How do you install a NewGRF?

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How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by ChaChing! » 08 Jan 2012 09:21

Like the title says, how do I install it manually?

Do you need a certain file or not?
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Alberth » 08 Jan 2012 09:45

The wiki has the answer http://wiki.openttd.org/NewGRF

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by ChaChing! » 08 Jan 2012 09:52

The problem is that I don't know any programs to open it with though.
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Alberth » 08 Jan 2012 09:56

You speak in riddles.

First you want to "install", now you want to "open". What is "it" in your last post? a .grf file, the wiki web-page, openttd, ttdpatch, ?

What **exactly** are you trying to **achieve**?
Please assume I am an idiot and explain it as precise as you can.

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by ChaChing! » 08 Jan 2012 09:59

All I want is to manually install or (whatever the **** was), open the grfs and put it into the opentdd file, so how do you do it? Do you open a program? Do you download something (apart from the NewGrfs) or something else?

P.S. My english is bad. :(
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by planetmaker » 08 Jan 2012 10:08

Let's start in the beginning:

What game do you play? OpenTTD? TTDPatch?

When that is answered we can move this thread to the game's problem section and continue there. Assuming you play OpenTTD, (also when you even spell that wrong), I'd like to refer you to the readme, namely section 4.2: http://vcs.openttd.org/svn/browser/tags ... e.txt#L250 and our wiki: http://wiki.openttd.org/Newgrf#Manual_install

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by ChaChing! » 08 Jan 2012 10:18

OpenTTD

P.S. That doesn't help me here. I don't have the program I need to open the NewGRF.
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Alberth » 08 Jan 2012 10:26

If you could 'open' a newgrf, what do you expect to happen?

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by ChaChing! » 08 Jan 2012 10:28

Put it into OpenTTD (Somehow)
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Yexo » 08 Jan 2012 10:30

1. Put the grf file in the correct directory (read the readme from the link planetmaker gave you).
2. Start OpenTTD, click on "NewGRF settings" in the main menu and the NewGRF there.

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by FooBar » 08 Jan 2012 19:42

To make things even more clear: you don't open a NewGRF. You just have to put it in the correct folder and OpenTTD will find it.

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Alberth » 08 Jan 2012 20:14

I suspect 'open' here is double-click where the OS then runs a program to do "it" with the file.

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by ChaChing! » 08 Jan 2012 22:08

I use Windows 7 and planetmaker, the manual is hard to understand because I'm not a technical person. :?
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Level Crossing » 08 Jan 2012 22:30

To sum it up:

Find your OpenTTD directory (this is where you will see the executable, openttd.exe).
Go to the data folder.
Put whichever newGRFs you want into the data folder.
Run OpenTTD, select NewGRF Settings, choose your GRFs, press 'Apply Changes', start a new game, and it should work.
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by FooBar » 09 Jan 2012 10:13

ChaChing! wrote:the manual is hard to understand because I'm not a technical person. :?
Please let us know what parts are hard to understand, so that we can improve it!

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Voyager One » 09 Jan 2012 11:16

Step by step:

1. Download the NewGRF wherever you want.
2. Open Windows Explorer, go to that GRFs folder and unzip it.
3. Copy it into your OTTD's Data folder.
4. Start OTTD.
5. OTTD will say "Scanning for NewGRFs" - wait.
6. On the opening title menu click on "NewGRF Settings".
7. A window for NewGRFs will open - the upper black box shows currently used GRFs, the lower box shows all available GRFs.
8. Double-click (or one-click + "Add" button) on a GRF which you want to use (lower box).
9. That GRF will show in the upper box and will be loaded into your game.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for more GRFs you want to use.
11. After you're done, click "Apply changes" button.
12. Close that NewGRF window ("x" on the upper left corner).
13. Click "New Game" button or "Scenario Editor" button, depending what you want to do.

Did I miss anything? Devs, feel free to copy this on wiki... :mrgreen:
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by OliTTD » 09 Jan 2012 14:21

Did I miss anything?
Perhaps:
3. Copy the .grf file into your OTTD's Data folder.
9.5 Change the parameters if possible and needed.

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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Nite Owl » 10 Jan 2012 00:43

It may be going too far for such a basic discussion but...

A NewGrf that is lower down on the NewGrf List will have priority over a NewGrf that is higher up on the NewGrf List.

Again this is a more advanced type of thing that will become relevant once you start getting into complex NewGrf usage but it is a good thing to know.
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by Supercheese » 10 Jan 2012 06:00

Nite Owl wrote:It may be going too far for such a basic discussion but...

A NewGrf that is lower down on the NewGrf List will have priority over a NewGrf that is higher up on the NewGrf List.
Wait, it's not the other way around? Higher takes priority over lower? I've always been doing things wrong! :shock:
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Re: How do you install a NewGRF?

Post by FooBar » 10 Jan 2012 06:55

the list is loaded in order, with the top grf first and the bottom grf last. I think priority is the wrong word, as it can be explained both ways. Either way, if two grfs have graphics for the same thing, the lower grf will overwrite the higher grf.

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