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Help with backgrounds please

Discussion in 'Help' started by cog, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. cog

    cog Potential Patron

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    I'm sorry to ask such a basic question but can't find a solution in the forum.

    I'd like to load new backgrounds from the Scene tab of the in game menu in the same way I can load characters and other mods.

    I've created a folder Loader5.45\Mods\Backgrounds and put [Backgrounds] in CharacterFolders.txt. Inside the Backgrounds folder I have the background (ChronoGB.swf animated background from Mak's Animated BGs. Updated (06/21/12): Scenery x4 I also have a Mods.txt file in the Backgrounds folder that says "ChronoGB.swf"

    In the Scene tab I get the Background folder but it's empty. How can I get ChronoGB.swf to show up here? I must be missing something. Or just going about this completely the wrong way.
     
  2. Huitznahua

    Huitznahua Casual Client Content Creator

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    I think you have the moreclohting mod installed. I am right ?

    If that's what I think, you confuse the moreclothing configuration with creating a character folder.
     
  3. cog

    cog Potential Patron

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    Yeah I have moreclothing installed. I stopped it from running on startup though cos I didn't like the extra loading time.

    Sorry I'm not really sure what you mean. I figured out what I'm doing wrong though. If I want to load backgrounds from the scenes tab I need to have each background in it's own folder with it's own Mod.txt but it only works with .swf or .mod backgrounds. Not with the image file backgrounds. So I guess I'll scrap that idea.

    So, I guess I'll just load backgrounds from the modding tab.
     
  4. stuntcock

    stuntcock Club Regular Staff Member Moderator

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    You can include a folder which lacks any SWF files, and which doesn't need a Mods.txt file. Just put the background image inside that folder and rename it to BG.png, and then mention it in the CharacterFolders.txt file of your backgrounds subfolder.

    @Huitznahua's suggestion about using moreClothing would also be effective. Please note that you can (and should!) personalize your moreClothing settings file. You can comment-out (or simply delete) config lines which pertain to mods that you don't plan to use. For example - if you're not into bondage then you can omit the straitjacket. Doing so will cut down the init time significantly (i.e. 3 seconds instead of 30 seconds). You can then add new config lines for mods which you've download and which you do intend to use regularly -- such as the custom backgrounds mentioned in this thread. Your init time will degrade (i.e. 10 seconds instead of 3 seconds) but the gains in customizability will probably be worthwhile -- you won't need to mess around with the Browse dialog anymore and can instead load everything via the Scene tab.
     
  5. Huitznahua

    Huitznahua Casual Client Content Creator

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    Well this might usefull for someone else so I'll try to explain anyway.

    The moreclothing's take extra time to load because the default package contains a lot of mod. But you can easily personalized moreclothing in order to just add new background for example. If you are using the sby's loader pack, open "moreclothingV5_3settings.txt" (the path is sby_loader_pack_6_545\Loader5.45\Settings\). Scroll down in order to find this lines :
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    ; ------ Backgrounds ------
    backgrounds/wii.swf=Wii Fit:Background
    backgrounds/ffbg.jpg=FF Beach:Background
    backgrounds/test.jpg=Testroom:Background
    backgrounds/MLP dungeon.png=MLP Dungeon:Background
    If you want to add the background that you previously mention, you just add this line :
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    backgrounds/ChronoGB.swf=Chrono GB:Background
    And finally, if you delete all the lines under the backgrounds ones, your games should launch quickly and you will be able to choose this new background in game.

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    If you want to use this background just for a specific character you can create a new character folder in your "Mods" folder (don't forget to update the CharacterFolders.txt). Move your ChronoGB.swf file in this new folder and create a .txt file named "Mods.txt". Open this new file and add "ChronoGB.swf" (the name of the mod).
    The next time you launch the game, you will have a new character in your character list with the new background.
     
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  6. cog

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    Thanks for that, works great. One thing to note, this works with .png but not .jpg files. A few of the backgrounds I downloaded are .jpg, but I just renamed them to .png and then they work. (I never realised you could rename .jpg files to .png and they'd still work, but apparently you can).

    I think I'll stick with the method of loading backgrounds through the mod menu thing, whatever it's called. That way I can scroll through a list of backgrounds with preview thumbs rather than click through one at a time. Might be nice to have a few favourite ones in the moreclothing background folder though for added convenience.