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Title: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Anna on June 08, 2006, 10:20:49 am
Changes in v1.4.0.17[/u]
- fixed connection severing
- fixed vertex alpha saving in prefabs
- changed waypoints with no action have black connections instead of light grey

Changes in v1.4.0.16[/u]
- more descriptive error codes

Changes in v1.4.0.10[/u]
- fixed objects texture size bug
- disabled undo after clear unused scenery

Changes in v1.4.0.9[/u]
- extended path lengths from 80 to 260
- suppressed "not acquired" DirectInput error
- fixed loading maps with duplicates of the first scenery in the scenery list

Changes in v1.4.0.8:[/u]
- rewrote part of compile code
- fixed scenery with wrong case not loading
- added lights range

Changes in v1.4.0.6:[/u]
- opacity applied to polys on creation
- added vertex alpha control in properties window

Changes in v1.4.0.5:[/u]
- fixed red/blue components of poly colours switched on export
- fixed scenery filter bug

Changes in v1.4.0.4:[/u]
- changed ini loading code back to how it was before 1.4
- fixed tool hotkey/circle drawing bug

Changes in v1.4.0.2:[/u]

- depth map works with opacity
- fixed depth map tool causing crash if there are any invisible polygons
- fixed right click menu not showing after quad checked

Changes in v1.4.0.1:[/u]

- max radius changed to 128
- reload scenery bug fixed
- scenery in master list sorted alphabetically
- more error trapping

Changes in v1.4:[/u]

- sketch tool
- lights tool
- depthmap tool
- big scenery list on right click with scenery tool
- average vertex colours function
- some changes to the ini file
- select skin from preferences window
- snap radius in ini file
- fixed various bugs
- introduced various new bugs
- other stuff i am too lazy to list




(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/polyworks10.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/htf_glimmer.jpg)




old images:
0 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/polyworks_06a.jpg) 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/clrpicker_06.png) 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/ball5.jpg) 3 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/craptastic3.jpg) 4 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/drifts.jpg) 5 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/xmasparty_composite.jpg) 6 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/bloodydeadly.jpg) 7 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/htf_emblem_ingame.png)




Download Soldat PolyWorks (http://individual.utoronto.ca/caek/Soldat_PolyWorks1417.zip)


Download PolyWorks source (VB6) (http://individual.utoronto.ca/caek/PW_source.zip) - extract into PolyWorks folder




PolyWorks FAQ

01. What is PolyWorks?

PolyWorks is a map editor for Soldat.

02. Where can I get the latest version of PolyWorks?

The current public version is available in the link above. The latest test version can be found on irc in the #soldat.polyworks channel on quakenet.

03. Why is there no help file?

There is now :D

05. Can you make polys go behind the player?

No, this isn't possible in Soldat.

06. The Palette/Scenery/Display window doesn't show, and it's checked off in the Window Menu.

Try Window -> Workspace -> Reset Window Locations.

07. Can you make the controls like in MapMaker?

No. You'll get used to it.

08. How do I put multiple textures in my map?

Put two or more textures into a bitmap and use the texture tool to manipulate the texture coordinates.

09. I get this error when I try to run PolyWorks: System Error &H8007007E (-2147024770). The specified module could not be found. (Or any 'missing file' type errors.)

Make sure these files exist in your Windows\System32 folder: MBMouse.ocx, COMDLG32.OCX, mscomctl.ocx, msvbvm60.dll, dx8vb.dll, scrrun.dll. The first three are included in the PolyWorks zip, the others can be found with google. If putting them in the Windows\System32 folder doesn't work try registering the missing files: start -> run, type in regsvr32 name_of_file.dll_or_ocx.

10. I get a runtime error when I start PolyWorks.

Try changing the Dir entry in the Preferences section in polyworks.ini to your Soldat directory.

11. Are there poly bugs in maps made with PolyWorks?

In PolyWorks the "bouncy poly" bug has been eliminated (where polys would randomly turn bouncy along the edge after compiling). Poly bugs associated with vertices still occur, but they are easy to prevent with correct poly placement. Read the Map Maker Manual for more info.

12. I get a Direct3D initialization error when I start PolyWorks.

Make sure your colour setting is either 16-bit or 32-bit (control panel -> display -> settings tab).

13. There is no scenery in my scenery window!

Right click with the scenery tool to bring up the main scenery list.

14. (Windows Vista) I get an error that says one of the components is missing or invalid when I start PW.

Try registering it: Make sure you have administrative rights, go to C:\windows\system32, right click cmd.exe, and click "Run As Administrator." Type in regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx (or whatever the name of the files is).

15. (Windows Vista) I get an error that says "ActiveX component can't create object" when I start PW.

Follow the instructions in #14 with the dx8vb.dll file (search for and download it if it doesn't exist on your computer).




Read the PolyWorks Help file for more info.



Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Wraithlike on June 08, 2006, 10:10:09 pm
Sorry, anyways I <3 Polyworks. By far the best mapmaker out there.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: edak on June 08, 2006, 10:22:06 pm
Great Idea, nice program.  I will see if i can make a map now
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on June 09, 2006, 08:43:00 am
This forum doesn't like quotes around urls, it's fixed now :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: BondJamesBond on June 09, 2006, 07:20:56 pm
Do you continue updating it?

Right now, I find it fairly inconvenient to 'color' polys as opposed to Mapmaker +
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on June 09, 2006, 07:37:06 pm
I'm planning on making the last major update soon; after that I'll do minor updates if they are needed.

In what way is poly colouring inconvenient? You can simulate mm+ colouring by using the vertex colouring tool with the vertex colour mode set to dynamic and an opacity of around 5-10%.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on June 09, 2006, 08:00:20 pm
What can we expect for the new update? Can Polyworks really get any better?  :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Studio 8 on June 09, 2006, 08:58:46 pm
can i ask some questions??

how do insert multiple textures?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on June 10, 2006, 01:36:32 am
Oh, a bug you probably already know about (I posted this in old forums), when you minimise Polyworks with the texture window open, after reopening Polyworks you have to reshow the texture window. It's just a small bug but it gets annoying.

Edit: answer to
can i ask some questions??

how do insert multiple textures?

You have to make a texture, combining two textures (one next to the other). Open up the texture window and select the squares that cover your desired texture and using the "texture quad" option (from right-clicking with polygon tool, you can creat squares that will only be covered by the selected texture.

That might be hard to understand so just go in mapping help and look in the tutorials thread. ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: GluLm on June 10, 2006, 08:20:45 am
Glad to see you're planning to update it again!
Will you fix the "clear unused sceneries" function as well? That'd be usefull too...
Thanks again Anna, PolyWorks is the ultimate tool
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Sotija on June 10, 2006, 08:24:50 am
Even Dumb can make maps on this program.GJ
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Aoba on June 10, 2006, 08:58:46 am
I recently started using this program and I must say I love it. It's very easy to use and with multitexture-option, it gives some maps nicer look.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: a-4-year-old on June 13, 2006, 08:54:19 pm
I like it, even though i have no idea how to use it, i got the draging and the polygonning and the deleting and the nudging and the stuffs.

i only know enough to make a bare minimum a map requires(no seneries?!?!)

but im just a Nub
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Spyder on June 13, 2006, 10:39:20 pm
Read the manual man. The PW help file should be included and PW is so easy to learn, can't wait for the update!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: a-4-year-old on June 14, 2006, 02:50:09 pm
i cant get the scenery window to open i checked, the file said true for the show thing and it doesnt exist.

edit: stickie topic?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: mike323 on June 15, 2006, 12:44:58 am
Had this problem too...it's that those windows are spawning off-screen. I think I reinstalled Polyworks to fix.

Anna, Polyworks is such an amazing program that if you were selling it I would buy it no question! I just got this version...everything is 10x better than the standard map editor, but one thing that bugs me is the scenery window. First, is there any way to make the BMP filename list longer (vertically)? Or, just bigger altogether.


Thanks for taking the time to make this program.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Gold on June 15, 2006, 12:53:54 am
Polyworks is great
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Gold on June 15, 2006, 12:55:03 am
how do i add a polyworks picture into my signature? i dont know how to use BBC code
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Spyder on June 15, 2006, 08:18:37 am
Had this problem too...it's that those windows are spawning off-screen. I think I reinstalled Polyworks to fix.

Anna, Polyworks is such an amazing program that if you were selling it I would buy it no question! I just got this version...everything is 10x better than the standard map editor, but one thing that bugs me is the scenery window. First, is there any way to make the BMP filename list longer (vertically)? Or, just bigger altogether.


Thanks for taking the time to make this program.
I am afraid it's not possible. None of the windows are stretchable/resizeable in PW (could be implemented in the next update).
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: mike323 on June 15, 2006, 03:57:03 pm
Had this problem too...it's that those windows are spawning off-screen. I think I reinstalled Polyworks to fix.

Anna, Polyworks is such an amazing program that if you were selling it I would buy it no question! I just got this version...everything is 10x better than the standard map editor, but one thing that bugs me is the scenery window. First, is there any way to make the BMP filename list longer (vertically)? Or, just bigger altogether.


Thanks for taking the time to make this program.
I am afraid it's not possible. None of the windows are stretchable/resizeable in PW (could be implemented in the next update).

Right - I know, thats why I'm asking if it is possible to make the scenery window bigger (not resizable).
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Keron Cyst on June 15, 2006, 04:04:28 pm
Your Photo Bucket 'old images' died...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Officer_Bulbock on June 16, 2006, 06:00:43 am
I swear by Polyworks.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Fraggy on June 16, 2006, 07:12:29 am
i love PW.... <3
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: EnEsCe on June 16, 2006, 07:32:08 am
I also wish to suck up
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: -WildBill- on June 23, 2006, 04:56:59 pm
I also wish to suck up

Me too! ^^
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: rainrider on July 01, 2006, 03:39:14 am
Three ideas:
1. If you can hide all polygons / sceneries / objects, you should also be able to turn off colorizing - it would be useful for texturing when polygon is colorized already, but it's too dark to see the details.
2. Refresh sceneries. What does it do? Dunno. But it should re-scan scenery-gfx folder for new sceneries - restarting PW each time I make new scenery is stupid.
3. All arrange functions: send to back / send backward / bring to front / bring forward should be hotkeyed. I hate ordering sceneries by clicking and clicking and clicking on menu. On hotkey I would just push some keys and wait until I'll see expected effect.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Serial K!ller on July 01, 2006, 04:27:34 am
1. Could be usefull
2. Yeah i also hate having to restart every time i add a scenery
3. Already has hotkeys but they aren't labeled in the menu: End & Home ; Page Up & Page Down
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Roflmao on July 01, 2006, 08:37:23 pm
I'm dying to use this but I get a strange message..
Failed to load control 'CommonDialog' from comdlg32.ocx.
Your version of comdlg32.ocv may be outdated. Make sure you
are using the version of the control that was provided with your
application.


I've put comdlg32.ocx in the System32 folder, I have registered, made sure
it was the one I had with the application. I haven't made sure that it is
"up to date," but I have downloaded several others with the same version number.
What should I do? ; ;
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Spyder on July 01, 2006, 10:33:25 pm
Did some googling and I found this link - http://www.silacom-tech.com/kbuilder-m27c/index.php?page=index_v2&id=11&c=2

Try following the instructions and it might be able to fix the error.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: //Remedy. on July 03, 2006, 05:57:12 am
i cant get the scenery window to open i checked, the file said true for the show thing and it doesnt exist.

edit: stickie topic?

Same with me. Pallette and the Texture window don't appear also. :(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Nightcrawler on July 04, 2006, 12:45:40 am
You're an awesome programmer, Anna. Wish i could... I tried to learn with Visual Basic but it got reaaally boring.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Demonic on July 10, 2006, 05:51:56 am
Here's a suggestion:

If you select a part of the texture in the texture box, then you select one or more polygons and do ctrl+f ( or make a new button for 'Align texture' ), it would automatically place that texture part on the selected polygons. Hope it's understandable ^^'
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: viggoloniggolo on July 10, 2006, 02:19:30 pm
polyworks is awesome.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on July 10, 2006, 03:39:05 pm
Polyworks needs its own forum ^^

Suggestions:

Map density calculator
Figures out how dense the map is.
Code: [Select]
(p_vol/(compile_width*compile_height))*100p_vol: The volume that the polys take up. Tis may be difficult to calculate, due to overlapping polys :\
compile_width and compile_height: The width and height of the compiled map area.

Map detail calculator
Determines the detail of the map:
Code: [Select]
(p_count*1000)/p_volp_count: Number of polygons in the map.


MOVING POLYGONSN!!!!!!!!!1
Just kidding.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on July 10, 2006, 03:46:42 pm
This and Anna's mapping tutorial has helped my mapping alot.

I was reluctant to use this since it looks advanced but now I'm "one with it."
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on July 11, 2006, 02:25:25 pm
@Demonic: would be a useful feature, but I can't think of a good way to do this.

@Mistercharles: I already added map dimensions to the properties window, I'll see about calculating the area that the polygons take up. I'm not sure if I want to put density and map detail, they are easy to calculate anyway if you have all the information.




Here's a preview of an experimental PolyWorks feature I've been playing with:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/depthmap02.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/autolight03.png)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: jettlarue on July 11, 2006, 02:39:00 pm
wow. anna thanks for keeping working on this. the whole soldat game is more popular because of the maps created with this. but i have one wuestion. why dont you gpl the source? anyways thanks and best of luck to you.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on July 11, 2006, 05:04:05 pm
Very nice. I really hope you impliment this, it'll allow for some much more rugged maps.

I have a few suggestions to add to the list...

Scenery filtering - A little search bar where only the scenery with the word you've typed in is a part of the name.

"Only used scenery" button - Scenery list only shows sceneries used in the current map (will come in useful when creating a zip and also when you are only using a small amount of scenery types in your map).

All the best.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on July 11, 2006, 05:53:45 pm
I'm assuming the experimental feature averages the colors of the vertices, and then colors the entire polygon that color? Nice. Oh wait, nevermind.

Regarding my idea, are you saying that poly volume and compile width/height will be displayed in future versions?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Wraithlike on July 11, 2006, 06:15:21 pm
That new feature looks so awsome. I can barely wait for next version.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on July 12, 2006, 11:51:35 am
@jettlarue: I don't like the idea of other people seeing and changing my code :x Maybe someday I'll do it, after I stop making updates (if that ever happens ;)).

@KamikazeDuck: both of those features are already implemented. Typing while the scenery list is in focus will let you find sceneries that start with those letters. To see the list of scenery which are currently in use, click the arrow in the corner of the scenery window and click 'Load Scenery' (this will change in the next version though).

@Mistercharles: Yes.




I should probably explain those screen shots: the first one is the 'depth map' where the shades of grey represent Z-coordinates. The second one shows the shading on the polys after the light source is applied. Here is how it would look after the colours at the vertices are averaged:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/averaged02.jpg)


Thanks everyone for your support, it really keeps me motivated to keep making PolyWorks better :-*
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on July 14, 2006, 08:39:50 pm
both of those features are already implemented. Typing while the scenery list is in focus will let you find sceneries that start with those letters. To see the list of scenery which are currently in use, click the arrow in the corner of the scenery window and click 'Load Scenery' (this will change in the next version though).

Wow, I never knew that, thanks, I guess you've thought of everything.  ;)

I really like where polyworks is heading and it's good to hear you're still motivated to continue updating.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: FliesLikeABrick on July 14, 2006, 09:26:01 pm
Thanks everyone for your support, it really keeps me motivated to keep making PolyWorks better :-*

That's what keeps me going ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Rambo_6 on July 15, 2006, 11:49:36 am
Holy crap, that is awesome.

Anna, have my babies! :O
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on July 15, 2006, 01:21:48 pm
Now if only we had a 3d programmer to make the depth map 3d... oh well. Still freaking awsome.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: chrisgbk on July 15, 2006, 06:49:20 pm
... A depthmap IS 3D, each (X,Y) coordinate has a depth (Z) value, represented on a scale from 0-255.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on July 15, 2006, 07:11:39 pm
I mean, draw it in a three dimensional workspace. I know precisely what a depthmap is, also identical to height fields in some rendering programs.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on July 17, 2006, 07:12:04 am
Why make a map completely 3D when you're only going to see it in a 2D perspective? Depthmap is as 3D as you'd want for soldat.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on July 17, 2006, 12:43:17 pm
Yea, but I'm just saying it would look really cool. A 3D rotatable preview of the map, eh?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Wraithlike on July 17, 2006, 08:33:39 pm
I agree with MisterRabidCharles's Hamster, a 3d rotatatatable version of a map would be cool. But it would also be very complicated to do.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: jettlarue on July 18, 2006, 01:21:50 am
wouldnt be bad if anna could add or make an export to .BLEND file then open blender with a couple parameters and woot there it is. actually that would be sweet if there was a .BLEND to .PMS file too so you could add lightsources within blender and then just export it and virtually no shading is involved, then you could go back into polyworks and finetune the map.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: X-Tender on July 23, 2006, 10:50:39 am
I suggested Anna yesterday to add a Vertex Smudge Tool ;o) ..
heres a small Flash Demo to discribe the Tool.
http://www.fuchtelworld.de/content/lab/vtxsmudge/index.htm
(decrease the count of vertices if youre pc is slow .. )
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: GluLm on July 23, 2006, 11:14:02 am
Oh my... that'd be another major feature in PW!
Nice work X-Tender. Did Anna say she'll consider your suggestiong? I think it deserves attention.
Can't wait to see the next version. :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: SoNNy on July 23, 2006, 04:17:13 pm
Oh my god, greatest program ever, really good work
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on July 23, 2006, 04:57:12 pm
I suggested Anna yesterday to add a Vertex Smudge Tool ;o) ..

:( That's the only fun thing left, doing that manually. Now 90% of polyworks is automated.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on July 27, 2006, 02:34:21 pm
I don't think I'm going to implement the smudge tool in this map editor, it's not that useful in most situations.

Here's another feature I just got working:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/sketchtool.png)

It just lets you draw lines which are independent from the map, to use as a reference while placing polys.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on July 27, 2006, 02:53:19 pm
^Now I don't have to draw sketches by hand and put it in a scanner!

You're a goddess.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Kinky noob on July 27, 2006, 04:13:48 pm
How about...........Adding............... ::)................. :-*........Easyer muilti textureing.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on July 27, 2006, 04:46:21 pm
Multi-texturing is easy now, have you got the latest polyworks?

Thanks for the sketch tool Anna! No more stretched and pixelated paint drawing scenery as a reference for me.  :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Kinky noob on July 28, 2006, 03:27:05 pm
HELP>>>>where do i get the newer version
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on July 28, 2006, 05:10:49 pm
Go and take a look at the first post on this thread.

v1.3 is the latest version at the moment, multitexturing has been made very easy with the texture window, all you have to do is select the part of the texture you want to use and put it on your map by making a textured quad.

You haven't even read through the thread...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: crackadillicus on July 28, 2006, 09:35:47 pm
amzing program - thank you anna

jus a note tho - ^ where it says "[Updated 09/03/06]" - - > that date hasn't happened yet
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Jeyrad on July 28, 2006, 09:36:27 pm
nice catch, dillicus =p
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Vltava on July 28, 2006, 09:37:44 pm
amzing program - thank you anna

jus a note tho - ^ where it says "[Updated 09/03/06]" - - > that date hasn't happened yet

American system is month/day/year. Most other countries use day/month/year.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Rambo_6 on July 29, 2006, 05:00:04 pm
Silly americans.

I had one small suggestion for you Ania. I'd like to be able to resize/move the mapmaker window using my mouse, so i can tailor it to suit my needs. I wonder if that's possible. As of now i can only choose to make it fullscreen or half size centered. :P
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on July 29, 2006, 07:17:22 pm
Who's Ania? ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Jeyrad on July 29, 2006, 07:54:03 pm
ROFL Ania. Hey Anna, i can help you with Rambo_6's Suggestion. Just PM me, i have made a few applications with a custom GUI that are movable. Just look at MapSplorer =]. Drop me a pm.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on July 29, 2006, 09:09:07 pm
Silly americans.

I had one small suggestion for you Ania. I'd like to be able to resize/move the mapmaker window using my mouse, so i can tailor it to suit my needs. I wonder if that's possible. As of now i can only choose to make it fullscreen or half size centered. :P

You can change the dimensions of the main window from Preferences. Resizing it with the mouse causes complications, mainly because of DirectX.


Eagles_Arrows, Ania is my irc nickname and also a different form of the name Anna.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on July 29, 2006, 09:27:29 pm
^Bah!!

Any idea of when the next version will be released?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Kinky noob on August 04, 2006, 06:46:38 pm
It should have........How about.....What if you could...Nah.........Mabye u could......Hey.....no......Better waypointing....No.............Hmmm



I got it...What if u could add a new poly type.......Could u.....ANything cool would be nice u should choose.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 04, 2006, 07:12:40 pm
^KN, File structure says negative. (http://wiki.soldat.nl/Maps)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: VirtualTT on August 07, 2006, 08:15:27 pm
I've also decided to post some impruvment ideas for PolyWorks (maybe something allready have been said,¬  ::) , but anyway):

1. Separate displaying of Back, Middle and Front Scenery - I guess this will be very helpfull while working on maps with great number of sceneries...

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4408/displayol0.jpg)

2. Possibility to select Pallette and Workspace from ComboBox (or whatever it is called in english...) just like list of special waypoint functions...

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5681/workspaceco7.jpg)

3. Is there any means of making translation of PolyWorks to other languages? This will attract many new mappers...

4. Possibility to run Polyworks from console with attributes like -umap"..." or -cmap"..." with autoloading of specified uncompiled/compiled map.

5. Could you please open file structs for .PFB file format? Then it will be possible to make kind of *Prefabs Archivator* programm that will allow easy sharing of prefabs for maps...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on August 09, 2006, 01:31:32 pm
I need a list of default scenery in Soldat 1.3.1, so if anyone has it I'd appreciate a copy¬  ;)


@VirtualTT: 1-4 are good suggestions. They won't be in the next version of PW but I've put them in my to-do list.

Here are the types used in my .pfb file:

Code: [Select]
Private Type TCustomVertex
    X As Single
    Y As Single
    Z As Single
    rhw As Single
    Color As Long
    tu As Single
    tv As Single
End Type

Private Type TPolygon
    vertex(1 To 3) As TCustomVertex
End Type

Private Type TVertexData
    vertex(1 To 3) As Byte
    polyType As Byte
End Type

Private Type TScenery
    Style       As Integer
    Translation As D3DVECTOR2
    rotation    As Single
    Scaling     As D3DVECTOR2
    Alpha       As Byte
    Color       As Long
    level       As Byte
    selected    As Byte
    screenTr    As D3DVECTOR2
End Type

Private Type TSpawnPoint
    active As Long
    X As Long
    Y As Long
    Team As Long
End Type

Private Type TCollider
    active  As Long
    X       As Single
    Y       As Single
    radius  As Single
End Type

Private Type TWaypoint
    tempIndex As Integer
    selected As Boolean
    X As Single
    Y As Single
    wayType(0 To 4) As Boolean
    special As Byte
    pathNum As Byte
    numConnections As Byte
End Type

Private Type TConnection
    Point1 As Integer
    Point2 As Integer
End Type


And the file format:


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Poly Count            Long
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Polygon            TPolygon         * Polygon Count
Vertex Data         TVertexData   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scenery Count         Long
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scenery            TScenery         * Scenery Count
Element Name(50)      Byte      
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Collider Count         Long
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Collider            TCollider         * Collider Count
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Spawn Point Count      Long
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Spawn Point         TSpawnpoint      * Spawn Point Count
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Waypoint Count         Long
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Waypoint            TWaypoint         * Waypoint Count
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connections Count      Integer
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connection            TConnection      * Connections Count
---------------------------------------------------------------------------


Hope it's understandable.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 09, 2006, 01:49:20 pm
Wait, Anna, some of these new functions, such as depthmapping need to be saved as a sister file, right? Or have ytou found a way to add it into the PMS structure without soldat freaking out? If not, the extra data can at least be added to the PFB structure, right?

Sorry if these questions were answered in your previous post, I don't really program, so I couldn't understand any of what you said.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on August 09, 2006, 02:14:33 pm
The lights and sketch data is appended to the end of the PMS file when you save. On compile, the the light sources are applied to the vertices, Z-coordinates are set to 1, and the lights and sketch data is discarded. Lights are not saved when you export.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: VirtualTT on August 10, 2006, 10:22:07 am
 :)
default maps list for Soldat 1.3.1 (http://www.soldat2d.ru/files/maps/sm.txt)
default sceneries list for Soldat 1.3.1 (http://www.soldat2d.ru/files/maps/ss.txt)
default textures list for Soldat 1.3.1 (http://www.soldat2d.ru/files/maps/st.txt)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on August 10, 2006, 10:46:24 am
Thanks a lot ^^
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Pyroguy on August 10, 2006, 03:15:11 pm
Oh, I know. Make placing and changing the size of colliders easier, perhaps seperate from the ojects list. And make some better way of selecting and/or moving objects; objects won't snap to the grid unless you highlight them with a polygon :( . OH YES, please allow us to re-align the snapping grid to a selected vertice! I hate making grid aligned maps only to test it and find out the grid has moved on me. And it looks like you already have/probably will with the depth maps/mock z-axis, but add extrude/protrude tools for vertices (moving the texture) and/or a mock z-axis for each vertice.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 10, 2006, 06:55:21 pm
Collider size change: Very easy right now.
Selecting/moving objects: Insanely easy, not to master tho
Re-align the grid to a vertex: Yes, PLEASE.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Wraithlike on August 10, 2006, 10:49:24 pm
I've also decided to post some impruvment ideas for PolyWorks (maybe something allready have been said,¬  ::) , but anyway):

1. Separate displaying of Back, Middle and Front Scenery - I guess this will be very helpfull while working on maps with great number of sceneries...

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4408/displayol0.jpg)


I'd love to see this implemented. It would make so many things much simpler.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 11, 2006, 06:54:17 pm
Sweet jesus am I looking forward to this next release! I hope it comes out before monday afternoon EST, I'm going on vacation for a week, and I want something to play with ;D

Edit: I'm still amazed by the autoshaders.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Anna on August 11, 2006, 09:00:37 pm
I just realized that the prefabs format I posted is broken :s I'll fix and update it.

edit: the TColour structure isn't used, I've taken it out.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: smurfslayerx on August 12, 2006, 01:13:15 pm
This is probably something really obvious, but were is the help file? I know its there somewere, but i cant seem to find it. I searched through the polyworks foler to find it, and all i found was a bunch of tool icons :(.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: Serial K!ller on August 12, 2006, 01:23:30 pm
Press F1 or the question mark at the top in polyworks to get the help file.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [Updated 09/03/06]
Post by: smurfslayerx on August 12, 2006, 02:26:51 pm
Thank you verry mutch! Hahaha now i have you, you sneaky little help file!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Anna on August 12, 2006, 04:13:26 pm
PolyWorks 1.4 is here ;D

I anticipate that lots of people will want to know how the light and depthmap tools work so I will make a small tutorial soon based on my map htf_emblem.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: rainrider on August 12, 2006, 05:07:19 pm
Hehe first! reserved for comment :P
[edit]
Good. Now it's time for more texture tools..
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Wraithlike on August 12, 2006, 05:07:27 pm
Finally, ¬ I love you Anna :D

*Downloads*
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: jettlarue on August 12, 2006, 05:11:21 pm
cant wait for tut...im too dumb to fugure stuff out by myself :P...anyways thank you anna :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on August 12, 2006, 05:46:19 pm
Wow, I'm actually excited...

Polyworks has become a very strong tool, the effort you've put into this program is amazing. I'm downloading.

edit: There looks to be some very good features there, I'm awaiting the tutorials so I can actually use them.¬  ;)

There are two problems I am having.

1. If I hold down the sketch tool too long, it will stop creating lines and Polyworks crashes.

2. My scenery window is not displaying any scenery, even when I click "reload scenery list". When I open a map I have previously made, the scenery of that map will appear in the list but again, I cannot reload the scenery and when I try and use any currently on the list I get an error: "Error clicking scenery. Element not found". I've checked all my folders and everything looks to be where it should be, but it still does not work.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: VirtualTT on August 12, 2006, 07:09:12 pm
WoW! Shading have become really fast!!¬  :o But it's pity that Depth Map tool doesn't support opacity, you need to manually create new color for every new vertex to make it work smoothly...

@KamikazeDuck: to view sceneries list just right click anywhere at the working area.
The only problem about it is that it can be too long to fit the screen...

Some new bugs:

1. Mentioned problem with Sketch tool. PolyWorks crashes.
(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1271/svv4.th.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=svv4.jpg)

2. Trying to use Depth Map tool will crash PolyWorks if there are any invisible polygons on the map.
(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/7650/rewr2.th.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rewr2.jpg)

3. New tools don't support undo/redo commands...

4. Tool panel sometimes randomly changes places after minimizing/restoring of Polyworks window¬  ???

5. If Poly Creation tool sviched to Textured quad mode right-clik menu stops working (only for this tool)...

Old bugs:

1. Frame around selection of Transform tool doesn't refresh if selection was rotated by Main Menu item (like Main Menu=>Edit=>Transform=>Rotate 90 CW)
(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/2279/rouo5.th.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rouo5.jpg)

2. Reverse visibility doesn't work propely. Sometimes it is necessary to use it several times to make polygon invisible...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Iq Unlimited on August 12, 2006, 07:43:47 pm
YAY 1.4 ^.^ I luv u now, been waiting for this since 1.3 came out lol


Iq Unlimited
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on August 12, 2006, 07:55:30 pm
I think Anna deserves a hug!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 12, 2006, 08:15:08 pm
*hug*
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: The Geologist on August 12, 2006, 08:15:44 pm
Eager for that tutorial, I'm probably missing something very simple with the lighting.

Thanks for another great update.  ;D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Pyroguy on August 12, 2006, 08:38:24 pm
Woah, another bug. Depth map, lighting, and sketching are all bugged for the "undo" and "redo" commands. If I use the undo command, it ignores those functions and keeps undoing until it reaches an "original" function. The same happens with the redo command, but it redos until it reaches an "original" function. Try the redo and undo commands with the depth map and sketch tool and lighting.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: jettlarue on August 13, 2006, 02:49:43 am
I think Anna deserves a bug/b]!

I need a fix, it crashed within 5 minutes of me starting it :/
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Will on August 13, 2006, 06:06:11 am
OMG I love the sketching tool . Now its even easier to make maps with soldat. yay for n00b mapmakers like me!!!!11!1!!1!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Fantatier on August 13, 2006, 07:18:04 am
It's an amazing application which is very complex and I currently work on my first map with it. Very good work!!!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: General Wong on August 13, 2006, 12:23:19 pm
This application has failed to start because MSVBVM60.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. <--- WTF I got this message 5 times (I tried to re-download and re-install 5 times)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: jettlarue on August 13, 2006, 04:44:47 pm
dont post same thing twice...look in the help file...if you incompetant to do that, google MSVBVM60.DLL and download it and register it and put it in your sys32 folder. if you dont know how to do any of this, google it.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: DeMo on August 13, 2006, 05:16:50 pm
Wow, PolyWorks keeps getting better and better!
Great work Anna!! :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Pyroguy on August 13, 2006, 06:17:36 pm
I played around with the lighting and depth map for 15 minutes and figured it out mostly. But the way lights seem to affect different angled polys is... odd. It just dims weirdly (x, y, and z differences don't seem to dim a light over distance, but somehow I get vertices that are dimmer than others on the same poly). I just don't understand how the depth factors in sometimes. But they do produce some nice effects! Thank you.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: rainrider on August 13, 2006, 06:43:38 pm
When I see changes in Polyworks, all automatizations.. autolights, in future probably autotexture etc.. I think: 'what about all great mapmakers, when any unexperienced newb will make beautiful maps with that tool' .
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: SadistAtHeart on August 13, 2006, 10:45:33 pm
When I see changes in Polyworks, all automatizations.. autolights, in future probably autotexture etc.. I think: 'what about all great mapmakers, when any unexperienced newb will make beautiful maps with that tool' .

You're the one making the automatic CTF map generator. ;)

Besides, experinced mapper + neat auto features = wave of godly maps.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on August 14, 2006, 04:15:29 am
A little problem I have with the new scenery list is the fact that the names of the scenery are listed according to their file type (bmps are listed in alphabetical order, then pngs are listed in alphabetical order after that).

It makes things annoying because I can usually remember the scenery's name but rarely take note of its file type.

Can you please change this to be purely based on the scenery's name?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Will on August 14, 2006, 06:11:51 am
yeah that s kinda problem. I sue the LHmaps pack scenery aand the default ones tzo and I used to know every scenery position and now its just weird


Date Posted: August 14, 2006, 07:11:18 AM
What about that depth map tutorial XD
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Mothafix on August 14, 2006, 07:36:50 am
I can't see the palette in new version of PW.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on August 14, 2006, 08:18:24 am
...I miss the old scenery window. :'(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 14, 2006, 09:47:37 am
^Yes.

Anna, what do I do? The scenery window is always blank, and I can't get it to load anything anymore, let alone the master list. Suggestions?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Anna on August 14, 2006, 09:54:17 am
Right click with the scenery tool to bring up the lists. The scenery window only shows the sceneries that are currently in use.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 14, 2006, 10:04:39 am
Aw crap. Bye scenerywindow :(

Edit: In the meantime...
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6907/tempbo4.png)
<3 lighting
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: rainrider on August 14, 2006, 11:23:14 am
@SadistAtHeart: yes, but that was hm, a joke. Ofc I could make something that looks like ctf map gen, but that wouldn't be even 50% of average map. I just wanted to do realistic logic compo for programmers ('sry i dunno how to write it..') but it didn't succeed.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: SadistAtHeart on August 14, 2006, 11:32:52 am
Yes, i was joking too rainrider.

On-topic for once: I kinda miss the old scenery window myself. ;-;
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Anna on August 14, 2006, 12:04:32 pm
Why is everyone mourning the scenery window o_O Before people were complaining that the list was too small. I think it's easier to use now, you can even make your own lists.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Mistercharles on August 14, 2006, 12:15:31 pm
^True, it's just we were really used to it. I'm fine with it now, it's rather handy to say the least.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: PANZERCATWAGON on August 14, 2006, 12:16:16 pm
Why is everyone mourning the scenery window o_O Before people were complaining that the list was too small. I think it's easier to use now, you can even make your own lists.

No Anna, you've changed it forever, talking about it isn't going to make it better.

I think we should just move on with our lives and put this whole thing behind us.  :'(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Iq Unlimited on August 14, 2006, 01:24:27 pm
Why is everyone mourning the scenery window o_O Before people were complaining that the list was too small. I think it's easier to use now, you can even make your own lists.

No Anna, you've changed it forever, talking about it isn't going to make it better.

I think we should just move on with our lives and put this whole thing behind us. :'(

aww, poor baby :( , i like it the new way, its easier, but I got confuzed when I couldn't find any of my scenerys xD. I like it better now, I agree with Anna.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Avarax on August 14, 2006, 05:09:51 pm
hm, whenever i try to apply the lights nothing happens except that the "show lights" box becomes deactivated so the light sources dissapear. i applied various depths but it doesnt work
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on August 14, 2006, 05:13:25 pm
hm, whenever i try to apply the lights nothing happens except that the "show lights" box becomes deactivated so the light sources dissapear. i applied various depths but it doesnt work

This was my advice for The Geologist recycled (http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=3856.0)!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Plonkoon on August 14, 2006, 05:16:59 pm
Polyworks just keeps getting better and better.   :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: GluLm on August 14, 2006, 06:24:28 pm
The new scenery list is pretty good, it's easier to use now.

Unfortunately for me, I'm currently unable to use PW anymore. It works fine the first time but when I start it again it crashes saying my ini is not compatible (fresh ini file though) and another same one about loading colours. Then I get a third one about titlebar_main.bmp not being found because the path is "...\Soldat Polyworks\\titlebar_main.bmp". Then some other errors resulting the above I guess.
Good luck fixing the new bugs and sorry to report this here, I'm too busy currently to bother getting my arse on IRC. :(
Glad to see PW's got better anyway. Thanks Anna.


Edit: It seems only english versions of Windows will work fine with this new version. My ini files are being written with french values now and that is most likely why PW doesn't recognizes them. My current fix is to set the ini files as "read only" but that sucks. :>
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Thomas on August 15, 2006, 11:56:01 am
Very good work!

I like the new Scenery-Selector better than the old one because you have faster access to it.

The sketch tool is awesome excepting that it causes crashes after painting much.

Quote
It seems only english versions of Windows will work fine with this new version. My ini files are being written with french values now and that is most likely why PW doesn't recognizes them. My current fix is to set the ini files as "read only" but that sucks. :>
Same problem with german Windows :(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: VirtualTT on August 15, 2006, 05:57:12 pm
I'm using russian version of windows and don't get this kinds of problems...

New scenery list is better then old one, but it still needs some improovments. It's too narrow to show full names of sceneries. Also it's too long and always go off screen limits...

And another bug: Error occurs if you try to refresh scenery list and then try to clear unused sceneries...
(http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/779/1212ci8.th.jpg) (http://img60.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1212ci8.jpg)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: KamikazeDuck on August 16, 2006, 04:05:10 am
Another problem with the new update, you have put the default hotkey for the light tool the same as the hotkey for "left" waypoints, it's easy for everyone to fix, just change the light tool to another hotkey but you might want to fix it up for convenience.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on August 16, 2006, 07:49:12 am
It seems the depth tool only works for maps that use textures with 128x128 dimensions.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Avarax on August 17, 2006, 12:19:02 pm
www.selfkill.com
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Darth on August 18, 2006, 08:27:03 am
I'm using russian version of windows and don't get this kinds of problems...

New scenery list is better then old one, but it still needs some improovments. It's too narrow to show full names of sceneries. Also it's too long and always go off screen limits...

And another bug: Error occurs if you try to refresh scenery list and then try to clear unused sceneries...
(http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/779/1212ci8.th.jpg) (http://img60.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1212ci8.jpg)


Same here, It really got me really really annoyed because I couldn't figure out why. Although for me I think it just happens when you press the middle option (Can't remember what it is). And then try to click on one of the sceneries.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4 [Updated 12/08/06]
Post by: Chesiu_24 on August 21, 2006, 06:10:20 am
When Linux version?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.1
Post by: Anna on August 21, 2006, 01:17:18 pm
I've made a small update (actually two) with a few bug fixes. I don't know what to do about the ini file language problems yet, it would help if I had an example of a broken ini file. I put more error trapping in all the sketch functions which might help to find out what's causing pw to crash after sketching.

@Chesiu_24: I don't think there will be a linux version.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.1
Post by: Vltava on August 21, 2006, 01:21:25 pm
I made sure all my directories were correct, but my master scenery list doesn't load. Any suggestions?

Gah, thank you.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on August 21, 2006, 01:26:39 pm
You must right click with the Scenery tool for the scenery list.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: GluLm on August 22, 2006, 07:50:35 am
Don't know if this will of much help but here (http://www.soldatuploads.com/data/polyworks.txt) is my ini.
False get replaced by Faux and True by Vrai.

Leo if you read this, please delete that polyworks.txt on soldatuploads.com someday. thx (I simply forgot to rename it beforehand)

Anna: you might want to use digits instead of true/false values. That should do.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Anna on August 22, 2006, 09:32:14 am
That's very interesting... I wonder why this wasn't happening before. I'll see what I can do about it.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: chrono on August 23, 2006, 09:17:29 am
Sry,n/m, figured how to use the scenery. didnt know u have to right click, but anyways, I liked the old scenery list beter :(

And also, can someone PLEASE explain what the depth tool and light tool do, and how used.

O and, besides taking scetch off in the vievable thing, can u like erase it?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Chariot on August 24, 2006, 07:58:51 am
I get this error when I try to start up polyworks.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Toumaz on August 24, 2006, 08:30:13 am
I just wanna say something that I've been thinking about for a long time.

I think it is strange that Michal haven't made this the new official map editor. When people who are beginners to mapping download the original map maker from Soldat.pl, they are often scared off by the crude interface. Imagine if those beginners instead found Polyworks.

Just a thought...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Chariot on August 24, 2006, 02:58:33 pm
Does anyone else get this error?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Rambo_6 on August 24, 2006, 11:07:28 pm
I'm getting an even worse error.

It's a Direct3d error. It happens when:

-I load an old map that uses the old waypoint system
-I use the scenery tool and it randomly comes up

This error screwed me over big time since it disallows you from saving until you restart polyworks. :/
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Vltava on August 28, 2006, 04:14:52 pm
If it isn't too much to ask, a feature to only show one layer of scenery would be awesome.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Mistercharles on August 28, 2006, 04:24:06 pm
Vltava...

I've also decided to post some impruvment ideas for PolyWorks (maybe something allready have been said,  ::) , but anyway):

1. Separate displaying of Back, Middle and Front Scenery - I guess this will be very helpfull while working on maps with great number of sceneries...

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4408/displayol0.jpg)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Iq Unlimited on August 28, 2006, 04:29:49 pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ANNA CHANGE URE AVATAR BACK IT WAZ PWNAGE


I liek the new small updates :D they fixed sum of the bugs I'm getting from the PW, thanks ^^

You should make it so that you can change the scenery lists to the old 1 and the new 1, I personally liek the new 1 but for those old PW vets make it so that u can change it to the old 1. (sry if sum1 alredy posted, havent lookd thru the old posts)

Iq Unlimited
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: TropiKo on September 04, 2006, 12:05:09 pm
Good work, i done crapy maps with the old editor.I can make only kz's on De Ole' Editeur ;D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Onyx on September 05, 2006, 02:18:41 pm
what exactly does the depth tool do?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: Kurrus on September 05, 2006, 05:06:57 pm
Wow, still a GREAT 3rd party editor... the best I've seen in a while  :)

Keep Up Teh Good Work!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.2
Post by: FurkaN on September 16, 2006, 07:35:50 am
polyworx rox gj
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: Anna on September 24, 2006, 01:45:44 pm
In 1.4.0.4 I changed the ini loading code back to how it was before people started getting language problems, let me know if it still happens.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: Iq Unlimited on September 24, 2006, 05:08:32 pm
yay another update ^^ , I dont see much of a problem yet.


Iq Unlimited
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: NorrisScott on September 25, 2006, 10:06:59 pm
Could someone please help me with a situation I'm experiencing currently using PolyWorks? I'm trying to place scenery files on my map, but I've noticed that my scenery window, well... it has no sceneries in it. I've checked the folder itself, checked the extensions and even used the "refresh list" and "reload" options, but nothing's showing up.

However, PolyWorks recognizes that there are scenery files already... when using the tool itself, the first scenery file in my folder appears. It doesn't show up in the window though, unless I actually *use* it.

How do I get the scenery files to show up in the window again? I'm sure there's something I've disabled in the program without realizing it, I just don't know what it is :(

Here, this is a screenshot I took of Polyworks, in case my explination wasn't clear enough :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/NorrisScott/polyworks.jpg)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: EnEsCe on September 25, 2006, 10:18:51 pm
I have the same problem as states above, except I didnt change any options except my soldat directory, fresh install of PolyWorks ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: NorrisScott on September 25, 2006, 10:59:09 pm
I have the same problem as states above, except I didnt change any options except my soldat directory, fresh install of PolyWorks ;)

Yeah, did the same in that I re-installed PolyWorks to see if there was an error. Didn't change anything in the directory though... but I guess that didn't work, lol
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on September 25, 2006, 11:39:06 pm
Regarding the Scenery Window Problem:
--Right click with the Scenery Tool.  The scenery window now serves as a list of scenery that is currently in use by the map.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: GTAWH_MIGRAEVADER on October 06, 2006, 08:40:54 pm
It is great and all, but I got one small problem, in the Polyworks folder, does there need to be a texture folder and a scenery-gfx folder? cuz I have the texture m scenery windows but I have nothing in them. Cept on the map properties I can still hange the polygon texture, buy I cant add diff sceneries. I made sure the soldat directory is correct and all, but I still can get the scenery choices on the scenery window to appear.

-I have the latest version.

any help would be nice, ty
 :'(





EDIT: oops sory I just understood how to fix it
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: $$BIGMIKE$$ on October 09, 2006, 02:12:05 pm
i cant run the file.

hers the problem:

Componet 'MBMouse.ocx' or one its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

this is what pops up.

could someone reply back and help me with this problem.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: Mistercharles on October 09, 2006, 03:12:03 pm
^ http://www.inducta.com.au/bld/MBMouse.ocx
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: KamikazeDuck on October 12, 2006, 01:31:48 am
I don't know if I'm the only person experiencing this problem but lately (only after the updates) my scenery is blurring when I insert it and it isn't in my used scenery list.

It only happens when it is not in the used scenery list and the scenery is back to normal when I exit the map and reopen it.

It's a small bug but it gets annoying when doing fine details.

Here's some pictures of the difference:
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: AThousandDeaths on October 12, 2006, 03:24:27 am
Duh. I've d/l-ed the new version, copied the stuff from the zip folder into my Soldat folder, the way I've always done, and now the maps won't compile. I edit a map, then compile&save it, and my gostek and all the objects just keep falling through the polys.

I've checked - it isn't just a matter of editing an old map (which I tried to do), when I make a new one it works the same. What am I missing?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: Anna on October 12, 2006, 11:37:27 am
@KamikazeDuck: I had different filters set on scenery loading and scenery creation, I'll fix that for the next version.

@AThousandDeaths: If your uncompiled maps folder is the same as your Soldat maps folder then you're probably overwriting the compiled map when you save.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: AThousandDeaths on October 12, 2006, 02:10:29 pm
Anna: Yes! That's it! Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: KamikazeDuck on October 18, 2006, 02:58:43 am
I'm back with another problem.  ;)

While putting together the forum map (http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=129.0), I'm experiencing colouring issues with my imported prefabs, they have changed to a blue colour after and reopening polyworks. Screens are attached.

This has only happened with the last 5 prefabs in my prefabs folder. Is there a limit of 20 prefabs at a time in the prefabs folder? (I currently have 25) The strange thing is that the imported prefabs change to a blue colour when Polyworks is reopened even when they are already in the map. (They'll have the correct colours after being imported and after the map is saved/compiled but when Polyworks is reopened, they are blue).

Any help appreciated.

Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: BackSmack on October 18, 2006, 04:56:14 am
I have a problem.. The scenerys are green and bit of invisible, and when i go to play the map, they are there green, too. How to fix it? When i installed it, these were normal, now they aren't.. Help?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: Anna on October 18, 2006, 10:43:03 am
@KamikazeDuck: looks like the red and blue values of the poly colours get reversed when they're exported. You can export the blue version to get the right colours back. I'll fix this bug for the next release.

@BackSmack: that doesn't sound like a PW problem, can you post a screen shot?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: accientart_admin on October 19, 2006, 01:21:35 pm
I constantly get Runtime Error!In preferences is dir C:\Soldat and that's where my Soldat is.But still I get Runtime Error-Path not found-76.And when I click OK it shows An error accoured... window.Any help?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: Nfsjunkie91 on October 21, 2006, 12:02:23 am
Read through the topic, your question is answered. Or check the first post. Or the help files.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: KamikazeDuck on October 21, 2006, 12:47:38 am
Thanks for the help Anna, like you said, the colours had been reversed and exporting/importing a second time put them back to normal.

I have a problem.. The scenerys are green and bit of invisible, and when i go to play the map, they are there green, too. How to fix it? When i installed it, these were normal, now they aren't.. Help?

You probably have your colour selected as green in the colour chooser, if you set it to white when placing scenery, they will have the normal colours.

The transparency also needs to be set at 100% in the Palette window for the scenery to be at their default alpha value.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.4
Post by: accientart_admin on October 21, 2006, 03:43:52 am
Read through the topic, your question is answered. Or check the first post. Or the help files.
Nope!This question aint answered.Anyway my Soldat is in Program Files and here's how my ini looks:
[Preferences]
Dir=C:\Program Files\Soldat
Uncompiled=
Prefabs=
GridSpacing=32
GridDiv=4
GridClr1=000000
GridClr2=000000
GridAlpha1=255
GridAlpha2=51
PolySrc=2
PolyDest=2
WireSrc=2
WireDest=2
PointClr=CE4D4A
SelectionClr=CE4D4A
BackClr=555555
MaxUndo=16

[Display]
Background=True
Polys=True
Texture=True
Wireframe=False
Points=False
Scenery=True
Objects=True
Waypoints=True
Grid=False

[ToolSettings]
CurrentTool=2
SnapVertices=True
SnapToGrid=True
FixedTexture=False
Opacity=100
ColourRadius=16
CurrentColour=FFFFFF
ColourMode=1
BlendMode=0
SnapRadius=8
RotateScenery=False
ScaleScenery=False
TextureWidth=128
TextureHeight=128
Texture=banana.bmp

[HotKeys]
Move=30
Create=16
VertexSelection=31
PolySelection=17
VertexColour=32
PolyColour=18
Texture=33
Scenery=19
Waypoints=34
Objects=20
ColourPicker=35
Sketch=21
Lights=36
Depthmap=22

[WaypointKeys]
Left=36
Right=37
Up=23
Down=50
Fly=49

[LayerKeys]
Background=79
Polys=80
Texture=81
Wireframe=75
Points=76
Scenery=77
Objects=71
Waypoints=72

[RecentFiles]
01=
02=
03=
04=
05=
06=
07=
08=
09=
10=

[PolyTypeColours]
OnlyBullets=7ACC29
OnlyPlayer=CCCC29
DoesntCollide=29CC29
Ice=29CCCC
Deadly=CC297A
BloodyDeadly=CC29CC
Hurts=CC2929
Regenerates=2929CC
Lava=CC7A29

[gfx]
Dir=gfx
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Dragoon_Jett on October 29, 2006, 07:33:53 pm
When I double click on the icon and a message comes up saying "Error loading ini file Overflow 1" so I click "OK" and another message comes up saying "Error loading workspace Invalid property value" so again I click "OK" and ANOTHER message comes up saying "Error loading colours Type mismatch" then a screen comes up saying "Error loading File not found: 'C:/Documents and settings\Home_Computer\Desktop\\titlebar_main.bmp'" then the screen comes up with "Run-time error '76': Path not found" Then the screen closes.
If anyone can help please! :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: KamikazeDuck on October 29, 2006, 11:44:41 pm
Thanks for the small update Anna!

Those bug fixes will make things a heap easier for me. Excellent work.  ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Wraithlike on November 04, 2006, 11:55:40 pm
Does anyone have just 1.4.0? I can't get 1.4.0.5 to work, I get a bad filename or number error, and it doesn't happen my my older version.

Edit:
Actually Anything before 1.4.0.5 might work, but I jumped from 1.4.0 to 1.4.0.5.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Kinky noob on November 06, 2006, 03:56:05 pm
Ok heres what happens............



I open poly works and click RUN.....

A wiundow pops up and says....

Direct 3d intialization failed
D3DERR_INVALIDCALL
Error creating D3D device

I click ok in that window "Becuase its the only thing i can click"

And poly works loads up about one milla second after that. This happens another window pops up.

Saying...


Run-time error '5':

Invaild procedure call or argument



I click ok in that window and, Guess what ANOTHER F#$@#^ Window!!!
This one says

Error creating current scenery texture
Automation error


Yet again i am force to click ok....Then poly works shuts down.....WTF!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Nfsjunkie91 on November 06, 2006, 04:00:43 pm
Read through the topic, your question is answered. Or check the first post. Or the help files.
Nope!This question aint answered.Anyway my Soldat is in Program Files and here's how my ini looks:
[Preferences]
Dir=C:\Program Files\Soldat
Uncompiled=
Prefabs=
GridSpacing=32
GridDiv=4
GridClr1=000000
GridClr2=000000
GridAlpha1=255
GridAlpha2=51
PolySrc=2
PolyDest=2
WireSrc=2
WireDest=2
PointClr=CE4D4A
SelectionClr=CE4D4A
BackClr=555555
MaxUndo=16

[Display]
Background=True
Polys=True
Texture=True
Wireframe=False
Points=False
Scenery=True
Objects=True
Waypoints=True
Grid=False

[ToolSettings]
CurrentTool=2
SnapVertices=True
SnapToGrid=True
FixedTexture=False
Opacity=100
ColourRadius=16
CurrentColour=FFFFFF
ColourMode=1
BlendMode=0
SnapRadius=8
RotateScenery=False
ScaleScenery=False
TextureWidth=128
TextureHeight=128
Texture=banana.bmp

[HotKeys]
Move=30
Create=16
VertexSelection=31
PolySelection=17
VertexColour=32
PolyColour=18
Texture=33
Scenery=19
Waypoints=34
Objects=20
ColourPicker=35
Sketch=21
Lights=36
Depthmap=22

[WaypointKeys]
Left=36
Right=37
Up=23
Down=50
Fly=49

[LayerKeys]
Background=79
Polys=80
Texture=81
Wireframe=75
Points=76
Scenery=77
Objects=71
Waypoints=72

[RecentFiles]
01=
02=
03=
04=
05=
06=
07=
08=
09=
10=

[PolyTypeColours]
OnlyBullets=7ACC29
OnlyPlayer=CCCC29
DoesntCollide=29CC29
Ice=29CCCC
Deadly=CC297A
BloodyDeadly=CC29CC
Hurts=CC2929
Regenerates=2929CC
Lava=CC7A29

[gfx]
Dir=gfx

Try putting C:\Program Files\Soldat in quotes. I believe this is necessary for paths with spaces.

Ok heres what happens............



I open poly works and click RUN.....

A wiundow pops up and says....

Direct 3d intialization failed
D3DERR_INVALIDCALL
Error creating D3D device

I click ok in that window "Becuase its the only thing i can click"

And poly works loads up about one milla second after that. This happens another window pops up.

Saying...


Run-time error '5':

Invaild procedure call or argument



I click ok in that window and, Guess what ANOTHER F#$@#^ Window!!!
This one says

Error creating current scenery texture
Automation error


Yet again i am force to click ok....Then poly works shuts down.....WTF!

Restart, update DirectX, update video card drivers. Do them in that order, and if it still doesn't work, come back here.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Kinky noob on November 08, 2006, 02:15:43 pm


Ok heres what happens............



I open poly works and click RUN.....

A wiundow pops up and says....

Direct 3d intialization failed
D3DERR_INVALIDCALL
Error creating D3D device

I click ok in that window "Becuase its the only thing i can click"

And poly works loads up about one milla second after that. This happens another window pops up.

Saying...


Run-time error '5':

Invaild procedure call or argument



I click ok in that window and, Guess what ANOTHER F#$@#^ Window!!!
This one says

Error creating current scenery texture
Automation error


Yet again i am force to click ok....Then poly works shuts down.....WTF!

Restart, update DirectX, update video card drivers. Do them in that order, and if it still doesn't work, come back here.
Quote


Ill do that when i get home butt i may need someone to walk through it....My x-fire is kinkynoob.....
Just add me and please help... I NEED POLYWORKS!!!!!!!111oneoneone!!!!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: duveroux on November 08, 2006, 04:17:52 pm
i always get a error loading: bad number popup
how do i fix that?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Spasm on November 08, 2006, 11:04:54 pm
Does anyone have just 1.4.0? I can't get 1.4.0.5 to work, I get a bad filename or number error, and it doesn't happen my my older version.

Edit:
Actually Anything before 1.4.0.5 might work, but I jumped from 1.4.0 to 1.4.0.5.


Yea I've received the same problem.. Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Kinky noob on November 09, 2006, 04:24:59 pm
OMFG HELP ME OUT HERE!!!!!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: numgun on November 09, 2006, 04:44:17 pm
Ok heres what happens............



I open poly works and click RUN.....

A wiundow pops up and says....

Direct 3d intialization failed
D3DERR_INVALIDCALL
Error creating D3D device

I click ok in that window "Becuase its the only thing i can click"

And poly works loads up about one milla second after that. This happens another window pops up.

Saying...


Run-time error '5':

Invaild procedure call or argument



I click ok in that window and, Guess what ANOTHER F#$@#^ Window!!!
This one says

Error creating current scenery texture
Automation error


Yet again i am force to click ok....Then poly works shuts down.....WTF!

I get this error when I do ctrl + Z (undo) when I undo a scenery placement.
It destroys the whole thing and rendering my hours of work useless.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on November 09, 2006, 06:57:27 pm
^Eh, I combat that problem by compiling every now and then, so once PW shuts down on you, you can continue to where you last saved your work, making your hours of hard work not a total waste.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Kinky noob on November 09, 2006, 09:24:48 pm
Yes but it dose it when i OPEN IT!!!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: duveroux on November 17, 2006, 06:35:49 pm
A little help please? I haven't had much response (any at all) to the Error loading: Bad Number problem. Can anyone try to help me?T.T  :'( T.T Anything before 1.4.0 will work but I need the light/ depth effects. If you could just spare a bit of time, could ya help a guy out?!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: mortal_soldier on November 18, 2006, 04:33:30 pm
Could you make the different windows appear closer to the center, please. My computer is rather old, and it has low resolution of 1024 x 768. This results most of the windows (scenery selection etc.) appear outside my desktop. If i want (wich i do) to get the windows on my screen, i need to switch resolution, and that causes my screen to shake strangely and flash. After that i sometimes manage to get it rght, but sometimes my computer gets totally f*cked up (numerous side programs crash), and my whole system goes down. Sometimes the problems continue after reboot...(i get messages telling something is wrong and i need to reboot)...the most annoying probably being the one that tells me my "system reqister" is "unstable" and needs to be restored. It takes ages for that message to go away (means reboots after reboots). So please mr.god of PW, fix the windows, could you? Please? I did say please, right?

PS: I totally love you¬īre program, its easy and fun to use (without the window problem of course).
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Wolf_Man on November 20, 2006, 02:14:34 am
Anna, please help me when i start up pws i get a polyworks block but they are grey lines like normally but the boxes dont start up and the buttons like close/so on dont work whats going on???
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Will on November 20, 2006, 03:21:32 am
Maybe if you tried adjusting your image placement on your montor. And that resolution isn't low. It's a standard nowadays
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Wolf_Man on November 21, 2006, 12:09:05 am
its not cause the image placement it just dont show up period. i get errors and all
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Kinky noob on November 21, 2006, 02:04:42 pm
WHAT ABOUT MY PROBLEM PPL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Soldat earns crappy community award!



Please NO polyworks will work not even before 1.4.0

It all dose same thing....DRXERR ERROR


And then gose away........................HELP ME PLZ!!!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Anna on November 21, 2006, 04:26:05 pm
It sounds like some of you need to read the FAQ. I'll try to answer all your questions anyway.


@people getting a bad file name or number error or a path not found error: Try changing the Dir entry in the Preferences section in polyworks.ini to your Soldat directory. If you extracted PW to your desktop, try extracting it to a different location.

@Kinky noob: Make sure your colour setting is either 16-bit or 32-bit (control panel -> display -> settings tab).

@numgun: I think that happens if you try to undo after doing clear unused scenery. I should probably clear the undo history after that function is used to make sure it doesn't crash.

When I'm mapping I save every few minutes and also make backup copies of my map so I end up having several versions at different stages of completion. Even I don't trust my own program ;)

@mortal_soldier: Try Window -> Workspace -> Reset Window Locations.


Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on November 22, 2006, 07:03:24 pm
Special objects (Rambo Bow, Yellow Flag, Clusters, Vests, Etc.) also behave as player spawns.  It's really ticking me off. :(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: damon on November 24, 2006, 09:52:47 am
i got no dir entry to change! and there is not preference foldier..

Date Posted: November 24, 2006, 09:45:35 AM
help! when i open the polyworks says bad file or number... i had polyworks on other computer but it wont work in this computer... the polyworks goes black and it says bad file or number.. and there is not dir file to change! help pls
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Kinky noob on November 24, 2006, 01:59:33 pm
Yep same thing DRXERR WTF HELLPPPPP
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: duveroux on November 24, 2006, 03:53:26 pm
It sounds like some of you need to read the FAQ. I'll try to answer all your questions anyway.


@people getting a bad file name or number error or a path not found error: Try changing the Dir entry in the Preferences section in polyworks.ini to your Soldat directory. If you extracted PW to your desktop, try extracting it to a different location.

Hope that helps.



ANNA YOU'RE THE BEST!

I think half of the people who posted on this topic owe you a resounding THANK YOU! :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Kinky noob on November 25, 2006, 02:03:22 pm
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I HAVE TRYED EVERYTHING WTF IS WRONG WITH IT PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Buggy B on November 25, 2006, 10:42:01 pm
hmm when i start polyworks.exe, it start soldat... why?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Wolf_Man on November 26, 2006, 02:40:19 am
Anna, i get polyworks is missing a name or number or something like that........
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: divix on December 01, 2006, 05:01:01 am
OK BIG problem!
there is no text when i fire up the program
there are check boxes but no text
there is only text on the menu toolbar
and there is no text in the preference window either
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a153/alon12/hggh.gif)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: fed.eag.o on December 02, 2006, 04:28:49 am
This is my problem:
(http://www.fedeago.de/screens/pwprob.JPG)

I tried everything i could imagine.
I reinstalled pw
I checked the paths
I tried "refresh unused"
I tried "reload scenery list"
I tried "refresh current scenery"
etc....

But nothing ever happens.
I can place only one type of scenery and thats the fishes fish -.-
The scenery i would most probably never use ....
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Mr. Domino on December 02, 2006, 06:12:05 am
This is my problem:
(http://www.fedeago.de/screens/pwprob.JPG)

I tried everything i could imagine.
I reinstalled pw
I checked the paths
I tried "refresh unused"
I tried "reload scenery list"
I tried "refresh current scenery"
etc....

But nothing ever happens.
I can place only one type of scenery and thats the fishes fish -.-
The scenery i would most probably never use ....

Have you tried right clicking after clicking the scenery icon (the one with the tree, second column, fourth row)? Despite being a basic thing, I only bring it up since you don't mention it in your list of attempts and the image you included of the scenery box is only populated with scenery selected and used in a loaded map.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: fed.eag.o on December 02, 2006, 07:51:20 am
lol ty
it works
 ;D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: MFO on December 03, 2006, 05:34:31 pm
I have a question: Is there a way to change the size of space you can use? I'm making a map, but it is longer than the space permitted, and doesn't let me put scenery outside of the space.

EDIT: Nevermind, it automatically changed when I saved, and opened it again.

EDIT Again: Actually, there is no scenery outside that point still. Can it be changed?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Wolf_Man on December 09, 2006, 06:30:11 pm
OK BIG problem!
there is no text when i fire up the program
there are check boxes but no text
there is only text on the menu toolbar
and there is no text in the preference window either
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a153/alon12/hggh.gif)

mine is sorta like that but i dont have any of the top bar options, or any of the windows....
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: jettlarue on December 09, 2006, 07:03:05 pm
Could it be you don't have the font in your windows/fonts folder?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: [/awesty] on December 11, 2006, 05:42:30 am
Is there any way to get your width higher than 1204 and height higher than 1000? Everytime I try it just resets back to those...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Predator0520 on December 11, 2006, 08:02:33 am
Polyworks - The best soldat map making program!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Alex_DeLarge on December 11, 2006, 02:09:20 pm
How can I enlarge the size of the background??
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Krillious on December 11, 2006, 02:29:20 pm
ignore the background and just draw the map, then when you are done press f5 (refresh) and the background would have become bigger to fit the map
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Alex_DeLarge on December 11, 2006, 02:29:42 pm
Thanks :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: [/awesty] on December 12, 2006, 05:31:28 am
when i test my maps the guy falls through some of the polys... but he only falls through some parts of them. what do i do?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Toumaz on December 12, 2006, 05:45:22 am
when i test my maps the guy falls through some of the polys... but he only falls through some parts of them. what do i do?

Compile to PMS.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Mistercharles on December 12, 2006, 06:31:17 am
when i test my maps the guy falls through some of the polys... but he only falls through some parts of them. what do i do?

Compile to PMS.
Indeed. Think of the compile to PMS button as the save button.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: [/awesty] on December 13, 2006, 01:43:37 am
I did compile it to PMS... o_O... Im not that dumb.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Toumaz on December 13, 2006, 03:28:55 am
Yeah, but you have probably saved or in some way overwritten the compiled file. Just press Compile to PMS, and nothing more.

Also... you might wanna check if it's so silly that your polygons are set to Only bullets collide/Doesn't collide.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: [/awesty] on December 14, 2006, 12:45:45 am
they are set to normal. thanks for your help. i will try it out now.

EDIT: Thanks, it works now.  ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: jrgp on December 24, 2006, 12:59:58 am
2. My scenery window is not displaying any scenery, even when I click "reload scenery list". When I open a map I have previously made, the scenery of that map will appear in the list but again, I cannot reload the scenery and when I try and use any currently on the list I get an error: "Error clicking scenery. Element not found". I've checked all my folders and everything looks to be where it should be, but it still does not work.

I have the same exact problem and doing what VirtualTT said doesn't do anything.
I re-extracted and re-downloaded the zip file several times, but no success.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Horve on December 24, 2006, 08:15:23 am
this updated version is sweet and all, but the only thing to complain about is the lack of simplicity towards the scenery organisation.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: MFO on December 24, 2006, 02:32:51 pm
Can you change the size of coliders?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on December 24, 2006, 02:47:05 pm
Can you change the size of coliders?

Yes you can.

[offtopic]Horve, your sig breaks the rules.[/ot]
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Horve on December 24, 2006, 04:53:31 pm

[offtopic]Horve, your sig breaks the rules.[/ot]
Quote

no it doesn't. Its dimensions are: 300x125
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Toumaz on December 24, 2006, 05:07:18 pm
Quote
[offtopic]Horve, your sig breaks the rules.[/ot]
no it doesn't. Its dimensions are: 300x125

[offtopic]
Yeah, now it doesn't. But when Eagles_Arrows posted it indeed broke the rules. ;)
[/ot]
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Wolf_Man on December 26, 2006, 05:15:15 pm
Pw should work now.... i got a new computer

(yay)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Anna on December 27, 2006, 01:14:16 pm
It looks like I'm rewriting PolyWorks in C# and I'd like to take this opportunity to redesign some of the interface. I already have a good idea of how it will be but I also want to hear everyone's complaints and suggestions on what changes to make.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Skorp on December 27, 2006, 03:24:51 pm
Hmmmm, I wont help you Ania because I were download a polyworks 10 sec ago. :P

Hmm I have a question for you. Are you from Poland?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Mistercharles on December 27, 2006, 06:13:34 pm
It looks like I'm rewriting PolyWorks in C# and I'd like to take this opportunity to redesign some of the interface. I already have a good idea of how it will be but I also want to hear everyone's complaints and suggestions on what changes to make.
Keron was lame and showed me a screenshot. Not looking bad, not at all. My main suggestion though, which I've been thinking about for a while, is programmable brushes / paint bucket tools.
Programmable Brushes could affect vertexes by applying a math function to the current R, G, and B colours. The functions could be stored in a text file that could be edited at any time. Function variables:

r: The new red value that the brush assign to the vertex.
g: The new green value that the brush will assign to the vertex.
b: The new blue value that the brush will assign to the vertex.
h: The new hue value that the brush assign to the vertex. If it goes above 255, it will loop back to 0, and vice versa.
s: The new sat value that the brush will assign to the vertex.
l: The new lum value that the brush will assign to the vertex.

or: The old red value.
og: The old green value.
ob: The old blue value.
oh: The old hue value.
os: The old sat value.
ol: The old lum value.

pr: The red value of the active colour in the pallete window.
pg: The green value of the active colour in the pallete window.
pb: The blue value of the active colour in the pallete window.
ph: The hue value of the active colour in the pallete window.
ps: The sat value of the active colour in the pallete window.
pl: The lum value of the active colour in the pallete window.
po: The opacity in the pallete window. Can be used like a variable, because it will not be used as it normally is in regard to the programmable brushes.

Example of a function that shifts the hues. Should be used with the dynamic shader. Opacity controls the speed of the shift.

h=oh+po

Another example, this one adjusts the vertex brightness without harming its colour saturation. Opacity above 50 brightens, below 50 darkens.

r=or*(po/50)
g=og*(po/50)
b=ob*(po/50)

Programmable Paint Bucket does the same thing as the brush, and has the same variables, except each of the old and new variables have v1_, v2_, or v3_ in front of them. For instance, this function averages the vertex colours together, with the opacity tool doing what opacity tools do:

v1_r=(((v1_or+v2_or+v3_or)/3*po)+(v1r)*(100-po))/100
v2_r=(((v1_or+v2_or+v3_or)/3*po)+(v2r)*(100-po))/100
v3_r=(((v1_or+v2_or+v3_or)/3*po)+(v3r)*(100-po))/100
v1_g=(((v1_og+v2_og+v3_og)/3*po)+(v1g)*(100-po))/100
v2_g=(((v1_og+v2_og+v3_og)/3*po)+(v2g)*(100-po))/100
v3_g=(((v1_og+v2_og+v3_og)/3*po)+(v3g)*(100-po))/100
v1_b=(((v1_ob+v2_ob+v3_ob)/3*po)+(v1b)*(100-po))/100
v2_b=(((v1_ob+v2_ob+v3_ob)/3*po)+(v2b)*(100-po))/100
v3_b=(((v1_ob+v2_ob+v3_ob)/3*po)+(v3b)*(100-po))/100

I hope you take my suggestions seriously, as I put a lot of thought into them.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Anna on December 27, 2006, 10:02:38 pm
Hmm I have a question for you. Are you from Poland?

My parents are.


It looks like I'm rewriting PolyWorks in C# and I'd like to take this opportunity to redesign some of the interface. I already have a good idea of how it will be but I also want to hear everyone's complaints and suggestions on what changes to make.
Keron was lame and showed me a screenshot. Not looking bad, not at all. My main suggestion though, which I've been thinking about for a while, is programmable brushes / paint bucket tools.

I decided not to use those custom painted controls (like the Soldat style tabs), so PW2 probably won't look anything like the screen shot you saw. About programmable brushes/paint buckets: it sounds interesting, but if what you want is the ability to change the hue/saturation/brightness of the vertex colours or additional blend modes then it would probably be easier for me to implement that directly rather than doing the scripting stuff. I'll put it in my to-do list as something nice to have though, and if I find that it's not too hard to implement then I'll do it.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Lachlandavis on January 01, 2007, 07:57:03 pm
I get this error when i try to run poly works

Component MBMouse.ocx or one of its dependancies is not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid

, now i put MBMouse into system 32, and the other 2 files included were already there, so i dunno
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: VirtualTT on January 05, 2007, 01:52:58 pm
So here are some of my thoughts about PolyWorks interface and stuff:

Basic layout:
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3231/1oe4.th.jpg) (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1oe4.jpg)


Some additional functions: possibility to open sceneries in Image-editing program, auto removing of thin polygons (with two merged vertices), auto *clear unused* sceneries on map compile.

I hope this is understandable...
//I'll update this post later...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: toRch on January 05, 2007, 02:51:20 pm
well, i think it would be very nice if you could use multi-texturing much easier.
without "texture quad"(how is it called again?), and this other complicated stuff which i dont know at the moment xd.
hmm, what else.. ah! if i transform my whole map, i have to reset my waypoints, sceneries etc. it would be very great if all this stuff gets moved, too!
perhaps you could save all the settings like opacity and color etc. for each tool, so you dont have to change settings like opacity every time you change your tool.
and as virtualtt said, some buttons with the most used functions would be usefull, too. :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: tntnik on January 06, 2007, 05:26:32 pm
hey, ive beem working with Polyworks for a while now and its great. However I can not open one of my maps that i have created a while ago. I can open it with the usual Soldat Map Maker and its fine, but when i try to "Open Compiled" in polyworks it gives me a few errors such as:
"Error Rendering with Direct3D     D3DERR_INVALIDCALL"
"Error opening compiled map   Automation error"

could anybody help me out plz? I really need to fix a bunch of things in the map :\

ps: all the other maps are opening fine.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Anna on January 20, 2007, 01:31:03 pm
preview:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/pw2.png)

edit: new features/planned features:
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: jrgp on January 20, 2007, 01:33:29 pm
That looks a million times better, Anna.
Thanks for the preview. :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: cooz on January 20, 2007, 07:42:12 pm
i think i saw it somewhere already...
yeah, at one of first 'old' pw screenshots, like ~2 years ago

history repeats itself
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Anna on January 20, 2007, 08:01:09 pm
This (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/polyworks_01.png) is the oldest screenie I have. I think there was an older one but I don't have it anymore :(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: cooz on January 20, 2007, 08:25:06 pm
no, that's not this one,
it was also with snowman, but without window and all those other things

edit:
btw "Soldat MapWorks" ::)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Lachlandavis on January 22, 2007, 04:41:16 am
New Problem, i got Polyworks to workbut everytime i create a poly i get a "run time error "75"" path file/ access error
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: mortal_soldier on January 22, 2007, 01:52:27 pm
i installed polyworks on my school library computer...heres what happens:

i start the app...i only get a black box with grey bottom and top bars and error message "bad file or number"...i click ok...then i get something like "object variable not set or with block....blah blah"....that message doesnt go away even by holding alt+f4....only ctrl+alt+del and end process can quit the app....whats wrong....i would like to map during school breaks and/or after school since i have nothing else to do around here =P

please help
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Wraithlike on January 24, 2007, 08:03:43 pm
Ok, To fix your problem, open your polyworks folder. In it there should be a file named polyworks.ini. You want to open this with wordpad, and the first thing you should see is this:

Code: [Select]
[Preferences]
Dir=(this should show your soldat directory)

If the Dir entry is not the location of your soldat folder, you must change it to be that. (Default: C:\Soldat)

If that doesn't work, you should try re-installing in different places, and make sure you haven't installed it onto the desktop.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: Snow on January 31, 2007, 04:22:49 pm
i installed polyworks on my school library computer...heres what happens:

i start the app...i only get a black box with grey bottom and top bars and error message "bad file or number"...i click ok...then i get something like "object variable not set or with block....blah blah"....that message doesnt go away even by holding alt+f4....only ctrl+alt+del and end process can quit the app....whats wrong....i would like to map during school breaks and/or after school since i have nothing else to do around here =P

please help

K, I had the same problem happen on my Win2k machine. After editing the ini file (and being able to save the changes) I found out these weird little quirks...

First unzip right straight into the Soldat directory, don't unzip in another directory or other drive first. On my computer it seemed to do something with the ini and I wasn't even able to edit it. Strange.

Second, when you get the "bad file or number" problem, open the ini and ONLY CHANGE THE DRIVE LETTER of the directory NOT the whole line. If you type in "c:\soldat" you may still get the same error. If I can remember it should say "*drive-letter*:\soldat-beta" or something like that.

Change the letter then save and that should be that.

Good luck. :) I edit at school too during breaks.

--Snow
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Anna on February 03, 2007, 01:31:11 pm
I've updated PW. If you load a map and it's invisible, select all the polys and change the opacity in the properties window to 100%. Maps that are invisible in PolyWorks will also appear invisible in the next version of Soldat, so they should be edited and recompiled.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: GluLm on February 03, 2007, 06:05:26 pm
Thanks a lot for the updates Anna!

Needless to say it's a real pity that all these maps will have to get recompiled. I can barely imagine all the time we'll spend recompiling more than 200 maps... >:(
Do any of you know why this bug occurs anyway? At least it's good news that invisible polygons may finally work fine in the game...

By the way, did you also get the weird errors when opening maps like Bigfalls? "Error loading map Key is not unique in collection error loading scenery elements"... and then lots of "Error rendering in Direct3D D3DERR_INVALIDCALL" every second.
Oh well, this is probably not the right place to beta test it, just out of curiosity though...

Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Mistercharles on February 03, 2007, 07:21:26 pm
OH MY GOD

I can't wait for Soldat 1.3.2! ALPHA POLYGONS!

Edit: Light range is nice too.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Anna on February 03, 2007, 07:46:06 pm
@GluLm: Earlier versions of PW didn't set the vertex alpha so it was always 0 (an oversight on my part). I fixed the error with BigFalls, which was caused when there were duplicates of the first scenery in the scenery list, it'll be fixed in the next version.

edit: I can probably make a tool that would go through all the maps in a maps folder and set the vertex alphas to be opaque.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: mar77a on February 03, 2007, 11:42:28 pm
If it's in C#, does that mean you need the 1.1 .NET Framework which can't be installed in win98se?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: fishfood on February 04, 2007, 03:33:20 pm
Direct3D D3DERR_INVALIDCALL

My colors are set to 32 bit, and it still does this.  It did it for a while, then it worked fine, and now it's screwed up again.  It stopped working after I restarted.  It sounds like I'm having the same issue GluLm is having... maybe?  Is there an error with my map?  I can open other maps just fine, just not mine.  If I uploaded it or sent it over email maybe could somebody convert it so I can continue editing?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Anna on February 07, 2007, 02:27:24 pm
Here is a technique that's made possible by the new vertex transparency feature:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/texturesplatting.jpg)



If it's in C#, does that mean you need the 1.1 .NET Framework which can't be installed in win98se?

According to this (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&DisplayLang=en) Windows 98 Special Edition is supported.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Demonic on February 07, 2007, 03:53:02 pm
....doesn't the framework require SP2 for WinXP users though?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Wraithlike on February 07, 2007, 11:45:56 pm
Oh my god Anna, thats really sick. Way to go!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Buggy B on February 08, 2007, 08:14:21 am
When i start Polyworks, it starts Soldat.exe... why, and how i fix it?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Lumberjack on February 08, 2007, 08:52:20 am
Hi, I have an error like that posted by fishfood.

Direct3D D3DERR_INVALIDCALL when I open some maps, try to insert spawnpoints, colliders, sceneries etc.
I tried all; uninstall/install DirectX (i have 9.0c), install new video card drivers (S3 ProSavage).
I have also tried to download newest D3DX81AB.dll (I think this is for Directx 8.1) (D3DX92AB.dll) from "JEDI Delphi Project" but I ever recieve same error.
I searched on Google but I only found patches specified for the games that people have problems.
ah.. sorry for my English :D

off topic post scriptum: I can't use MapMakerPlus too, it returns a strange error.. "???????."
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.5
Post by: chakapoko maker on February 15, 2007, 07:38:40 am
It sounds like some of you need to read the FAQ. I'll try to answer all your questions anyway.


@people getting a bad file name or number error or a path not found error: Try changing the Dir entry in the Preferences section in polyworks.ini to your Soldat directory. If you extracted PW to your desktop, try extracting it to a different location.

@Kinky noob: Make sure your colour setting is either 16-bit or 32-bit (control panel -> display -> settings tab).

@numgun: I think that happens if you try to undo after doing clear unused scenery. I should probably clear the undo history after that function is used to make sure it doesn't crash.

When I'm mapping I save every few minutes and also make backup copies of my map so I end up having several versions at different stages of completion. Even I don't trust my own program ;)

@mortal_soldier: Try Window -> Workspace -> Reset Window Locations.


Hope that helps.
I often save the working map as map01.PMS to map02.PMS. If Polyworks had a function that saves the current file as the serials when it saves, it would be convenient. The hotkey would be good too.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Joanna on February 15, 2007, 09:16:15 am
OMG !!! Good !!!
I LuV It !
Download!!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: jimmy1235 on February 15, 2007, 06:21:52 pm
I use that map maker and when i finish to create a new map, I test it and only appears the map in front and the players fly behind the map.

anybody can help me?

please I don't know what do.

Date Posted: February 15, 2007, 06:16:32 PM
Send me a message please I don't know what do. That's too strange.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Frenchie on February 15, 2007, 07:16:15 pm
^^
Click |File| Scroll Down to |Compile to PMS|

Then try and play it :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.8
Post by: Anna on February 24, 2007, 06:11:19 pm
Small update.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Wraithlike on March 03, 2007, 07:55:46 pm
Umm, I guess it's a bug, but poly opacity is not saved when you make a prefab. It just reverts to 0. Might want to look into that.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Dark`n on March 04, 2007, 10:51:39 pm
Im gonna download it now.. i havent really been using Polyworks lately but now im gonna get back to it
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Stitch on March 09, 2007, 03:21:44 am
I might be a complete idiot, but i cannot get any vertex it colors nor new vertexes will have its texture.
I must be doing something terribly wrong; i see nothing i draw... only the points of the sprites..

Isn't there a quick guide on youtube about this editor to demonstrate it features?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: VirtualTT on March 10, 2007, 07:14:50 am
According to your palette panel (opacity textbox) you were creating compeitely transparent polygons. To create visible polygons set opacity to 100 (it will affect sceneries and brush as well). Also you can change opacity of existing polygons and sceneries by selecting them and setting desired opacity value in Properties panel.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Mr. America on March 11, 2007, 01:14:25 pm
at the moment, it does nothing if i change the opacity of the polys. (ingame) Is that a feature in Soldat 1.4 ?

edit: umpf... happy awaiting soldat 1.4 ;\
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Toumaz on March 11, 2007, 02:18:31 pm
at the moment, it does nothing if i change the opacity of the polys. (ingame) Is that a feature in Soldat 1.4 ?
Yes.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: KingOfPing on March 14, 2007, 07:08:48 pm
TBH....Polyworks is confusing. I actually do better maps with the original mapmaker
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Hello There on March 18, 2007, 07:22:16 pm
can you make a vista compatible version please?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Trank on March 23, 2007, 07:12:05 am
waah I want to make maps badly but can't cause Im on Vista... Vista patch please :(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: 1221995 on March 24, 2007, 01:05:14 pm
what does skecth tool do? ???


Date Posted: March 24, 2007, 02:04:28 PM
??? :0 :9
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Dolfo on March 24, 2007, 09:43:20 pm
This is by FAR the best MapMaker out there, even though I don't make maps I'd really LOVE it if MM made all his maps from scratch with this, the detail is beautiful.

Dolfo*
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Anna on March 27, 2007, 09:29:05 am
@Windows Vista users: If you're getting an error that says one of the components is missing or invalid, you can try registering it like this:

Make sure you have administrative rights.
Go to C:\windows\system32, right click cmd.exe, and click "Run As Administrator."
Type in regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx (or whatever the name of the files is).


edit: With version 1.4.0.16, if you get the error that says:

Quote
Direct3D initialization failed
Error creating Direct3D objects
ActiveX component can't create object

do the above procedure with the dx8vb.dll file (search for and download it if it doesn't exist on your computer).

Thanks to Dro on IRC for working with me to fix this.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.16
Post by: ElephantHunter on March 28, 2007, 09:51:54 pm
Also, users running Vista may experience redraw problems with the Depth Map, Colour Vertices, and selection tools, causing your mouse to leave a choppy black trail. To fix this, you need to disable Desktop Composition for Soldat PolyWorks. Right-click on the application, select the properties, go to the Compatibility tab, and then check "Disable Desktop Composition". Just hit apply and you at this point you should be good to go.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.10
Post by: Mr. Domino on March 28, 2007, 10:31:54 pm
what does skecth tool do? ???


Date Posted: March 24, 2007, 02:04:28 PM
??? :0 :9

In theory it would let you sketch a map so you can create some ideas then align the polygons to your sketch. Unfortunately, there isn't much options for the sketch tool to make it useful, and it crashes when used after a few seconds. Try to avoid using it, as it's better and safer to sketch and load a compatible image file from some outside paint program.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.16
Post by: Sparrow, Jack on April 03, 2007, 10:30:31 am
@Windows Vista users: If you're getting an error that says one of the components is missing or invalid, you can try registering it like this:

Make sure you have administrative rights.
Go to C:windowssystem32, right click cmd.exe, and click "Run As Administrator."
Type in regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx (or whatever the name of the files is).


edit: With version 1.4.0.16, if you get the error that says:

Quote
Direct3D initialization failed
Error creating Direct3D objects
ActiveX component can't create object

do the above procedure with the dx8vb.dll file (search for and download it if it doesn't exist on your computer).

Thanks to Dro on IRC for working with me to fix this.

I got that problem it says Component MBMouse.ocx is not registered.

I opened cmd.exe and put in "regsvr32 MBmouse.ocx" pressed enter and it sayed it couldn't find it or something. what do i do now?


Date Posted: April 01, 2007, 05:31:11 PM
anyone?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.16
Post by: Pan error on April 09, 2007, 12:18:03 pm
Hello :)
I got problem ;/

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/2385/errorax2.png)

What i need to do ?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Magic Odd Effect on April 16, 2007, 09:34:14 am
Sorry for another problem, but...

The Display panel went missing, and I can't find it...

It's kind of stupid, but I'm serious about this. The Display panel is G-O-N-E GONE.

Should I reinstall?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: VijchtiDoodah on April 24, 2007, 11:01:40 pm
Found a bug: When I try to open the newest version of PolyWorks, I get an error message that says, "Error Loading; Error Setting Directories; Bad File Name or Number."  Meanwhile, all that loads is a black background with green borders and sparse text on the bottom, the entire program doesn't respond to anything and cannot be closed except by using the Task Manager.

Coincidentally, I only downloaded the new version because 1.4.0.10 freaked out whenever I attempted to open a particular map of mine.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Anna on April 25, 2007, 09:40:49 am
Sorry for another problem, but...

The Display panel went missing, and I can't find it...

It's kind of stupid, but I'm serious about this. The Display panel is G-O-N-E GONE.

Should I reinstall?

Window -> Workspace -> Reset Window Locations


Found a bug: When I try to open the newest version of PolyWorks, I get an error message that says, "Error Loading; Error Setting Directories; Bad File Name or Number."¬  Meanwhile, all that loads is a black background with green borders and sparse text on the bottom, the entire program doesn't respond to anything and cannot be closed except by using the Task Manager.

Coincidentally, I only downloaded the new version because 1.4.0.10 freaked out whenever I attempted to open a particular map of mine.

I think this is because I forgot to clear my settings from the polyworks.ini before I uploaded it ::)
You can try redownloading it (make sure it's not cached) or change the first line in the ini to your Soldat directory and clear the next two lines.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: VijchtiDoodah on April 25, 2007, 09:52:07 am
I think this is because I forgot to clear my settings from the polyworks.ini before I uploaded it ::)
You can try redownloading it (make sure it's not cached) or change the first line in the ini to your Soldat directory and clear the next two lines.

Thanks, that worked.  However, my original problem is still there.  When I try to open this map (http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=652.0), I get the error "Error rendering in Direct3D," and under that error is either "D3DERR_INVALID CALL" or "Unknown."
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Anna on April 25, 2007, 10:12:12 am
I think this is because I forgot to clear my settings from the polyworks.ini before I uploaded it ::)
You can try redownloading it (make sure it's not cached) or change the first line in the ini to your Soldat directory and clear the next two lines.

Thanks, that worked.¬  However, my original problem is still there.¬  When I try to open this map (http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=652.0), I get the error "Error rendering in Direct3D," and under that error is either "D3DERR_INVALID CALL" or "Unknown."

For some reason half the scenery list in that map is blank, and PW wasn't handling it properly. It'll be fixed for the next version. Here's the fixed version of ctf_Mineshaft (http://individual.utoronto.ca/caek/ctf_Mineshaft_.PMS).
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: opferpopo on April 25, 2007, 10:21:39 am
i cant install it  :'(when i click on the file  i¬īll see several errors ....

i hope someone can help
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Kinky noob on April 26, 2007, 04:43:41 pm
I get a error saying i a missing a file.......Surpriseingly i found the file and have it....WTF!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Hazaro on May 03, 2007, 12:28:04 am
Ok, this seems like a really stupid question, but... When I make the polygons I fall through them. Looked through the help.html
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: iDante on May 03, 2007, 12:33:53 am
File > Compile to PMS
then play dar map.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Kinky noob on May 04, 2007, 08:07:30 am

This is the problem i am having with poly works!

I posted the screenie at the bottom so please help me out..........WTF is going on...??

Date Posted: May 03, 2007, 01:22:16 pm
Is this forum dead or something i have posted this error six and a ahlf times and no answer.......!!!!!!



WTF!!!1
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: |FA| Arbi†er on May 09, 2007, 06:19:24 am
uhh, blame me for being a noob, but, when i made some sliding map thing, i just fall through the polys.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: VirtualTT on May 09, 2007, 06:49:45 am
/me blames |FA| Arbi†er for being a noob...

Same question was asked just 3 posts ago...

Ok, this seems like a really stupid question, but... When I make the polygons I fall through them. Looked through the help.html

File > Compile to PMS
then play dar map.

It looks like nobody even try to read the page where he is posting... This is ridiculous...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Sytrus on May 09, 2007, 03:22:59 pm
One quick question, how do you spin scenery?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Laser Guy on May 09, 2007, 03:26:05 pm
in the scenery window u check the "rotate" box
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: VirtualTT on May 09, 2007, 03:58:47 pm
To rotate existing sceneries select them, swich to Transform tool and rotate them while holding Alt. Hold also Shift to rotate with 15 degree step.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Laser Guy on May 12, 2007, 03:53:11 am
what is that depth thingy??
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: X-Tender on May 21, 2007, 10:06:33 am
Its needet for the Lights. Paint the depth ... then color all polygons black and place lights ...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: mxyzptlk on May 21, 2007, 10:10:27 am
!OO!

X-Tender!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Gippal on May 21, 2007, 12:30:26 pm
Don't know when the next update will be, but, here's a neat suggestion:

The ability to view only a certain type of polygon! Meaning, I could uncheck 'normal', but still see 'doesn't collide' (and any other type still checked).

Would make some stuff more conveniant, but if it doesn't get added, oh well. =O

And because I know some of you use a different word...

Check = Tick
Uncheck = Untick
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Avis on May 23, 2007, 07:38:35 am
I dunno if it has been suggested before, but please add a "Create Poly"-mode where the poly is ONLY textured with the area of the texture chosen in the Textures window (As managed as in the Quad-mode).

Nevertheless waaay better than mapmaker, corresponding to the controls, the workspace arrangement (this is really handy) and of course the lighting functions, I knew PW was the right choice.  [retard]
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Hello There on June 05, 2007, 08:59:58 pm
I tried doing the command prompt and enteres regsvr32 MBMouse.ocx.
It failed resulting in

The module "MBMouse.ocx" was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x80004005.

This same error occured with registering all of the files.

So I'm left again polyworksless.[/s]

Scratch that.

Run as administrator.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: The Specialist on June 09, 2007, 07:43:29 pm
I love using PolyWorks, it is far the best map making tool.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Flacid Assassin on June 18, 2007, 01:52:21 am
yeh how do i change the dimension of my map?

also i get this error

Error Setting Texture
File Not Found: gdiplus.dll

Click OK

so i do

and get this error

Error Showing Texture
File Not Found: gdiplus.dll

Click Ok
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Snow on June 22, 2007, 11:41:14 pm
Changing the dimension of your map is easy. Make sure you have your vertice select tool chosen from the tool window, turn off scenery, then go Edit-Select All, in your map properties window enter your percentages for x and y scale. You have to enter one at a time, so set the amount for x first and hit enter, then do the same for y. Remember tho, this will scale your texture. Come to think of it, I haven't ever scaled a poly with texture turned off. I'll have to try that in a bit to find out if it affects the texture. hmm...

Gdi+ is a microsoft graphics component. Either you're using Win2k or an older version of WinXP. To fix this problem should be quite easy. Go to a site like www.dlldump.com (http://www.dlldump.com) and get it there. Then install. Tho, I read on another forum that you install it into the program's directory, not the system folder. For Polyworks, I couldn't tell ya there. I'm just starting programming, so I'm not knowlegable enough about dlls, yet. However - trial and error, one of the directories should fix it.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: w00titsme on June 25, 2007, 11:48:57 am
How exactly do you take a screenshot in polyworks?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: X-Tender on June 25, 2007, 01:18:14 pm
Print Screen Key? o_O .... And paste it in Paint or Gimp or whatever you use!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Xxypher on June 25, 2007, 03:10:27 pm
THIS IS THE BEST MAPMAKER!! With it i maked my first and best tw map!

Tw_mountains:

Overview: http://www.4shared.com/file/18557476/a6e71d8/tw_mountains-complete-overview.html

Rar Download: http://www.4shared.com/file/18485758/44635f9b/tw_mountains.html

Zip Download: http://www.4shared.com/file/18585669/d2d7855c/tw_mountains-complete.html

Topic: http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=16385.0

Thanks for you mapmaker, Anna  ;D.

That was uncalled for.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Heen on July 03, 2007, 04:33:31 pm
Problem with multi-texturing:

When I select part of the texture, and press ctrl-f (or fix texture) it shows the whole texture, not just that part i wanted. Messing with the texture alignment in the tool box has had very poor resaults and is not time efficient, and the texture tool just moves or warps the texture.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: zyxstand on July 04, 2007, 11:03:51 am
I think I'd have a good suggestion for a good new feature for working w/ textures:
First you select which polygons to work on (full polygons).  Then you click on the texture-tool: at the most-left corner of the polygon a square-ouitline pops-up the size of the texture.  Now you can drag the sides of this square and the texture will be stretched accordingly on all the selected polygons.

I think this would make texture-stretching a little easier for most people to do.  Perhaps you could also make it so you can copy and paste the square-position of a polygon's texture so you can apply it to another polygon (and make changes to only IT).
Also, shouldn't it be possible to copy and paste polygons and/or scenery (and light)?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: amb2010 on July 05, 2007, 01:02:32 am
Id also like to see the multi texturing to be easier (@Heen: You also need to use Textured Quad option for poly's for it to be one texture), i guess a simple way would be to select the poly's to change then maybe have a tool to assign what part of the texture?

@zyxstand: You can copy and paste a poly or scenery not sure about lighting, select what you want to copy then hit Ctrl + V and then it copies what was selected.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Underworld on July 09, 2007, 02:56:44 am
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/525/omgrq5.png)
downloaded a new comdlg
registered via start->run
copyd in my windows

Nothing worked.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: HerGatiox on July 10, 2007, 03:07:43 am
THIS IS THE BEST MAPMAKER!! With it i maked my first and best tw map!

Tw_mountains:

Overview: http://www.4shared.com/file/18557476/a6e71d8/tw_mountains-complete-overview.html

Rar Download: http://www.4shared.com/file/18485758/44635f9b/tw_mountains.html

Zip Download: http://www.4shared.com/file/18585669/d2d7855c/tw_mountains-complete.html

Topic: http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=16385.0

Thanks for you mapmaker, Anna  ;D.


Nice map but i not got all screnery-gfx and in .zip¬  is only map ??? :/ get in this zip some screnery :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Mercury92 on July 20, 2007, 10:15:42 am
Link down... I could rehost if i get file. And it will be possible to download 24/7 :). Anna if you want that i will host pm me ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Doom_Goat on July 24, 2007, 02:48:51 pm
Hello, a few months ago i got PW to work on my XP computer, but have since bought a Vista one. I have the latest version of directx, and have all the correct dlls (original error was that i was missing a dll from system 32). However, whenever i try running PW, i get "Direct 3d initialization failed. Error creating 3d objects. Activex component cant create object." I click OK, then "Error loading. Error initializing DInput. Object variable or With block variable not set" clicking OK again opens up a black PW (interfaces are there), but it says "Object variable or With variable not set" many times. Maximizing PW and getting a runtime error is the only way to close it.

Does it just not work on vista?

Thanks
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Eldiablo on July 30, 2007, 03:38:48 pm
Well, I need help.
When I try to open up PolyWorks, I get an error message. This one:

(http://i10.tinypic.com/67qd6dj.jpg)

After that, there is a "Send Error Report" or "Don't Send" message. You know, the one that says the program is being unresponsive?
Anyways, then it just closes.
I think i have the correct Dir path in polyworks.ini. My Soldat folder is as follows, C:\Soldat\ and the path for PolyWorks is C:\Soldat\
I have no clue what is wrong, because it says that the path is not found, yet the path is correct.
I could really use some help. I really would like to put this program to good use.

Thanks. CK | Jesus
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: mar77a on July 30, 2007, 03:43:45 pm
Isn't it supposed to be installed in c:\Soldat\Polyworks\
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Eldiablo on July 30, 2007, 03:50:29 pm
Well, when I Unzip it, the folder is "Soldat_PolyWorks1417" and inside that folder is "Soldat PolyWorks" and inside that is all the good stuff. Like the program and polyworks.ini
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Allu on July 31, 2007, 08:23:00 am
Hey . Ill got a problem .. I made a map but i still make it . Ohh, when im in Polywork everything is like normal . But when ill play that map in Soldat my Polys are invisible ... What should i do ?  ??? :'(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: w0hl on July 31, 2007, 08:53:00 am
Maybe you have to change something in the characteristics of the Polygons.¬  ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17
Post by: Allu on July 31, 2007, 05:12:25 pm
I did it, but it doesent change .

But .... i rebuild the Polys and then they works . :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Anna on August 12, 2007, 03:00:08 pm
I've discontinued development of PW and released the source code, check the first post for the download link. Be warned: it's pretty badly coded, disorganized, very few comments, etc. Feel free to do whatever you want with it.

Also I'm no longer providing support for PolyWorks, so I won't be responding to posts or PMs or emails asking for help, and I'm not available on IRC.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: blackdevil0742 on August 12, 2007, 03:26:29 pm
Haha I guess it's the best choice if you don't want to help people anymore ;D
Or just quit :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: xmRipper on August 12, 2007, 03:46:38 pm
I've discontinued development of PW and released the source code, check the first post for the download link.

OMG!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Calle Cool on August 13, 2007, 12:01:43 pm
I have a problem with a map. Perhaps somebody can help me.
you can download the map under http://www.vision-synthesis.de/a/ctf_troja.zip

The problem is: Wen the map was play on a server You can connect it an you can see the map. But in few seconds you will be disconnect from the server with the advice: "You have the wrong card version". But it is the right.

The next problem is that the Card is bigger than she should be.

I think the problem had something to do that I have in a older version make to many collision points. I have remove the points but wen I play the card all the point was in the map. So I have move the Horse along left from the points. Then I can play it on the Computer with out the collisions points but now the map was so big and unplayable on the server.

Please help - I don't want make the map new. It was very much work.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Carlitos on August 17, 2007, 10:56:42 am
hey i got a problem with polyworks, when i open it , it appers this:
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7780/soldatplyworksgi4.jpg)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Mistercharles on August 18, 2007, 01:10:22 pm
I have a problem with a map. Perhaps somebody can help me.
you can download the map under http://www.vision-synthesis.de/a/ctf_troja.zip

The problem is: Wen the map was play on a server You can connect it an you can see the map. But in few seconds you will be disconnect from the server with the advice: "You have the wrong card version". But it is the right.

The next problem is that the Card is bigger than she should be.

I think the problem had something to do that I have in a older version make to many collision points. I have remove the points but wen I play the card all the point was in the map. So I have move the Horse along left from the points. Then I can play it on the Computer with out the collisions points but now the map was so big and unplayable on the server.

Please help - I don't want make the map new. It was very much work.
your computer can't host maps too well, it has to do with your router/firewall.

hey i got a problem with polyworks, when i open it , it appers this:
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7780/soldatplyworksgi4.jpg)
when in doubt, google and download the file.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Carlitos on August 25, 2007, 07:05:32 pm
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1366/plywtfjd9.jpg)

I readed the help file and in this error either 16 or 32 bit colors polyworks dont work..

any help?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Calle Cool on September 10, 2007, 02:12:25 pm
@Mistercharles It have nothing to do with the firewall. We have it on a realy soldatserver - hostet by selfkill com. and all people how want join it hav the problem that alle disconect after few secound
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Bendarr on September 27, 2007, 04:15:46 pm
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1366/plywtfjd9.jpg)

I readed the help file and in this error either 16 or 32 bit colors polyworks dont work..

any help?

you probably don't have the latest directx... download from microsoft.com if so
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: DorkeyDear on October 06, 2007, 09:40:14 am
So, is anybody going to pickup the Polyworks project? (too lazy to read to see if somebody is)
If anybody does.. i got 3 suggestions for you..
-having it say the cursor's X,Y on the map wherever its pointing
-having it say the X,Y of objects like it does for polygons
-and making it so if u select more than one thing, it takes the average of those points' positions and says that..
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Gippal on October 14, 2007, 02:50:20 pm
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1366/plywtfjd9.jpg)

I readed the help file and in this error either 16 or 32 bit colors polyworks dont work..

any help?

you probably don't have the latest directx... download from microsoft.com if so

I've got the exact same problem. Tried getting the latest directx, and it still doesn't work. And, I already know I'm not missing any of the .dll or .ocx files.

Bummer, I really wanted to try mapping again.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: ~Kamikaze~ on October 30, 2007, 06:55:49 am
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1366/plywtfjd9.jpg)

I readed the help file and in this error either 16 or 32 bit colors polyworks dont work..

any help?

you probably don't have the latest directx... download from microsoft.com if so

I've got the exact same problem. Tried getting the latest directx, and it still doesn't work. And, I already know I'm not missing any of the .dll or .ocx files.

Bummer, I really wanted to try mapping again.

Exact same error. Can someone please tell me why it doesn't work, I have wanted to use PW ever since I heard of ot, but it doesn't work...Help please...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: ElephantHunter on October 31, 2007, 12:52:59 am
Searched and found the solution in this thread :)
http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=174.msg137607#msg137607

Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Dizzy So 1337 on November 06, 2007, 01:56:28 am
what does skecth tool do? ???


Date Posted: March 24, 2007, 02:04:28 PM
??? :0 :9

In theory it would let you sketch a map so you can create some ideas then align the polygons to your sketch. Unfortunately, there isn't much options for the sketch tool to make it useful, and it crashes when used after a few seconds. Try to avoid using it, as it's better and safer to sketch and load a compatible image file from some outside paint program.

Am practicing with Polyworks for the first time now.  I have run into the Sketch crash a few times.  Seems like PW will only handle so much sketching. 

I REALLY like being able to toss down some visual notes for myself with the Sketch tool, then adjust my polys to fit what is in my head.  Is there a way I can CLEAR my sketches from memory? 

I mean... i just want to be able to toss down a couple of sketchlines, adjust my map to those and then clear my Sketches so I can then Sketch out a couple of lines on some other part of the map.  Adjust, tweak, clear my sketches, repeat.  Can this be done?  Seems like it would be a handy update to PW at large, but I'm also very willing to hear if there's some geeky advanced workaround.  Like, could I save my creation and is there some file i could delete to get a clean sketchboard back?

Thanks in advance... Step right up ladies and gents!  Help the noob, win a prize!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.3 [updated 09/03/06]
Post by: smithmass8 on November 23, 2007, 02:23:29 pm
Hello, i have a freak in freak in freak in problem.
I can't find the palette box!!! [flamethrower]  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Date Posted: November 23, 2007, 02:13:47 pm
I have a freak in problem!!!
i don't got no palette box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
[flamethrower] >:C >:C

Date Posted: November 23, 2007, 02:15:18 pm
i have a problem,
i don't have any palette window!!!
 >:(                 [Alphaguy]  :P


 ??? ??? ???

Date Posted: November 23, 2007, 02:19:55 pm
Can't anyone help me?!?!!?!?!??!!?!? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  [retard]
??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
 [knife] [saw] [law] [socom] [DE] [MP5] [AK74] [AUG] [Ruger] [Barret] [Minimi] [Minigun] [M2]
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Dizzy So 1337 on November 23, 2007, 02:49:52 pm
Hello, i have a freak in freak in freak in problem.
I can't find the palette box!!!

Window > Show All
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Iq Unlimited on November 23, 2007, 02:57:15 pm
think you could spam enough smileys in one message?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Chaochaochao on November 25, 2007, 10:39:50 pm
Uh, just a quick question..
I create a simple triangle to test out the editor, but when I play it, I fall right through it! I made sure it was set to normal, and I even tried to set it so only players can stand on it. But I, and all the items, fall through it.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: blackdevil0742 on November 26, 2007, 04:31:18 am
You have to compile the map first.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: ass|reaper on November 30, 2007, 11:08:29 pm
ok one simp;le problem y the hel does it not work on windows vista but on xp?? and can u fix it plz cus it keep saying sumthing could not be found! ty
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Iq Unlimited on December 01, 2007, 06:27:06 pm
....screenshot of what could not be found plz?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Matt86 on December 07, 2007, 04:58:46 pm
Will the next updated be compatible with vista?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: xmRipper on December 07, 2007, 05:04:27 pm
Its already compatible
and there will not next update.

...

I've discontinued development of PW and released the source code, check the first post for the download link. Be warned: it's pretty badly coded, disorganized, very few comments, etc. Feel free to do whatever you want with it.

Also I'm no longer providing support for PolyWorks, so I won't be responding to posts or PMs or emails asking for help, and I'm not available on IRC.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Matt86 on December 08, 2007, 09:45:47 am
well it won't work on my computer
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: LeetFidle on December 18, 2007, 03:31:16 pm
help, i get the direct3d error and the runtime error when i try to maximize the window on polyworks.

i changed my stuff to 32bit and the dir thing has it set to my soldat directory. (or is it supposed to be c:/soldat/polyworks?) it wont find anything, maps, scenery, ect. please help as i want to have my photoshop images in my maps. :)

thank you




ps: i am running vista if that helps
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: benata on December 25, 2007, 01:10:45 am
if you are using vista im sure you will get this error
its not compitable with it
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: pinOi32 on January 01, 2008, 03:56:14 pm
I have a weird problem...ok, I used to use polyworks (the last time I used it was like February of 2007 because I got lazy and decided not to make maps anymore XD), but when I try to use it again today with this new download, it has a lot of errors...so, WTF


btw, I still use XP, not Vista because of all its problems lol



EDIT: ok this is what pops up when I try to load it now:

"Error loading
 Bad file name or number"


RE EDIT:nvm...I found out how. thanx for the help :/
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: badeendjuh on January 08, 2008, 11:25:44 am
Thx ALOT guys i had (well i tought so) some nice ideas about maps but i always did it with soldat mapmaker 1.2 cus polyworks didn't work thx to you i can now Make them better!!! THX!!! [retard] :D ;D :-*
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Kanvasu on January 14, 2008, 09:53:51 pm
I have a problem,
None of the text shows up, except for numbers, anyone know how to fix?

And yes, I did search the forums.


Also, soldat text was in Arial.

But, restarting my computer seemed to fix it.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Hundkeex on January 16, 2008, 03:16:44 pm
Sorry, anyways I <3 Polyworks. By far the best mapmaker out there.


You forgot "The only mapmaker out there". :D
Or am i wrong?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Pie on January 16, 2008, 03:28:15 pm
Sorry, anyways I <3 Polyworks. By far the best mapmaker out there.


You forgot "The only mapmaker out there". :D
Or am i wrong?
Fairly certain there is a mapmaker called Soldat mapmaker or something, i'd check but i cbf turning on my extra computer.

Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: blackdevil0742 on January 16, 2008, 04:01:02 pm
To those that say that it isn't compatible/not working with vista. Try changing the compatibility to XP SP2 and make sure you run it as an administrator(might solve your problem).

Yes. There is an official Map Maker(on the official site). It doesn't have the fancy menus and options like polyworks but it's a great starting tool for beginners.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Fallen_Angel on February 01, 2008, 03:21:45 pm
when i start poly works it opens it and says "runtime error 76" an shuts it down if i press ok.....   need help
 :(

Date Posted: January 17, 2008, 01:11:35 am
anyone?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: MFO on February 09, 2008, 02:43:30 am
Does Polyworks work on Vista? It won't want to work on my computer.
EDIT: It's working now, thanks anyway.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Wraithlike on February 12, 2008, 05:52:53 pm
Ok, it seems like some people need it, so here's a:

MINI SKETCH TOOL TUTORIAL

To start, the sketch tool was added in th elater versions of Polyworks, and is used to sketch ideas for maps as well as make notes to yourself while mapping. The downfall of the sketch tool, is that prolonged use causes polyworks to crash. Prolonged human exposure to the sketch tool hasn't been tested, and may be dangerous to your health.

It appears that the sketch tool draws using vectors, or think straight lines smaller than a pixel. (I could be very wrong here) There conect to eachother to form psuedo curves, much like ones does with polygons.

There are three basic functions of the sketch tool: Draw, Move, and Erase.

Draw
The sketch tool's basic function, this tool is used by selecting the sketch too and clicking the mouse on your map. Used to sketch out your notes/layout. Your best option is to, instead of drawing one continuous like, is to draw a series of small rough lines that are more easily identifiable when zoomed out. This helps prevent crashing.

Move
Ctrl+Click. Moves the vertices of the vectors.

Delete
Alt+Click. Deletes the vectors.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: DemonicForces on February 13, 2008, 12:45:26 pm
I use Windows Vista 64-Bit Version and Polyworks don't want to run on it  :'(
I just says "dx8vb.dll not founded. Try to reinstall" (translated by me) But reinstall didn't helped too
HELP ME!!! :-[
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Horve on February 13, 2008, 02:07:41 pm
dx8vb.dll probably stands for a directX driver, try reinstalling your current directX or updating to a more up to date one.

I'm just speculating here, but hell, it ain't gonna blow your PC up so try it. Try it like there's no tomorrow
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: DemonicForces on February 18, 2008, 05:03:51 pm
No sry dude  :-
Didn't worked... AAAAAAAaaaaAAaAaAAaaaaaa
I WANT TO BUILD MAPS!!!!

Date Posted: February 14, 2008, 11:24:23 am
Come'on there are so many Pro's here .. PLZ HELP ME! :-[

Date Posted: February 18, 2008, 05:02:19 pm
I need Help Boys (and Girls) maybe some inventors can make a PolyWorks for Vista 64-Bit????
PLZ !!! HELP!!! (SOS)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: chrisgbk on February 18, 2008, 06:33:32 pm
Polyworks won't run under Vista at all AFAIK; no ones ever got it working.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Thinkto urself on February 18, 2008, 09:14:20 pm
Polyworks won't run under Vista at all AFAIK; no ones ever got it working.

And still on to today, we mourn the fact.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Eagles_Arrows on February 18, 2008, 09:22:58 pm
Polyworks won't run under Vista at all AFAIK; no ones ever got it working.

It runs on Vista, all you have to do is download dx8vb.dll and register it via command prompt.

The main problem with polyworks on Vista though is that the scenery graphics won't appear at all, just blank rectangles.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: xmRipper on February 19, 2008, 02:06:34 pm
Polyworks won't run under Vista at all AFAIK; no ones ever got it working.

Working on me.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Zabijaka on March 09, 2008, 05:49:34 am
I have Soldat PolyWorks v 1.4.0.17 and I do not have "palette window" O.o
screen:
http://i26.tinypic.com/n62h6u.png

WTF?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: xmRipper on March 09, 2008, 09:22:22 am
Window > Show All
Window > Workspace > Reset Window Locations
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Underworld on March 28, 2008, 07:12:53 pm
anna would u please fix these 2 oh so crappy and anoying bugs :

1 st when you save your map and reload it the shading flips over this is extreemly anoying
2 nd when you commpile a map and reload it the map will be jump out of the grid making is unable to continue on the same grid
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Laser Guy on March 29, 2008, 06:17:18 pm
Anna ain't working anymore :( sorry.

I've discontinued development of PW and released the source code, check the first post for the download link. Be warned: it's pretty badly coded, disorganized, very few comments, etc. Feel free to do whatever you want with it.

Also I'm no longer providing support for PolyWorks, so I won't be responding to posts or PMs or emails asking for help, and I'm not available on IRC.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Underworld on March 29, 2008, 07:32:14 pm
:/ she died rip anna
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: J rockin on April 06, 2008, 07:24:18 am
Someone help! The link is broken :(
Scratch that, either someone fixed it (tnx if you did). Or the website was down yesterday
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Avarax on April 13, 2008, 02:19:59 pm
Found a small bug:
When having placed the 1st or 2nd vertice of a polygon (so another vertice is still "floating" at your cursor) while having selected another polygon, if you press the Delete button on your keyboard, Polyworks violently crashs with a bunch of error messages. This made me loose about an hour of work on a map ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: ZomgProniss on May 28, 2008, 07:52:05 pm
09. I get this error when I try to run PolyWorks: System Error &H8007007E (-2147024770). The specified module could not be found. (Or any 'missing file' type errors.)

Make sure these files exist in your WindowsSystem32 folder: MBMouse.ocx, COMDLG32.OCX, mscomctl.ocx, msvbvm60.dll, dx8vb.dll, scrrun.dll. The first three are included in the PolyWorks zip, the others can be found with google. If putting them in the WindowsSystem32 folder doesn't work try resistering the missing files: start -> run, type in regsvr32 name_of_file.dll_or_ocx.

so i need to goodle thes files dlowload them and stike them ins system 32 folder just so i can run poly works?

Date Posted: May 18, 2008, 04:53:09 pm
is there a PolyWorks for linex?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Akira on July 09, 2008, 11:26:31 am
I have a little problem with PW.
I got it running on Vista, but NOTHING works on it. As soon as I try to do anything, it says either that some file is missing or that it couldn't start up because of something and blahblahblah.

Here's some pics of what shows up:

When I just click on the black window, which is the main window, or the map window, of PW: http://i36.tinypic.com/erzud4.jpg

The first window that comes up after I try closing PW: http://i33.tinypic.com/xcu26r.jpg
The second one: http://i37.tinypic.com/4kadeq.jpg

When I try opening a compiled map: http://i33.tinypic.com/vo3o1w.jpg

So, if anyone knows what to do, please help :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Snow on July 09, 2008, 12:15:26 pm
I wonder how hard it would be to update the code to VB.net. I think then, it would work well on Vista, though I know nothing of the bloated OSX ripoff version of Windows. I love VB6 (started learning VB6 and VB.net 3 weeks ago), but it seems almost near impossible to get gifs as scenery working. I only got em to show up in the scenery window. Lol. I think that too may be a lot easier in VB.net, though I could be mistaken. Just in VB.net there seems to better support for textures and images. From what I know of in 3 weeks anyway. :P
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: mar77a on July 11, 2008, 10:22:42 am
Link doesn't work for me, can someone post a mirror?

EDIT: Thanks EnEsCe:  http://server1.enesce.com/Soldat_PolyWorks.zip
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Anna on July 11, 2008, 06:53:12 pm
There is going to be an update to Polyworks. (http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=28321.0)

Also, I updated the FAQ section of the original post with the instructions for Vista users.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: BombSki on July 11, 2008, 07:17:42 pm
looks like enesces whining worked

big up for anna :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Akira on July 12, 2008, 05:50:04 am
THANK YOU ANNA <3 :D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: ace on July 25, 2008, 04:03:42 am
heh, i remember when i was compiling the map i spent months making, and then my PSU blew up :(
I still havn't bothered buying a new one... xD
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Ben879 on July 29, 2008, 09:05:50 pm
Doesnt work for em full stop:
First I get:
Error loading ini file Overflow 1
Then:
Error loading workspace
Invalid property value.
Then:
Error Loading colours Type mismatch
And more errors :(
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: joelou1 on August 14, 2008, 09:22:43 am
same here

could you help?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: homerofgods on September 09, 2008, 07:46:58 am
Can someone tell me where to get A LOT of good scenery?

lol it took me a while to figure out how to bring up the scenery list ^^ (right klick on map)  ty help-file
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Wolf_Man on September 12, 2008, 05:23:26 pm
Try soldat mod sites, or just join random servers on non-default maps. Great fun.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Joke33 on September 21, 2008, 08:58:48 am
When I tried to start it I got a strange error message: &80070007E.. And as I found out a lot of people get it with different programs.. I'd really want to use this mapmaker... :/
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Laser Guy on September 24, 2008, 01:21:26 pm
Seems like Horve is in a poem writing mood recently, but he is right, Anna did do the most to mapmaking anyone could ever do.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: MaZa on October 09, 2008, 12:53:08 pm
I have problems with scaling the map, how can i scale it like, 2000x500 because after i put that, then the area is still same sized as before, and another thing, how can i have more textures same time than one? Expect these things this is good editor, i like it.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: jrgp on October 09, 2008, 04:18:39 pm
Quote
how can i have more textures same time than one?
That is called a multi-texture. The following two topics might help:
http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=6371.0
http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=17943.0

Quote
I have problems with scaling the map, how can i scale it like, 2000x500 because after i put that, then the area is still same sized as before
When you compile the map, the inside gradient will get just as big.

I hope this helps. Have fun mapping!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: MaZa on October 14, 2008, 11:05:30 pm
thanks jrgp, it seems to be working well, and thanks to anna for making this editor of course! anyway, Thanks for help :D

Date Posted: October 11, 2008, 04:17:17 am
Ok, now i have big problem with polyworks, in my maps, all the polygons what are "normal" dont have any colliders like no others polygons. So i just drop down trough my map. Is there ANY way to fix it (btw i have Vista if that have something to do with it)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: iDante on October 14, 2008, 11:19:13 pm
Compile the map.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: MaZa on October 15, 2008, 08:22:04 am
why does mapmaking tool make black path after some tools like "Colour Verticles" tool? Does it have something to do with Vista? and is there any way o fix it, its annoying.
sorry for asking about the vista all the time but it have some problems so, just in case :)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Zachary Ryan on December 07, 2008, 03:48:33 pm
I'm getting a Direct3D error still even after I've made sure my display is set to 16 or 32 bit. I'm running Vista, so I changed the compatibility, but I still get the error? Are there any other causes?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: chakapoko maker on December 08, 2008, 07:21:11 am
Bug report: when Flip holizontal, objects don't flip. And sometimes all of sceneries doesn't paste and some lack.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Zachary Ryan on December 09, 2008, 08:12:50 pm
Are there any other causes to the Direct3D error message besides having your display set to anything other than 16 or 32-bit?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: ZomgProniss on January 09, 2009, 07:40:54 pm
just so u know there is no PolyWorks FAQ nuber 4 =p it goes from 3 to 5 lol just thought i should tell u that =D

and tyvm for the FAQ i can now run soldat polyworks on my vista!!!! yay
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: AntiHero on April 13, 2009, 05:50:41 pm
Sorry nooby question what polygon do you use to make the player be able to walk on because I made a whole map and it turned out that I couldnt walk in it at all :[ Help???
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Snack on April 13, 2009, 05:53:26 pm
Umm, compile the map?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: AntiHero on April 13, 2009, 05:58:56 pm
Compile map can you give me steps sorry but I dont know very much about polyworks :\
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Snack on April 13, 2009, 06:05:23 pm
Quote from: Polyworks Help
FILE MENU

   COMPILE TO PMS
Compiles and saves the map to the Soldat maps directory.

   COMPILE TO PMS AS [F9]
Compiles and saves the map to the Soldat maps directory using a new file name.

I have never even mapped <_<
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Laser Guy on April 14, 2009, 11:47:55 am
AntiHero, you didn't bother searching, did you? I made a topic with answers to some frequently asked questions... the link is in my sig.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: AntiHero on April 14, 2009, 03:49:46 pm
AntiHero, you didn't bother searching, did you? I made a topic with answers to some frequently asked questions... the link is in my sig.

I did and im sorry didnt see that in your signature....How was I supose to notice that -_-
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Laser Guy on April 14, 2009, 05:03:58 pm
Don't take me wrong, I wasn't saying "fool, why don't yo look at my sig", just pointing you towards it. ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: smiluu on May 11, 2009, 03:47:43 am
Hay anna, make an update which supports gifs allrdy :]

*EDIT

Oh... Seem's like thats coming already.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: jrgp on May 11, 2009, 03:55:26 pm
Hay anna, make an update which supports gifs allrdy :]

*EDIT

Oh... Seem's like thats coming already.
Nah, it's almost a year since Anna said she'd add Gif support to polyworks. She's probably long gone / dead / married.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: smiluu on May 12, 2009, 02:42:25 am
Maybe she's more like a "yes-life" type.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: zakath on May 12, 2009, 02:54:35 am
http://polycube.blogspot.com/2009/01/news.html <--- more like 4 months she last said it but yeah.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: smiluu on June 21, 2009, 04:00:52 pm
Hay I got a small reguest for next version

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2a5j0j7.jpg)
Seperate that "?" button a little bit from "-", I always accidentaly click the "?" when I wan't to close window.

:D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: VirtualTT on June 30, 2009, 11:12:20 am
I've found another strange bug in PW - the result of Compile To PMS and Compile To MPS As... differs! Derive maps have about 20% size difference. However i didn't notice anything suspicious while playing....
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Wela on September 06, 2009, 12:11:12 pm
Cheers for Anna , who had made this hyperawesome mapcreator . Even I can make maps   ;D
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: dominikkk26 on October 20, 2009, 06:13:27 am
0 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/polyworks_06a.jpg) 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/clrpicker_06.png) 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/ball5.jpg) 3 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/craptastic3.jpg) 4 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/drifts.jpg) 5 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/xmasparty_composite.jpg) 6 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/bloodydeadly.jpg) 7 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Anna_Z/htf_emblem_ingame.png)

Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: LORD KILLA on January 20, 2010, 08:13:28 am
Could anyone of you give me the link to latest VB source code ? (If possible for VB Express 2008)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: VirtualTT on January 20, 2010, 08:59:28 am
You can find it source code in this this topic: http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=35195.0

I think it's still using old VB6
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Echo on May 07, 2010, 10:08:59 am
Is there any section of this forum dedicated to "Polyworked" maps? I'd very much like to see everyone's creations.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Dusty on May 07, 2010, 10:47:03 am
Keep scrolling boi!
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Hacktank on May 07, 2010, 03:48:33 pm
Almost every map out there is made with polyworks.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: DorkeyDear on May 07, 2010, 04:11:25 pm
Almost every map out there is made with polyworks.
Correction: 99.99997% of all maps
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Laser Guy on May 08, 2010, 06:30:50 am
@Echo: There is no section for maps specifically made with PolyWorks, just two sections, for CTF/INF and DM/HTF/and all other types.

Almost every map out there is made with polyworks.
Correction: 99.99997% of all maps
Why the fuck would you say exactly what he said and think it's in any way more correct?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: DorkeyDear on May 08, 2010, 07:58:28 am
Why the f**k would you say exactly what he said and think it's in any way more correct?
Dude, calm down. I didn't meant enrage you :/ and I don't think I'm much more correct.. but saying 100% implies to some people in most cases literally 'all', which is not the case, and I wanted to avoid some idiot saying it in a more ridiculous way. Lets not bash each other here, just drop it... It doesn't help my case that I misread the initial message with the word 'almost' :P.
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: Laser Guy on May 08, 2010, 10:57:01 am
That explains it.
I wasn't enraged at all, just "a bit" suprised. ;)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: VirtualTT on May 08, 2010, 11:29:39 am
How about locking and unsticking this old pw topic so it won't confuse ppl anymore?
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: frosty on September 09, 2010, 08:01:20 pm
sorry for the bump, but i cannot get this to work in win7 64 bit, and i prefer this to mapmaker

but all i get when i start it is:

Code: [Select]
Error loading
Object variable or With block variable not set

and i have to use task manager to exit it, tried all compatability modes to no avail, and yes i have it set to Run as Administrator

all dlls and ocxs are registered

also doesnt work in Windows XP Mode
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: chutem on September 09, 2010, 10:57:39 pm
Ok, firstly, there is hope. I have it running on win7 64bit right now.

Pretty sure it is to do with the link it has with soldat, you need to set the directories for soldat stuff in the preferences. Seems like you may have trouble though seeing as you have to use task manager to close it, so you may need to do it manually in polyworks.ini, it is the first three keys.

gl
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: frosty on September 10, 2010, 04:46:01 am
chutem can you please send me a copy of your polyworks.ini?

ive also come accross something called Execute Disable in my BIOS which ive read can break some programs, maybe i need to disable that...
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: VirtualTT on September 10, 2010, 10:11:56 am
frosty: You need to stop being a noob and get yourself PW installer.

Actual PW Topic (http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=35195.0)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: frosty on September 10, 2010, 06:41:03 pm
thanks :)

many many thanks now i can actually get something done (bookmarks PWinstaller topic)
Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: darDar on May 07, 2014, 07:04:56 am
shouldn't there be a link to the latest version ?
http://forums.soldat.pl/index.php?topic=35195.0

Title: Re: Soldat PolyWorks v1.4.0.17 with source code
Post by: L[0ne]R on March 06, 2016, 09:07:50 pm
Reposting downloads as attachment, in case the original links go down.