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How to organize SDT files?

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by FrenchCanadianbrony, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. FrenchCanadianbrony

    FrenchCanadianbrony Potential Patron

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    Hi SDT people, today i want to organize my files so my characters can save i have looked in another topics but it didn't really helped me

    please help me to organize so my characters would save

    (the screen pic is how i organize it presently)
     

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  2. Nigida

    Nigida Casual Client

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    I don't use the loader, so I don't know how it handles things.

    From what I understand vanilla SDT won't work properly unless you dump EVERYTHING the game uses into one big folder. No organizing whatsoever.

    Still, I have 3 other folders in my SDT folder. Those are used for older versions of the game, unused backgrounds and screenshots. I name non-image files in a way that makes them show up at the beginning of the folder list though, those all get leading 00's before their actual name. The game itself even has 000's.
     
  3. FrenchCanadianbrony

    FrenchCanadianbrony Potential Patron

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    Thank you for the help

    so i need to put SDT_1_21_1b hairs, codes, mods in one big folder?
     
  4. sby

    sby Club Regular Content Creator

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    i think the one big folder setup is for convenience. you can save other common folder paths in-game so vanilla sdt can see them.

    however, i see you are using the loader, and the loader has the mod filepath saving disabled.

    those folders you have do look like character folders though, so you can probably just rename the 'characters' folder to 'Mods', and run the 'ModsFolder.jar' (which you seem to have misplaced since downloading the loader)

    depends if they are character folders, or just folders where you have dumped mods in some fashion. if this is the case where they are just dumped swfs, i do have a jar file i created a while ago that asks if you wish to add swf files to a 'Mods.txt' in each of their respective folders. it makes mass updating of characters folders like this considerably faster.
     
  5. Nigida

    Nigida Casual Client

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    You mean in the save tabs subsection "Default Folders:"? Going to try that now, somehow I never bothered with it.

    Edit: It can be done but I think I will stick to the one folder setup, it's much easier to handle when editing characters.
     
  6. SyntaxTerror

    SyntaxTerror Swell Supporter Content Creator

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    It seems to be the same for Vanilla and the Loader:

    Open the Save character menu in the Modding tab, then put the path to the files surrounded in red.
    For example: C:\Users\<YOUR NAME>\Desktop\<NAME OF THE HAIR/BACKGROUND/ETC.>.png

    If all the files are in the same folders, fill the Default Folders boxes below.
    For example: C:\Users\<YOUR NAME>\Desktop\ (dont forget the last backslash and to press Enter to save).
    Next time the Save character menu is opened, the program will find the paths by itself, so the different files can be stored (hairs, backgrounds, dialogues) according to everyone needs.

    Notes:
    • An easy way to get the paths is to right click the desired file then Properties, the path can be copied/pasted from there.
    • It seems that normal slashes "/" can be used instead of backslashes "\", the program recognises both.
    • For Vanilla SDT, the complete path is unnecessary if the files are in the Mods folder inside the SDT folder. If there are subfolders, their path sould be indicated like this: "Mods/Hair/".
    • It may be possible to classify the saved characters in folders in the Loader, but I didn't find how to do it. ModGuy should know this (MG?).