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Thread: Thief 2 Dromed Tutorial - Full Series

  1. #1
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    Registered: May 2021

    Thief 2 Dromed Tutorial - Full Series

    NOTE: I believe I posted this in the wrong forum previously so I'm posting here to correct.

    This is my Thief 2 DromEd Tutorial series I just made. The videos are under 15 minutes each so it's a full fan mission creation in under 90 minutes from beginning to end, and of course you can watch in 2x speed for under 45 minutes.

    A lot covered in a little time!


    Here are the individual videos:



    Topics Covered:
    00:10 - Installing T2Fix (includes DromEd) - required for playing Thief 2 on modern computers
    01:10 - Enable FM Selector, create Mission Folder, and load DromEd
    01:50 - Portalize and Add Textures to view world
    03:45 - Setting up Garrett as the StartingPoint
    05:24 - Load scripts to make the Thief world work appropriately
    05:50 - Add sound with room brush
    06:19 - Creating Garrett's starting inventory
    10:12 - Toggle and configure ambient lighting



    Topics Covered:
    00:00 - Resize DromEd window
    00:54 - Reorienting the StartingPoint
    01:33 - DromEd Grid and Grid Snapping
    02:08 - Building with brushes (House)
    10:23 - Adding Lighting objects
    11:40 - Building more (Landscaping)



    Topics Covered:
    00:00 - Guards and Patrol Routes
    04:36 - Adding furniture and item in container
    06:56 - Fixing the light radius
    08:06 - Doors, windows, and resize objects
    09:36 - Locks, lockpicks, and keys



    Topics Covered:
    00:00 - Adjust guard attributes
    00:27 - Adding Water
    02:57 - Adding a Readable object
    05:33 - Adding a Secret
    08:42 - Teleporting loot (has bug - see note)
    10:05 - Adding a Gate
    11:49 - Adjusting textures
    12:21 - Brush timing



    Topics Covered:
    00:00 - Bug Fix
    02:10 - Add Lights (omni)
    03:18 - Add Ambient Sound
    07:08 - Add Objectives



    Topics Covered:
    00:00 - Updating Objectives
    01:49 - Testing Tips
    04:05 - Perform FM Testing
    04:47 - Build mission, gamesys, and string files
    07:28 - Get Angelloader for playing FMs
    08:19 - Package/zip the FM
    09:29 - Deploy and Play the FM
    10:52 - Release your FM


    Here is a link to the full playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ELJazD6YU9uyhD

    Enjoy!

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Texas
    This is really great! Thanks Vortex85 for making these tutorials. Hopefully we will get more new authors with more FMs.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: May 2021
    Quote Originally Posted by john9818a View Post
    This is really great! Thanks Vortex85 for making these tutorials. Hopefully we will get more new authors with more FMs.
    Thanks and glad you enjoyed! I'm not the best at DromEd but it took me way too long to learn to make an FM (my own fault for being lazy about it) so I thought I'd give other aspiring FM authors a shortcut and also a nice reminder to myself of the basics!

  4. #4
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    Registered: Jan 2004
    Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex85 View Post
    Thanks and glad you enjoyed! I'm not the best at DromEd but it took me way too long to learn to make an FM (my own fault for being lazy about it) so I thought I'd give other aspiring FM authors a shortcut and also a nice reminder to myself of the basics!
    My son and I were playing around with Dark Radiant since he has a basic understanding of building coming from Minecraft but I would love to take him even deeper into the world of Dromed, something I sadly never got very far with either. Must run through these with him.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2013
    Location: Finland
    Nice work Vortex85 and thanks for the tutorial! This is going to be useful to many taffers learning to use DromEd!

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2000
    Looks good. I have forgotten everything I ever knew about DromEd

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Point Nemo
    Nice tutorials!

    Is there a tutorial anywhere on custom framed pictures? I tried creating my own years ago but could never get any to work in a mission

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Texas
    If you want to use the stock frames, just rename your image as the corresponding .gif/.pcx and save it in your obj/txt16 folder. The stock paintings use names like paint1 or ripoff1.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Point Nemo
    Thanks, I give that a try.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2015
    This is extremely helpful, thanks for sharing this! I'm already learning how to create my first FM, it takes some skill and patience to learn how to master the basics of level editing. But, so far so good I'm watching the videos step-by-step and DromEd is not too hard to use, just be patient and have fun!

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