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Monday, January 02, 2006

RoR secrets...

Since I am not yet finished with the 0.20 (that will feature beautiful water (the same as in HL2!) and a multi-truck environment) I will tell you a little secret...

How to build a road in RoR (works with any version):
  1. Place your truck at the begining of what will be a road
  2. Press the key 'B' to enter the road building mode
  3. You will see a temporary road segment. Press 'T' to change the road type, "Ins" and "Home" to rotate and "Suppr" and "End" to pitch.
  4. Once you are happy with the road segment, put your truck out of it and press "Space".
  5. The road segment becomes solid (you can drive on it) and it is followed by a new temporary road segment. Proceed to step 3 with this one and so on...
The roads you build will not be saved to disk, and will disappear the next time you start RoR.

To make you roads permanent you need to :
  • Launch RoR, build road, exit RoR.
  • Open the file "ogre.log" with a good text editor
  • Locate in this file a zone where you have lines like:
21:00:06: 1217.52, 35.2712, 943.524, 0, 6, -2, road
21:00:11: 1227.22, 34.9222, 942.511, 0, 9, -0.5, roadborderleft
21:00:14: 1236.52, 34.8349, 941.076, 0, 16.5, -0.5, roadborderleft
21:00:17: 1246.11, 34.7477, 938.236, 0, 16.5, -3, roadborderright
21:00:21: 1255.69, 34.2243, 935.4, 0, 16.5, 0, roadborderboth

  • Take this part and use a text editor with a column mode to suppress the column of this block containing the hours (like 21:00:06:)
  • You will have:
1217.52, 35.2712, 943.524, 0, 6, -2, road
1227.22, 34.9222, 942.511, 0, 9, -0.5, roadborderleft
1236.52, 34.8349, 941.076, 0, 16.5, -0.5, roadborderleft
1246.11, 34.7477, 938.236, 0, 16.5, -3, roadborderright
1255.69, 34.2243, 935.4, 0, 16.5, 0, roadborderboth

  • Paste this text at the end of the corresponding ".terrn" file in the data/terrain directory (these are text files), just before the "end" line.
Happy building!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep it going! just saw your site and the game...good luck!

10/1/06 22:19

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i like te game but you need to make some jobs and the road or truck need to have more grip and maybe make a trailer for the dafs ;-) but i wish you good luck greetz Patrick (paddie_90@hotmail.com)

11/1/06 19:53

 
Blogger werner said...

i can't wait for version 0.20
when does you releas it??

15/1/06 17:09

 

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