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**** General Mod running errors *****
How do I Install, Run, and Uninstall mods?
Whenever I attempt to play a mod, the comp just sits there and does nothing in the game. What gives?
Sounds as tho you are trying to run the mod in a game mode other than Melee. The majority of the mods found on this site run Custom Expansion scripts which replaces the default melee AI for BroodWar. Simply create a Melee, FFA, or TvB game vs. a computer opponent.
Is there a way to use these mods in my Use Map Settings (UMS) map?
Yes, Setup a trigger that runs the appropriate Custom Expansion Melee script (Protoss, Terran, Zerg) at location. Some common mistakes are:
1. The use of anywhere rather than designated location.
2. Do not use "preserve" trigger as this continually resets the script.
* Some mods such as Racine's Rebels or Zbath2 require additional triggers.
* Note: Most mods have strange quarks when run in UMS. Something not quite understood.
I'm having trouble running certain mods with Windows Vista?
* The .exe in question was constructed with an older pre 64-bit supported MPQDraft
Error: Unable to locate starcraft.exe to patch.
You have registry issues.
Some mods crash whenever I try to view a replay especially whenever I hover cursor over the pause/play/stop buttons?
Mod might have an older pre-replay stat_txt.tbl.
**** WinMPQ errors *****
When I run WinMPQ windows tells me " VB40032.dll doesn't exist, it might help to reinstall"
WinMPQ requires some additional Visual Basic runtime files. Check Shadowflare's site for links.
I see nothing but unknowns when I open a file with WinMPQ?
MPQ archives need a list file in order to read their contents. The best list file is here:
*** Tutorials & Getting Started *****
How to convert SCAIEdit scripts to PyAI
Getting started with Ai scripting and SCAIEdit3
Michel put a lot of time into this tutorial and it is very well written and easy to understand. A definite must 1st stop for anyone interested in getting started coding their first Ai. The manner in which aiscript.bin is tested out however is a bit outdated and you should use a SEMPQ as described below.
Includes a guide for building scripts with PYAI + is the preferred method of creating an .exe to test/distribute your files.
A complete modding resource guide that covers just about every phase of Scraft modding including extensive research on the workings and limitations of SCAIEdit III.
I compiled my aiscript.bin, now what? How do I test it out?
************ TOOLS & UTILITIES ******************
Made by GoldDragon:
Main Ai modding tool used here at BroodWarAi.com
Fixed version: SCAIEdit III's default stat_txt.tbl is a pre-replay version. If the stat_txt.tbl from SCAIEdit III is used in your mod Replays will crash. This version has an updated stat_txt.tbl
<---- May be of use to somebody?
The newest in StarCraft AI editing, supported many new features to make your life easier! PyAI uses so it works for Mac users! It is very close to complete, and is stable in its current builds.
Only the best MPQ Archive and probably the most used modding tool. Where would we be without this?
The legacy continues where Memgraft 1.10 left off. The ancients of Camelot Systems would be proud!
read more here
Can edit .dat filies and a lot more.
check source for updates: will post link soon.
Shadowflare helped Quantam with this Windows Vista (64bit) compatible version.
[attachment=446:TblPad.zip] by Shadowflare:
Program used to edit .tbl files such as stat_txt.tbl
Can load custom mod files via a map. The modded files can be updated from map to map without having to exit Starcraft and load a new .exe
[attachment=596:BinEdit2_11_10.rar]BinEdit2 by O)FaRTy1billion
A highly underated and underused tool that can add some serious pimpage to your mod. No BWAI mod will ever leave here without some kind of Bin dazzle!
by Legacy Weapon:
Having troubles opening a map? This program can open almost any SC map. A great tool!
[attachment=595:uu2.zip]Unused Unprotector 2 v1.3 by Unused. Another map "unprotector" that has been said to be able to open certain maps OSMAP couldn't.
check the help tab for more info.
* Misc grafting tools that might be hard to find
[attachment=447:memgraft1.10.zip]Memgraft v1.10. Coupled w/ StarGraft, this changed modding!
[attachment=1001:SGraft_Install.zip]StarGraft. Somebody may find it still useful. This program MADE modding!
A small program that can calculate the fastest build order for a certain criteria. More of a novelty than anything else, but a neat program regardless.
A one-click tool that will downgrade your Starcraft AND utilize ShadowFlare's 1.15.2 no-cd. Basically you can play old mods without your CD! How great is that!
A nifty tool to help facilitate downgrading your Starcraft.
note: The 1.10 downgrade has been reported to be broken.
***** Replay Tools ******
[attachment=511:BlankAi.zip]A self-executing mpq that can be used to record blank replays. Also an easy way to add your Ai to an existing .exe without having to go through the steps in creating one via MPQDraft.
A nifty tool that can convert replays to Aiscripts.. Run a replay through this program and it will convert it to a playable opponent. Hmmm now to find a good Boxer replay
read more .
The Ultimate Pro-map Ai vs. Ai replay pack. Including several Race vs. Race replays. You'll never need anything else for testing out your Ai creations.
[attachment=106:Ai_Replaypak2.zip]30 Ai replays mostly older maps but very useful
[spoiler]Here are some replay packages that feature computers fighting each other. These replays were recorded for approx. 45mins using the BlankAi.exe replay maker, an Ai mod in which computers do nothing. Because replays involving computers are "played" out, as opposed to recorded for human actions, YOUR Ai will play as if it had recorded the replay when any of these replays are viewed with your Ai.
This is a great way to test something that is say happening 20 minutes into the game without playing 20 minutes.
Also the only way to really see what is happening w/ your resources at any given point in your script.
Good way to test your Ai vs another Ai [/spoiler]
[attachment=448:BWAIWar2...lays_1.0.zip]BroodWar Ai vs Ai War2 Replay Pack
15 replays featuring the new style of "blank Ai" recording. Here starting locations have been altered to avoid potential player interference.
Looking for an older SC version?
[attachment=568:Starcraf...nraveled.zip]Here is a zip file of pages that I saved of this project before it was lost. It is an older version, but there is a lot of good info here. BroodKiller and DofA have mentioned that this project might someday be restored. I'm uploading this here just in case they get lost. These things happen.
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