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bubbaganoush56
Joined: Nov 27, 2010


Posted: Dec 28, 2010 03:20 AM    Msg. 1 of 7       
ok, so i tried opening the HEK Tool, but all that happens is a command prompt opens really quickly then closes......and i've tried using Tool++ , but it never loads the scenario, any ideas?


rerout343
Joined: Aug 7, 2010

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Posted: Dec 28, 2010 03:55 AM    Msg. 2 of 7       
The problem is, tool cannot be open by clicking the icon. It must be opened via command prompt.

To set up tool properly:

1) Go to c:\windows\system32
2) Find cmd.exe
3) Copy and paste "cmd.exe" to your Halo Custom Edition folder

To run tool:

1) Open the newly copied cmd.exe
2) Then type "tool" and then your command

Then to build your map you would type:

tool build-cache-file (path to your map)
example:
tool build-cache-file levels\test\tutorial\tutorial


bubbaganoush56
Joined: Nov 27, 2010


Posted: Dec 28, 2010 04:33 AM    Msg. 3 of 7       
ok, um, i thought i had the right path......apparently not?

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Combat Evolved>tool build-cache-file level
s\test\dangercanyon\dangercanyon.scenario
Couldn't read map file './toolbeta.map'
file_open('tags\levels\test\dangercanyon\dangercanyon.scenario.scenario') error
0x00000002 'The system cannot find the file specified. '
couldn't open scenario tag 'dangercanyon.scenario.scenario'.
need to get the following tags:
levels\test\dangercanyon\dangercanyon.scenario.scenario

### FAILED TO LOAD SCENARIO.

Cache pack file bitmaps hits: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file bitmaps adds/misses: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file sounds hits: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file sounds adds/misses: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file loc hits: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file loc adds/misses: 0 for 0.00M

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Combat Evolved>


rerout343
Joined: Aug 7, 2010

Targeted and Firing


Posted: Dec 28, 2010 04:58 AM    Msg. 4 of 7       
Quote: --- Original message by: bubbaganoush56
ok, um, i thought i had the right path......apparently not?

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Combat Evolved>tool build-cache-file level
s\test\dangercanyon\dangercanyon.scenario
Couldn't read map file './toolbeta.map'
file_open('tags\levels\test\dangercanyon\dangercanyon.scenario.scenario') error
0x00000002 'The system cannot find the file specified. '
couldn't open scenario tag 'dangercanyon.scenario.scenario'.
need to get the following tags:
levels\test\dangercanyon\dangercanyon.scenario.scenario

### FAILED TO LOAD SCENARIO.

Cache pack file bitmaps hits: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file bitmaps adds/misses: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file sounds hits: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file sounds adds/misses: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file loc hits: 0 for 0.00M
Cache pack file loc adds/misses: 0 for 0.00M

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Combat Evolved>


That's your problem you put it in your combat evolved folder. It is supposed to go in your custom edition folder.


MoooseGuy
Joined: Aug 10, 2008

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Posted: Dec 28, 2010 05:39 AM    Msg. 5 of 7       
I lol'd. So hard.
But yeah, put it in your Halo Custom Edition folder, because that's the game you are using this for. Same goes for the rest of the HEK.


MoooseGuy
Joined: Aug 10, 2008

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Posted: Dec 28, 2010 05:44 AM    Msg. 6 of 7       
I hope. But his tool was under the wrong folder, so idk. Or maybe it was just his cmd...


bubbaganoush56
Joined: Nov 27, 2010


Posted: Dec 28, 2010 10:51 PM    Msg. 7 of 7       
i think i know what i did wrong there, when i installed Halo CE, it went into the Halo Combat Evolved folder by mistake, because i had created a new folder called Halo Custom Edition and just never changed the install location when the time came to do so.....now i'm starting from scratch yay......

 

 
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