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This is basic guide to help people get the Skirmish pictures into DATech.<BR><B>1.</B> Open DATech and click on <B>New</B> or <B>New project</B> buttons.<BR><B>2.</B> Select <B>SHIP Library</B> type.<BR><B>3.</B> Name your file. I've divided mine into Ship type and named one <I>SHIPS_CUSTOM</I> for instance. But any name should do.<BR><B>4.</B> Now you'll have a window saying <B>SHIP</B> and the name of the Dat.<BR>If you click on <I>Resdata</I> in the menu, you will see the name of your file at the very top. This is the file that XWA reads to identify the Dats.<BR><B>5.</B> Import a BMP. Find the image that you want and press Open.<BR><B>6.</B> Click the <B>Preview</B> button and find in the menu the ship you want to have the new picture.<BR><B>7.</B> The 3rd box of the Preview window has a 5 digit number in it. example <B>20001</B>. Take the number of your ship and put it into the SHIP window box above your imported Dat.<BR><B>8.</B> Click <B>Add</B>. <I>That's it!</I> <P>I hope that makes some sense and helps you guys. Now you can finally update your images.<BR> <p>[ 09 March 2003: Message edited by: Ace Antilles ]
Hey Ace, I love your skirmish pictures, I always hated the ships in skirmish not looking like what they did in-game (XWAUP ships). Maybe in a future release you should tell what numbers the three mines have? Some people (like me until I found out) might not know what numbers the mines use since they aren't listed in the ship preview area.
This is just my two cents.