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Igi's DLTCEP setup tutorial

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#1 Andyr



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Posted 16 April 2006 - 07:24 AM

Igi wrote this tutorial and I've reposted it at Avenger's suggestion.


This is a basic tutorial on how to setup DLTCEP for editing. It is split into sections. Section 1 deals with installing DLTCEP. Section 2 deals with the Initial Setup. Section 3 deals with customising the DLTCEP setup.

Section 1.
DLTCEP is available from the DLTCEP homepage:
Download the file (dltcepXXX.zip - where XXX represents the version and release).
Once the download is complete, open the file, using an zip program (eg. winzip - http://www.winzip.com)/ (use the Windows Find File function if you cant remember where you saved the file to). Extract the dltcepXX.exe file from the .zip, and save it somewhere.
Run the dltcepXX.exe you just extracted from the .zip. If you want a desktop shortcut, enable the option. If you want a startmenu entry, enable the option. If you want a summary of the file formats, based on the IESDP, enable the option. After selecting your options, click Next. Use the Browse button to find the directory you want to install to (or accept the default). Click Install. DLTCEP now installs. Click close. DLTCEP installation is now complete.

Section 2.
Run DLTCEP.exe (located in the directory you installed to in Section 1).
The readme will be displayed. Read it.
You will receive a message: "Please run setup!".
Press Ok.
You should now be at the main DLTCEP screen.
Click "Setup" (bottom left).
You should now be at the DLTCEP setup screen. You can get here again by pressing the Setup button on the main screen.

Setting up the games:
Type a name for the setup (top left)
Select the correct game type (top right)
Select the location of chiten.key (ie. the main game dir)
Select the location of the .dat files (effect descriptions) (ie. the DLTCEP dir)
Click "Add setup" (bottom right)
Click "Save & Back" (bottom left)
DLTCEP will now return to the main screen, and load the game files specified. You might get errors about missing files, this is normal, and these messages can be disabled (see Section 3).
To add another game, simply repeat this process.

Section 3.
Run DLTCEP, and enter the Setup screen.
Notice the buttons "Set Check Options", "Set Edit Options", "Set Weidu Options".
Perhaps the most important is "Set Weidu Options", click this button, and you will be at the Weidu options screen.
Enter the path to the Weidu executable in the box at the top, and click "Ok".
Browse through the other option screens, and change them as you see fit (note the "windows 98" and "larger window" choice in the Editor Options window). Remember to use "Save & Back" when exiting the main option screen to save your changes, or "Cancel" to cancel them.

Edited by igi, 30 May 2009 - 02:20 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:32 PM

Is there a way to remove the Line of Sight Shading/Fog with this program? Or do you know of a way to do it, with a mod or code hack?

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:29 AM

If you set up DLTCEP for an EE game, then you must set the Language in the WeiDU Menu, even if you don't use WeiDU. This will make sure dialog.tlk is found.

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