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#1 fezzman

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 09:40 AM

Okay, it seems as though I've got the steps down but I still keep getting a dd error. I'm wanting to apply patches to my original halo maps. I've done plenty of reading/searching but can't seem to find my answer.

I'm trying to take skytore.ppf and patch it to my bloodgulch.map. Here's what I've done so far:

Took a clean copy of my BG cache file (cache03)
Applied patch using PPF-O-Matic
Compressed file and renamed bloodgulch.map
Replaced my bloodgulch.map on my xbox hdd

I thought this was the proper procedure?? The only program I've gotten to actually compress with is Halo Map Editor. SparkEdit just hangs and says that it is compressing...please wait. I left it all night and it still didn't compress. When I use SE the map size is different and I think this is why it is giving DD.

I've also got the newest versions of Cartographer, WinHME, and HMT but I don't see where I can compress with those.

Can someone please help me here. I thought this would go smoother than it has.

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 10:28 AM

use SE 2.5

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 11:01 AM

Worked like a charm. Thanks jkjk.

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 12:13 PM

np. if you ever want to play mods over xbc, let me know. i'm in ny and have 960 up.

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE (jkjk @ Apr 28 2004, 02:13 PM)
np. if you ever want to play mods over xbc, let me know. i'm in ny and have 960 up.

As of right now I still have dialup. cussing.gif I plan to go broadband by the end of next month. Perhaps I'll hit ya up then.

I already bought a new big screen TV in anticipation of Halo2. Now I just need to get better surround sound and broadband by then. beerchug.gif

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 03:54 PM

what about maps that spark edit cant open how do you compress them????

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 04:30 PM

So far I've been able to compress:

ui.map
beavercreek.map
bloodgulch.map
boardingaction.map
damnation.map

I've not yet tried to compress any others. Are there some maps that SE is known to not compress?

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 04:34 PM

what i meen is that some mods you are not able to open in spark edit. It gives an error. Therefor you cant compress it. You follow me so far.

Edited by [-MXB-]xmaniac, 28 April 2004 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2004 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE ([-MXB-]xmaniac @ Apr 28 2004, 06:34 PM)
what i meen is that some mods you are not able to open in spark edit. It gives an error. Therefor you cant compress it. You follow me so far.

Ahhh, I follow you now. I've not run into any problems as of yet.

BG - Skytore
Damnation - don't remember the ppf name (new gun models and green fire/smoke)
BoardingAction - BACatwalk
Battle Creek - Fly N Plants/turret mod combo
UI - Halo 2 mod

Some of those are pretty complex. Even if I can't get another mod in there I'll be happy with what I've got. Although, I'd like to fill each map with a mod. Greedy like that. jester.gif


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Posted 28 April 2004 - 07:45 PM

For your maps Xmania and DMauro's BG turret mod, you gotta use HME (I use 1.2.1) to compress and search XBS for a map resizer which automatically resizes the map for you.

Edited by jkjk, 13 May 2004 - 09:36 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2004 - 09:24 AM

Well i have searched and searched but found nothing but shit. Can someone help me out with this i need that HME and map resizer thx.

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 10:32 AM

http://forums.xbox-s...4&hl=map resize

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 10:43 AM

NVM
Well i need the HME thing now i have searched for this befor and came up empty. Guess i am not searching hard enough.

Edited by [-MXB-]xmaniac, 30 April 2004 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 30 April 2004 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE
NVM
Well i need the HME thing now i have searched for this befor and came up empty. Guess i am not searching hard enough.

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 05:58 PM

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