How do I get a plugin that has ALL EVN default resources?
So its been eons since I last made anything for EV. Heck I only recently realized there was an EVN and its almost a decade old.
Im using OS X 10.4
Well, I decided I wanna make a few weapons for my personal use and such. I used to edit for EVO but its been ages, if I recall correctly there was a file called "Sample Plugin" or something included with EVO that when opened in an editor, had ALL of EVO's default resources right there ready to be modified. By this I mean, ALL the systems, their respective stats, all the ships an their stats, all the sprite resources and explosion resources and their images and everything that EVO used was all there.
Maybe this WASNT in the Sample Plugin but rather directly opening EVO. I really cant remember since this was like 10 years ago. My point is, I was able to access a file that had ALL of EVO's default resources in it, so that I could modify what I wanted, and see what other things used as their sprite resources and explosions and stuff.
So im using MissionComputer 4.0.4 or whatever the last version is, and its a cool editor, seems to do most everything id ever need. ONE HUGE PROBLEM. I cannot find ANYWHERE that has all the DEFAULT EVN resources and such that I can open in MissionComputer and modify.
I tried opening the EVN application in the editor but it said "this is a folder cant open it". I tried opening 3rd party plugins I downloaded, yet they ONLY contain the modifications they made verse the default EVN, they do not contain any of the default resources, and those are what im trying to find so I can modify them.
I launched classic and opened ResEdit and tried to open the EVN app, but it opened like a folder with all these .ICNS file types and stuff and I couldnt get it to open those as it said they had no resource forks.
SO. where the heck do I find a file I can open in my EVN OS X editor, that gives me ALL the DEFAULT RESOURCES/STATS for all the ships/missions/sprites/explosions/weapons/systems/governments/characters/fleets/etc/etc/etc that EVN uses so I can copy/edit/modify those that I want???
Can someone please help. I read the EV bible but that didint answer this at all, nor did the MissionComputer nor NovaTools readme documents nor googling helped me find any info on this either. This seems totally different than editing EVO stuff, as I remember with EVO I could open something (was either the app or the sample-plugin) and it showed me all the default resources/values/stats for EVO so I could pick and choose what I wanted to modify then copy/paste it into a new plugin (so as to keep the plugins file size down by only including the modified content rather than all the unchanged default content).
Again I ask: Where/how do I access EVN's DEFAULT resources for EVERYTHING the game uses so I can modify away the already existent things that makeup EVN?
Im using OS X 10.4 and have found MissionComputer 4.0.4 to be the best/easiest of the editors ive found for EVN in the ambrosiaSW utility add-ons section. Its very straightforward and with the bible in hand id have no problem doing what I need to do, IF IT WASNT for the fact I cannot for the life of me find the default resources for EVN that I absolutley need in order to modify pre-existing things.
Alls I can figure out is how to create NEW things, but for example; I want to use existing EVN sprite images for some of my NEW things (but cant find where those sprite images are and what their default resource ID's are for EVN), and I also want to modify existing things like system stats, special characters, etc.
Any help much appreciated. Im sure this is a basic issue, but ive seriously exhuasted all my efforts to find these default values and simply cannot.