How to setup ED42 for mods?

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How to setup ED42 for mods?

Post by NUKE »

Hello everybody,

I would like to do some minor SSMs, like adding vehicles, adding weapon kits etc., for Desert Combat maps. Doing it with a simple text editor is possible, but I would like to directly see where I am placing the objects. I tried BC42, but I had too many problems with it (some maps would open, others not, on some I can see the objects, on others not,...) So now I wanted to try ED42. I followed the video tutorial about setting up ED42 and it works just fine with the base game. Unfortunately I didn't find any tutorials for usage with other mods. So I tried to extract the object.rfa, standardmesh.rfa and texture.rfa of the mods folders (DesertCombat and DC_Final) into the bfdev folder just as I did for the base game. For testing purposes I extracted the level El_Alamein from all three mods aswell. When I open the map, unluckily I don't see most of the objects. On few vehicles I can see the meshes, but without textures. Can somebody tell me how to set up ED42 correctly for mods, so I can see all the mod specific objects?
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Re: How to setup ED42 for mods?

Post by Vilespring »

Ed kinda does incomplete vehicle textures and meshes for some reason, by my experience.
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Re: How to setup ED42 for mods?

Post by Swaffy »

Yeah ... sometimes my vehicles only show a MG turret instead of the hull. It's wonky sometimes.

And recently, I can't save a map without it crashing... so much for updating my mod's maps.
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Re: How to setup ED42 for mods?

Post by Diamondback »

Look out for map side archives as those will not show up in the map correctly. I know DC/DCF has a lot of objects which are run map side and this will make the objects invisible/with missing textures in ED42 if you haven't extracted the map side archives to your bfdev folder (you must do this manually, a lot of copy and paste). BC has the same problem.
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