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MrQBerrt
09-29-2005, 09:01 AM
I have been toying around with the idea of writting a simple FMB Alternative and I was wondering if there was anything like this available.

My motivation for this is that I downloaded a mission where someone setup a stationary carrier with extensive lighting. I wanted to copy and paste the whole conglomeration into a different mission but found that the FMB didn't support dragging a box around multiple objects to select them. This is a standard feature of modern GUIs and it is very odd that Oleg didn't want standard features such as these in his FMB.

The easiest way I know of to make such a change is to open up the .mis file in a text editor, copy the lines dealing with the ship and the lights and then paste them into a different .mis file and manually change the coordinates to make the ship and lights appear where they should be.

Wouldn't it be nicer if someone developed a GUI that was capable of doing this kind of stuff and then outputting a .mis file that IL2 could read?

This is what I'd like to write, but I don't want to do it if it has already been done.

MrQBerrt
09-29-2005, 09:01 AM
I have been toying around with the idea of writting a simple FMB Alternative and I was wondering if there was anything like this available.

My motivation for this is that I downloaded a mission where someone setup a stationary carrier with extensive lighting. I wanted to copy and paste the whole conglomeration into a different mission but found that the FMB didn't support dragging a box around multiple objects to select them. This is a standard feature of modern GUIs and it is very odd that Oleg didn't want standard features such as these in his FMB.

The easiest way I know of to make such a change is to open up the .mis file in a text editor, copy the lines dealing with the ship and the lights and then paste them into a different .mis file and manually change the coordinates to make the ship and lights appear where they should be.

Wouldn't it be nicer if someone developed a GUI that was capable of doing this kind of stuff and then outputting a .mis file that IL2 could read?

This is what I'd like to write, but I don't want to do it if it has already been done.

Kuna15
09-29-2005, 09:37 AM
I agree but I am unaware of such tool. I did not involved myself much in mission building, it is quite possible that such program exists. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FoolTrottel
09-29-2005, 10:41 AM
Me thinks: If it exists, and it is any good, it will be listed in the Sturmovik Essentials (http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=51910959) ... go check!

Have Fun!

Flying_Nutcase
09-29-2005, 06:09 PM
No such thing appears to exist, but it would be great to have.

Unfortunately, it's not as simple as it may appear at first, as the FMB does more than just record the position and properties of objects and waypoints. It also has active code behind it to automatically generate waypoints if the path you've given it is not possible. That would be impractical to duplicate I think.

Apart from that point though, if you decide to do it, we'll all love you for it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Tully__
09-29-2005, 08:43 PM
Doesn't MissionMate do something along these lines? I've not used it myself but that was the impression I got... certainly one of the community utilities available allows the duplication and relocation of static objects. Moving objects would be a different story though, as Flying_Nutcase has pointed out.

Ask in the Mission Builder forum, the guys in there are up to speed with all the mission utilities http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif