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FPSC Classic Models and Media / Firma and Segment Editor Issues

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androidlove
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Posted: 7th Aug 2016 20:53
I'm having multiple issues trying to create content for FSPSC in Segment Creator. Segment Creator exported a Bryce .x, but Importing a segment from a Bryce .x exported by Segment creator crashes FSPSC saying it can't find the mesh. It was suggested I try a different modeler. I Tried Blender, but on my 1st export from Segment Creator, it stopped exporting anything. There is no error message.

Firma exports don't import into FSPAC with texture other than the icon.

I'm hoping to find someone who is well versed in these programs to inform me what I'm doing wrong.
ncmako
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Posted: 8th Aug 2016 02:17
androidlove
Quote: "I'm having multiple issues trying to create content for FSPSC in Segment Creator"

I just downloaded the "Segment Creator Kit" again and all seems to work fine. There are six(6) tutorial videos
with these files. It helps a lot to watch these and how to setup files, mesh's & texture paths.
As I said before, it's best to work with this program by itself like on your desktop. Then copy over files into
FPSC when your done. That way you wont by accident copy over original files with the same name.
Quote: " FSPSC saying it can't find the mesh"

Your path to your mesh then is incorrect most likely.

Segments folders have only the .fps file & segment thumbnail. Segment meshes go into meshbank folders.
Textures into the texturebank folder...ect The .fps file has all the needed paths to the segments parts.
Open one simple segment and study its file paths.

Quote: "Firma exports don't import into FSPAC with texture other than the icon"

By chance, are you using jpeg or jpg image formats ? These do not work well anymore ( if not at all )
For some time now only .dds, tga &, png formats are best to use. I believe .png only for hud's ???
Bmp's are only for the thumbnail (64x64 or 128x128px size)


My games never have bugs. They just develop random features..
Lots and lots of random features...
androidlove
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Posted: 8th Aug 2016 04:58
Ah, I hadn't created a Firma texture folder. That's sorted out. Thank you.

Regarding Segment Creator, I probably had the mesh in the wrong meshbank folder. My segment creator just stopped working, where as it was exporting something before. My zip only came with 3 .exe and 2 .ini. Where did you get yours? I'd like a fresh start with it and those videos you mentioned.
ncmako
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Posted: 8th Aug 2016 13:33
androidlove
Quote: "Where did you get yours?"

From TGC FPSC-Classic archive file page. A little hard to find.
Here is the main page for older files and programs.
https://www.thegamecreators.com/product/2001/page/archive/Files

Here is the link for "Segment Creator Kit" Their link didn't work (have to remove the number "2" from http://files2...)
Then it works..???
http://files.thegamecreators.com/fpscreator/FPSCreator_SegmentKit.zip
best
My games never have bugs. They just develop random features..
Lots and lots of random features...
Kuper
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Posted: 8th Aug 2016 20:25
Quote: "Then it works..???"

http://secure.thegamecreators.com was removed also as "files2" site path.
I think there is no way to find old stuff like Newsletter tutorials now.

For me Firma dont work at all. Its just crash after export.
I use standart Segment Editor with 3ds Max. It works fine if you produce correct mesh
without holes and with correct normals.
seppgirty
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Posted: 9th Aug 2016 00:12
Quote: "I think there is no way to find old stuff like Newsletter tutorials now."


https://www.thegamecreators.com/archive/newsletters

Also here

http://dbcodecorner.com/?page=newsletters

Also, firma is much easier to use for segmants.
gamer, lover, filmmaker
Kuper
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Posted: 9th Aug 2016 19:34
Quote: "Also here"

Thanks!
Quote: "Also, firma is much easier to use for segmants."

I make custom mesh segments - Firma can use only few standart ( as i know )

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