The U.K.T.M. Project

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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby Blackhawk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:40 pm

Hawk wrote:I downloaded the map and it won't show up in my TM install, nor in my 1.05 or 1.06 installs.
The map is non-existent to all 3 of my installs.

Never seen that happen before. **!!!**


I tried 1.05, and 2 versions of TM. Then I remembered the size of the rar file, 15kb. The size of the map file, 20 mb.

I'm going to guess the map didn't zip/compress properly and so it's a corrupted file we've tried to use which explains why it doesn't show up.
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby Hawk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:51 pm

If it were a corrupted compression, WinRAR would have thrown up an error about CRC not matching, although going from 20 MB to 15 KB is quite unusual, even for WinRAR.
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby nedfumpkin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:53 pm

The map didn't show up for me neither, so I looked at in hex and it is 21 meg of 0s. I'd say the map is corrupt somehow.
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby Hawk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:56 pm

Kind'a sounds like an attack of Vista security. :-?
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby nedfumpkin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:57 pm

Maybe...make sure you run TM as admin just to be safe.
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby dazzharvey » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:31 pm

I wiped my drive that my games was on (it was needing a clean out), thought i'd do a fresh install of everything and start over but just found a huge crack in my play disc which doesnt like my cd drive at all, so have to wait 3-5 days for amazon to deliver a replacement copy, £3.83 isnt too bad i suppose
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby dazzharvey » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:41 pm

I tried winzip instead of winrar, let me know if this works or fails :)

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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby nedfumpkin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:56 pm

I am able to load that map fine...didn't crash either, although the editor thinks it's a campaign map. Loads as a scenario though.
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby dazzharvey » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:02 pm

It LIVES!!!! ::!**! done some more painting on it this afternoon, I'm so glad I got things back to normal tho, I want to thank you all in helping me out in eiliminating what was up , now im working on some events :)
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby nedfumpkin » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:44 pm

A word of advice, don't bother painting a map until it is completed and has been tested. You'll just end up doing it all over again.
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby brunom » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:40 pm

yep, i second that

you can even release a working beta version for the people to test before worrying about paint and trees

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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby nedfumpkin » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:48 pm

brunom wrote:yep, i second that

you can even release a working beta version for the people to test before worrying about paint and trees

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In fact, I recommend it. Posting maps here will usually get a few people to test it for you, depending on how busy folks are.
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby dazzharvey » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:44 pm

Okies, I'll do that last then, for now i'll focus on some events, challenges and historic stuff :)

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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby Hawk » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:52 pm

The reason for holding off on painting the terrain until last is because every time you save the map, during building the events, testing, and such, it will degrade the painting somewhat, and a little more each time.
You could save each time with a different name, but it's still safer to wait until the end to paint. ;-)
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Re: The U.K.T.M. Project

Unread postby dazzharvey » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:58 pm

That actually explains a lot, I saved it a few times while I had my issues and noticed the sea was taking some islands and land away, thought I had messed it up somehow while it crashed, I'm gonna check some forums out for ideas or advice, looking for one about building pre existing track, I need to start 2 companies up for historic reasons but dont want to use any form of money cheats, is it possible or am I doomed to add the money the bad way ;) (starts the money launder machine)
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