[nbos] Custom City Tools"Scott Wise" Tue Sep 11th, 2007
Getting Admin rights in Vista
You need to open windows explorer in admin mode. Follow these steps:
1. Click start and search for "Windows Explorer"
2. Right click the Windows Explorer link that comes up under programs.
3. Select the "Run as Administrator" option.
This will give you admin rights for editing folders in the program files
directory. If you write scripts that output, be sure to output to Documents
or another place that you have persmissions too without needing to elevate
SST Development Group
Software Design Engineer
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 19:21:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Christopher Cannaday <chriscannaday_1-at-yahoo.com>
Subject: [nbos] Custom City Tools?
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I downloaded and used the additional city tools for FM7 quite
frequently. Unfortunately, now that I upgraded to Mapper8 I can't get them
to work. Has anyone been able to convert them for use in Mapper8? If so
please help me out. I really like those tools.
I think I might have a solution for you...if you use scripts written for
FM7, they won't likely work because the FM 7 tutorial has you use standard
VB code when writing scripts (so I assume those you downloaded were written
using this format). However, a response to my problem in yesterday's digest
directed me here:
Where we can see that user-written plugins require "#plugin <name>" where
name is the same as the script file name. I don't know if this was the case
for FM 7 for sure because I never wrote any scripts for it, but if we go by
what the GoblinAPI tutorial for FM 7 says to do, than there is no
requirement to use "#plugin <name>". I'd suggest that you try modifying the
script in a text editor by simply inserting that bit of code into the
beginning of the file.
By the way, this reminds me of a problem I was having last night and this
might be purely windows vista-related...but I can't actually save files to
the plugins directory for FM 8 because it is apparently a read-only
directory...and I can't change this, even by right-clicking and going to
'Properties' and unchecking that box. I think Microsoft should be paying me
by the hour to run their OS...
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