Announcement: Why not try our official idea generator for inspiration when making puzzles?


Caravel Forum : DROD Boards : Architecture : Help making my own room styles? (There's no sticky thread that shows how to do this...)
New Topic New Poll Post Reply
Poster Message
Camwoodstock
Level: Delver
Avatar
Rank Points: 33
Registered: 07-02-2014
IP: Logged
icon Help making my own room styles? (0)  
Yeah, I want to know how to make my own room style, but... It's not made too clear?

As far as I know, it's not something that is exclusive to a CaravelNet subscription. But I can't find how or where to make one. What's up with that? Any help?

____________________________
Camwoodstock - The Epic Blunder, Dugan's Best Janitor, and Lowest Point Tourist
Mastered of Gunthro and the Epic Blunder! (postmastery complete!)
Mastered all of KDD 2.0!
Conquered TCB! (plenty o' secret rooms though!)

[Usually Camwoodstock | Reddit is Camwood7 | Wikia is Camwood777 | DashNet Forums is Cookiewoodstock]
10-16-2016 at 01:33 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores Quote Reply
Chaco
Level: Smitemaster
Rank Points: 3091
Registered: 10-06-2005
IP: Logged
icon Re: Help making my own room styles? (0)  
After double-checking, yeah, there doesn't seem to be any sticky thread on any forum about this, and the in-game help does talk about how to install existing mods but not how to create a new style set.

So, generally what you want to do is start from a template file (like this one) that already has all of the correct filenames, dimensions, etc. and replace the graphics with your own custom graphics. Then, once you're done, re-name the style, put the style graphics in DROD's bitmaps folder, add the relevant line to the drod.ini configuration file (Styles=MyCoolAwesomeStyle), and your style should show up in-game when you re-launch the program.

You can then export the style into a .dmf file.

Let me know if you'd like clarification on any of those steps, or if that's enough for now.

____________________________
Quick links to my stuff (in case you forgot where it was):
Click here to view the secret text


[Last edited by Chaco at 10-16-2016 02:45 AM]
10-16-2016 at 02:43 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
Camwoodstock
Level: Delver
Avatar
Rank Points: 33
Registered: 07-02-2014
IP: Logged
icon Re: Help making my own room styles? (0)  
quote:
Chaco wrote:
After double-checking, yeah, there doesn't seem to be any sticky thread on any forum about this, and the in-game help does talk about how to install existing mods but not how to create a new style set.

So, generally what you want to do is start from a template file (like this one) that already has all of the correct filenames, dimensions, etc. and replace the graphics with your own custom graphics. Then, once you're done, re-name the style, put the style graphics in DROD's bitmaps folder, add the relevant line to the drod.ini configuration file (Styles=MyCoolAwesomeStyle), and your style should show up in-game when you re-launch the program.

You can then export the style into a .dmf file.

Let me know if you'd like clarification on any of those steps, or if that's enough for now.


Does the base for TCB also work with GatEB, or no?

____________________________
Camwoodstock - The Epic Blunder, Dugan's Best Janitor, and Lowest Point Tourist
Mastered of Gunthro and the Epic Blunder! (postmastery complete!)
Mastered all of KDD 2.0!
Conquered TCB! (plenty o' secret rooms though!)

[Usually Camwoodstock | Reddit is Camwood7 | Wikia is Camwood777 | DashNet Forums is Cookiewoodstock]
10-16-2016 at 05:30 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores Quote Reply
navithmastero
Level: Master Delver
Avatar
Rank Points: 219
Registered: 01-03-2012
IP: Logged
icon Re: Help making my own room styles? (0)  
IIRC, it should work for all Post-2.0 game engines (so TCB, GatEB and TSS).
10-26-2016 at 10:54 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
New Topic New Poll Post Reply
Caravel Forum : DROD Boards : Architecture : Help making my own room styles? (There's no sticky thread that shows how to do this...)
Surf To:


Forum Rules:
Can I post a new topic? No
Can I reply? No
Can I read? Yes
HTML Enabled? No
UBBC Enabled? Yes
Words Filter Enable? No

Contact Us | CaravelGames.com

Powered by: tForum tForumHacks Edition b0.98.8
Originally created by Toan Huynh (Copyright © 2000)
Enhanced by the tForumHacks team and the Caravel team.