Basic addon making setup, how to install BIS tools.
First you need to go into BIS wiki and download the tools.
Then run the installer EXE that will install the tools.
When the installer asks path where to create the tool directories, please add something else than “C:\Program Files\” because that is bad as it has spaces in the file name. You should install them into your own directory without spaces.
After its done installing, it will create the automatic batch file which is ran on windows system startup to subst the P: drive.
P: drive is the virtual drive for BIS tools development root directory, you can open windows explorer / my computer and check the P: in there. You'll find some of the BIS tools files there. You don't have to worry about this startup subst thing because it is automatically done every time you start your windows.
Now you should unpack the BIS sample models into the P: drive, under “ca” directory. It would be:
Path where you'll unpack the models. The directories should be created like this:
ca\a10 ca\air ca\air3 ca\animals ca\buildings ca\characters ca\data ca\desert2 ca\misc ca\plants ca\roads ca\rocks ca\signs ca\tracked ca\ui ca\uifonts ca\water ca\weapons ca\weapons3 ca\wheeled ca\wheeled3
That is the full list of BIS sample models.
Setting up the name spaces for your projects is covered in Synide's Build Environment page.
This is somewhat hasty tutorial, please feel free to ask questions in PMC Tactical forum and we try to answer all your questions.