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Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 12:23am

Info Cards for commodities?

I was wondering if there was a how to on how to make info cards and names for custom commodities? I am having real trouble with them. Thanks!

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Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 7:19am

One method is Freelancer Resource Compiler, a command line utility to take a specially formatted text file and turn it into a resource DLL. I've converted all the vanilla (JFLP) files, so you could use those as a basis. To get your new stuff in-game, you need to add your DLL(s) to the [Resources] section in freelancer.ini. The order of these DLLs determines the number you need to use in the ini files. There are already six DLLs, making yours the seventh, so the numbers will start at 458752 (0x70000 in hex). Adding another DLL (if you have one for infocards and one for names) would start at 524288 (0x80000).

Alternatively, use FLMM and let it generate the DLL and numbers automatically.

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Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 6:48pm

Thanks! I will check out those tools. I have FLEd-ids and I made a blank DLL and added it to the FL.ini but i couldn't get the text to display right. How would you use Freelancer Mod Manager to add strings to the DLL? My mod has its own DLL, all I need to do is add info cards to it. Thanks for the help.

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Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:07am

FLMM won't add strings to an existing DLL, it will only create one (look at the How-to and existing mods). I haven't used any other DLL tools (being a programmer I simply created a raw resource script, before writing FRC) so I can't really comment on how to do it with FLEd-ids. With FRC, you could use res2frc to convert your existing DLL, then just add in the new infocards. Freelancer uses XML to create infocards, but FRC takes care of all that for you (look at the vanilla ones I've already converted).

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Sunday, April 17th 2011, 5:38pm

Sounds easy enough, I will try that out! Thanks again!

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