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Author Topic: Is the content of your "__.ini" files a mess? Don't use "notepad"! Better....  (Read 4783 times)

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My all.ini looks like this:

And I can't understand how can I add a new map If the all.ini look this way. Any idea? I'm using UP2.01


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Re: Help with all.ini
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 07:53:28 AM »

Oh Oh! I got this one. ;D Boomer over at UP gave me the link to a different note pad program that you can open your ini with and it looks the correct way. Here you go. ;D


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Re: Help with all.ini
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 09:15:55 AM »

For all text files: if you open them with notepad, they usually look like what you show here: an absolute mess. But if you open the same files with *wordpad* (also included in windows: open programs menu  and look inside "accesorios") then they look very different, in order and with structure. Much more comfortable to work with!

So: never use notepad; use wordpad instead.

In both cases you can add maps, it is just more comfortable and easy with wordpad.

EDIT: Bombsaway is fast! I see he has yet one more option to offer  :)

man, that´s what i´m looking for, had the same problem like realdarko - life can be so easy :)

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Re: Help with all.ini
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 12:33:24 PM »

A big thanks for me also m8 as I was having great trouble with installing 2 maps myself - great little program 8)


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Re: Help with all.ini
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 01:04:04 PM »

Great Stuff!!! Just got Bay of Biscay to FINALLY work!!!  Darn notepad  *&^%$

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Yeah I found this issue when I was playing with hier.him files so what I eventually found out was that if you go to SAS and press make a new thread button and then paste all the data from that file into the text box then it will become normal! Then copy it back and replace all the original data in that file :D


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Programmer's Notepad does it for me, it's my standard editor after fiddling for years with notepad/wordpad.
I can really recommend it to mod makers and developers.

And its a free download:

    * Syntax Highlighting for lots of languages, configured with schemes
    * Multi-language user interface
    * Unlimited number of schemes supported, powerful syntax
      highlighting supporting both user-defined and built-in schemes
    * Text Clips provide smart templates for text insertion
    * Code Folding/Outlining
    * Docking windows for: File Browser, Open Files, Text Clips, Tool Output, Find in Files results
    * Regular expression search and replace (full perl syntax)
    * Excellent external tool support with user-configurable
      output matching – click on errors and warnings to jump right to
      the place in the file where they were generated
    * Split Views
    * Bookmarks (both numbered and plain)
    * Export to HTML (using CSS) and RTF
    * Code definition browsing and navigation (using Ctags)
    * Non fixed-width font support
    * Projects and Project Groups with multi-level folders and file system mirroring
    * Scripting with Python
    * Extensions support for developing add-ons with C++
    * Support for UTF8, 16 and various file encodings
    * Support for windows, unix and macintosh line endings
    * Tabbed MDI interface, with multi-level split views
    * Word-wrapping
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