Tutorial for rvglue
This is a very basic tutorial for the rvglue program.
Let's assume the following situation:
- You just downloaded that weird zip file.
- You just created a track with the track editor, and found out that
it is in the 'USER_abcdefgh' directory.
- And you want your track to feel muddy, and have textured walls instead
of the blue ones.
One way to achieve happiness would be:
(1) Installing the program
- Unpack the zip file.
- Open the 'System' folder inside your 'Windows' directory.
- Copy the .dll file from the archive into this folder.
- Open the 'Command' folder inside your 'Windows' directory.
- Copy the program ('rvglue.exe') into this folder.
(2) Renaming track file
- Open the track's folder, 'USER_abcdefgh'.
- We have to rename the tracks body, since we want the current file to be
a source only. Rename 'USER_abcdefgh.w' to 'editor.w'.
(3) Writing a command file for rvglue
- We have to write a small 'command file' that tells rvglue what we want him
to do. Start notepad.
- Now we type in what the program should do.
We want to create a new track's body, that is intended to replace the
The first command tells the program
to write 'USER_abcdefgh.w' and 'USER_abcdefgh.ncp'. Write this
into the notepad window:
- We want the program to read the track body the track editor created. So
we type some more:
- We want to change some properties of the track body, and have to append
a list of options within a block in brackets '(...)':
- Now we can start to write our options. To make the track feel muddy, we use
the 'surface' option:
editor.w( surface mud )
- Texturing the blue walls is a bit more complicated.
We have to use the option wall_single or wall_double depending
on how we exported the track. Let's assume the track is single-sized.
We want the walls to use a part of texture sheet J.bmp, at the top left
corner (0,0), and 128x128 pixels sized:
- Now the command file is complete. Save it into the track folder with a name
(4) Writing a batch file
- Now we need another file to start rvglue. Start a new file with notepad.
- This file contains only one line that starts rvglue and tells it that it's
command file is named 'command.txt':
- Save this file into the track directory with a name like 'runglue.bat'. The
suffix '.bat' is important!
(5) Running rvglue
- The program can now be executed by double-clicking the 'runglue.bat' icon
in the folder view.
- If there is an error message, check all previous steps.
- You should now have all-new 'USER_abcdefgh.w' and 'USER_abcdefgh.ncp' files
inside the track folder.
Last modified: Tue July 3 11:04:00 CEST 2001