A quick question

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MaxMillionare
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A quick question

Postby MaxMillionare » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:49 am

I just wondering if someone could please tell me how to change what ship any mod replaces. I looked on Youtube and could find nothing so i have come to you wonderful people of the forums to ask how. :oops:
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Re: A quick question

Postby NarnKar » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:42 pm

You'll need a program like Notepad++, that can edit .APPEND files.
You'll need to be able to edit extensions.

Download your .ftl file--we'll call it example.ftl--and replace the extension with .zip. Now it should be called, well, example.zip.
Use whatever program you want (I recommend WinRAR) to unzip the archive to some folder.
In the folder, there should be a data subfolder--go there, and right-click on blueprints.xml.APPEND. Open it with your program of choice.

You should see in the .APPEND a line like this:

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<shipBlueprint name="PLAYER_SHIP_STEALTH" layout="eighth_sin" img="swiftwolf">

This would replace the Stealth Cruiser A with a custom ship.
Edit the shipBlueprint name:

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<shipBlueprint name="PLAYER_SHIP_HARD" layout="eighth_sin" img="swiftwolf">

so that it replaces the Kestrel A.
You can also choose PLAYER_SHIP_HARD_2 to replace Kestrel B.
A list of ship IDs can be found here, but I don't think it's been updated to include AE.

If you're just replacing a ship blueprint, don't replace the layout or img. Otherwise, bad things happen.
MaxMillionare
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Re: A quick question

Postby MaxMillionare » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:30 pm

NarnKar wrote:You'll need a program like Notepad++, that can edit .APPEND files.
You'll need to be able to edit extensions.

Download your .ftl file--we'll call it example.ftl--and replace the extension with .zip. Now it should be called, well, example.zip.
Use whatever program you want (I recommend WinRAR) to unzip the archive to some folder.
In the folder, there should be a data subfolder--go there, and right-click on blueprints.xml.APPEND. Open it with your program of choice.

You should see in the .APPEND a line like this:

Code: Select all

<shipBlueprint name="PLAYER_SHIP_STEALTH" layout="eighth_sin" img="swiftwolf">

This would replace the Stealth Cruiser A with a custom ship.
Edit the shipBlueprint name:

Code: Select all

<shipBlueprint name="PLAYER_SHIP_HARD" layout="eighth_sin" img="swiftwolf">

so that it replaces the Kestrel A.
You can also choose PLAYER_SHIP_HARD_2 to replace Kestrel B.
A list of ship IDs can be found here, but I don't think it's been updated to include AE.

If you're just replacing a ship blueprint, don't replace the layout or img. Otherwise, bad things happen.


Wow thanks this really helps :D :D :D :D

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