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[Tutorial] How To Make a Configuration

Discussion in 'Content Creation' started by JayPlaysBeamNG, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. JayPlaysBeamNG

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    IMPORTANT:
    This tutorial is from the EARLY ACCESS (pre-Automation) era and MAY NOT work with Automation vehicles! You have been warned!


    Soooo:


    These are the files you need
    your_config.pc
    your_config.png
    info_your_config.json

    You can change "your_config" to something else, but do it on all the files.



    The .pc file can be found in Documents/BeamNG.drive/vehicles/carname(super, etki, etc) (make sure to save your config in save and load!) so next is the .png. This is the image that will show up in the vehicle selector. Official images are 400x192 so I suggest you go with that. Run your image through this website. Convert it to a PNG file and then resize the image to 400x192.

    Next the .json. You can create it with notepad, but be sure to save it as .json and not .txt. Here is an example:
    Code:
    {
      "Configuration":"Police",
        "Transmission":"Automatic",
        "Description":"WOOP WOOP DAT DA SOUND OF DA POLICE",
        "Drivetrain":"RWD",
        "Value":"1200",
        "Performance Class":"6",
        "Config Type":"Police",
        "default_color":"Pearl White"
        }
    That's what it includes. There are other options you can type in but we lack in documentation so nobody knows what they are.
    If you want to know the available color options go to the vehicle selector and hover your mouse over the default colors. Then type the color you want your config to have into the "default_color" in the .json. If you want a custom color, you can put a user-generated color as well. You can change all the other options too, I found out that the "Value" determines how far down in the list it appears.


    Congratulations on making it here. Now you need the zip. Good luck with that.
    Put all the files (all 3) in a folder, That has the name of the car that the config is made for. So if your config is for the ETK I-series, you put the files in a folder named "etki". If you don't know the folder name go to Beamng installation folder>content>vehicles and look around. These .zip s are the official vehicles. Now just find the right .zip and put the .zips name as the folder name. For example, you can find a pickup.zip in the vehicles folder. This is the D15. If your config is for the D15 you put the files (ALL 3!) in a folder named pickup.

    Now you have a folder named like the vehicle that your config is made for. Next we make a new folder. This time it's named "vehicles". Now put the earlier folder in the new folder. "What next?" you may ask. Well now create the .zip. It should look like this:

    YOUR_CONFIG_MOD.zip/vehicles/_THE_NAME_OF_THE_VEHICLE_/(here are the 3 files right)
     
    #1 JayPlaysBeamNG, Dec 24, 2016
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  2. Nathan24™

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  3. rmfurm

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    The info isn't working for me
    upload_2017-6-24_20-30-24.png
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  4. Nadeox1

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    Is it an actual .json file, or it's still a .txt file?
    (You can check that in the file properties)
     
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  5. KJP12

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  6. 2FA$T4U

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    Yeah. Here is a example: (I'm using this for my thai minibus addon) info_Minibus_Border_Patrol.json
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    And thanks
     
  7. rmfurm

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    i have, see
    upload_2017-6-25_9-3-18.png
     
  8. KJP12

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    Here is the thing: The JSON file has to be named info_<PC File's name>.json for it to work.
     
  9. rmfurm

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    its still not working though I changed it
    upload_2017-6-25_9-33-34.png :(
     
  10. KJP12

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    Wait... did you modified the PC file at all with Wordpad? That could be the issue.
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    Wordpad tends to add its own formatting code into the file. And weird little things like that could cause the info file not to work.
     
  11. rmfurm

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    oh, ok, but the only problem is the info, the car works perfectly
     
  12. KJP12

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    Wordpad tends to add its own formatting code into the file. And weird little things like that could cause the info file not to work.
    I don't know what could cause the problem. Try using one of the other SBR's info files as the base and see if that works.
     
  13. rmfurm

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    and how do I find the other info files?
     
  14. KJP12

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    Usually at C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\BeamNG.drive\content\vehicles\ or if you have a 64 bit system, goto Program Files (x86)
     
  15. rmfurm

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    its still broken :(:confused::(:(:(
     
  16. KJP12

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    I don't know then. Try asking @Nadeox1 for help.
     
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  17. 2FA$T4U

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    Yep. Ask him. He should know.
     
  18. Nadeox1

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    Can you post the files?
     
  19. rmfurm

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    The only files are uploaded in my mod that is waiting to be confirmed because I deleted them on my computer
     
  20. Danny Werewolf

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    I'm pretty sure you have File Extensions off. It comes off default with the PC, so you have to turn it on, forgot how to though...
     
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