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Help with Landscape editor
« on: Nov 22, 2012, 03:43 am »
I have been planning a new land over the last few weeks. But I have come across a problem.
I can't use the landscape editor.
When I try to open it or open a land I have made before I get three messages.
1.
Fatal Error

2.
Failed to initialise 3D system

[Program Closes]

3.
Failed to create empty document
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Re: Help with Landscape editor
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 2012, 04:14 pm »
Hmm, have you tried running it in a Compatability Mode or Run as Administrator ?  Some of these older programs are a bit fussy with Win7 and Win8.
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Re: Help with Landscape editor
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23, 2012, 11:06 pm »
Well lets face it Windows sucks.
But I did try running as Administrator. I get the same errors.
I am not sure what Compatability Mode is. I am running windows 7.
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Re: Help with Landscape editor
« Reply #3 on: Nov 24, 2012, 01:54 am »
Windows is fine.

To run in compatibility mode, right-click on the shortcut (or executable) and select "Properties." Click on the "Compatibility" tab. From here, check the box for "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and choose the desired mode from the drop-down box. "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" or "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" is what you'll want to choose for a B&W2 era program.

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Re: Help with Landscape editor
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2012, 04:10 pm »
The compatibility didn't work either. I tried Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and Windows XP (Service Pack 3). I got the same errors.
« Last Edit: Nov 24, 2012, 11:09 pm by Willy »
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Re: Help with Landscape editor
« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 2012, 11:23 pm »
I can't run the unstuffers either. All that happens is a black box appears for a sec than its gone.
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Re: Help with Landscape editor
« Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2013, 09:36 pm »
sorry... but it's easy...

1st: go to the lionhead unstuffer folder, and EDIT (no double click, just EDIT) the LH Unstuffer Batch.bat file, no all pc have the same path to the everithing.stuff, example:

-LionheadUnstuffer -d -path "C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios\Black & White 2\\" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lionhead Studios\Black & White 2\Data\Everything.stuff"-

this is the content of the .bat file. Edit the "quotes", change it for another paths, the first is for the black and white 2 folder directory (exe file) and the second is the path for the everithing.stuff. if u done this well, the unstuffer will extract all textures for edit and the landscape editor.

2nd: go to the landscape folder and open landscapeeditor.ini

                in the sector (path) change the predetermined path, for your black and white 2 folder path (the exe folder)

3rd: now u can open the landscape editor without problems, i hope it can help u, i had the same problem, but with practice and investigations, finally can use this great editor, good luck! if u have questions, dont worry, i will help u any time, and sorry for my bad english (soy de chile).

« Last Edit: Jun 23, 2013, 09:42 pm by MigX »
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Re: Help with Landscape editor
« Reply #7 on: Nov 19, 2016, 07:14 am »
I can get the Black & White 2 Landscape Editor to open and everything is set up correctly but it stops working and is stuck at a black screen. Can you help me with the issue?