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Is it possible to create brand new autogen objects (using GMAX) and have it listed and usable in Annotator.exe? For instance, if I wanted to create brand new icebergs or boulders as autogen objects?Thanks,

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Hello Misho,The FS Team answered that question here some months ago. It is possible to do this by adding the reference to the default.xml file in the Autogen folder, I think. There should be more details in the Autogen SDK, I suppose, although I have not checked.Best regards.Luis

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Yes, that works fine indeed. I have also done some tests with it. The only problem that I can see with this method is that when a lot of people start doing it the default.xml file will become a chaos.

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I agree. However, that is why GUIDs are there - to make sure each is unique. I am not sure if the XML file can be appended at the bottom, instead of pasting the snippets all around it. That would help a lot - having a demarcation line where the default ends, and from there on are the mods.The other thing is - I was hoping to be able to choose a specific object within the group, but that's not how it works: I can choose a group and there might be say 5 variations on the objects (say, boulders) but htey are all chosen randomly. I guess, If I want to choose specific objects, I have to create a separate group for each. Oh well, not a big deal!

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Yes, that is true. You only select the autogen class used.But if you want to place a specific object at a specific place then autogen is probably not the best tool to use. You can just as well place the object with a piece of XML code in that case.About the appending, not sure if that would work. I think it should be inside the region tag of the region you want the class to be in. If more people start using this is might become time to make a little tool that can add the needed information automatically or so.

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Is it possible within the XML code to use a country, state or city designator rather than a region code designator to define autogen classes?Has anyone experimented with doing this yet?

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