Ship Editor

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wcedit.zip
Creator Thomas Bruckner
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Filesize 200 kB



Archive Contents

  • data.zip
  • readme.txt
  • ships.zip
  • testmis.iff
  • wc4p.exe
  • wcedit.cfg
  • WCEDIT.EXE

readme.txt

WCEdit Version 0.3 - 21/03/1998
       Thomas Bruckner
   thomas.bruckner@netway.at   
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1. What is WCEdit
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WCEdit lets you create and use new ships and guns for Wing Commander 4. 

This programm is freeware.

2. What's new in Version 0.3
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* you can now create new guns
* fixed scattergun
* limited mission editor
* some minor bugfixes

3. How to install
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First of all install WC4 and let it copy gameflow.tre on your 
harddisk. The path must be something like c:\xxx\wc4 
(c:\wc4 or c:\xxx\xxx\wc4 wont work, xxx can be any name). 
Then unzip this zipfile into your wc4 directory. 

Create the following directorys:
c:\xxx\wc4\data\
c:\data\
c:\data\objects\
c:\data\missions\
c:\data\language\missions

Extract data.zip to c:\xxx\wc4\data\
Extract ships.zip to c:\data\objects\
Move wcedit.cfg to c:\data\
Move testmis.iff to c:\data\language\missions\

Finaly you have to edit c:\data\wcedit.cfg: The first line is 
the path to your wc4 dir. The second line states what exe 
file will be executed.
wc4.exe is the dos-version
wc4w.exe is the windows-version

I recommend using the dos-version because it gives clearer 
error messages.

I'll make a setup programm for the next version

4. How to use
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Unlike the install procedures using wcedit is easy. Just start 
wcedit.exe, modify all the settings you want (the default values 
are that of a hellcat). Then click 'Make .IFF' and wcedit will 
create a new .iff file in you c:\data\objects\ directory. To fly 
the new ship click 'Launch'. It will modify the gameflow.tre and 
then start wc4. There you can load a saved game or start a new 
game. When you fly a mission it will use your new ship.

5. If it doesn't work
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I've tested wcedit on only 2 computers and it worked, but if it 
doesn't work on yours contact me. Maybe I can help.

6. Where to get new versions
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Visit my Wing Commander Homepage at: 
http://www.crosswinds.net/austria/~thomasbr/

Wing Commander 4 is Copyright of Origin Systems