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Trackmania campaign opponents

Post by xbx » 02 Aug 2013, 12:25

Hi!

In the current version is included a test/preview version of the 'ghost editor' that allows to create trackmania campaigns with opponents.

To try it:
  • Enable it by adding "/ghosteditor" on the command line.
    (you can, for instance, right click / edit properties on the windows desktop shortcut,
    and change the target to "[.....]\ManiaPlanet\ManiaPlanetLauncher.exe /ghosteditor" )
  • In the editors menus, a new button has appeared. Run it and follow instructions...
  • it will produce a special replay in "Documents\ManiaPlanet\Replays\CreatedGhosts" containing the 4 medal ghosts, and it will modify the maps to adjust the actual medal times.
  • You can then create your campaign folder as usual,
    by moving the maps to Maps/Campaigns/{name}/{level}/{Map.gbx}
    And move the replays next to the associated maps.
    (A replay must have the same filename as the map to be picked up by the game. XXX.Map.gbx and XXX.replay.gbx)
  • Create the title, and enjoy the opponents!
Known bug: when using the title, if you have a copy of the campaign map somewhere in your maps folder, the ghosts may not be found. So make sure you moved away any duplicates of the campaign maps!

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Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

Post by Chevron » 02 Aug 2013, 15:25

Thank you so much for adding this :thx: .
Now let's test it...

First results: It doesn't recognize the ghosts well. My replays are located in the ManiaPlanet/Replays folder. For the author ghost it uses the fastest replay but for the rest it uses only the slowest one. I even renamed the replays but still the same result. I used a random track from the MX. I didn't test the manual recording yet.
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Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

Post by steeffeen » 03 Aug 2013, 20:32

:thumbsup:
i need this for shootmania as well :D
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    Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

    Post by Flighthigh » 06 Aug 2013, 05:08

    Hi xbx

    im happy that you implement this future. I will test it. But if i want to edit the commandline in my Desktopicon
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    "C:\Program Files (x86)\ManiaPlanet\ManiaPlanetLauncher.exe"
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    "C:\Program Files (x86)\ManiaPlanet\ManiaPlanetLauncher.exe /ghosteditor"
    I got a errormessage (screen is in German)

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    OS ist a Win 8 (up to date)

    What is wrong?

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    Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

    Post by steeffeen » 06 Aug 2013, 08:45

    try

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    "C:\Program Files (x86)\ManiaPlanet\ManiaPlanetLauncher.exe" /ghosteditor
    (the "" are only needed because there is a space included in the location name, it's not intended to surround the complete command)
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      Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

      Post by Flighthigh » 06 Aug 2013, 10:38

      THKS Steeffeen

      Arrgh my mistake. :teub: ( self-destruction) I test it this evening :3

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      Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

      Post by Chevron » 06 Aug 2013, 14:08

      Ok, I tested it again...

      This time I made a simple map and recorded 4 replays. For the author medal it used the fastest replay, for the gold medal it used the second fastest replay, for the silver medal it used the third fastest replay and for the bronze medal it also used the third fastest replay. The manual recording seems to work just fine, though.
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      Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

      Post by Flighthigh » 06 Aug 2013, 15:58

      I make a Test and at the end i have a problem.

      I drive 4 Ghosts

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      Then i start the Game with the special /ghosteditor and make the Medalghostreplay. I take this 4 Replays and dont drive in the Editor a new one.

      Then i make the Pack with the Track and the Replay inside.

      Install the Pack and found this

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      The question is:
      Where are the Authorghost?
      And why the Time from the Goldmedal is 36.06 and on the singlereplay 36.22?

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      Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

      Post by Dommy » 08 Aug 2013, 10:49

      author times are default disabled, you need to reach author time to see it
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      Re: Trackmania campaign opponents

      Post by Chevron » 08 Aug 2013, 14:39

      Not always true. See:
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