Custom signs in ETS2 Map Editor: impossible?

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Valentin_VV
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13 Jun 2019 18:38

Hello dears. I tried for a few hours to create a custom sign in the wonderful ETS2 Map Editor. As expected, it doesn't work. :D
I tried many "solutions" but no one worked.
It just doesn't work; I don't even know how to explain it.
I create a custom template or whatever it is, and after I can't use it on my map.

I hope that you understood something. From the title you can see that I'm a bit triggered. :))

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13 Jun 2019 22:35

It is possibe, here Mandelsoft explains how: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=12021
Hope this helps :)
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Valentin_VV
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16 Jun 2019 14:01

00:02:49.553 : <ERROR> [fs] Failed to open file '/home/mod/project.scs/def/sign/board/1.sii' in the create_truncate mode.
00:02:49.553 : <ERROR> save_unit_array() - Failed to create file (/home/mod/project.scs/def/sign/board/1.sii)
00:02:59.835 : <ERROR> [fs] Failed to open file '/def/sign/board/1.sii' in the read_only mode.
00:02:59.835 : <ERROR> load_unit_tree() - Failed to open file (/def/sign/board/1.sii)
00:03:51.829 : <ERROR> [fs] Failed to open file '/def/sign/board/1.sii' in the read_only mode.
00:03:51.829 : <ERROR> load_unit_tree() - Failed to open file (/def/sign/board/1.sii)
00:04:00.636 : <ERROR> [fs] Failed to open file '/home/mod/project.scs/def/sign/board/1.sii' in the create_truncate mode.
00:04:00.637 : <ERROR> save_unit_array() - Failed to create file (/home/mod/project.scs/def/sign/board/1.sii)
Still not working...

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16 Jun 2019 19:54

Firstly I don't think the game likes how your sign name is just a number.
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Valentin_VV
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16 Jun 2019 20:19

I edited the name, the real one is something like blahblah_blah_blah.sii.
Also, the „project.scs” has another name.

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Adarskalen
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16 Jun 2019 21:20

1. Did you create templates for the signs you made?
2. You must also have the files boards.sii and templates.sii included, and write in them entries for every sign you made.
3. I suggest you (if you didn't create) to create also a project in the sign editor just for your signs, and then edit it in a text editor and write entries for every sign you made.

I hope it helped. I highly suggest you to watch Arayas' sign tutorials on Youtube.

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16 Jun 2019 21:32

I do NOT suggest to look at Arayas' tutorials, as he uses old and outdated methods.

The main trick is to leave the sign templates unpacked (link), but better is to make a symbolic link to your custom base and put that link into the mod folder, so that the game can properly cache your sign templates (link).
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16 Jun 2019 21:49

MandelSoft,
Really? Then this means I use the outdated method. Actually, I first watched from Arayas the video "creating custom templates" or something, and then I basically learned alone the rest, but I did not know there is a better method. Also, I did not read your tutorial, but surely I will read it if the method explained by you is better.

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16 Jun 2019 22:39

I agree don't watch Arayas tutorial, I watched it at the beggining too and then I found out it was the 'backwards' way and it really confsed me, so I reccomened sticking to Mandelsoft's guide ;)
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Valentin_VV
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17 Jun 2019 10:30

There are images with my folders: .
Are they good enough?

And what I have to do next then? Can someone explain the steps to create a custom sign (I mean a sign with my own template)?

PS: Thank you for all your replies!

LATER EDIT:
I watched that tutorial and now I can make signs. It's much to do, but it works fine. Thank you again!



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