Dialogue Editor

Discussion in 'General Modification' started by Allyx, Feb 3, 2006.

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  1. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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    Hey, I've been here over a year, but even I didn't know about this Dialogue Editor, quite a nifty little program too ;)

    Now those budding dialogue writers have no more excuses... GET WRITING!!!

    Morpheus, could you add this to the download section?
     
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  2. Cujo

    Cujo Mad Hatter Veteran

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    hey thats great :thumbsup:
     
  3. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    There's a what now? :blink:
     
  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Mindflayer Veteran

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    FYI, I tested this a couple of days ago, and it crashed on me (I hadn't saved my stuff before, of course). So, use this editor at your own risk.
     
  5. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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    Hmm, Agetian said he had problems with it too, maybe I should delete this thread?
     
  6. Cerulean the Blue

    Cerulean the Blue Blue Meanie Veteran

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    It works for me if I am adding stuff to the middle of the file. Addidng stuff to the end of the file doesn't seem to work. And it doesn't like blank lines in a file. It won't read past them.
     
  7. Cerulean the Blue

    Cerulean the Blue Blue Meanie Veteran

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    For people who don't have Excel, and thus can't use Agetian's marvelous new dialog writing tool, or people who want to edit existing dialogs, I have been working on making this one work. Here is what I have come up with.

    The dialog template below seems to work with the editor. Just load it up and make your dialog. When you are done use the "Save As" button and put in whatever you want to name your dialog file. The editor usually saves them in the folder that the editor is in, but once for some reason it saved it on level up. Before you use the dlg file you created, open it in Notepad and delete everything after the last line of dialog you wrote.

    To edit existing dlg files, open the file and the dialog template in Notepad. Copy everything in the dialog template from line 32762 to the end, and paste it into the existing dlg file you want to edit. Save the file and close. Now you should be able to edit the dlg file using the dlG3editor. When you are done, open the file in Notepad again and delete the lines you pasted in previously.

    I'm am not sure if you really need to delete the lines after creating a new dlg file or editing an existing one. The tests I have run seem to indicate that it is not necessary, but I did not test every dialog file. You can leave them in if you want, but it may end up displaying those lines in the game.

    Anyway, without further adu, here is the template.

    EDIT: Decided to sticky this thread so this editor doesn't get misplaced again.
     

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