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 on: August 27, 2018, 10:42:55 PM 
Started by Jay - Last post by fern
Did you remember to put a scientist in with it?

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 on: August 27, 2018, 07:51:52 PM 
Started by Jay - Last post by Jay
If you used APExp 3.2 and based your dinosaur on an in-game dinosaur that hatches, then there should not be a problem. But if you used APE 1.x or APE 2.x, that would be a problem. There are a number of lines in the ".uca" file associated with an egg hatching. Probably the most important part are the following lines:
[y\BehaviorSet\bHatch]
f = fPlayWithSound(egg_hatch,hatch)
f = fPlay(idle)
f = fHatch()

APE 1.x and APE 2.x do not know fHatch, so they change the last line, which prevents an egg from hatching. You can edit the ".uca" to make the lines look like the above or, preferably, you can use APExp 3.2 to create your dinosaur and base it on an in-game dinosaur that hatches.

Good luck with your creating and happy Zoo Tycooning.

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 on: August 27, 2018, 04:34:23 PM 
Started by Jay - Last post by NickTheBrick
One problem I'm having is the dinosaur that I made is taking a very long time to hatch. The egg didn't even hatch
can someone please help

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 on: August 26, 2018, 07:22:24 PM 
Started by toodlepops - Last post by Jay
I do not know what that message represents. The closest I have seen to that message is "Converted back to Windows 7 Home Basic", which has nothing to do with ZT. The time I saw that message is when someone had Windows 7 Home Basic on their computer, the computer upgraded to Windows 10, the person had problems with Windows 10, and they went back to Windows 7, then the computer gave that message to say it converted back. But the process to convert back took several hours and required a restart, so it was obvious what was happening. It certainly sounds like your MS Windows is confused. I do not know if MS has some type of "fix it" program to check. You could try to search their site for whatever message you see. But it might also be possible the problem is not serious enough to worry about. As for ZT, you could try to uninstall ZT, delete the ZT folder, and install ZT again. Before doing that, you might want to make a copy of the ZT folders somewhere else in case ZT does not install.

Good luck.

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 on: August 26, 2018, 12:36:19 PM 
Started by toodlepops - Last post by toodlepops
I can't get the game to load on my puter now. Keep getting a message that says ...converted back to Windows Basic 7...I have no idea where this has come from. I was loading some new ztds and it happened so I took them all out and it still won't load. I tried going on line to find out how to do a reset but I'm confused now. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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 on: August 25, 2018, 04:28:06 PM 
Started by Jay - Last post by NickTheBrick
Thank you a lot for the advice

I downloaded the a.p.e. 3.3 version and now I'm able to put in my animal I made
I agree that starting simple is the best way to go

Thank you again for the advice 

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 on: August 24, 2018, 10:45:08 PM 
Started by Jay - Last post by Jay
Welcome to the Zoo Tycoon Community Download Directory.

If you were more specific in what way your new animal is not working in CC, more specific help might be possible. Otherwise, I can only give general help. Making things for ZT can be difficult, especially making animals for ZT. Before trying to make something totally new for ZT, it is good to use APE to make a new ".ztd" for some simple in-game scenery object and some simple in-game animal, without making any changes. Then test those in ZT. That gets one used to how APE works. All versions of APE can cause problems and inefficiencies. The version that causes the fewest problems and inefficiencies is APExp3.2. APExp 3.2 was not released yet since some designers want some changes in it. But this is a link to download it from here:

http://www.ztcdd.org/DD/DownloadFiles/ZTABC/APExp3-2.zip

There are things to help identify some common problems. For checking an animal's configuration, there are the checkuca and uca2post tools that are available at Zookeeper's Lounge (ZKL):

http://www.lunamanar.com/zklounge/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1203

Another useful thing is the Uca Editing Guide that is also available at ZKL:

http://www.lunamanar.com/zklounge/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=116

If you still cannot find the problem, you could show in a post what your ".uca" looks like, at least as much as possible, since there is a limit here on how large posts may be. The problem could be something other than the ".uca", but that is the easiest to post and usually causes the most problems.

Good luck with your creating and happy Zoo Tycooning.

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 on: August 24, 2018, 09:54:27 PM 
Started by Jay - Last post by NickTheBrick
I just made a new animal in A.P.E.
I'm trying to add it to my zoo tycoon game, which is the complete collection
For some reason it isn't working, can someone please help

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 on: August 23, 2018, 12:24:09 PM 
Started by Jay - Last post by Jay
Although ZT has a limit of 3000 objects in each Purchase Menu menu, it is more likely that something was not done correctly when combining or compressing. Many people have problems combining and compressing ".ztd" files. There are a lot of possibilities of what might not be correct. Common problems are extra directory levels, using a type of compression that ZT does not recognize, or missing files. I recommend using the free and open source program 7-zip to create, combine, compress, and test ".ztd" and ".zip" files. There is a post at Zookeeper's Lounge that says how to use 7-zip to combine ".ztd" files:
http://www.lunamanar.com/zklounge/viewtopic.php?p=33057#p33057

That topic also says how to get and install 7-zip, how to use 7-zip for other tasks, and how to sometimes get somewhat better compression using a program called shrink.

Good luck and happy Zoo Tycooning.

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 on: August 23, 2018, 09:24:12 AM 
Started by Jay - Last post by KingOfDogs
Thanks for the pointers! I've gotten my missing items back. But there is something I'm confused about. I've attempted compressing .ztds and none of them worked. Is it because I compressed too many into one? Is it because my os is unable to? Or is it just I'm bad at stuff like this?

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