel.exe
c:\codeblocks\mingw\lib/libmingw32.a(main.o):main.c:(.text+0x104): undefined reference to `WinMain@16'

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 11:29:33 pm »
Used make models and ./ufomodel -mdx

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----------- parse scripts ----------
51 script files                     
47 ui script files                 
Shared Client/Server Info loaded   
...118 items parsed                 
... 32 damage types parsed         
... 79 map definitions parsed       
... 29 equipment definitions parsed
... 10 inventory definitions parsed
... 22 team definitions parsed     
executing keys.cfg                 
music change to van_theme (from PsymongN3)
s_language has no value                   
executing autoexec.cfg                   
"version" is "UFO: Alien Invasion 2.3-dev IA-32 May  6 2010 Linux DEBUG build 29770"                         
********************                                   
ERROR: No mdx file buffer given                       
********************                                   
./ufo(Sys_Backtrace+0x1f)[0x819cb26]                   
./ufo(Com_Error+0xf6)[0x813deca]                       
./ufo(R_ModLoadMDX+0xcc)[0x81806e6]                   
./ufo[0x8189e1a]                                       
./ufo(R_ModLoadAliasMD2Model+0xab)[0x818a035]         
./ufo[0x817fd62]                                       
./ufo(R_RegisterModelShort+0xa6)[0x817fef3]           
./ufo[0x8074ea8]                                       
./ufo[0x8074fd7]
./ufo(CL_InitAfter+0x47)[0x8075356]
./ufo(Qcommon_Init+0x538)[0x813f33d]
./ufo(main+0x20)[0x819b827]
/lib/i686/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0xb71fda36]
./ufo[0x8067b81]
./ufo(Sys_Backtrace+0x1f)[0x819cb26]
./ufo(Sys_Error+0xe)[0x819bbbd]
./ufo(Qcommon_Init+0x122)[0x813ef27]
./ufo(main+0x20)[0x819b827]
/lib/i686/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0xb71fda36]
./ufo[0x8067b81]
Error: Error during initialization

... crash to console.

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 11:34:51 pm »
Last working build I have is 29651. I made an installer of 29688, but that hangs in the loading screen just like 29770. Does anyone have an intermediate version somewhere between what works and what doesn't?

Failing that, is there a working compilation of just the ufomodel tool so that we could try to troubleshoot this?

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 01:00:20 am »
@Edi
     the new behaviour was introduced in r29675. It does not hang, it is very slow. (the missing *.mdx-files are calculated)

     As a workaround turn GLSL shaders off.


@Duke
     add
     -lmingw32 -lSDLmain -lSDL -mwindows
     to Other Linker options

     Then it does compile.
     But there is something else  wrong - on my mashine ufomodel can't find texturefiles

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2010, 07:59:09 am »
thanks dodon, i've added this to the c::b project files. the mdx files are only needed for the glsl shader lighting. arisian is working on getting this faster and smaller. see https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2995043&group_id=157793&atid=805244

once this is done there will be an announcement

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 08:29:48 am »
Thanks for the info. I'll be sticking to 29651 in the meanwhile then.

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2010, 07:52:49 pm »
Is there a reason to store stdout/stderr in a txt file?

Because we have so much batch files
i've attached a cmd that can compile the mdx files
reading models.mk
writing a log file too (compile_mdx.log)

we should not forget to add mdx into archives.bat too!
« Last Edit: May 07, 2010, 07:56:24 pm by Muton »

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2010, 07:54:53 pm »
archives.bat is deprecated - use make pk3

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Re: [r29770] Huge number of models - No .mdx found
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2010, 09:04:30 pm »
@Duke
     add
     -lmingw32 -lSDLmain -lSDL -mwindows
     to Other Linker options
Thx, Dodon, that did the trick :)
I could take out -lSDL because (meanwhile?) SDL is listed under libraries.
But what does -mwindows do ? Sounds to me like it could hurt the linux fraction if I committed the changed cbp file !?