A *.ZT FILE USING TPWIN
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or future reference. All I ask it that you DO
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you will need to download (of course) TPWin which
can be found in the Craft Editors
section the file comes with two utilities a
patch maker and a patch installer.
This is a old utility
that was first create for the use with TIE Fighter
but is very useful when it comes to making shipset.
Or you can download
the new ZT Patcher and ZT Maker. A TIE Patch Clone
for Win 95. Utility for applying ship patches to games.
Updated to run in as a 32 bit Windows 95 native program,
which can also be found in the Craft Editors
to create the *.Zt file
making a Zt file for a new shipset I recommend you
first install a clean install of XwA (Clean meaning
a new install with editing).
Next download and install
the 2.02 update patch for XwA if you don't already
have it you can download it directly from here LucasArts
Before you install
or edit anything, I suggest you create a new folder
copy and name it AllianceOriginal. The copy the XWingAlliance.exe to that folder, know don't touch this you will need
Once this has been
done you can edit your Exe to add your custom opts
you will need for your new shipset.
Once your shipset is
made you can create your *.Zt for it.
Run Patchmaker and
you will be greeted with this: -
Press continue and
a browser will appear stating Select an unmodified FLIGHT.OVL or Z_TIE__.EXE: -
attention to the part that say's FLIGHT.OVL or
Z_TIE__.EXE. as I said it was first created for
use with TIE Fighter, the browser says Select an unmodified *.EXE, so you remember the XWingAlliance.exe you saved to the OriginalXWA folder, this it what
you will have to find but first select All Files (*.*):
your Unmodified version on XWingAlliance.exe this should be (If you
have done like I suggested) C:\Program Files\LucasArts\XWingAlliance\AllianceOriginal\XWingAlliance.exe:
found press OK and you will be greeted with another
browser which states, Select Modified *.EXE repeat as above but find the Modified exe should
be C:\Program Files\LucasArts\XWingAlliance\XWingAlliance.exe:
press OK and another browser will appear stating Save patch
the Folder you wish to save it too and name it what
you wish, but keep it short, for the example we will
save it to C:\ and name it Myship.Zt and press OK.
then be greeted with a conformation screen if you
agree with what it asks press Yes.
screen will appear asking you to Edit
Comment, but as this *.Zt file is for
a shipset I
wouldn't recommend you type anything just leave it blank and press OK.
The utility will start
it's process and will take seconds and you should
be greeted with a Success! screen, stating where your new *.Zt file has been
and another small screen will appear stating Done,
press Ok and that's it you can place this in you new shipset
not going to use your newly created *.Zt file in a
shipset you will want to know how to install it. First
run TIE Patch and you will be greeted with these two
screens press Continue
window will appear asking you to Select
Patch File your *.Zt file. First select TIECD
where your *.Zt file is: -
it will ask you to select your XWingAlliance.exe,
select all files: -
should look like this now: -
wish to backup your XWingAlliance.exe check the Make
Backup box and press Patch!
then be asked where you wish to back up your *.Exe
and what you wish to call it, for this example I have
called it xwaback.exe and saved it to the XWA Dir.
then go through it's process in seconds and you will
be greeted with this: -
it you have successfully patched your game.