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Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« on: June 15, 2009, 12:44:01 AM »
UPDATE: (07-12-10)

Tutorial questions have been coming up frequently, so I'll try to document all the ones I can find here:

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Steam
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Installing FFedit: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=50663.0

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Skinning
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Basic Skinning tutorial: http://www.geocities.com/skingalltut/texturemap.htm

Middy's video tutorial: http://phantombunburyist.freedomforceforever.com/tutorial-skinned.html

More tutorials (capes, installing, logos, seams...): http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Skins

Murs skinning tutorial: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=44247.0

Variety of skinning tutorials: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=41904.0

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Nifskope
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3D Skinning Using Tattoo and NIFSkope: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=44198.msg613949#msg613949

Alphas in Nifskope: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=43996.0

Basic Animation with Nifskope: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=45588.0

Installing NIFSkope and NIFTools for gmax (slightly outdated): http://phantombunburyist.freedomforceforever.com/NIFgmax_simple_tutorial/installation_tut/index.html

Terra forming: http://engineering.freedomu.info/terraforming.htm

TOMMYBOYS "GHOSTING" MESH Fix: http://tommyboymeshes.freedomforceforever.com/Ghost%20Mesh%20Fix%20Tutorial.html

Variety of tutorials: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/NifSkope

Variety of tutorials 2: http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/Freedom_Force

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FX
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Adding fx while flying: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=41901.msg582864#msg582864

How to Install Custom Sounds in FFVTTR: http://frp.unlimited2.net/how-to-install-custom-sounds-in-ffvttr/

How to Merge Dats: http://frp.unlimited2.net/how-to-merge-dats/

Installing custom sounds for fx: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=50673.0

Sample install tutorial: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=40940.msg571668#msg571668

Variety of FF1 FX tutorials (useful for FFVTTR as well): http://www.fxforce.com/FXLOW.html

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Modding/Coding
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Adding a character to the campaign: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Adding+a+character+to+the+game+via+the+editor

Adding m25 AI in campaign mods: http://freedomreborn.net/archive/index.php?topic=46935.msg644758#msg644758

Basic scripting: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Scripting

Beginner's guide: http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide

Conduit's stutter function: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=42119.0

Cutscenes in FF: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Cutscenes+in+FF

Events and Commands: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Events+and+Command+Handlers

EZScript tutorial: http://ezscript.wikispaces.com/Tutorials

EZScript/FFX Manual: http://ffx.freedomforceforever.com/manual.htm

FFedit tutorial: http://phantombunburyist.freedomforceforever.com/tempest/modtutorial.html

Installing mods/making mods: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Mods

Official python tutorial: http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html

Scripting a mugging: http://www.cs.usyd.edu.au/~sholden/site.cgi/STUFF/FFORCE/SCRIPT/

Scripting for dummies: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Scripting+for+Dummies

Scripting tutorial (PDF): http://phantombunburyist.freedomforceforever.com/downloads/Premo_Scripting_Tutorial.pdf

Tools and resources: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Scripting+Tools+and+Resources

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Meshing (3d programs, etc.)
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How to convert a mesh: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Converting+Meshes+for+FFVTTR

How to Model: http://www.newpowerinc.com/valanderfiles/Tutorial/ModelTut/HowToModel.htm

Maxfiles and simple tutorial (18+ AGE LIMIT): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FreedomForceMAX1/files/

Meshing tutorials: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=41973.0

Rough Tutorial for Creating Destructible Buildings: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=44067.msg608779#msg608779

Terrain Tutorial: http://meshmatters.awardspace.com/forum/index.php?topic=17.msg53#msg53

Using Blender to Mesh: http://freedomforce.ewzzy.com/blender.php

Wing3d FAQ: http://meshmatters.awardspace.com/forum/index.php?topic=8.0

Wing3d/Nifskope tutorial: http://phantombunburyist.freedomforceforever.com/tutorial_Wings3D_to_NIF.html

Wings3d and Nifskope tutorial (DRAFT): http://meshmatters.awardspace.com/forum/index.php?topic=11.0

Wireframe bounding boxes: http://meshmatters.awardspace.com/forum/index.php?topic=18.msg57#msg57

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Other
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Alex's Fantastically Fabulous Freedom Force FAQ (variety of faqs; ff1 oriented): http://alexff.com/faq.php

Adding more than 25 enemies in Rumble Room: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=41006.msg663629#msg663629
    
Adding sounds (fx) in FFVTTR: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=42851.msg594720#msg594720

Comic references: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=45556.0

Conduit's Mapmaking FAQ: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=40940.msg571668#msg571668

FFVTTR Marvel and DC RPG Conversion (PDF): http://taskmasterx.synthasite.com/extras.php

Fixing corrupted Head.nifs: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=51915

Fixing melee errors created in EZHero: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=47065.msg645994#msg645994

Flying melee: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=41583.0

How to use Hamachi to play MP: http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/4991/t1325286-ffvttr-we-play-online/

How to remove damage bubbles/interface: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=47614.0

Install order (FFVTTR): http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=46080.0

Installing maps/conduit/joe tutorials: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Mapping

Maps 101 - Using Custom Maps: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=41271.0

Miscellaneous FF Game Topics / FAQ: http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=49868.0

Portrait Tutorial: http://www.geocities.com/ff_portraits01/tute.html

Repeating Mesh Fix: instructions, Downloads, visual tutorial

TMX's Character Spotlights (herofiles): http://taskmasterx.synthasite.com/character-spotlight.php

Variety of FF1 tutorials: http://www.freedomfans.com/modforce/tutorials.php

Variety of voicepack tutorials: http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Voicepacks

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M25's + Other useful Tools
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Ezscript assistant: http://gpwarehouse.freedomforceforever.com/ezassist/

Ezscript Editor: http://ezscript.wikispaces.com/Mod+Tools

Hero file to dat: http://ezscript.wikispaces.com/Mod+Tools

Keyframe tool: http://ezscript.wikispaces.com/Mod+Tools

Lang file generator: http://ezscript.wikispaces.com/Mod+Tools

m25 minimod installer: http://ezscript.wikispaces.com/Installing+Mini-Mods

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So that's all I have. 60+ links to tutorials that relate to some form of Freedom Force modification. I'll try my best to keep this list up to date. If you have something to add, please do.

Major thanks to Tiobe, (double props to) Stumpy, and everyone whose tutorial I'm linking to. Hopefully, this will help everyone keep up with what's what.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 02:29:25 AM by Previsionary »
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 02:54:17 AM »
STICKY PLEASE!
thanks for putting this togeather for us Prev, it will be most helpfull to the new guys and us older ones as well.

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 05:26:11 AM »
Stickied!

Thanks, Prev.  :thumbup:

(BTW, I took the liberty of updating the Miscellaneous FF Game Topics / FAQ link to point to the more up-to-date version here rather than the one on the archive.)
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 07:24:27 PM »
I tried download the 2 installers of the "Repeating Mesh Animations Fix" topic, but I received a "Sorry, the file you requested is not available." warning.
The file used to fix syntax errors is not available too.
May someone, please, re-upload them?
Thanks!

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 07:39:11 PM »
I tried download the 2 installers of the "Repeating Mesh Animations Fix" topic, but I received a "Sorry, the file you requested is not available." warning.
The file used to fix syntax errors is not available too.
May someone, please, re-upload them?
Thanks!

They're still up. This post: http://freedomreborn.net/archive/index.php?topic=44459.msg627215#msg627215
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 07:57:55 PM »
Thanks a lot, Prev!

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 02:34:49 AM »
This is an incredible amount of information. Thank you to everyone involved in putting this together. I think it will take me a few months to go through all of this, but I look forward to it.

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 01:07:18 AM »
I tried download the 2 installers of the "Repeating Mesh Animations Fix" topic, but I received a "Sorry, the file you requested is not available." warning.
The file used to fix syntax errors is not available too.
May someone, please, re-upload them?
Thanks!

They're still up. This post: http://freedomreborn.net/archive/index.php?topic=44459.msg627215#msg627215

I lost the files when my pc crashed and looks like the links are really dead now. I need them to fix my thug skope for my Cap mod, may someone give me a hand?
Thanks!

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 02:16:52 PM »
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 09:44:17 PM »
Thanks, big guy! I should know you would already covered it.

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 11:39:47 PM »
This list is back to being fully functional thanks to stumpy and the mod/admin staff! please use it at your own leisure.
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 03:57:31 PM »
We should add FR World's FX tutorial under that section in the first post.
http://frworld.wikispaces.com/Installing+FX
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2015, 03:36:27 PM »
don't know if this is the right place to put this, but I have a couple of ideas for new fx. i know that there was a fx tutorial on fxforce, but is there anything that shows how to make new fx using nifSkope?
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 12:27:04 AM »
If you want a very simple Tutorial (But long and with lots of pictures), I can send you something, but as far as real Tutorials, I don't believe that I have seen anything anywhere.

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2015, 11:06:23 PM »
i will take whatever you have.  :thumbup: and what exactly is a 'real' tutorial?  :unsure:
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2015, 03:02:21 AM »
i will take whatever you have.  :thumbup: and what exactly is a 'real' tutorial?  :unsure:

A real Tutorial is one written by someone other than me.  :P

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2015, 06:42:31 AM »
The link for adding a character to the campaign is down.

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2015, 08:14:48 AM »
Unfortunately, wikispaces no longer offers free wiki hosting for non-education wikis (including non-profit ones, like FRWorld). I don't know who here was an admin on the FRWorld wiki, but it might be possible for them to arrange access to that content, at least for long enough to get enough of it to make it available elsewhere.
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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2015, 01:17:14 PM »
Unfortunately, wikispaces no longer offers free wiki hosting for non-education wikis (including non-profit ones, like FRWorld). I don't know who here was an admin on the FRWorld wiki, but it might be possible for them to arrange access to that content, at least for long enough to get enough of it to make it available elsewhere.

I downloaded everything I could, all the HTML Files, but don't have a clue as to what to do with them. There was a Forum Member who I thought was setting something up, but it's been a while since I've talked to him. If anyone wants these files, and wants to try and set up a new site similar to the Wiki, I would be glad to send the files their way.

On a side note, M25's Mod Tools are no longer hosted as well, but I do have them hosted on MediaFire as a temporary solution until proper hosting can be found.

In the meantime, try this: http://www.mediafire.com/view/h317h2hk4wwp4cn/Modding_Tutorial_for_Adding_Characters_to_FF1_by_Wickerman.docx

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2015, 05:05:25 PM »
I'll try and pitch on this on my end as well. I'm pretty adamant about getting community effort going were we all try and educate one another and increase our skills. I also want to current links list for meshes and skin, more on that elsewhere.

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« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2016, 11:34:13 PM »
Do any of these happen to mention game menu changing or something like that?

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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2016, 01:36:12 AM »
Do any of these happen to mention game menu changing or something like that?
I am not sure what you are asking here. If you can be a bit more exact (perhaps give an example), maybe it will ring a bell with someone.
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2017, 04:33:44 PM »
Never mind, I fixed my problem.

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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2017, 01:33:16 AM »
Wow! I just got back into the game and can't remember how I installed everything. These tutorials will come in handy. I saved everything on an external hard drive. Now I just need to install everything in the right order in the right place again. Then once I do that I'm going to download all the cool stuff here that has been created over the last five years or so. Thanks for putting this list together. I'm going to need it.

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2017, 02:03:29 AM »
Easy way to install :ffvstr:

1. FFvtTR (obviously :P)
2. EzFx 6.0 (found here: http://www.alexff.com/goodies.php)
3. FFX 3.3.1.0 (found here: http://ffx.freedomforceforever.com/)
4. PFX 1.2 (found here: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/2455688dit53d/FRP2_Backups#yqsrnslblsvy7)
5. FF Mod Tools (found in the same spot as EzFX)
6. EzHero 5.7 (found in the same spot as EzFX)

That should set you up pretty nicely ^_^

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Re: Comprehensive List of Tutorials
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2017, 05:12:38 PM »
Thanks Spydermann. Going to do it this weekend. Just donít have the time I used to.