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Tutorials

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:34 pm
by Woodpecker
I was thinking there should be a tutorial on how to use DLE-XP, covering the basics like adding cubes, building matcens and simple triggers. Not everybody has DMB2, and those like myself who don't will have to work out everything from trial and error, or flood this forum with novice questions. Obviously I can't write it myself since I'm new to level building. Thoughts?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:40 pm
by Weyrman
Diedel,

I have the D2 mission builder handbook, would it be ok to scan it to pdf and make it available?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:36 pm
by karx11erx
As far as I am concerned yes.

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:45 pm
by pokeman7452
Other thread, although the links are down.

I still have the tutorial.wri which should open in MS Word.

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:30 am
by -JoFFa-
There is a way to make tutorials - without writing. On youtube there is a lot of various tutorials related to various programs when authors really show what they are doing and comment on their videos.

Its much faster - and can be repeated infinite times by a "learner". becides it can be improved.

So if you "need" tutors - then i guess its not up to writing it. It can be done a more recent popular way - using Camtasia or Fraps - and commenting on those videos related to a certain tasks.

Its up to guys who has a pleasure from knowledge that their teachings - are actually can be useful for some one and making them.

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:43 am
by Weyrman
A PDF copy of the Descent Builder Manual can be download from here

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:03 pm
by [RIP]AlphaDoG
Thanks Weyrman, I may now try to make my own levels.

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:17 am
by Schala
Hopefully I, too, can start making levels once I find the data files... It's not easy finding a replacement copy of D1/D2.

I just want to go back in time 15 years and beat the heck out of myself for not taking extra good care of my CDs.

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:32 am
by -JoFFa-
dont be to harsh on yourself. On ebay you could easily buy them for a very little price. Or. You can find them in abandonware somewere.

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:34 am
by Sirius
The plan is to use GOG from the sound of it. Much easier.

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:17 am
by karx11erx
-JoFFa- wrote:dont be to harsh on yourself. On ebay you could easily buy them for a very little price. Or. You can find them in abandonware somewere.

In the light of what had been posted prior to the quote, I don't quite understand it.

(I hope that hint wasn't too subtle, once again)

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:26 am
by -JoFFa-
I just want to go back in time 15 years and beat the heck out of myself for not taking extra good care of my CDs.


so i said - dont be too harsh on yourself...as in - i meant - joke...Get it?

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:23 am
by karx11erx
You recommended ebay or abandonware.

#1 ebay is expensive (has been said here)
#2 Descent isn't abandonware (it's still sold by GoG.com, has been said here)

=> Your advice wasn't exactly helpful

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:26 am
by -JoFFa-
#1 ebay is expensive (has been said here)
#2 Descent isn't abandonware (it's still sold by GoG.com, has been said here)


hmm... You mean on your forum or in this thread?
cause with Ctrl+F - i see word ebay only in yours and mine comments.

My advice - helpful or not - was the only options available today. Unless piracy copies but you forbid that.

Re: Tutorials

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:31 am
by karx11erx
Your advice is bad advice, and not the only option today. I wonder whether you are living under a rock.

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