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Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby russianpolecat » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:29 pm

Hi, so I've moved this across from the transient loss thread because I don't want to clog that one up with this particular problem.

I want to make use of the Timed tweaks, but sensibly I don't really want to be altering the raw n2p files because obviously you can mess things up if you make a mistake. So, I wanted to make some copies and add HQ to the end of each program so I can use those to mess with etc.

So, via NAT I alter the files and hit save. Problem is, the new files aren't showing in Nebula...

Just so you can see what I'm doing, I installed Nebula on my laptop and just copied over one n2p file to make it easy to see -

Original file

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Altered file

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Programs folder

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Nebula

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As you can see, the HQ file is in the program folder, but it isn't showing up in Nebula...

Any ideas? (thanks to Cupwise and others who've already suggested a few things, but unfortunately we're stumped! - see the transient loss thread for stuff attempted so far)

Chris
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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby russianpolecat » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:44 pm

Anybody?

I dunno maybe it's a NAT issue...
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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby Melon_Jack » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:51 pm

Did you tried "Save As" inside Nebula? Seems this method working fine, at least for me.
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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby Cupwise » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:58 pm

do the files have the same size?
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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby russianpolecat » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:28 pm

Cupwise wrote:do the files have the same size?


They do.
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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby russianpolecat » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:29 pm

Melon_Jack wrote:Did you tried "Save As" inside Nebula? Seems this method working fine, at least for me.


Well - it seems to work! I have no clue why it doesn't work the other way around. A bit annoying that I can't change the names of stuff though now...

Thanks anyway for your help guys, at least I can have a play now!

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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby Cupwise » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:21 pm

see if you can make a copy by using 'save as' in nebula, then load that copy into NAT's edit screen and see if you can at least change the program name there.


i still have no idea why you can't get copies made in NAT to show up. it'd be the fastest way of doing it.
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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby Melon_Jack » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:15 am

That's really strange.. Since NAT is Win app i don't have right now any opportunity to test this, but i'll definitely do this then i can.
Maybe NAT settings is corrupt or something? I've used NAT in 2010 then purhased Nebula, but can't remember that problem..
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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby russianpolecat » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:21 pm

I don't know, I'm even more confused now. Basically, the EMT 140 plate that I made a copy of in Nebula - well, NAT allowed me to make a copy of it/alter it, and the new file showed up (the process as it is supposed to work in other words). However, the Selmer bass and Gemini 1073 Pre that I also used as a test - well, as before I've made copies via Nebula, but when I then try to alter those copies in NAT (as with the EMT 140 plate copy) I have the same problem has I had to start with. So, some files work (in NAT) and some don't. Effectively, Neb is the only place that I can make copies. Which means that if I want to alter the name of a file I have to make a copy in Neb, plus another HQ copy in Neb. Laborious!

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Re: Problem making copies of n2p files for 'Timed' tweaks

Postby russianpolecat » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:41 pm

Success! Sort of...

OK, so for some reason I tried this - altered the original name of a file first - hit save. closed and then reopened NAT. Imported the new file, and edited the next name section. Hit save.

Success! The new file shows up in Neb. Bizarre.

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