rockr230 Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:05pm
Need help editing subtitles
I've been trying to modify the subtitles for L4D2, but can't seem to get them working.
Every time I compile the .txt into .dat, it seems that the subtitles turn off/don't work. In fact, the modified .dat file is smaller than the orignial .dat, which doesn't make sense to me, seeing that the modified .txt file was larger than the original. I've been using the compiling methods in the guides I've found (either making a .bat or .cmd)
The other method I've done was to try and make the .txt file an add-on, but it still doesn't work.
The vpk directory I made looks like this:
[Mod name](VPK name) --> resource (inside VPK) --> subtitles_english.txt
I have the "addoninfo.txt" next to the "resource" folder.

The only useful guides I've found are http://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=56129 and https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Closed_Captions.
Just a few things:
-The subtitles_english.txt file was extracted from the pak01_dir.vpk.
-I want to edit the SUBTITLES, I do NOT want to edit the CLOSED CAPTIONS.
-I'm still new to this stuff, so try not to get too technical.
Last edited by rockr230; Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:07pm
Date Posted: Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:05pm
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