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Discussion in 'World Editor Help Zone' started by Liam, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Liam

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    Hey guys, just came across this site recently and joined since i have been trying my hand at editing recently since i have an idea for some massive game changes that i wanted to try out. I have been working on updating a few units and have been modding some other units like a mechagnome, blood elf demon hunter and a gnomish tinker.

    I have a couple of things i want to discuss since i have started modding:

    1: I have a bug where my model shows a green box in the editor, states that the editor failed to load the file, but the file works perfectly in game (not a major issue i think) figure it would be a basic bug that shouldnt be too hard to squash.

    2: Does anyone know where to access the base model for the 'dwarfcar' file? i cant find it in my mpq scanner. Its the 'hidden' rocknroll racer file, i want access to the actual file so i can edit it

    3: (funny) does anyone else know about the... thing that happens where custom models additional 'geoset's dont show on the file (attachment issue), but inexplicably appear when you place the creep 'sludge monstrosity' on its tentacles? I had a sludge monstrosity juggling my custom models head randomly, couldnt help but chuckle at the sight!

    4: (funny) anyone else notice illidan is a smoker? (look at his texture file)
     
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    I figured what my issue was, i was using local files for editor skins instead of importing them from the mpq viewer, got my tauren spear chucker working finally heh.

    As for the dwarf car, nothing is showing up for me when i browse the 'war3xlocal', im using war3 modelviewer, do i need another mpq viewer or should i be able to see it in that one?
     
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    I use War 3 Model Viewer too. You sure you opened War3xlocal.mpq, not War3x.mpq?
    (Btw, I'm talking about the .mdx model, not the texture. The dwarf car doesn't have its own texture, it uses textures from Siege Engin, Undead Car and Mountain King, this is why you won't see any Dwarf Car file when browsing the .blp section)
     
  5. Liam

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    all i get is dranai (sic) dranai akama, drekthar, illidanevilcaged, nazgrel and Rokhan under the 'other' mpq.
    I have access to the file in the game so its not missing, its just not showing where its supposed to be...

    Looking under units > other, is that the correct destination?
     
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    It's weird that you can see Nazgrel and Rokhan, they don't have a model of their own. But it looks like you're looking at War3x.mpq, not War3xlocal.mpq.
    In War 3 Viewer, go to File > Open MPQ, then in your game folder open War3xlocal.mpq
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    Then you should be able to see Dwarf Car under Units > Other

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    Unless you're using 1.29 PTR: it seems that War3x.mpq and War3xlocal.mpq have got merged into one single mpq in 1.29 update.
     
  7. Liam

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    its just soundsets in the nazgrel/rokhan folders.
    I did discover that im using a different browser, i was using "war3 model editor", so i downloaded the one you are using instead, but for me its even worse since now nothing is showing in the war3x local mpq using warcraft 3 viewer. warcaft3 shows everything but all the expansion patches hold nothing

    To clarify, exactly what is happening, i am opening warcraft 3 viewer > file > open mpq > navigate and select war3xLocal.mpq
    it seems to open it, but in the navigation menu it only shows the mpq file with no nested files or folders, like its completely empty

    war3 and war3x work perfectly fine, just not patch or local
     
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    It should work with the way you did it.
    Which version of the game are you using? 1.28.5? 1.29 PTR? Other?
     
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    1.26 i think... lol
    Would that have anything to do with not being able to access some files? i have the patch and i have access to the file, but i just cant see it
     
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    I tried with the 1.26 version, and I couldn't find it. So I think it's a version issue. I didn't search the 1.26 MPQ, so I don't know where to find it with that version. You might want to download the latest update and give it another try :)
     
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    hey thanks for all the help man. Know where i can download all the patches? do i just need the newest one or do i have to download them all 1 by 1
     
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    I think you can download the latest version from Battle.net (in the game main menu)
    You can do it with the launcher, too (Patching Classic Games)
     
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    right, i ended up being able to access them after downloading the latest patch, but now its requiring a cd key and i cant access the editor -_-

    Is there an easy way to get a free version of the game? or even buy a legitimate copy?
     
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    whoah i didnt say anything about anything illegal :p

    i got a legitimate version anyway so dont worry about that. have all my problems solved now, apart from world edit not loading straight into the game that is (new patch screwed a few thing up)

    unrelated question to my original one - did troll axe throwers and kodo riders ever throw 2 axes, or has it always been one? i swear they used to throw 2 but that doesnt seem to be the case now...