While the TEC, Advent and Vasari are embroiled in their own struggles for survival a new threat has emerged, intent on spreading it's infectious plague throughout the universe. The sickening ruthlessness in which entire populations are infected or destroyed is alarming to the TEC, Advent and Vasari alike. If the Plague wasn't enough they were immediately followed yet another race calling themselves the Nephilim. The initial encounter with the "Nephilim" held promise they would unite in defeating the Plague. However, Initial attempts at diplomacy have failed as the Nephilim seem single purposed in their pursuit of the Plague.
This is the first in a small series of articles centered around using Eclipse to manage your mod.
Posted by ZombiesRus5 on Oct 29th, 2010
Intermediate Client Side Coding.
Some people like Notepad++ while others simply prefer notepad.
Being a software developer by trade, I prefer Eclipse to manage my modding project. So much so I wrote an Eclipse plugin that provides some of the base level validations for Sins modded reference files. If your not interested in Eclipse now, you may be by the time I show the tool I've developed. In either case I still feel Eclipse and any other IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is superior in managing any source related project. So whether you end up using the tool I developed or not I would recommend you take a look at Eclipse.
This tutorial will go through the basics required to setup and start using Eclipse to manage your mod.
Locate and download Eclipse Classic 32bit or 64bit depending on your OS. (Current version may be higher).
Installation is easy, just extract Eclipse to any directory. I chose c:\tools.
Start eclipse by executing eclipse.exe. If it doesn't start make sure you have Java 1.6 installed.
Start a new Project. Projects are where you will manage all of your modded files, including binaries. I choose Java because it's easier to run tools like Ant, but a base Resource project would work as well.
Create a new Project to house the Sins Reference Files (TEXT VERSIONS).
Add your modded files to your new project and add the Sins Reference Files to the Reference Project.
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