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Common SDT & Loader questions answered

Discussion in 'Help' started by sby, Nov 14, 2014.

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I found this help thread:

  1. unclear, unusable, and/or not helpful at all

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  2. sorta meh, but better than nothing

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  3. helpful in getting me started

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  4. has everything i seem to need ;D

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  1. sby

    sby Club Regular Content Creator

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    Here is a list of the most common questions asked on the forums, and their answers
    I may add pictures to some of the answers over time.


    I can't make any posts!?! --or-- Why are these topics hidden to me!?!
    new users need to first make a post in the 'Welcome' thread. this is so to prevent bots from spamming the forums
    Super Deepthroat | Undertow

    new forum move edit - not sure if this is still a thing

    How do I open the game or flash .swf files (specifically loader.swf or superdeepthroat.swf) on my computer?
    you could open the .swf in a browser, but the suggested method is to grab the standalone flash player from adobe. Then right click your .swf file and choose the 'open with' option, and select default program. navigate and select your standalone flash player you downloaded
    openwith.jpg
    you can get the adobe standalone flash player here (they call it the projector): Adobe Flash Player - Debug Downloads

    also, the game seems to run the best in the flash version it was compiled for, something around 10.5 or 11 works best. these old versions are in the archives at adobe.

    How can i download mods?
    you can find and download various stuff around the forum to 'mod' the game with. some users choose to attach stuff on the forum posts themselves, others post links to file sharing sites they have uploaded to.

    if you are looking for something specific, the forum is organized with the various mods in mind:
    there are sub forums for specific things like backgrounds and dialogs.
    then there is a generic 'imports' category for things like clothing, hair, or other swf mods.
    if you use the loader, loader-only mods also have their own forum section

    to find out how to use the mods you downloaded, check out the other common asked questions

    How do I get the extra stat stuff I see on the top on a lot of screenshots?
    that is a couple of default mods that come with the loader

    What is the 'loader'?
    the loader is an extension to the vanilla sdt game that allows much more modding capabilities and allows a file structure for saving custom characters.
    here is the forum board for it: Loader | Undertow
    here is it's thread: SDT Loader | Undertow

    I downloaded the loader, but it says 'SDT.swf' is missing
    the loader comes in a compressed folder. decompress the entire folder and then try to use the 'loader.swf'

    How do I setup loader character folders?
    The loader comes with included documentation. see the 'savings guide.txt' file that comes with the loader.
    for visual ease, check out the simplified revised savings guide: Loader Revised Saving Guide | Undertow

    this also covers it: [W.I.P] SDT Tutorial for Very Newbie User | Undertow

    i also threw together a tutorial video:
    sdt + loader tutorial jan2015.mp4

    Where did the loader tab go that used to pop out on the right side of the screen? (from older versions of loader, pre 5.25)
    the popout loader tab has been removed. loader characters can now be found next to the vanilla characters, and the other functionality is now embedded into the vanilla menu system under the 'loader' tab
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    image from savings guide: Loader Revised Saving Guide | Undertow
    forum move edit - not sure if this thread still exists

    This thing I downloaded from the forum is said to be a virus from my antivirus?!?
    the hosting sites we use may try to trick you into downloading their crap. always make sure to use the direct download link. if the file extension is not .jpg, .png, .txt or .swf, you are probably downloading the wrong thing.
    direct link.JPG

    The game runs slow, how can i make it run faster?
    flash is mostly cpu intensive (although it attempts hardware acceleration) so it may run bad even if you have your super duper graphics card. there are in-game settings to turn down the quality and disable strand shaders on the 'options' menu.
    fps.jpg
    using the standalone flash player versions from 10.5 to 11 should help a little as well.
    you can also try toggling the 'hardware acceleration' option for your flash player by right-clicking anywhere in-game and choosing 'settings', then find the hardware acceleration tab.

    How do I use the charcodes for characters I see posted around the forums?
    you paste them into the custom save data inputfield on the modding tab
    chardata.jpg

    if using the loader, you can also paste them into a text file called 'code.txt' to be placed inside a character folder, and then the charcode will be automatically loaded when that character folder is loaded.

    The dialog I downloaded is not working
    first make sure that you have the dialog option enabled in the options tab. if it is a complicated dialog, it may require the loader mod 'diaglogactions'
    see "Where can I find the Dialogue Actions mod?" for more information about dialogueactions

    How to get doggystyle or other sex positions? --or-- Where can i find animtools?
    animtools is a loader mod that does custom positioning that can be found in my thread.
    if you don't know what the loader is, see help question 'what is the 'loader'?'
    for how to get to my mods, see help question 'sby, where is your mod'

    How do I use the custom positions around the forum?
    these are positions that the loader mod 'animtools' uses to represent a position. the text should be saved as a text file, and then they can be loaded by the animtools mod.

    animtools key to load a position manually is f2. see animtools' included documentation for more info on how to setup position hotkeys.

    animtools is a loader mod; see 'What is the 'loader'?' and 'sby, where is your mod (insert mod name here)?' questions for more

    How do I change her clothes?
    sdt has a bunch of built in clothes that you can use on the 'scene' tab
    [W.I.P] SDT Tutorial for Very Newbie User | Undertow

    How do I use hair mods?
    in the 'modding' tab of sdt, there is a button labeled 'Hair..' that loads .jpg and .png hairs. if your hair is a .swf hair, use the 'Swf mod..' button to load the hair
    hairs.jpg

    How do i use clothing mods?
    in the 'modding' tab of sdt, there is a button labeled 'Swf mod..' that you can use to load clothing mods
    hairs.jpg

    The 'Him' mods I downloaded are not working
    'him' mods require the loader to be used, see 'What is the 'loader'?' question

    How do i use audio dialog mods?
    in the modding tab, use the 'swf mod..' button to load your audio mod

    Where can I find the Dialogue Actions mod?
    dialogue actions is a loader mod that can be found in the 'loader imports' subsection.
    it is located in Pim_gd's imports thread: Pim_gd's Mods - DialogueActions v4.01 (7 Aug 2015) | Undertow
    see "What is the 'loader'?" if you don't know what the loader is.
    see "What is the password to the 'loader imports' board?" if you have never been in the 'loader imports' board

    This is confusing, aren't there guides and stuff for new people?
    there are various guides stickied around the forum in their respective subforums.
    here is a few links:
    Getting Started with SDT | Undertow
    [W.I.P] SDT Tutorial for Very Newbie User | Undertow
    Loader Revised Saving Guide | Undertow
    Pim_gd's Advanced Dialogue Guide (v1.01 - updated 10 December 2013) | Undertow
    The Comprehensive Dialogue Guide | Undertow
    Tutorials | Undertow

    i also made an all-around tutorial of using sdt and the loader:

    getting started loader tutorial3: a thorough from-start walkthrough of setting up and using the loader & SDT
    2015/01/24 - sdt + loader tutorial jan2015.mp4



    Content thread links of various awesome artists, writers, and coders (thanks zzaaapp002 for the collection)
    forum move edit - these links don't work anymore, not sure if a new list will be built up. however, the usernames can still be searched on
    BG's - ( ANIMATED )

    Dante - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    idkmybffdave - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    Mak - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    sclover13 - Super Deepthroat | Undertow

    BG's - ( STATIC )
    Astounded - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    Hauser - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    HentaiBob (SAO) - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    Kuroryuu - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    Lolkien - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    Mineur - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    Moocher (Star Wars) - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    silentsky - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    silentsky - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    SDTDreamline - (Star Wars, Etc ) - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    Spiky - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    SyntaxTerror - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    TorqueAOD - Super Deepthroat | Undertow

    Dialogues - ( AUDIO )
    Anon - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    sclover13 - Super Deepthroat | Undertow
    TetsuyaHikari - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2576;area=showposts;sa=attach

    Dialogue - ( CHECKER ) -
    ( aka "How to Fix Your Broke@SS Script" )
    Pim_gd - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3820.0

    Dialogues - ( TEXT )
    AaRL - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=1639.0
    booster - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2956.0
    cwking - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5834.0
    Delev - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2928.0
    EO - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=1591.0
    f93 - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4291.0
    Pim_gd - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3820.0
    Slingerbuilt - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2915.0
    TorqueAOD - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=1087.0
    VincentL - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=6191.0
    WeeWillie - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4875.0

    THE LOADER - aka "Sexy Chocolate"

    ( BUNDLES )
    Anon's Archive - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=7
    cwking - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5834.0
    f93 - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4291.0
    ModGuy's Loader - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=91
    sby - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2888.0
    WeeWillie - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4875.0

    ( BEHAVIOR & EFFECTS )
    AnimTool Positions - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3556.0
    al1enh0mIn1d - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=1792
    sby - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2888

    ( COSTUMES, CHARACTERS, ETC )
    BlackCobra (Nipples) - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5355.0
    CALLA - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=1665
    ClimaxTitan - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=6086.0
    DANTE - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2898.0
    Faceless - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=767
    Gollum - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3289
    IAGO - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5803.0
    Marlow - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=1614
    Mike - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3286
    Shadow5000 - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4053
    SHADE - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2934
    Synon - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2710
    TOlive - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2415
    WeeWillie - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4875.0

    ORIGINAL SDT - aka "Vixen Vanilla"
    ( ARCHIVE )
    Anon - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=7
    ( CLOTHES for DEFAULT CHARS )
    Maineim - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2478

    ( BREAST & BODY )
    Alohade - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2758
    Rufferto - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2653
    Rusty - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3817.0
    TheCount - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2560

    ( COSTUMES & HAIRS )
    AH P - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3435.0
    BROKEN TOASTER - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4997.0
    Clayman8 - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3758.0
    DANTE - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3132.0
    Darkbones - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=912
    DarkFlip - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4863.0
    Dr Cursed - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2729.0
    ElQonquiztador - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=1241
    Faceless - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2574
    Fantum - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=870.0
    FKF - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5293.0
    Gingerless Soul - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3579.0
    Hansel - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3583.0
    HUIT - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5078.0
    IAGO - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5793.0
    kaliakalia - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=4064.0
    Mineur - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=76
    RajasGrime - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=684
    KIR - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=888
    Maineim - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2947
    Marlow - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=921
    Nameless - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3217
    Nightstalker - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5334.0
    SCLover - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3168
    SD - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3443.0
    SHADE - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2934
    T0mcat - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=3643.0
    SYNON - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2710
    SyntaxTerror - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=5684
    TOlive - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2206
    Ton3 - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;sa=attach;u=3235
    Vashikur - http://www.sdtmods.com/index.php?topic=2454


    questions directed at specific people:

    sby, where is your mod (insert mod name here)?

    sby, how do i use the animtools positioning mod?
    animtools comes with a bunch of text documentation on how to set it up and use it.
    i also have a tutorial video i threw together:
    http://www.mediafire.com/watch/l8fldajb0wuor3e/animtoolsV11_tutorial.wmv
     
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