Correcting NGE file forms

Tonberry

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#1
Lots of you will be looking to add NGE items no doubt. There are three rules in doing this correctly.

1. Make sure you get all files linked with the item you want to add, you can usually do this by doing "chain export" in TRE Explorer, however occasionally it wont scoop all the neccessary files so you have to use your head! :p

2. Some NGE files use a slightly different structure. Most notibly some items such as weapons ToOW and above. When you try adding these items your client will crash. To fix this open the .lod file of the item you want to add and change the form "0008FORM" to "0007FORM" and it should work. If there are multiple lod files involved change this in those as well.

3. The third is only relevant if you want to add these items, they key word being "ADD". If you're looking to add these items as NEW items rather than a mod replacing something which already exists, then you need to commit server side work rather than just the client files.


I hope this is found useful by some of you. Good luck!
 

Uli

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#2
Was going to make my tool more user friendly and post it but don't think I will bother since you posted this.
Thief stole my fix!
 

Tonberry

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#3
Uli said:
Was going to make my tool more user friendly and post it but don't think I will bother since you posted this.
Thief stole my fix!
I myself and many others I'm sure would still appreciate a rough release of your tool. :D
 

Kaimana17

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#5
Hehe thanks, I couldnt get vehicles working to replace my swoop so hopefully this will help :D

And Uli, it'd still be much appreciated!