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xcrossi
June 13th, 2014, 07:34 PM
Hello:

From desk top PM2IM shortcut icon I want PM2IM to open in the Trainz edit folder.
I think if I edit the *ini , I don't know what to enter.

Ok here we go again...nobody knows what I'm talking about...
As it is now, I open PM2IM and have to navigate to the trz edit folder each time I need to strip a *.im.

Gee I hope that's clear enough.

Zeldaboy14
June 13th, 2014, 07:48 PM
Let me help. Copy your IM file to the default location that PM2IM shows, and that should save you the hassle.

Dinorius_Redundicus
June 13th, 2014, 08:55 PM
I'm bit hazy on this, but isn't there a way of getting Content Manager to have an "Open With..." menu command added to it such that you highlight an asset (or possibly a group of them), right click and choose to open the selected assets with PM2IM. So it opens them into the Editing folder and converts all .pm to .im files? Something like that anyway.

xcrossi
June 13th, 2014, 09:25 PM
I'm bit hazy on this, but isn't there a way of getting Content Manager to have an "Open With..." menu command added to it such that you highlight an asset (or possibly a group of them), right click and choose to open the selected assets with PM2IM. So it opens them into the Editing folder and converts all .pm to .im files? Something like that anyway.

Yes that's right but when processing it wont' let me check the Options / Open IM Files. Its just converting PM 2 IM.
As far as I know, to strip a texture I have to open PM2IM.exe / check the Options / Open IM Files then navigate to the edit folder/asset.

I would like to shorten the navigate part.
Would trains have a fit if installed it to the UserData folder.

Zeldaboy14
June 13th, 2014, 10:12 PM
If you copy the IM file to your documents, that would save the hassle of looking into the editing folder.

shaneturner12
June 14th, 2014, 02:47 AM
Whilst it may not save much time the first time round, it should remember the folder you selected due to the way Windows file selection boxes work. I wouldn't advise altering the .ini file associated with PM2IM though, as any updates to the program may overwrite that file.

Shane

xcrossi
June 14th, 2014, 02:49 AM
OK Ill just keep navigating

JCitron
June 14th, 2014, 09:43 AM
I tried doing this once before and I couldn't get it to work even by setting the options in the shortcut. I wonder if it has something to do with permissions or file security that we don't have access to even with administrator rights.

John

PEV
June 14th, 2014, 06:52 PM
PM2IM has no way of opening IMs from the command line. Only PMs can be opened for one-off conversion or by trawling.

As the name implies it is a converter for PMs; modifications to existing IMs was added as an occasional requirement and not included in the command line options.

Hopefully this tool will not be needed for much longer when DLS (and others) have upgraded to IMs. Consequently I will not be releasing further upgrades of PM2IM.