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Halo CE Technical / Map Design » How to get AI into Vehicles and Drive? Oct 23, 2016 03:39 PM (Total replies: 2)

Are you looking to have them drive along a scripted path?

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » And again -.- (Sapien) Oct 23, 2016 03:38 PM (Total replies: 8)

Try holding both the left and right mouse button down and then moving the camera.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » AI not moving after spawn Dec 11, 2013 07:47 AM (Total replies: 15)

Move those AI actors from the encounter they are in in the first BSP into an encounter in the 2nd BSP using the ai_migrate command, and teleport them to their new starting points.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » 2 questions Oct 20, 2012 12:05 AM (Total replies: 20)

Hm. Does the debug tell you which line it was? I'm looking through the script now to see if I can see the error.

If not, that error should also show up when you attempt to compile it in Sapien, and I know for a fact that Sapien will tell you which line it is.

EDIT: Tried this suggestion I had here, did not work. Will continue working with it.
Edited by Ermac on Oct 20, 2012 at 01:29 AM

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien sound crashing Oct 17, 2012 08:40 PM (Total replies: 5)

I've never seen that error before...

What are the formats of the sounds you put in? Sound rate, all that.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » 2 questions Oct 17, 2012 07:52 PM (Total replies: 20)

Quote: --- Original message by: ReconNinja117
The directory should be "data/levels/mapnamehere/scripts," shouldn't it? That's where it is right now. Does it need to be in the "test" folder if it's a multiplayer map? Anyway, the script is supposed to make additional vehicles spawn so I can have more than 6 different kinds. In case you didn't read this earlier, this map is a mod of Extinction, so I used a recently released script extractor to obtain the original map's scripts (since they obviously work). I made sure the object names matched those in the scripts so they theoretically would be compatible.


I read it but I've never used the script extractor, or even knew of its existence for that matter.
Edited by Ermac on Oct 17, 2012 at 07:53 PM

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » invalid animation graph seat block Oct 17, 2012 07:47 PM (Total replies: 14)

Quote: --- Original message by: waffles
Quote: --- Original message by: kirby_422
It directly mentions the seat. Do all of your seats have names?


ignore the comments about the animation tag itself, its the seats.


Waffles does not know what he's talking about. When Halo refers to "seats" it doesn't always mean seats on a vehicle.

L28's advice is correct, follow his advice.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sound start dude Oct 17, 2012 07:41 PM (Total replies: 5)

Longest continuous sound (without splitting it into permutations) is ~1:15. Not sure what the actual limit is.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » invalid animation graph seat block Oct 15, 2012 10:59 PM (Total replies: 14)

Something, most likely the very first field you see in your animation tag, is referencing an option that does not exist (hence the -1). Go into your animation tag and switch it to one that does exist.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » 2 questions Oct 10, 2012 01:18 AM (Total replies: 20)

Is the script file in the proper folder?

What are you trying to get the script to do?


Note that your biped's mouth will not move when they speak if you have it like that, and with the sound type set to projectile_impact, the sound will not be easily heard (unless you adjust the minimum and maximum distance for hearing). Following my instructions would have fixed that issue.

That's what the "mouth data" is for, hence teh_lag's post there.


The rate is not the problem. That error is telling you that the sound compiled with no mouth data.

Compile the sound. Open the sound tag, select UNIT_DIALOG for sound type, then compile the sound again. Tool will then compile the sound with mouth data.
Edited by Ermac on Oct 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Someone please do me this single favor Sep 27, 2012 10:10 PM (Total replies: 12)

Not a sound card issue. That first error is quite common - I get it all the time on my old computer.

The last line there is what is important. The gain on ALL sounds must be greater than 0 but less than 1. Unfortunately they don't tell you which sound tag is the offender, so you have to do that search yourself.

EDIT: I just dealt with this same error myself. Sapien was throwing errors for the heck of it. Have you tried restarting your computer?
Edited by Ermac on Sep 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Someone please do me this single favor Sep 26, 2012 07:12 PM (Total replies: 12)

Quote: --- Original message by: Delicon20

09.17.12 22:18:42 sapien pc 01.00.09.0620 ----------------------------------------------
09.17.12 22:18:42 reference function: _write_to_error_file
09.17.12 22:18:42 reference address: 401b13
09.17.12 22:18:42 CreateDevice succeeded with refresh rate = 0
09.17.12 22:18:42 Sound card doesn't meet minimum hardware requirements. Disabling hardware option.
09.17.12 22:18:42 Increasing sound decompression buffer size to 1048576 bytes
09.17.12 22:18:47 local player 0, weapon (0x0), deleted unexpectedly
09.17.12 22:18:48 EAX: 0x03C8A000
09.17.12 22:18:48 EBX: 0x00000001
09.17.12 22:18:48 ECX: 0x00000380
09.17.12 22:18:48 EDX: 0x00038E00
09.17.12 22:18:48 EDI: 0x0012F1D8
09.17.12 22:18:48 ESI: 0x00000000
09.17.12 22:18:48 EBP: 0x0012F0B0
09.17.12 22:18:48 ESP: 0x0012F0A0
09.17.12 22:18:48 EIP: 0x770D5CD4, C3 8D A4 24 ?????
09.17.12 22:18:48 EXCEPTION halt in \halopc\haloce\source\sound\sound_manager.c,#3304: gain>=0.f && gain<=1.f

if anyone wants to take a crack at why I keep seeing this error with every different tag set I have, be my guest

I'm pretty sure that if I'm the only one getting this error with fresh tagsets then my pc hates me, especially considering I just COMPILED a map successfully


Edited by Delicon20 on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM


That error is saying that one of your sounds has a gain greater than 1. Start going through your sound tags.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sound start dude Sep 26, 2012 07:08 PM (Total replies: 5)

Quote: --- Original message by: DFagent007
Hi I have a question with the music during the game, example script I usually use this, in this case the use of peril sound_looping

(sound_looping_start levels\op_sm1\music\peril none 1.00)

ok now my question is that this sound looping has two sounds: Peril1.sound and Peril2. sound and get the scripts and entered my single player music starts but no sound from the first if not from the peril2.sound when it should be 1 in short starts from the middle of sound_looping

I modify the script or file


Combine those two sounds into one file, and run it through tool. Once you run it through tool, check off "split long sound into permutations" in the sound tag itself, and run it through tool again.

Alternatively, in the tag itself, simply rename "peril2" to "peril1" and your sound will play as it is supposed to.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Making the magnum suppressed Sep 20, 2012 08:10 PM (Total replies: 5)

Guerilla, in the HEK. I don't think it can be done in HMT or HHT. Guerilla is better anyway.

Also, it would be more realistic to set it to quiet. Only enemies within 1/5th of their hearing range (mostly 40 world units, so 8 in this case) will be able to hear it. In other words, you'll have to almost be all the way up on them.


One of the sound tags in that map has a gain over 1. Sapien doesn't like that. Look through the sound tags and see which tag it is.

Halo CE General Discussion » 3ds max 8 bluescreen on boot Sep 13, 2012 01:05 PM (Total replies: 30)

Hm. Do you know if the tech checked your hard disk for anything that may have failed? Might be a corrupted sector(s) on your hard disk.

Edit: bad grammur
Edited by Ermac on Sep 13, 2012 at 01:10 PM

Halo CE General Discussion » 3ds max 8 bluescreen on boot Sep 12, 2012 10:22 PM (Total replies: 30)

Description of the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063

Check your hardware. If it's not anything you're running on your computer (you said memtest and chkdsk didn't turn up anything), it's a hardware issue. Uninstalling programs and System Restore isn't going to help you here.

Did you thoroughly visually inspect your RAM chips? When you ran chkdsk, did you run chkdsk /f? Are you getting any other stop errors other than the page fault and the IRQL errors?

Halo CE General Discussion » 3ds max 8 bluescreen on boot Sep 12, 2012 04:50 PM (Total replies: 30)

I've had this issue before. What OS are you running?

Take a good, hard look at your RAM chips and make sure none of them are corroded or otherwise faulty. The "page fault in nonpaged area" error you're getting is related to your RAM; the computer tried to access something that does not exist, and cannot continue operation.
Edited by Ermac on Sep 12, 2012 at 04:59 PM


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