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Level Editing Support => Knytt Stories Level Editing Support => Topic started by: Miss Paula on February 17, 2009, 16:03:15

Title: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: Miss Paula on February 17, 2009, 16:03:15

Since an official manual is yet to be included with the program, I took the liberty to make one.  ;) What started out as a few personal notes eventually turned into a nine-page pdf manual that tries to cover all the basic features of the Level Editor in detail.

Features at a glance 

See the attachment! X)
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: ThatOneChickkk on April 12, 2009, 07:47:45
This helped so much. Thank you!
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: Evil on April 12, 2009, 09:59:15
At least the manual isn't confusing!
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: SiamJai on May 03, 2009, 04:10:30
I'm glad you guys have found it useful. :)
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: stojke on August 25, 2009, 13:03:20
Thank you this helps a ton :D
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: Magadite on December 16, 2009, 21:32:12
Hi I just tried to download the quide by Siam Jai, but when I try to open it it says "unexpected end of archive" so I am assuming it is corrupt. Please can you help, thank you.
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: Exp HP on December 16, 2009, 22:13:50
Hi I just tried to download the quide by Siam Jai, but when I try to open it it says "unexpected end of archive" so I am assuming it is corrupt. Please can you help, thank you.
The forum was moved to a new server temporarily so that it wouldn't crash during the influx of visitors after Saira's release, and the attachments were not moved with it, so that link is broken for now.  I can't remember what exactly the mods said about this (if anything), but for now I'll attach it to this post for people to download while we're on the new site.  Hang on.

EDIT: On second thought, I'm going to ask SiamJai's permission first.

EDITx2: Okay, I take back the offer entirely.  I just found out that I had never saved the file.  It's listed twice in my Downloads, but apparently both times I just viewed it and closed.
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: LPChip on December 16, 2009, 23:15:22
I've got the file from Nifflas' forum, but am now investigating why the FTP transfer corrupts the file each time. Either I now fixed it and it was a setting, or my internet connection really sucks... I at least have the file on my HD now and either I'll upload the specific file or I'll manage to get all the attachments up. :)

EDIT: ✔ attachment has been fixed.
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: SiamJai on December 17, 2009, 02:17:50
Thank you, LPChip! :)


EDIT: On second thought, I'm going to ask SiamJai's permission first.

Exp HP, thanks for the consideration. :)

For future reference, feel free to redistribute it without asking. As long as its unedited and without charge, I'm fine with it. ;-)


Hi I just tried to download the quide by Siam Jai, but when I try to open it it says "unexpected end of archive" so I am assuming it is corrupt. Please can you help, thank you.

Magadite, I used to have similar problems with downloads breaking on certain sites or when the connection is bad. My suggestion is to use wget, a free and simple downloader app that's able to resume broken downloads. Works great!
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: LPChip on December 17, 2009, 12:43:03
Magadite, I used to have similar problems with downloads breaking on certain sites or when the connection is bad. My suggestion is to use wget, a free and simple downloader app that's able to resume broken downloads. Works great!

Normally yes, but in this case the attachment really was broken X)
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: Comhon on December 17, 2009, 12:57:34
very good.
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: Magadite on December 17, 2009, 17:02:24
Thanks for fixing it.  :)
Title: Re: PDF Manual for KS Level Editor by SiamJai
Post by: LPChip on December 17, 2009, 17:49:43
Thanks for fixing it.  :)

You're welcome. :) Thanks for telling us that it was broken C) X)
Title: Re: KS Level Manager by X_Sheep
Post by: peterarev on January 24, 2010, 21:18:43
[mod]split off the ks level manager thread and merged with this, which it seems to be addressing.[/mod]Thanks for posting this PDF manual.  It has a lot of useful information.  However, it still leaves questions in my mind.  For example, I'm trying to figure out warps.  A line in the manual states, "You must have a warp object on the specified game screen for the settings to take effect."  What does a warp object look like?  Is it the orange square with the 4 arrows in it?  If not, what is that object for?  I tried putting one in and setting warp parameters and expected to see the purple shimmering "save" type object but nothing showed up.  And the purple warp object is not to be found in the Level Editor inventory.   Quite the mystery to me at the moment.

Are there other manuals around which might list all the objects and explain what they are and how to use them?
Title: Re: KS Level Manager by X_Sheep
Post by: Exp HP on January 24, 2010, 21:24:53
Are there other manuals around which might list all the objects and explain what they are and how to use them?
I was working on an guide that explains all the objects a while back.  Then I stopped because I felt there were way too many stickies, and I didn't want to spend 5 hours writing a topic that was likely to be stickied (thus adding to the clutter).  Now that there's more room on the board, maybe I should continue working on it?
Title: Re: KS Level Manager by X_Sheep
Post by: peterarev on January 24, 2010, 21:50:45
Detailed manuals are always welcome and encouraged from my point of view.  :-))

Are there other manuals around which might list all the objects and explain what they are and how to use them?
I was working on an guide that explains all the objects a while back.  Then I stopped because I felt there were way too many stickies, and I didn't want to spend 5 hours writing a topic that was likely to be stickied (thus adding to the clutter).  Now that there's more room on the board, maybe I should continue working on it?