About This File
BSP 0.96b - 7/10/2007
Note: If no games show up in the Choose Game dialog, or if you see the error message
"Couldn't find [c:\BSP\quake2\game.cfg], quitting...", it means BSP did not find a
game.cfg file in any of its subdirectories. For example, if BSP is installed to
C:\BSP, for Quake editing there should exist a file C:\BSP\Quake\game.cfg. Re-install
BSP to restore the default files.
Note: "Setup.exe" has been removed from this version of BSP. This program was
a GUI front end to editing game.ini files. Since game.ini file formats have
changed, "setup.exe" is no longer valid. To configure games without "setup.exe",
find Game.cfg in the subdirectory of the game you wish to edit, and edit it in
a text editor. See Directory Configuration below.
Install Games to Edit
First, you should have any games you are editing for installed on your system. BSP
utilizes the .pak files and game data from games to display models and textures.
For Quake 1 engine games, BSP loads their textures through .wad files. These .wad
files are not included with the game, but textures from the game can be extracted
into .wad files. More textures can be found on the internet (try
http://quaddicted.com/wads, or http://bspquakeeditor.com/downloads.php). A small
.wad file containing a few textures from Q1 is included in the quake\maps
BSP uses batch files to build map files into .bsp files to play in games. These
batch files, that can be found in the game directories, may need to be modified
to have the directories point to the right locations. For information on setting
up batch files for compiling and running maps, see the Export to *.bsp (BSP.chm)
Just run the setup utility and choose a destination folder to extract to.
It is highly recommended to install BSP .96 to a fresh directory! With BSP .96, a
utility is included to upgrade config files. Please refer to bspupd96.txt for
instructions on the upgrade install.
From within BSP, game settings can be edited by going to the Game section of the
options, or by clicking File->Preferences->Game/Directories... menu. After
configuring game options, click the Write Game.cfg file button and restart BSP.
For information on individual game options, see Game Configuration (BSP.chm).
Note! Game setup can be simplified a lot by having the games installed to their
default locations. When this is the case, there is very little need to change the
config file and it will usually "just work".
Example default game install locations: