Wednesday, February 22, 2012

.lod File Generator

For those of you who want to make your own .lod files but would rather not mess around with a hex editor I now present:

LodFileGenerator_v0.01
made by Geggakloss



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Description:
This is a simple command based program that can make a .lod file for Skyrim worldspaces without the use of a hex editor.
This file is needed in addition to the meshes and textures that make up the LODs to show in the game.
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Installation:
No installation needed, just run exe file.
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Use:
Run LodFileGenerator_v0.01.exe

The program will ask for:
1) Name of your worldspace
2) x coordinates of the lower left cell
3) y coordinates of the lower left cell
4) width of your world measured in number of cells

The program will create a "YourWorldspace".lod file in the same directory as the exe file.

Put the .lod file under Skyrim/Data/lodsettings (create this folder if it does not exist)

Exsample:
A world that starts at (-64,-64) in the lower left corner and ends at (64,64) has a width of 128 cells.
The name of the worldspace is test.
For this worldspace answer:
1) test
2) -64
3) -64
4) 128

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EDIT:
If your world size in smaller than tamriel, you can use the tamriel.lod and rename it for your worldspace. 

Know issues: 
The .lod file generated will not work for worlds spaces smaller then 32 cells in width!

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EDIT (2012-03-04)
New version out (v0.02), hopefully all issues are now fixed .

Enjoy!

/E and J

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the information you posted, I've finally gotten the heightmap for my mod into the game!

    http://i.imgur.com/bw1fS.jpg

    Needs to be smoothed and have the texture generated, obviously, but I wouldn't have gotten this far without the useful information you've posted.

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  2. Hey, when I hit the LOD gen executable, a window appears for a sec then disappears. I've used this before a bunch of times with no prob. i just redid my system, and in doing so went from an ATI vid card to an Nvidia card, but that's the only real difference. Any Ideas?


    thanks

    Blakflag

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