After playing EVN for a long time, I have finally decided to try to make a couple plugins. I am using EVNEW as my editor and am just trying to figure out how everything works before I start building everything. I decided to use the Absolute Minimum download to start off with a blank universe and teach myself by building a very small universe of my own. This way I can learn how a planet, system, ship, etc. is built from scratch, giving me a good understanding for when i try to alter things in the existing Nova universe. Note that although i am starting from a blank universe i am importing all picture files, i don't want to make my own graphics until i understand how EVNEW works.
I'm having trouble with a couple things, first off, i cant get a picture to display when landing on a planet. I read the FAQ on this board and it explained:
"3. The other graphic that is used is the 333 x 271 pixel image seen when the player lands on the planet. This can be any image, but make it unique, since this image can help the player identify the planet from the others. These images can be stored in the PICT ID 10000 and above and are stored in the sp�b's CustPicID field."
I have created my Syst and placed a Spob (planet) into it. I was able to import a graphic for the planet itself, and I am able to import graphics to be viewed when visiting the shipyard, bar, etc. screens. But nothing when landing on the planet. I tried to import a 333x271 pixel image, as well as a 612x285 pixel image (this size seems to be used by the original nova files), I set the PictID to 10010, and then I include this PICT ID as the graphic for my landing desc. This seemed to work great for the bar desc, it added the image right above, even scaled the image for me, but I can't get the landing image to display no matter what I do. I was confused by the FAQs mention of the spob's CustPicID field, as I cannot find a value like this when editing my spob (is this field from a different nova editor maybe?).
Any help would be great.