Difference between revisions of "DarkRadiant - Quick Installation Guide"

From The DarkMod Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Line 6: Line 6:
# Run the installer and follow the instructions until it finishes.
# Run the installer and follow the instructions until it finishes.
# Start up [[DarkRadiant]] via the Start menu.
# Start up [[DarkRadiant]] via the Start menu.
# If an "Engine Path Not Found" dialog appears, choose the path to your Doom 3 installation. For example, C:\Games\Darkmod.  
# If an "Engine Path Not Found" dialog appears, choose the path to your Darkmod installation. For example, C:\Games\Darkmod.  
# The fs_game setting should point to your darkmod installation. Depending on which package you're working on, this can be "thiefs_den", "saintlucia" or "darkmod". Then click {{ok}}.
# The fs_game setting should point to your darkmod installation. Depending on which package you're working on, this can be "thiefs_den", "saintlucia" or "darkmod". Then click {{ok}}.
# [[DarkRadiant]] should now start up. Try loading a Dark Mod map to see if it's working.
# [[DarkRadiant]] should now start up. Try loading a Dark Mod map to see if it's working.

Revision as of 10:51, 7 October 2014

Originally written by Crispy on http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/4432

Windows

  1. Download the DarkRadiant installer (it's the .exe file) from Sourceforge: http://darkradiant.sourceforge.net/
  2. Run the installer and follow the instructions until it finishes.
  3. Start up DarkRadiant via the Start menu.
  4. If an "Engine Path Not Found" dialog appears, choose the path to your Darkmod installation. For example, C:\Games\Darkmod.
  5. The fs_game setting should point to your darkmod installation. Depending on which package you're working on, this can be "thiefs_den", "saintlucia" or "darkmod". Then click Click the OK button.
  6. DarkRadiant should now start up. Try loading a Dark Mod map to see if it's working.
  7. You're done!

Linux

For Ubuntu (and official variants like Kubuntu), please use the repository.

If there is no binary package for your distribution, you need to download the source and compile DarkRadiant.

After the compilation, use make install to install DarkRadiant into your system. You can then start it with simply darkradiant.

Quick Mini-Tutorial

This is definitely not comprehensive, but here are some of the things you really must know to get started:

  • To move around in the 3D view, use the arrow keys. The Click the right mouse button toggles mouselook.
  • To select things, hold down SHIFT and use the Click the left mouse button.
  • To add brushes, Click the left mouse button and drag the mouse in a 2D view.
  • To add other things (lights, entities, models) right-click in a 2D view to get a context menu.
  • To get a preview of your map with lighting in the 3D view, press F3. It's a bit slow (especially to initialise), but we're working on that. Pressing F3 again will go back to the normal fullbright view.

Please continue with the Dark Radiant Must Know Basic Intro or Fidcal's A - Z Beginner Full Guide Start Here! article.

Also, poke around in the Preferences dialog (press P) if you feel like customizing anything. Happy mapping!