Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
TheKian

Geneforge 5 Modding Suite Shaper Edition v1.1 - World Update

Recommended Posts

After much longer than it really should have taken, the first full release of the Geneforge Modding Suite is here! Create and fully customize zones and export them to a complete Geneforge scenario file.

 

NB: Always make a full backup of your Geneforge folders before using any mods.

 

Latest version: Shaper Edition v1.1

Download from Google Drive

 

Shaper Edition v1.0

Download from Google Drive

 

 

 

To get started, extract the contents of GeneMS.zip into a directory of your choice and execute run.bat. A console window will appear and ask you to enter your Geneforge 5 directory, where the executable and Geneforge 5 Files folder are (i.e. C:\Program Files\Geneforge 5). After this is entered, the modding suite will load the textures and present you with a blank zone.

 

Geneforge Modding Suite Images

Imgur Album

 

Patch Notes:

Shaper Edition v1.1
    Features:
    -Multiple zone support
    -New scenario by default uses original Geneforge 5 world
    -Can import terrain to a zone from a Geneforge 4 zone
    -Can import old GeneMS save to current zone
    -Can save scenario file that contains data for entire world
    -Simpler saving/loading system
    -Saving/loading for entire world data
    -Proper save/save as functions
    -Scenario is exported as it would be in 'Geneforge 5 Files' folder, saved into the 'Export' folder
    -Undo and redo

    Bug fixes:
    -Fixed bug where mouse position was off by one tile
    -Fixed bug involving item removal
    -Fixed incorrect item placement in exported scenarios
    -Fixed incorrect world map locations

    Known issues:
    -Tabbing away from the modding suite may break rendering and/or scrolling

 

Shaper Edition v1.0

    -Import zones from a Geneforge 5 scenario file with Edit->Import->Zone from Scenario File

    -Edit all zone data*

    -Save and load zones you are working on

    -Export zone to create a scenario file, which will copy the scenario file from your Geneforge 5 folder and make a new one in your GeneMS directory

    -High tech scrolling map

    -Some fully nonfunctional menu buttons

    -Kinda terrible ZoneLab tool that nobody remembers how to use anymore

    -Full creature and object editing, with default script information included

*That I could actually figure out

 

To place a tile, terrain piece, item, etc., just left click on the ground where you want to place it. Items, objects and creatures will automatically be aligned to the nearest quarter-tile. To remove terrain, items, objects and creatures, just right click on the tile where you want them removed.

 

Updates:

Shaper Edition v1.1: The World Update

Shaper Edition v1.0: Initial release

 

Upcoming Features:

    -Editing of placed objects/creatures

    -Expanded menus

    -Improved undo/redo

    -Many other quality-of-life improvements

Edited by TheKian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can guarantee it took years of hard work from theKian, with a various versions and all. The amount of work he put in this tool is great as is my thanks to him for this. 

 

Zonelab tool: I do remember how to use this. More or less, similar to what I did in matlab, you make a bmp file using a specific color code and that generates a zone. 

Edited by alhoon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At long last, I have released another version of this tool, with a wide array of new features, most importantly the ability to manage data for an entire world at once and exporting it to a complete scenario file. You can see full patch notes in the main post and download the latest version (v1.1) from the main post as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...