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    Stupid question - c'mon, help the n00b out!

    After playing Unreal religiously since the original Unreal, I've finally decided to start up the editor. I've started to follow the beginner tutorial stickied above, but I've already run into a problem. I'd ask in that topic, but it seems as if it's dead.
    Anyways, I've been working on my map for a whole 5 minutes, and I've gotten to the point where you texture the walls. The tutorial tells me to click the walls in the perspective view and it will turn blue, and then I can change the texture. Problem is, it does not turn blue. I cannot change the texture. Anyone know what's up?

    #2
    have you tried this?

    "Turn off anti-aliasing in your video card settings."

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      #3
      Yep, tried it. It did nothing =(

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        #4
        I ran into this problem as well. If I remember correctly, make sure your pointer is set to do the correct action you want it to do. Sort of like in PS or PSP.. if you want to erase you need to make sure your pointer is using the eraser action. In the Editor, make sure your pointer is set to select and not to.. say... change camera angle.. or something like that. Took me a bit to figure that out and none of the tuts seem to go over something that simple even though when you first start the editor, it's not exactly set to select sides and stuff.

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          #5
          Heh, I knew it was gonna be some extremely simple answer like that. Thanks for the help. Onto mapping! Perhaps I can oust one of those annoying square box maps that everyone hates by tommorow if I try hard enough.

          EDIT: Hmm...where might this "Select" pointer that you speak of be located? Could I be any more n00bish?
          Only pointers I see are (assuming I'm even looking in the right location. Hey, they change my pointer!):
          Camera Movement
          Vertex Editing
          Actor Scaling
          Actor Rotate
          Texture Plan
          Texture Rotate
          Brush Clipping
          Freehand Polygon Drawing
          Face Drag
          Terrain Editing
          -and-
          Matinee

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            #6
            Bump - No, I STILL haven't found it :bulb:

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              #7
              The standard movement and selection should be activated by clicking the Camera button. The one that looks like a camcorder.

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                #8
                Hmmm...still won't let me select anything. Oh well, I guess I won't map after all :down: :sour:

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                  #9
                  Make sure you're not in wireframe view in the perspective view.

                  Left click on a face in perspective view (it should turn blue but continue on if it doesn't).

                  Open the texture browser, pick a texture, and double click on it.

                  If your texture changed the problem is that the face is selected but not turning "blue." It's probably a video display problem.

                  If the texture didn't changed, you're unable to select a face and that's an editor/map problem. I would make a new map and see if it works there. Worst case, uninstall and re-install the editor.

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                    #10
                    I have the same problem, and I had already tried everything you said. The only thing I haven't tried is turning off anti alliasing, because I don't know how. I have an ATI Radeon 9600 on windows xp. This problem is really anoying! If anyone could tell me how to do it that would be great

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                      #11
                      Nevermind, I got it! All I had to do was to turn the anti allising from my video card and the anisotropic filtering to balance.

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                        #12
                        Hmmm...still won't let me select anything. Oh well, I guess I won't map after all

                        All too easy.






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                          #13
                          That fix yours too, Valjiin?

                          If what I mentioned didn't fix it, then I'm not sure. I didn't have to do anything with my video to get mine to work but still had that same problem. After I clicked around on different icons to try different things it finally started working. Truthfully, I'm not sure what I did but I know I was in the wrong mode or something.

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                            #14
                            Try patching the game to the latest version. That could work.

                            Otherwise uninstall then reinstall the game.

                            Alternatively, you could try putting the viewport into software mode. Sometimes the graphics card doesnt like running d3d in the editor. This worked for me for unreal ed 2. Then i got a new computer with a new card.

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