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Offline Diggis

Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #580 on: February 24, 2013, 04:33:26 AM »
I installed the Damn Menus yesterday and already deleted apps from my shortcut, but still nothing but the navigation keys when i open up the DAMN menu.
I'm running SC4 on Win7.


Have you installed any menus?  The DAMN from Daeley is only the function. You need to install the separate menus too. Some developers will release them separately or you could download the DAMN manager and create them yourself (It's really really easy)

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #581 on: February 24, 2013, 05:05:54 AM »
I downloaded the Manager, let it create the root structure and added some custom menus. Then i saved changes. I already tried reindexing the menus, changed the properties of the support folder and deleted apps from the start in path.

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #582 on: February 24, 2013, 05:19:59 AM »
I downloaded the Manager, let it create the root structure and added some custom menus. Then i saved changes. I already tried reindexing the menus, changed the properties of the support folder and deleted apps from the start in path.

Do you use the Steam version of SC4 by any chance? For some reason the DAMN refuses to work on Steam installations. No idea why.
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Offline powerpill-pacman

Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #583 on: February 24, 2013, 05:23:04 AM »
No, i'm using a "normal" cd version. The version number is: 1.1.640.0

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #584 on: February 24, 2013, 05:24:33 AM »
I downloaded the Manager, let it create the root structure and added some custom menus. Then i saved changes. I already tried reindexing the menus, changed the properties of the support folder and deleted apps from the start in path.

Do you use the Steam version of SC4 by any chance? For some reason the DAMN refuses to work on Steam installations. No idea why.

does it? my Steam SC4 Deluxe must be magical... :P
DAMN Manager download: at LEX at STEX
DAMN Manager support thread: at SC4Dev

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #585 on: February 24, 2013, 05:57:43 AM »
I installed the Damn Menus yesterday and already deleted apps from my shortcut, but still nothing but the navigation keys when i open up the DAMN menu.
I'm running SC4 on Win7.

I had very similar trouble in getting started with DAMN. In my case, it was a Windows 7 security problem. The indexer-script did not have the right permissions, and thus, it would do nothing at all.

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #586 on: February 24, 2013, 06:10:49 AM »
I downloaded the Manager, let it create the root structure and added some custom menus. Then i saved changes. I already tried reindexing the menus, changed the properties of the support folder and deleted apps from the start in path.

Do you use the Steam version of SC4 by any chance? For some reason the DAMN refuses to work on Steam installations. No idea why.

does it? my Steam SC4 Deluxe must be magical... :P

Teach me your ways, master, for I cannot seem to get it to work :P
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Offline powerpill-pacman

Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #587 on: February 24, 2013, 07:05:27 AM »
I'm running the Menu Manager as administrator, because i thought of something like that, too. But it doesn't work. Where can i find the indexer script you are talking about?

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #588 on: February 24, 2013, 07:37:35 AM »
For me it's in

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"C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins\DAMN\Support\DAMN-Indexer.cmd"

but I do not remember exactly, if the installer put it there. Also, I have used the default DAMN and SSP-Tool, but not the DAMN manager yet, so maybe it works differently.

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #589 on: February 24, 2013, 07:42:22 AM »
Ok , thanks, I'llcheck that. 
That didn't work either. Very strange
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 08:13:27 AM by powerpill-pacman »

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #590 on: February 24, 2013, 08:23:38 AM »
Then, what does the indexing script say, when you run it?

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« Reply #591 on: February 24, 2013, 08:52:51 AM »
After finishing it says "indexing complete".

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #592 on: February 24, 2013, 09:24:39 AM »
It should work fine then… – I could offer to give you a copy of my DAMN folder, if that helps to find the cause of your problem.

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« Reply #593 on: February 24, 2013, 09:34:46 AM »
That would be very nice.

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #594 on: February 24, 2013, 10:21:30 AM »
It is in the attachment. You should get the menues, if you move it into your plugins (and remove your previous DAMN files). I indexed some of the Network Addon Mod items, so you should be able to select some of the puzzle pieces. Though, you don't need the NAM in order to get the menues.


Edit: By the way, I noticed that I did not delete "Apps" from the shortcut at all, but it works nevertheless.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 10:31:45 AM by memo »

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #595 on: February 24, 2013, 10:42:39 AM »
Thanks very much. At first it didn't work. I changed properties of the support folder and now it works.
Is it normal, that i can only choose one ploppable then have to close the damn menu in order to choose another one?

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #596 on: February 24, 2013, 10:50:52 AM »
Eh… sorry, I don't know that.
Please, describe the actual solution to your problem, which may help other users as well.

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #597 on: February 24, 2013, 11:12:07 AM »
It's the one posted in the starting post. I changed the the rights for the support folder.
To be more precise, i changed the rights for everyone in the properties/security to full control.
Here's the quote from the first post:
The fix is quite simple, you need to open the Properties of the DAMN/Support folder. Open the Security Tab, and then click edit then click add and type "Everyone" into the box that appears and then give "Everyone" full control.

Jonathan


Thanks again

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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #598 on: February 24, 2013, 11:36:07 AM »
Is it normal, that i can only choose one ploppable then have to close the damn menu in order to choose another one?
Yes, that's "normal", since MML lots rely on a reward script. All reward lots work that way for some reason. I suppose Maxis thought that people would close the reward menu again anyway after they plopped the reward lot, so it would avoid one more click.
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Re: DAMN Development Thread (formerly known as "Custom Submenus")
« Reply #599 on: February 24, 2013, 11:50:38 AM »
Ok, thanks for the info. I wish i won the lottery to buy the SC4 source code. You people would make the game the one and only necessary game.