The Ship Single Player: Starting your Mod

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Note:For the sake of this article, MODDIR represents your mod's directory name.
Note:For the sake of this article, MODTITLE represents your mod's game key set in gameinfo.txt.
Note:For the sake of this article, <username> represents your username.

After downloading The Ship SDK, download The Ship Single Player Mod Template and extract its contents to ..\Steam\SteamApps\SourceMods.

Note:You do not need to run the batch file to start up the Source SDK for your mod, since it does not rely on the invalid gameinfo.txt file.

Warning: When you release your mod, be sure to leave all of the packaged files in the scripts directory intact, or it will crash.

Mod Setup

  1. Rename the mod's directory from ship_sp_mod to MODDIR.
  2. Navigate to ..\MODDIR\resource and rename ship_sp_mod_english.txt to MODDIR_english.txt.
  3. Open resource\MODDIR_english.txt and replace ship_sp_mod_Chapter1_Title with MODDIR_Chapter1_Title (This serves as an example for chapter titles).
  4. If you'd like to include credits in your mod, modify scripts\credits.txt to your liking and delete resource/GameMenu.res; otherwise, delete scripts\credits.txt. Now, open gameinfo.txt and make changes to the top few lines of the file.

GameConfig

Warning: You may have to change the directory names to fit your folder hierarchy. Open ..\Steam\SteamApps\<username>\sourcesdk\bin\GameConfig.txt and do the following:

Before

	}
	"SDKVersion"		"2"

Add

		"MODTITLE"
		{
			"GameDir"		"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\SourceMods\MODDIR"
			"hammer"
			{
				"GameData0"	"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\sourcesdk\bin\The_Ship_SP.fgd"
				"TextureFormat"		"5"
				"MapFormat"		"4"
				"DefaultTextureScale"		"0.250000"
				"DefaultLightmapScale"		"16"
				"GameExe"	"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\the ship single player\ship.exe"
				"DefaultSolidEntity"		"func_detail"
				"DefaultPointEntity"		"info_player_deathmatch"
				"BSP"		"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\sourcesdk\bin\cstbsp-ts.exe"
				"Vis"		"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\sourcesdk\bin\cstvis-ts.exe"
				"Light"		"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\sourcesdk\bin\cstrad-ts.exe"
				"GameExeDir"		"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\the ship single player"
				"MapDir"	"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\the ship single player\sourcesdk_content\ship\mapsrc"
				"BSPDir"		"c:\program files\steam\steamapps\SourceMods\MODDIR\maps"
				"CordonTexture"		"tools\toolsskybox"
				"MaterialExcludeCount"		"0"
 			}
		}

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