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Category: CoD4 MP Mapping
CoD 4 mapping and level design for multiplayer.
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Author Topic: loadscreen doesnt work
soulmapp
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Since: Jul 21, 2012
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Category: CoD4 MP Mapping
Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 10:03 am
Hi all..

Im having similiar issues..
I have been doing the loadscreen tuts, over and over again for the last few days..and gettiing no way..the best result ive got is this error

Cod4 wont boot map ..
I get a cant load loadscreen_mp_angrytoobs (mymapname)

Ive tried remaking tga and iwi.. Even tried different packers
Ie.. Winrar, 7zp, pakscape.... so cant be corrupt iwd

I did read it could be a win7 x64 issue. Something about not writing to the .ff Not sure if that is true..

Can anyone pls help me?
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scillman
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Category: CoD4 MP Mapping
Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 10:11 am
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x64 has nothing to do with it, a x64 is capable of executing the x86 instruction set properly!

I had that once too, so please make sure these:
1. Proper asset file (material + images)
2. Include the material file into your mp_[yourmapname].csv
3. Make sure your loadscreen is in here mp_[yourmapname].iwd\images\mp_[yourmapname]_loadscreen.iwi
4. Make sure CoD loads the loadscreen, this is probably your problem. You should make a mod directory and put the IWD file in it. Than make sure you launch with the mod selected! (See the attached image, that should work!)
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soulmapp
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Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 11:44 am
thankyou so much..
i hadnt placed iwd within mod folder..

just a quick question,
i play my map on a server, and was wondering , do i need to do the same, and have the iwd in Mods/mp_mapname folder, or will it run out of the the usermaps/mp_mapname .and will i have to boot server via mod
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Tally
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Category: CoD4 MP Mapping
Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 12:16 pm
soulmapp writes...
Quote:
thankyou so much..
i hadnt placed iwd within mod folder..

just a quick question,
i play my map on a server, and was wondering , do i need to do the same, and have the iwd in Mods/mp_mapname folder, or will it run out of the the usermaps/mp_mapname .and will i have to boot server via mod


Had you been placing your IWD in the usermaps folder? If so, moving it to the mod folder wont make it work.

What skillman was getting at is that many mappers who have trouble with their loadscreens are those who don't realise that you have to have your loadscreen IWI file in an IWD file, either in usermaps/mp_yourmapname or in the mod folder. So, that was all he was saying. Not that placing it in the mod folder will magically make it work if it didn't before.

BTW - you always have to boot a server running custom maps from a mod folder (technically called an fs_game folder). There is no other way of doing it.
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soulmapp
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Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 01:16 pm
i have my loadscreen working..
by having my iwd in Mod/mp_angrytoobs
and i run map via.. +set fs_game "Mods\mp_angrytoobs"

but i want to have same on my server.
and my question was. how do i achive this..
but i think this is not the area for this question..
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Tally
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Category: CoD4 MP Mapping
Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 01:31 pm
soulmapp writes...
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i have my loadscreen working..
by having my iwd in Mod/mp_angrytoobs
and i run map via.. +set fs_game "Mods\mp_angrytoobs"

but i want to have same on my server.
and my question was. how do i achive this..
but i think this is not the area for this question..


You can ask your server questions here. I can take a stab at answering them. The thing is, you confused me because you posted that you couldn't get your loadscreen working, now you say you have it working. Hence the confusion.

Anyway, what type of server do you have? Windows or Linux?

What version is your server? COD4 1.7? With versions 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7, you must use the usermaps folder for your custom maps, otherwise, the server will throw an error after the first full rotation. This is because of the sum/mismatch error which plagues the mod folder if there are more than 2 IWD files in the mod folder.

Who is your server provider? Different Game Server Providers have different ways of setting up mod/custom map servers so knowing which one we are dealing with is important. If you have a dedicated box of your own, that will make things easier.
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soulmapp
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Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 01:39 pm
Yeah. sorry. wasnt claer..

thx for helping.
I have server with gel gaming, 18slot, linux, cod4 1.7
i already have custom maps running without mod, by having them in zone and usermaps.. but now im wanting loadscreen...
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Tally
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Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 02:11 pm
soulmapp writes...
Quote:
Yeah. sorry. wasnt claer..

thx for helping.
I have server with gel gaming, 18slot, linux, cod4 1.7
i already have custom maps running without mod, by having them in zone and usermaps.. but now im wanting loadscreen...


All map files - fastfiles and IWD - go in the usermaps/mp_yourmap folder. No zone folder used. Clients cannot download from there, and redirect wont work with it either.

Your usermaps/mp_yourmap folder should contain the following:

mp_yourmap.ff
mp_yourmap_load.ff
mp_yourmap.iwd

Inside the IWD file, there should only be an "images" folder, and if you have custom sounds, a "sound" folder. No other folders - no "materials" folder, no "mp" folder, etc.

Does your GSP have to set things up for you? Or do they allow you FTP access to the usermaps folder? Is it web-based FTP? Or do you use an FTP client?

Your command line should still have the fs_game folder stated:

+set fs_game mods\mp_angrytoobs

With Linux servers, don't have any capital letters in your fs_game folder name. And don't start the word "mods" with a capital letter - i.e. don't have it like this:

+set fs_game Mods\mp_angrytoobs

Even if you don't use any mod, you MUST still run your custom maps from a mod folder. It is the mod folder which is necessary; not any mod files.

In your mod folder, you should have your server config file - don't try to call it from the "main" folder. When you run from an fs_game folder, the server wont reach the "main" folder any more.
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soulmapp
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Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 02:21 pm
thxs..

for now i wont setup auto download files. i will just point friends to my website to download whats needed.

when u say:
All map files - fastfiles and IWD - go in the usermaps/mp_yourmap folder. No zone folder used. Clients cannot download from there,

are you meaning this file Modern Warfare\zone_source\ mp_angrytoobs.csv
or im i wrong
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Tally
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Last: Oct 26, 2012
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Category: CoD4 MP Mapping
Posted: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 02:26 pm
soulmapp writes...
Quote:
thxs..

for now i wont setup auto download files. i will just point friends to my website to download whats needed.

when u say:
All map files - fastfiles and IWD - go in the usermaps/mp_yourmap folder. No zone folder used. Clients cannot download from there,

are you meaning this file Modern Warfare\zone_source\ mp_angrytoobs.csv
or im i wrong


No, we are talking about your server. Your server should not have a "zone_source" folder. That is for developer tools only.

I mean the folder [COD4 INSTALL]/zone. If you have your map fastfiles in there - your mp_yourmap.ff and mp_yourmap_load.ff - it would throw an error saying it can't find the IWI file for your loadscreen if your put your map IWD file in the usermaps folder. That's what I thought was going on - and was the cause of your problem.

Perhaps the best thing for you to do is take a screenshot (or 2) of your server setup so I can see exactly what you have. Or, if you can't take screenshots, describe it.
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