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Putting in destination years (Mods : Back to the Future: Hill Valley : Forum : Coding : Putting in destination years) Locked
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Aug 12 2007, 4:58am Anchor

Is it easy to edit the game, so that I can put in more destination years into the time circuits, than 1985 and 2015?
For example, I somehow add 1955 and 1885, and when I set the year in the destination time, I could scroll between 1885, 1955, 1985, and 2015.
If it can be done, do I just need to edit a file with notepad, or do I need some GTA editor program for it?
If nothing too hard programming knowledge is needed for this, please tell me how to do this.

Aug 12 2007, 6:13am Anchor

you need to know how to code

Aug 12 2007, 6:28am Anchor

yeah lol or just figure out which bit of the code is the list and duplicate 2 of the years and add a value in american.txd using this you can add extra years thats what i done :P

Aug 12 2007, 10:35am Anchor

Well, I looked through american.gxt, I found the values for months, and the texts like "Out of Plutonium" and the options in the Sunshine autos, where you select which kind of Delorean you want. I don't even know if I was looking around in the right place, but I didn't find the years. The MAIN part of american.gxt contained all these things except the years.

Aug 12 2007, 11:53am Anchor

any numerical value will not be found in american.gxt. Years, days, minutes, and hours are integers in the main.scm.

Aug 12 2007, 12:37pm Anchor

I edited the main.scm, with ViceBuilder022.exe, the only problem is, that when I recompile the edited main.scm.txt, It can't recompile, because, it stops with the message: "00BC: TEXT_HIGHPRIORITY "" 2? MS 0 Strings can't be empty" at compiling line 15000, even if I don't edit anything and just decompile, then recompile main.scm. Otherwise, I figured out where are the years stored in the file, and I think, that with some experimentation I can add the extra years, or just edit 1955 to something else.

Aug 12 2007, 3:01pm Anchor

Adding extra years is really easy, but then you lose a lot of other features. Buildings will not change unless you're in 2015. You can't get mr. fusion time machines unless you're in 2015. So a couple other stuff to edit. Oh, and you're using an old version, 0.22. Latest is 1.5.

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 12 2007, 3:23pm Anchor
Delorean88us wrote:but may I ask you, whats the point of doing it when there were 4 years in the movie and you will not see anything different other than the year.

Well, it's nothing really special, it's just that I can do things like, going back to 1942 and a get six star wanted level, and have everyone chase me because they think I'm a spy, or go back to my birthdate, or go to the "real present time" (2007) in the game etc... It would just be for my own entertainment, or maybe I'll make a video about the 1942 one.
I just found 1.5, I'll try it with that version.

Aug 12 2007, 3:24pm Anchor

In the final game will you get to choose the year you go to or will you only have a choice of four?

Choice of 4 to reduce the annoyance of going from 1955 to 1954 lets say. Scrolling though 130 years isn't fun.

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 12 2007, 5:12pm Anchor

I edited it with 1.5, and with some experimentation I made the following results: I can write any year into the temporary destination time, where 1955 is, but if I change it I can't change it back to that year, just to 1985 and 2015, I still have to find out, how to make the new years stay in the settings permanently. There is another strange thing: If I change the temporary year from 1955 to 1942, and then change the year away from 1942 it doesn't immediately change to 1985, it first changes to 1972, then to 2002, then back to 1985 and 2015 permanently.

Aug 12 2007, 5:16pm Anchor

not strange at all. The way I had it work was add 30 years, and if it was higher than 2015, it goes back to 1985

Aug 12 2007, 5:35pm Anchor

I edited the "add 30 years" thing, and I successfully made every year from 1900 to 2015 permanent settings. Thanks for the help!

Aug 12 2007, 5:36pm Anchor

now good luck trying to go from 1955 to 1954

Aug 12 2007, 7:11pm Anchor

Is that Vice City Mission builder? if so where can i get 1.5 coz the gta place only had a one version and that was 1.3

Aug 13 2007, 2:30am Anchor

I found it with google in this site: Gta.ag.ru
It's in russian, at the right part of the page there is floppy icon with a cyrillic writing, that'll take you to a next page, and on the next one click on the "эту ссылку" text to download it.

Aug 13 2007, 3:08am Anchor

Скачать is download on other russian sites. These are basics.

Aug 13 2007, 4:28am Anchor

hey

so how do u add different years explain(????????????????????

Aug 13 2007, 5:16am Anchor

EDIT: No posting of how to change code

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 13 2007, 5:24am Anchor

thank you ver much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i apreciate it.

Aug 13 2007, 5:29am Anchor

just be aware that you won't be able to get any future time machines in any year other than 2015.

Aug 13 2007, 5:36am Anchor

sorry again how do i put it in the game??

thanks

Aug 13 2007, 5:41am Anchor

You edit, what I said in main.scm, save it, then click the Compile icon in the toolbar.

Aug 13 2007, 5:45am Anchor

ok, new rule, no posting of edited code online. I don't like the idea of seeing it online where some person might copy it and use it for their own gain. I know you guys won't, but there was one instance back then when someone tried (foolishly) to hack into my email in an attempt to get 0.2c, which of course, i never distrubuted accross email, so I'm kinda wary of this stuff.

I will tell you...look for 2015, 1985, and 30 all in about the same 'paragraph' if you want to learn how to add more years.

Edited by (in order): Delorean88us, Delorean88us, Delorean88us, Delorean88us, Delorean88us

Aug 13 2007, 6:51am Anchor

I remember. That person dared to post " I think it's a shame" post.

Aug 13 2007, 9:12am Anchor

i think this needs a close

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