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    Default Tutorials: Epic and other Gears of War editor tutorials

    Sticky for posting tutorials on how to use the Gears of War editor. Please keep this thread clean of questions or requests and just post links to your tutorials. I'll try and keep this top post updated fairly regularly as well.

    Thanks everyone! Hope you're LOVING the editor! We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

    ---Epic official Gears of War Mod Unreal Developer Network (UDN):
    http://udn.epicgames.com/Three/GearsModHome.html


    ---FAQs
    - Where's the editor?
    http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=583261
    http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/sho...d.php?t=583778


    -----User made tutorials-----

    ---Text/websites:
    - website (CiS): http://www.gasduck.com/
    - Simple AI (Callabrator): http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=583711
    - coverlinks (Lee Perry): http://utforums.epicgames.com/showpo...7&postcount=15
    - Kismet (ArcadiaVincennes): http://www.avld.org/pages/tuts/tuts.htm
    - Adding/Playing as a custom character (Brooksy): http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=587492



    ---Videos:
    - canned mushrooms (video tutorials): http://www.veoh.com/series/HouseofUnreal
    - KIWIDOGGIE (Basic AI): (Right Click, Save As) Tutorial


    ---Related editor tutorials:
    - RoboBlitz editor wiki (a modified version of the UE3 Editor available to owners of Naked Sky Entertainment's RoboBlitz): http://www.roboblitz.com/RoboBlitzEd....php/Main_Page
    - Unreal Engine 2 Unreal Developer Network (UDN): http://udn.epicgames.com/Two/WebHome.html
    Last edited by weephun; 11-29-2007 at 02:41 PM.

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    awesome, thank you Weephun
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    I've made a tutorial outlining the steps necessary to setup a simple AI. That thread can be found here: http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=583711

    Enjoy!

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    Seems like a frequent question people have is where is the editor and how do I open it?

    weephun explained it best (and you're free to delete this post weephun and write your own explanation). Here's a quote from what he said:

    "Quick fix to get a shortcut to the editor on your desktop:

    R-click drag the Gears of War shortcut icon on your desktop
    When you release that choose the "Create Shortcuts here" option
    R-click on the new shortcut and select properties
    Add a space and then "editor" to the end of the Target line
    Rename the shortcut to help you remember it will start the editor instead of the game."

    To look at more discussion on this topic, including weephun's original post, look at this thread:

    http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=583261

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    What tutorial is located on the UDN ? How to make a mod group? How is that even considered a tutorial?

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    Im sure they will be providing us with information in the near future. When GoW launched we didn't even have the site. They at least let us know what tutorials they will be providing for us.

    Also, I heard there were two new Unreal Engine 3 books coming out. Anyone remember Mastering Unreal? Well Busby is working on 2 new books and they are monsterous from what I hear.

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    Default What I did to make the Editor come up

    Quote Originally Posted by dillydadally View Post
    Seems like a frequent question people have is where is the editor and how do I open it?

    weephun explained it best (and you're free to delete this post weephun and write your own explanation). Here's a quote from what he said:

    "Quick fix to get a shortcut to the editor on your desktop:

    R-click drag the Gears of War shortcut icon on your desktop
    When you release that choose the "Create Shortcuts here" option
    R-click on the new shortcut and select properties
    Add a space and then "editor" to the end of the Target line
    Rename the shortcut to help you remember it will start the editor instead of the game."

    To look at more discussion on this topic, including weephun's original post, look at this thread:

    http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=583261
    Here's what I did to make it work. I don't know if this will be the same for everyone. My first install, on the Gears splash screen that comes up, I hadn't clicked on "More Options". Do that and select to install the editor. Then I did the following.

    I have Vista. I went into Windows Explorer, and selected the following: (C>Program Files>Microsoft Games> Gears of War> and then selected the "Binaries" folder. In it was the Startup file. It's an .exe file. I right clicked on it, and chose "Create Shortcut". It says, "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?". Select "Yes". Then I right clicked on that shortcut>chose properties, and in the open box beside where it says "Target", I now have: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Gears of War\Binaries\WarGame-G4WLive.exe" editor. If you installed it somewhere else than the C, it won't look like that. It does take a while for the (Unreal) Editor for Gears to come up.

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    OK i need a REALLY REALLY basic tut for this editor as i had never set eyes on it until today i just need to know how to make something like a wall or floor... but i have no clue how to go about it, i dont know how to manipulate the cube thing to a different shape so as you can see i need alot of help.
    Thank You.

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    is it me or there are a ton of textures missing. aka I can't find the skydome.. is that in meshes? I dunno.
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    Will you add this to help prevent some "Where's the editor?" threads?

    http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/sho...d.php?t=583778

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    Fixed. (Top of the main page) as well as many other new tutorials on my site www.gasduck.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorwing View Post
    is it me or there are a ton of textures missing. aka I can't find the skydome.. is that in meshes? I dunno.
    yea dood i noticed that too. is it glitched? or waht gives? anyone have an answer?
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    I have a bit of a lighting issue, when a add a light to my map and then test play it all the floor is totally black and i don't get, I can see it when i shoot but other then that its all completely black apart from the sky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorwing View Post
    is it me or there are a ton of textures missing. aka I can't find the skydome.. is that in meshes? I dunno.
    It's not only you.
    But you need to open the package since it doesn't open up with the editor by default. CiS seems to forgot to mention that.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIWIDOGGIE View Post
    Get your Gears Shortcut/Image
    Awesome tutorial. A icon is exactly what I needed to make my way to expert level design...
    Last edited by Kantham; 11-11-2007 at 03:51 PM.

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    --nm, aksed a dumb question, found the answer in another thread---

    thanks for the tutorial CiS.
    Last edited by skullKrusher101; 11-11-2007 at 07:20 PM.

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    Hey Can you add my site as a Supporter Site?

    http://allenthinks.com <-Site

    http://blog.allenthinks.com/downloads.php?cat_id=6 <-Downloads section

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    to get all of the textures in a package make sure it is fully loaded. right click on package and select fully load. also some packages do not load when the editor dose. so just go file open in the material browser and find the package you want.

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    Hey admin..sorry to post OT content but wouldnt this tutorials section be better off in an actual board?? So ALL the info are in threads that people can search through as opposed to one long thread?
    Just a thought?

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    I purchased Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 3.
    I am looking to learn how to create level and other content.
    I am starting to use the Unreal Editor that came with UT3 "collectors edition" and watching the tutorial movies.

    I want to start creating content in Gears.
    Especially how to make my own models and import them into gears because unlike UT3 I love the 3rd person over the shoulder view in Gears?

    Where and how do I start?
    Thanks in advance,
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    I had a look at some of them tutorials but could not really make head nor tail of them. Are there any tutorials made for people who are completely new to this. I have never made a map in my life but would like to. Thanks a lot if anyone actually has any tutorials for people in my general situation.

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    Hi I'm new to using the gears of war editor. Does anyone know a way that I can change the camera view from third person to first person. I've been looking for help on this but cant find anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiehere View Post
    Hi I'm new to using the gears of war editor. Does anyone know a way that I can change the camera view from third person to first person. I've been looking for help on this but cant find anything.
    hold ctrl (while pressing play level button) to enter spectator mode

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    the best site i have found is this
    http://www.stage6.com/Unreal-Engine-...os/group:49521
    it has 75 videos on there made by Zach from 3dBuzz

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    Ok, is there anything for complete noobs? I have no idea what you guys are talking about but Im dyeing to create a MP level in GoW PC. I have read tutorials and watched videos, but I just dont get it. It always seems like the people who create this stuff have other resources and programs and they start talking about importing and exporting, blah blah blah. I want to use the GoW editor to make a level. Im a noob. Is there anyone who can help me out????

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    Quote Originally Posted by MkVTEKKI View Post
    Ok, is there anything for complete noobs? I have no idea what you guys are talking about but Im dyeing to create a MP level in GoW PC. I have read tutorials and watched videos, but I just dont get it. It always seems like the people who create this stuff have other resources and programs and they start talking about importing and exporting, blah blah blah. I want to use the GoW editor to make a level. Im a noob. Is there anyone who can help me out????
    if check the link that i have had provided it starts from the basics and covers everything 2 do with the editor from start to finish
    hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHo MaGiK View Post
    if check the link that i have had provided it starts from the basics and covers everything 2 do with the editor from start to finish
    hope this helps!
    the link youve provided dosnt work anymore due to some error with the divx player...

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    by the way here is some of my tutorials that ive made. http://youtube.com/results?search_qu...l&search_type=

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYcHo MaGiK View Post
    the best site i have found is this
    http://www.stage6.com/Unreal-Engine-...os/group:49521
    it has 75 videos on there made by Zach from 3dBuzz
    stage6.com has closed the doors. Are these videos hosted anywhere else?

    Thanks

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    oh sorry i watched them quite a while ago so i thought ill post it but it was only a beta so ....
    I WILL FIND MORE
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    rite i have found a new site good ol me lol its not as many videos but its NiiCe
    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/u...es/136408.html

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    Is there a step by step video that shows where to find the map editor? I'm having a hard time finding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vVv Fang vVv View Post
    where to find the map editor?
    LOL first you have to install the editor (!) after this you can open it with this shortcut:

    "*INSTALLPATH*\Microsoft Games\Gears of War\Binaries\Startup.exe" editor -cookededitor -installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir**** View Post
    yea dood i noticed that too. is it glitched? or waht gives? anyone have an answer?
    when you get the browser window up you will see along the side it says materials check that and that only. then a list will come up with different names just right click them and click fully load. to get more materials simple click file, open, my computer, local disk, program files, microsoft games, gears of war, war game, cooked pc, enviroments and click one of those as well. you can also do the same thing for static mesches aswel. but just un check the materials and then check the materials box. it will make it less confusing to just have one window open.

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    hey editor fans ! how to create boomer ?

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    AI Factory + Kismet.


 
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