White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

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White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by BLiNNeMaNS » 15 Mar 2013, 02:12

hey guys, just wanted to let you know i've found a fix for the white billboards!!

get the signs here http://www.mania-customs.com/Advertisement.zip (copyright nadeo)
(mania-customs site under construction)

(If you have tmnforever or united forever still installed, you can also extract the .bik files of your old install dir (not your mydocuments folder) (Skins/Any/Advertisement))

In your server, go to Userdata and create the same directory there
(total path will be Userdata/Skins/Any/Advertisement)
now move the signs from the zip there and you're done.

through p2p all people with p2p enabled will now automagically have signs appear!!!
(in your dedicated cfg you only need to have p2p upload enabled)


In theory this should also work with the .bik files from the folder Stadium/Circuitscreen (the blue border signs), but i got a feeling those don't work due to the renaming of the title to TMStadium in maniaplanet.
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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 15 Mar 2013, 02:50

+1000 You're my hero if this works... because that means we'll be able to port over classic maps from Forever and see the arrow signs again, correct? Then we only have to deal with the camera trigger problems?

I'll try it and see if it fixes the maps already on our server. Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by BLiNNeMaNS » 15 Mar 2013, 03:15

hehe, just do a testrun on server blinterface (server's in europe, so you might need to open "world" tab), only running 1 track to showcase.
i only calced shadows of that track, did not mess with the signs.

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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 15 Mar 2013, 04:04

So what about on the local client machine. Do I need them in
My Documents\ManiaPlanet\Signs\Any\Advertisement

so I can recompute shadows on that machine too?

And must I recompute shadows after I've placed them there on maps I already recomputed before that didn't work?
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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by BLiNNeMaNS » 15 Mar 2013, 06:42

This fixes the fact a gbx has the location of the file embedded. As the file didn't exist, it didn't show up. Now that you have placed the old file on the old location, it shows up like it should.

No need to redo shadow calculations, just place 'em in the folder and see the signs.
As it isn't clear if nadeo will add those signs in the final version, it's probably best not to use the oldschool signs in your new tracks. This is merely a temporary fix so the old tracks become playable again


Yes, on the client side you need to place them in My Documents\ManiaPlanet\Skins\Any\Advertisement
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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 15 Mar 2013, 10:39

BLiNNeMaNS wrote:Yes, on the client side you need to place them in My Documents\ManiaPlanet\Signs\Any\Advertisement
An update, and maybe this is only for the English version, but I had to put them in ...

My Documents\ManiaPlanet\Skins\Any\Advertisement
(instead of Signs)

... to get them to work (both on the server and the client...)

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So if you try the Signs path and it doesn't work... give the following a go:

SERVER: UserData\Skins\Any\Advertisement
CLIENT: My Documents\ManiaPlanet\Skins\Any\Advertisement
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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 15 Mar 2013, 10:40

And thanks again soooo much to BLiNNeMaNS for posting this fix!
You're a TrackManiac hero, my friend! :thx:
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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by endbase » 15 Mar 2013, 17:55

What should be the absolute path on server side??

Userdata/Userdata/etc/etc

ore

Userdata/Signs/etc etc

Thx in advance :thumbsup:

update nvm found it :yes:

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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by BLiNNeMaNS » 15 Mar 2013, 19:30

hehe didn't think that through, edited 1st post, adding "total path will be" in front of "Userdata/skins/Any/Advertisement"

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Re: White bulletin board Sign Fix!!!

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 15 Mar 2013, 21:37

Awesome. We have some really excited players on our server thanks to your discovery. So thanks again!
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