FAQ/Guides/Tutorials

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Montez, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    2017 edit: Many of these sites are now dead it seems, but you should still be able to access the NMA stuff via the archived site: http://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/news-archives-and-more.196804/
    Otherwise try searching for the specific url on archive.org/web/ or archive.is.
    You can also try http://falloutmods.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page as a general resource.

    Belatedly updated on 3/7/06, and made largely obsolete by this post.

    The following is a list of threads and sites which contain mapper, scripting and modding tutorials as well as answers to some frequently asked questions. I'll be updating this periodically, but if there is something I'm missing feel free to post it in the thread or PM me with the info.


    The Fallout 2 Mapper:

    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/dload.php?action=file&file_id=89

    NMA's hosted tutorials:

    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/dload.php?action=category&cat_id=52

    Modding Guide By dude_obj

    http://web.archive.org/web/20130209083323/http://modguide.nma-fallout.com/

    ColJack's Tutorials (most are already mirrored here):

    http://www.coljack.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/fallout/

    Lich's Scripting Tutorials (Polish + English)

    http://blacksteel.nma-fallout.com/

    Help and Tutorials by Nuclear Winter Studios

    http://help.nwsgames.net/

    Scripting Tutorial (not sure who it's by, got it from a post by Jargo - if you know, let me know)

    http://koti.mbnet.fi/dsjoblom/scrtut.htm

    Harcoded "city limit" removers (for adding new cities, more cities):

    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/dload.php?action=file&file_id=75
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/dload.php?action=file&file_id=76


    Semi-Index of useful threads

    Help, the mapper won't run!
    We have a dozen threads about this, search through the forum and read them.

    Where can I get Watcom, and how do I get it to work on XP?
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1262

    Changing an existing character's appearance or behavior:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=598

    Adding light sources to a map:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=759

    Adding locks to doors:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=759

    Placing corpses on a map:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=729

    Changing the starting location (Temple of Trials):
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=988

    Attaching scripts to critters/npcs:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6251

    General scripting discussion:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1248
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2904

    Changing the PC from the tribal clothes to the Vault 13 suit and getting the PipBoy:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1392
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4012

    How can I change the world map?
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8070


    Anyone who wants to help with this, please do. If you have created or know of any guides, tutorials, sites, programs, or anything else that could potentially help someone who wants to use the editor, list it here and I'll add it in.
     
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  2. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    :oops: oops! Sorry Odin, looks like newbies aren't the only ones that don't think to use the search function.

    Looks like all Col Jack's stuff is there. Is anything out there that we aren't already hosting?
     
  3. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    Dunno, there might be some..
     
  4. ColJack

    ColJack Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    May 7, 2003
    i'm working on a general FAQ.. for answers to questions i've been asked once or twice, like "i can't get the vault 13 main door to work, why?" and " the editor won't start, why?
    and so on...
    but if you want to beat me to it feel free, it'll save me some time..
    there is / was a FAQ already started on the DAC fan fallout forum, don't know if it's still there..
     
  5. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    No by all means go right ahead, I'd appreciate it and I'm sure everyone else would too. I'm just going to do a general summary of whatever I can find in this forum so it will all be in one place. I haven't messed around with the editor besides making maps so all the scripting stuff is above my head right now. I'm just doing a cut-and-paste job, basically.
     
  6. quietfanatic

    quietfanatic Ancient One

    Dec 10, 2003
    Fallout Tactics Tutorials

    Some useful tutorials for FoT can be found over here at DaC.

    EDIT:

    The tactics editor discussion forum at DaC also has allot of interesting stuff and more fallout fans.

    Always try to remember to use the search function before asking questions and read the EDITOR README in full.

    Good luck FoT mappers!
     
  7. Lich

    Lich Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 23, 2004
  8. Brahmin

    Brahmin Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 19, 2005
    The Nuclear Winter Studios help and tutorial forums are located here: http://help.nwsgames.net/

    For any level of modder, from beginer, to experianced. For scripting, artwork, sound, anything related to Fallout modding. Any questions, just ask. Our team is eager too help.
     
  9. Neo Decoy

    Neo Decoy First time out of the vault

    Sep 26, 2005
    Add on to brahmin's post:

    Were still writing tut's atm(we have about 6 atm), but if you have any questions just post them - there's generally one of us online at most times, so we can help you with ur problems(hell if its a good enough question ill just sticky it and the answer :P)

    ________
    Neo Decoy
    NWS Scripter
    ________
     
  10. Wasteland Ghost

    Wasteland Ghost Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 20, 2005
    There is a mistake in FAQ:
    You can't find exp for killing critters in the scripts (headers). Exp points for killing critters are in their pro-files (parameter "Exp. Val." in the mapper2 prototype editor).
     
  11. ColJack

    ColJack Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    May 7, 2003
    they mis-quoted me.....

    that reply was to a question asking how to change the exp awarded from quests and critters and things..

    my reply was to the quests and things part...

    the exp points awarded for doing things like lockpicking and trap dissarming are set in the exppoint.h header file.. along with the exp points for the quests...
     
  12. lisac2k

    lisac2k Vault Senior Citizen
    Modder

    Oct 26, 2004
  13. modmaker

    modmaker First time out of the vault

    Apr 2, 2006
  14. vasilimst

    vasilimst First time out of the vault

    Jul 24, 2006
    Were can I find a tutorial on how to load a mod and play it? I cant figure out how to play mods for Fallout 2?? I tried downloading the files and replacing them in my Fallout folders but a mod has never worked on my computer? Is there a step by step explanation on how to play mods??
     
  15. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
  16. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
  17. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
  18. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
  19. ColJack

    ColJack Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    May 7, 2003
    thought I'd give it a try while I'm here..

    please not this is a WIP and a spur of the moment thing, I may or may not do some more...

    comments / notes / corrections welcome..

    Trader Tutorial WIP