You may want to back up your ns2 folder

fmponefmpone Join Date: 2011-07-05 Member: 108086Members, Squad Five Blue Posts: 928
edited March 2012 in Mapping
Hey folks

Just a friendly word about the new editor changes. Max has done an incredible job updating and fixing the editor. There are awesome new features like better performance and improved lighting preview (its now virtually identical to what you'd see in-game.) However, as we all know, stuff inevitably falls through the cracks given the quick pace of development.

The editor has undergone major changes, you may want to save a backup! In order to do so, you need to backup your entire natural selection 2 folder (NOT just the ns2 folder). Hopefully this will ensure no lost time or inconvenice for anybody.

Have a good one and keep mapping :D
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  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue Posts: 4,116 Auto Verified
    This is great news, if not also a little scary. I will be opening old unused files first, to make sure there are no corruptions or other stray issues with files before accidently destroying my current wip :)

    I am backing up the whole 'natural selection 2' folder, rather than the ns2 folder :) I know what you meant, but semantics being what they are, if people only back-up their ns2 folder, they will miss all the editor files. :)
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  • fmponefmpone Join Date: 2011-07-05 Member: 108086Members, Squad Five Blue Posts: 928
    QUOTE (Soul_Rider @ Mar 30 2012, 05:24 PM) »
    This is great news, if not also a little scary. I will be opening old unused files first, to make sure there are no corruptions or other stray issues with files before accidently destroying my current wip :)

    I am backing up the whole 'natural selection 2' folder, rather than the ns2 folder :) I know what you meant, but semantics being what they are, if people only back-up their ns2 folder, they will miss all the editor files. :)


    Thank you for that correction, I'll put it in the main post.
  • MaxMax Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment Join Date: 2002-03-15 Member: 318Super Administrators, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts, Future Perfect Developer Posts: 1,729 admin
    QUOTE (Soul_Rider @ Mar 30 2012, 02:24 PM) »
    This is great news, if not also a little scary. I will be opening old unused files first, to make sure there are no corruptions or other stray issues with files before accidently destroying my current wip :)

    You don't have to worry about your level file getting corrupt.
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  • Evil_bOb1Evil_bOb1 Join Date: 2002-07-13 Member: 938Members, Squad Five Blue Posts: 915
    So what should we worry about? :p

    Materials? Skyboxes?
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    QUOTE (Evil_bOb1 @ Mar 30 2012, 11:00 PM) »
    So what should we worry about? :p

    Materials? Skyboxes?


    General usability. You may have no problem with it, you may find the bugs Max hasn't been able to squash too much of a problem. So if you're planning to do a lot of mapping in the near future it might be worth backing up as a precaution.
  • Evil_bOb1Evil_bOb1 Join Date: 2002-07-13 Member: 938Members, Squad Five Blue Posts: 915
    Ok, thanks for warning. Personnal creations have been backed up.
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  • ZurikiZuriki Join Date: 2010-11-20 Member: 75105Members Posts: 503
    QUOTE (Max @ Mar 30 2012, 11:42 PM) »
    You don't have to worry about your level file getting corrupt.

    You should always worry about your level file getting corrupt! Always make back-ups of anything important!
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  • LV426-ColonistLV426-Colonist Space Jockey Join Date: 2011-08-05 Member: 114269Members, Constellation Posts: 678 Auto Verified
    edited March 2012
    Thanks for the heads-up.
    LV426-Colonist
  • AezayAezay Join Date: 2003-04-19 Member: 15660Members Posts: 188 Auto Verified
    QUOTE (Zuriki @ Mar 31 2012, 05:19 AM) »
    You should always worry about your level file getting corrupt! Always make back-ups of anything important!

    Backup is indeed a good thing. Two maps from NS1 got lost due to a harddisk failure with no backup, ns_bast and ns_nancy. Both of the maps were later recreated however.
    Ahm, could you please pass me the last piece of that delicious nubcaek?
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