model as .dts to base/shapes using same name as exsiting .dts
shape in Shapes.vl2 (eg. vehicle_land_mpbase.dts)
T2 in LAN mode and host a map, try out the vehicle
it worked you've just made your first crap vehicle
the vehicle is missing parts it has something to do with your
dtsScene.cfg, fiddle with the parameters for a few hours,
then delete the .cfg file and use the one that comes with
the .MAX file... If you have meshs not under the Start hierarchy
then you're a silly bugger - Don't mess with the Link Structure!!,
learn it! (here is my mpb.max
file after fiddling)
Never distribute tribes 2 models/scripts/textures/sounds/maps
unless they are in a working .vl2 format which can be put
anywhere in your /base/ directory. It's so easy - so learn
it. Basically, put your folders of things in a folder and
zip the main folder, rename .zip to .vl2 and open it with
winzip - DELETE ALL .dso (compiled .cs file) file and .ML
(mission lighting) files. Don't include any .cs files from
your prefs dir or you will fuck people up with your own prefs
files. Basically only include files you have modified and
no .dso files and the world will love you. If your mod needs
it's own directory to run, don't double up with shit and try
to use as much .vl2 stuff as possible, no one wants all your
uncompressed shit on their hard drive.
that goes for maps/mods/scripts too, test them with a few
people first - there are thousands of people who love testing
new stuff (most mod makers know this by now).
BETA means it "might" work.
Do not copy this tute, do not repost it, do not edit or rehash
it - I wrote it, I own it (I do believe that this is beyond
the reach of the EULA.txt because the
exporter is not part of Tribes 2, so Sierra can't flog this).
Link to it by linking to http://herc.rules.it/
the link will always point to the current site - don't think
no one will notice
fun, post questions/comments in the forum
and I will answer them with more detail than by email. If
I have made mistakes in this tutorial then TELL
ME! It will be fixed up within 1 day.
go out to some people at Tribes2.com
mod forum, Garage
Games modelling forum, Trinity
Armaments, Dark Knight and PlanetTribes
Scripting forum - I worked at exporting for weeks, failing,
searching for info, failing...
projects the author is involved with.
- HERC Shifter
mod - (big mechs destroying bases)
- Team [4o4]
- The most hated HTML error code. Tribes 1 & 2 clan
All the Tribes 2 shit is owned by Sierra, they allow us to
modify it, but they own it. Still means
you can't copy other peoples stuff, but dont think you can
sell anything to do with Tribes.