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HaloSlayer
Joined: May 21, 2007

Used to be my H3 Emblem


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 03:12 PM    Msg. 1 of 22       
Title says it. I've seen it in my maps folder before and wondered what it is. In-game there is no "Loc" map and the map file is only 10kb or so. I couldnt open it in HEK+ either. So why is it there? What is its purpose?

If I delete it - I get constant Exceptions. So maybe it is something to do with the UI?


HaloSlayer
Joined: May 21, 2007

Used to be my H3 Emblem


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 03:42 PM    Msg. 2 of 22       
Hmm, If its a language file why is it in .map and not .dll or something similar?


SiMuLaCrUm
Joined: Oct 25, 2006

too digital


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 03:43 PM    Msg. 3 of 22       
Because. It's kind of like bitmap.map.


HaloSlayer
Joined: May 21, 2007

Used to be my H3 Emblem


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 03:46 PM    Msg. 4 of 22       
Yeah maybe. But I can understand what bitmap.map is. But why "loc"? Maybe it stands for something?


OpsY
Joined: Feb 19, 2007

Frobisher Bay


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 04:16 PM    Msg. 5 of 22       
Language of Code? I don't know... Depends what ''Language'' means here. translations? Coding? who knows. Using .map makes it easier as Halo can detect it as a plugin without having to hard code everything..Makes it easier for Dev teams when updating stuff I guess!


HaloSlayer
Joined: May 21, 2007

Used to be my H3 Emblem


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 04:40 PM    Msg. 6 of 22       
Maybe it contains some thing vital for the game or some maps?

Because bitmap.map contains all the bitmaps

sounds.map contains all sound files

loc.map I think could be for scripts?


madkiller92
Joined: Mar 9, 2008


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 05:07 PM    Msg. 7 of 22       
Quote: loc.map is a map file that saves a bunch of data for Halo. It isn't an actual playable map file, just a bunch of information stored in the map format.


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 06:16 PM    Msg. 8 of 22       
It's a map that contains string data.


DarkZealot
Joined: Jan 1, 2008

Time management: 40% Xbox, 30% PC, 30% Skating


Posted: Jun 24, 2008 10:59 PM    Msg. 9 of 22       
"Loc" probably means "Locale".


AE_Pistol
Joined: Apr 22, 2008


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 03:08 AM    Msg. 10 of 22       
There's also a map called putput.map. >:O


unsealedbob3
Joined: May 20, 2008

you take my biskets i'll kill you... i will


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 04:05 AM    Msg. 11 of 22       
its carolon tl34 or what ever its called


RougeSpartan414
Joined: Sep 24, 2007

Angatar, the Iron-Father.


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 04:38 AM    Msg. 12 of 22       
Chiron TL34


zsdg06
Joined: Mar 17, 2007

Steam - zsdg07 | Xfire - zsdg06


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 07:17 AM    Msg. 13 of 22       
I wonder how they got putput from Chiron :P ah well, at least I know what they are now :)


SiMuLaCrUm
Joined: Oct 25, 2006

too digital


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 08:48 AM    Msg. 14 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: zsdg06
I wonder how they got putput from Chiron :P ah well, at least I know what they are now :)


The rooms resemble mini-golf courses.

Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
It's a map that contains string data.


I thought this was Halo, not string theory...


Karrde
Joined: Jul 30, 2007

Power beyond containing


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 10:06 AM    Msg. 15 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: RougeSpartan414
Chiron TL34


My favorite original map.


NapalM
Joined: Jul 8, 2007

keke


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 10:32 AM    Msg. 16 of 22       
SHOTTIS NO SHIELDS YOU THINKIN WHAT IM THINKIN?
Yhea it is pritty fun.


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 12:27 PM    Msg. 17 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: SiMuLaCrUm
Quote: --- Original message by: zsdg06
I wonder how they got putput from Chiron :P ah well, at least I know what they are now :)


The rooms resemble mini-golf courses.

Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
It's a map that contains string data.


I thought this was Halo, not string theory...


You know that string data is text and stuff right?


Officer egg
Joined: Mar 16, 2008

Dancing is forbidden.


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 12:35 PM    Msg. 18 of 22       
Loc is the super secret taco map.


Malevolence
Joined: Mar 17, 2007

Blaaaargh! Gamertag: Sweet Tooth VII


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 12:39 PM    Msg. 19 of 22       
Super secret taco map! I want to play! I bet that's how you get recon!


unsealedbob3
Joined: May 20, 2008

you take my biskets i'll kill you... i will


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 05:03 PM    Msg. 20 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: SiMuLaCrUm
Quote: --- Original message by: zsdg06
I wonder how they got putput from Chiron :P ah well, at least I know what they are now :)


The rooms resemble mini-golf courses.

Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
It's a map that contains string data.


I thought this was Halo, not string theory...


no the halo map file couldn't handle the name Chiron TL34 or whatever its called so they name it putput


Malevolence
Joined: Mar 17, 2007

Blaaaargh! Gamertag: Sweet Tooth VII


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 06:25 PM    Msg. 21 of 22       
Yes it could.


Officer egg
Joined: Mar 16, 2008

Dancing is forbidden.


Posted: Jun 25, 2008 10:53 PM    Msg. 22 of 22       
loc=taco
bitmaps=cheeseburger
sounds=hot dog

There.

 

 
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