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post 19 Feb 2017, 10:21
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Hi everyone,

I spent the last month creating a new tool for ZH modders. It's a FX & ParticleSystem editor.
It's basically the Generals particle engine completely re-created in Java. It uses Java3D for rendering so the performance might not be all that great, but chances are if your FX makes it lag it has too many particles anyway ;-) (Exception: Streak particles are kinda slow at the moment)

I wrote up a documentation which is included in the archive:

I'll keep this tool updated at this dropbox location:

Or grab the file here:

Alternate download link (outdated):

NOTE: If you have a 32bit system, you need to add the contents (4 dll files) of this archive in the ParticleEditor folder (overwrite 1 existing dll)


If you're interested in the source code, let me know.
If you've ever looked at the OFS codes, you'll know what to expect ;-)

-Install JAVA and make sure it's set up properly (1.7 is required)
-Extract this archive wherever you want. No install required
-Run the .bat file to launch the program
-Go to Settings->Preferences in the menu bar at the top to Configure your File Paths.
-Read the documentation for more information

Now have fun, create some nice effects and let me know about bugs and feature requests

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post 5 May 2017, 17:54
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I'm afraid the project is pretty much on hold right now.

My free time has been rather limited the last few months and I realised that I'd rather put development time into my mod instead.

Sadly there are still a lot of bugs left and missing features that I'd love to add.
It sucks that I can't really finish this right now, but I just can't justify spending any more time on this at the moment.

The code is on github, but tbh it's kind of a mess.

EDIT: I added a few bugfixes a few weeks ago. Gonna update the dropbox.

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