Doom 3 Editor Modes

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Originally written by jay_pettit on http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/315

Fixing Full Screen Mode

The game starts in a small window after using the editor because the shortcut for the editor should contain a command to start the editor in desktop mode. (trying to use the editor full screen at 640x480 or 800x600 is a no fun)

Find the shortcut you use for the game (not the editor) right click and select properties. In the Target: box add set r_fullscreen 1 on the end. It should look something like this...

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe set r_fullscreen 1

That reverses the command passed by the editor shorcut. If you are already passing a command with the short cut, ie set fs_game DarkMod then you'll also need to put a '+' in there, like this:

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe set fs_game DarkMod +set r_fullscreen 1

That will start The Dark Mod (not doom3, you'll have to select doom3 in the Mods menu to play the original) in full screen mode.

Using Doom3 Radiant with Dark Mod

Also worth doing is setting up the editor shortcut so that it loads DarkMod content along side the original Doom3 content when it starts. Right click on your editor short cut and add +set fs_game DarkMod on the end of the Target: ie.

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editor +set fs_game DarkMod

Spaces and install paths

As a general rule of thumb: no spaces or capital letters in the paths.

Having spaces in your Doom3 install path should not affect your ability to play Doom3 or The Dark Mod. It will adversly affect your ability to edit the DarkMod with some of the editing tools. Seeing as we are developers you know what you have to do...

C:\Program Files\Doom 3

...is no use. There is a space in Program Files and in Doom 3

c:\doom3

is fine. So is:

d:\games\doom3

All clear? Good

Starting Doom 3, The Dark Mod and the Editors from Shortcuts

Change the Target: field in the Shortcut properties dialogue box to...

For Doom3 in full screen mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe set r_fullscreen 1

For The Dark Mod

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe set fs_game DarkMod

For The Dark Mod in full screen mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe set fs_game DarkMod +set r_fullscreen 1

For the Dark Mod map editor (Doom3 Radiant) in desktop mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editor +set fs_game DarkMod
(or type editor in the Doom3 console)

For the DarkMod GUI editor in desktop mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editGUIs +set fs_game DarkMod
(or type editGUIs in the Doom3 console)

For the Darkmod sound editor in desktop mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editSounds +set fs_game DarkMod
(or type editSounds in the Doom3 console)

For the Darkmod declaration and script editor in desktop mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editDecls +set fs_game DarkMod
(or type editDecls in the Doom3 console)

For the Darkmod articulated figures editor in desktop mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editAFs +set fs_game DarkMod
(or type editAFs in the Doom3 console)

For the Darkmod Light editor in desktop mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editLights +set fs_game DarkMod
(or type editLights in the Doom3 console or press j in radiant)

For the Darkmod Particle editor in desktop mode

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editParticles +set fs_game DarkMod
(or type editParticles in the Doom3 console)

One more. You can guess what this does...

d:\games\doom3\doom3.exe +set com_allowConsole 1 +set r_fullscreen 0 +editPDAs +set fs_game DarkMod

Obviously you'll need to adjust the path to something more appropriate if you installed Doom3 somewhere other than d:\games\doom3