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  18:38:37  3 November 2011
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ThunderFreak
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@Meltac: getFS():file_delete("$game_textures$","ui\\ui_load.dds" is working and deleting the default load screen texture.
But to copy the new texture as ui_load.dds I got stuck.

@fluffy: To use the update_path function is a good idea. Never tried. I always tried with the get_path function. But this function lead to CtD.
I will try this.
But what I can see is, you are using (+) to concatenate the strings and not the usual (..) like it should be. Is there a special reason?
  10:03:48  2 November 2011
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SetaKat
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I'm not to sure, but try this.
local fs = getFS()
local tex_dir = fs:update_path("$game_textures$", "")
fs:file_delete(tex_dir + "ui\\","ui_load.dds")
fs:file_copy(tex_dir + "ui\\new_load.dds", tex_dir + "ui\\ui_load.dds")

  09:46:00  2 November 2011
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Meltac
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I don't know how to use the FS functions. I tried to copy with this function:
- getFS():file_copy(string, string)
Someone knows how to use this function?

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I had problems with those file functions as well. I'm even not sure whether all of them work at all.

What path did you have to provide to get the delete working? Maybe it's also some path-related problem with the copy function?

Some kind of tutorial would be helpful here...
  20:22:04  31 October 2011
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Lijenstina
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I've tried experimenting with huds called from the load script it kinda worked but the level.present check gets triggered too early so you could see the player spawning and rotating to the saved view direction.
  18:31:10  31 October 2011
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Meltac
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It does show another screen everytime, but it loads ALL THE OTHERS in one second just before jumping in game, what looks goofy.
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But that is a question of taste, because I don't matter much about that effect but you do (you could call it a bug if you like...). For me, it's far from being an ideal solution, but IMHO it's still much better than seeing always the same screen when loading.

...besides...keeping me busy might be a good way to deal with my impatience (while watching the DDS before the game comes up)
  18:26:12  31 October 2011
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ThunderFreak
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Like Meltac said, I don't wanna watch always the same boring load screen.
I also don't wanna use animated dds file just static ones. It should be possible.
Meanwhile I found out what was wrong that the original ui_load.dds file wasn't deleted. Wrong path.
But to copy the new dds file as the load screen I still get stuck. I don't know how to use the FS functions. I tried to copy with this function:
- getFS():file_copy(string, string)
Someone knows how to use this function?
If I can get this function running, then it is not a big deal to have changing load screens.
  18:20:56  31 October 2011
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LoNer1
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Dont do this!

i on purposely removed it from ppx, it will make loading slower, and it will do a random dds yes, but when the game is on "client: Synchronizing" all the screens are played (what i mean, they all get loaded in that last second before you jump in game, looks rather silly..)

Sorry, but I disagree. Sure, it's a question of taste if you like it or not. But I think you should leave it up to the respective modder whether he wants to use it or not.

Me personally, I'm using that mod all the time 'cause I really got sick of watching always the same lame loading screen while waiting for my savegame to load after a small change it one of my scripts or config files. Thus, at least I got a little variety while waiting
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Its not about taste mate, its about the buggyness of the loading of the DDS files, on the last second, even on my system, what is [retty high end if you ask me, the texture file clips. It does show another screen everytime, but it loads ALL THE OTHERS in one second just before jumping in game, what looks goofy. i cant show what i mean because i cant record when loading...
  17:45:36  31 October 2011
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Meltac
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Dont do this!

i on purposely removed it from ppx, it will make loading slower, and it will do a random dds yes, but when the game is on "client: Synchronizing" all the screens are played (what i mean, they all get loaded in that last second before you jump in game, looks rather silly..)
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Sorry, but I disagree. Sure, it's a question of taste if you like it or not. But I think you should leave it up to the respective modder whether he wants to use it or not.

Me personally, I'm using that mod all the time 'cause I really got sick of watching always the same lame loading screen while waiting for my savegame to load after a small change it one of my scripts or config files. Thus, at least I got a little variety while waiting
  17:23:35  31 October 2011
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LoNer1
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I'm not sure if this is a solution for you, but there's a mod (I think I saw it on AMK forums) that shows a random loading screen out of a serie of possible screens (for each level).

I think they use animated DDS, and they wanted to create an animated loading screen but the animation sequence is not played correctly so that the result is a randomly chosen screen. You may want to check this out prior to re-invent the wheel
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Dont do this!

i on purposely removed it from ppx, it will make loading slower, and it will do a random dds yes, but when the game is on "client: Synchronizing" all the screens are played (what i mean, they all get loaded in that last second before you jump in game, looks rather silly..)
  16:33:24  31 October 2011
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Meltac
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I'm not sure if this is a solution for you, but there's a mod (I think I saw it on AMK forums) that shows a random loading screen out of a serie of possible screens (for each level).

I think they use animated DDS, and they wanted to create an animated loading screen but the animation sequence is not played correctly so that the result is a randomly chosen screen. You may want to check this out prior to re-invent the wheel
 
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