Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

pnames screwed up? WTF?

Recommended Posts

well this dm level I'm making with for zdoom, using wadauthor and xwe, was going well. I had added a few textures from gothictx and things went well. I went to make a couple of major revisions and decided to add one more texture. well, for some reason all the pnames got scrambled, not just the ones I added, but the doom2 ones as well. I don't suppose this has happened to anyone else. if it has, does anyone know what could have caused it? if it was an error on my part, I would like to know so as to avoid any such future headaches.

Share this post

Link to post

I've had all the textures screw up in Wintex, usually after copy/pasting a pnames or texture1/2 lump, and they didn't match or something. (I'm not quite sure)

In any case, I now use DeePsea for pnames and texture editing, cos it's so much easier to add new textures.

Share this post

Link to post

When you add a wall texture, you need to create a new entry with the name "PP_START" and another one named "PP_END". Between them, you put all you wall textures in it. Then you right click on each textures and you "Add to patch name" and "Add to texture". It will create 2 lumps "PNAMES" and "TEXTURE1". If you want to add a texture after all that, just load it and put it between the PP_START and PP_END, right click and add it to the two again.
If it's not a wall texture but a floor/ceiling, it's not PP_START but FF_START and FF_END and you DO NOT add it to the TEXTURE1 and PNAMES.

I think I got your problem once, I managed to fixed it by :
1- Delete all the added textures lumps
2- Open TEXTURE1 and go to all your added texture deleting them with the menu "Textures/Delete" (Just below duplicate) and do "Textures/Save"
3- Open PNAMES and go to the bottom of the list. You should have all your textures name with a number next to it. Delete all your added textures and go to "PatchName/Save"

Now all of your added texture should be deleted from your wad. Just look at the start of my post to know how to insert them. Hope this helps.

Share this post

Link to post

I fixed it. I just copied and pasted the pnames from the doom2 iwad over the the ones that got fucked up. so everything is fine. still don't know what caused it.

Share this post

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this