Can't install custom scenarios

AuthorTopic: Can't install custom scenarios
Apprentice
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Hi all.

I've downloades some custom BOE scenarios from here: http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/blades/scen_stuff/solid.html, and pre-compiled BOE from here: http://code.google.com/p/blades-of-exile/downloads/list

Then I unzip archives and place .exs and .bmp files into C:\Games\BOE\scenarios\ (that's where BOE lives). But they don't appear when i press Custom Scenario button :( It says that there are no custom scenarios installed.

Help ?
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Shock Trooper
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You put the .exs and .bmp files in the scenarios folder, right? Not in a subfolder of the scenarios folder?

And you restarted BoE after putting them there?

I can't think what else could be the problem.
Posts: 334 | Registered: Friday, September 14 2007 07:00
Shock Trooper
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You may strike a situation where the custom scenarios only appear immediately after you have created a first level party. If that is the case, simply rename a custom scenario "Stealth.exs". Also rename any custom graphics sheets. This is what I have to do when using the Open Source BoE on Windows XP.
Posts: 292 | Registered: Monday, November 13 2006 08:00
Apprentice
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[somewhat solved]

2 Celtic Minstrel:

The files were directly in BOE\scenarios dir, like C:\Games\BOE\scenarios\goblins.exs , C:\Games\BOE\scenarios\goblins.BMP and yes, I have had restarted BOE a couple times after installing the files. The "Custom Scenario" button was still saying that there are none installed.

2 Ishad Nha:

Thank you very much. I had renamed goblins.exs & bmp to Stealth.* and now I'm eventually able to launch the game using the "Start Scenario" button.
I'm pretty much O.K. with this solution, but heck, Exile III was IMNSHO perfect, and BOE is opensource, so the current devs could've made it better.

Thanks anyway, I'll go exploring now :)
Posts: 7 | Registered: Tuesday, December 11 2007 08:00
Shock Trooper
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I guess this is a bug, so I've added it to the bugs and suggestions list.
Posts: 334 | Registered: Friday, September 14 2007 07:00
Apprentice
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well, i have found success by renaming the files to VALLEYDY.*, and renaming the original files...but no luck at all with the Stealth method. i just have to select valley of the dying things from the original scenario start button and its all good :)

[EDIT] nevermind........the text (dialogue) in the scenario doesn't work :P

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Shock Trooper
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In the original Blades of Exile the only scenario that you could select was Valley of Dying Things, until you had registered the game. The Stealth method works for me, not too sure why it does not work on other computers, I am using the Ormus BoE package.
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Shaper
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I just found an older version of Ormus's BoE (sans editors) on my flash drive that worked better with regard to custom scenarios being recognized. I don't know what the functional differences between that version and the newer one are, aside from custom scenarios working in this one. I'll look through the thread about his port and post here again.

EDIT: Okay, it seems the only real difference between this older version and the current one is that Ormus rearranged the file structure. This was done to make development easier, if I understood correctly, but it also broke custom scenarios.

I just have the program, and not the source, unfortunately. At any rate, it should run well enough on XP and Vista. I don't know what to do with it though, now that I have it. Should I upload it somewhere (it's a 2.67MB ZIP), or are there licensing issues due to this version being released under the Common Public License rather than GNU GPL v2?

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by The Almighty Do-er of Stuff:

Should I upload it somewhere (it's a 2.67MB ZIP), or are there licensing issues due to this version being released under the Common Public License rather than GNU GPL v2?
QFE

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quote:
Originally written by The Almighty Do-er of Stuff:

quote:
Originally written by The Almighty Do-er of Stuff:

Should I upload it somewhere (it's a 2.67MB ZIP), or are there licensing issues due to this version being released under the Common Public License rather than GNU GPL v2?
QFE

It's fine for you to upload and distribute it. The only licensing issues that come up are if someone tries to modify it, basically.

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Agent
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I've been having the same problem, though nothing has worked so far. The Mac version I downloaded from Khoth's site didn't even work, so I was forced to use the Windows version. Currently, clicking a scenario icon for the original JV scenarios doesn't do anything.

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Shaper
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http://ados.ermarian.net/BoX/OrmusBoEWin32.zip

I uploaded that a while ago. Aran said he'd put it somewhere but I don't think he did. Until he moves it where he wants it, there it is.

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Agent
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Thank you. It works perfectly now.

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