[TUTORIAL] How to Copy Art Folders Into Another Level

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  1. GroundControl

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    In this tutorial I will show you how to copy art folders from one level to another. This is very helpful to get certain roads or textures into another level. In this example I will be copying Utah's art folder into Small Grid. Essentially you can do this to put any art folder into any level.

    In this simple tutorial you will need winRAR or 7zip. I have no experience with 7zip so I recommend WinRAR
    WinRar download: http://www.win-rar.com/download.html?&L=0

    1. Double click Utah (Go to program files (probably Program files (x86) ) steam, steamapps, common, beamng drive, content, levels.
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    (down below is what is should look like)
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    2. open the levels folder in the zip, then Utah, then it should look like this down below.
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    3. Copy the art folder. DO this by pressing CTRL + C. It might not copy the first time, so i recommend pressing CTRL + C 3 times.
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    It should look like this when copying. If you have a super fast computer it may show nothing at all.
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    4. go to small grid's zip. It should be in the same folder as Utah. (Not same zip obviously.)
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    5. Open it up by double clicking Small Grid.
    In the zip double click levels, then small grid.
    DO NOT OPEN UP THE ART FOLDER!!!!
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    6. Once in the window shown above, on your keyboard hit CTRL + V. IF everything goes as planned, a window (shown below.) should appear.
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    7. Under the update mode, shown below, click the pull down tab and select ADD AND UPDATE FILES. This is VERY important so you don't lose the other art files you may have in there.
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    8. Click OK and then hopefully you will have the art folder from Utah copied into small grid. In the small grid zip, you shouldn't see a change.
    Congrats! You are done! If you would like to see a tutorial on how to apply the materials, let me know! Thanks!

    Be careful when using mods art folders, because I'm not sure if you upload a mod with that art folder it will be displayed as no texture. (ignore if you have no idea what I meant.)
     
  2. CaptanW

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    wow, i was just wondering how to do this.......I was doing all this the manual way before. Can you read my thread on help on this because i have encountered some problems?
    https://www.beamng.com/threads/importing-objects-to-a-map-not-working-help.42679/


    UPDATE: The tutorial fixed problem 1 in my thread but not #2. Thanks this was very helpful! You sir saved my day! I hope you win the lottery for making this tutorial! :)
     
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  3. GroundControl

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    No problem! I will take a look at your thread and see if I can help!
     
  4. Frank ツ

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    good tutorial


    Yes please.
     
  5. GroundControl

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    Ill try to work on it today!
     
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