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# 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\Doom3. Then click OK.
# If an "Engine Path Not Found" dialog appears, choose the path to your Doom 3 installation. For example, c:\Games\Doom3. 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.
# You're done!
# You're done!
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This is definitely not comprehensive, but here are some of the things you really must know to get started:
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. Right-click toggles mouselook.
* To move around in the 3D view, use the arrow keys. The {{RMB}} toggles mouselook.
* To select things, hold down Shift and left-click.
* To select things, hold down {{key-shift}} and use the {{LMB}}.
* To add brushes, left-click and drag in a 2D view.
* To add brushes, {{LMB}} 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 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.
* To get a preview of your map with lighting in the 3D view, press {{key|F3}}. It's a bit slow (especially to initialise), but we're working on that. Pressing {{key|F3}} again will go back to the normal fullbright view.


You can probably figure out the rest on your own; check out the View menu for important dialogs, and poke around in the Preferences dialog (press P) if you feel like customizing anything. Happy mapping!
Please continue with the [[Dark Radiant Must Know Basic Intro]] article.


[[Category:DarkRadiant]]
Also, poke around in the Preferences dialog (press {{key|P}}) if you feel like customizing anything. Happy mapping!
 
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[[Category:Tutorial]]
[[Category:Tutorial]]

Revision as of 23:04, 11 November 2007

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

Windows

Installation Steps

  1. Download the DarkRadiant installer (it's the .exe file) from Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/darkradiant
  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 Doom 3 installation. For example, c:\Games\Doom3. Then click Click the OK button.
  5. DarkRadiant should now start up. Try loading a Dark Mod map to see if it's working.
  6. You're done!

Linux

There is no binary package for Linux, so you need to download the source and compile DarkRadiant.

After the compilation, the binary will be in darkradiant/install.

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 article.

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