[Gtkradiant] Suggestion: file filter (*.map) in Load/Save/Import for Radiant 1.6

Nerius Landys nlandys at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 16:24:06 CST 2009

Thanks for the response.  I will stay away, then.

I'm also curious (/offtopic).  Is Radiant not being used internally by
id?  Is there any map editor that I should be using besides Radiant
for making Urban Terror maps?  For some reason I was under the
impression that Radiant was being evolved to make maps for the newer

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Timothee Besset <ttimo at idsoftware.com> wrote:
> If you have little C/C++ experience and no Gtk+ experience, I highly
> recommend you stay away from the GtkRadiant codebase because it's
> unlikely you'll be able to do much at all. You'll just get bogged down
> in a very tortuous codebase rather than writing in the features you want.
> That said, there is really no one working on the GtkR codebase, so I
> wouldn't expect those feature improvements to happen any time soon either.
> TTimo
> Nerius Landys wrote:
>> Let me describe my problem first.
>> When using ZeroRadiant 1.6 (which by the way I really really like and
>> use a whole lot), I tend to do the operations Load, Import, and Save
>> all the time.  I tend to create my large IcyJumps maps out of little
>> pieces, and I work on these little pieces by opening the corresponding
>> map files.  I then import the small map files into the main map file.
>> So I need to open the Import and Load file dialogs a lot, and need to
>> find the correct file.  Well, my maps folder is littered with hundreds
>> of files with extensions .map, .bsp, .bak, .prt, .srf, .TGA, and so
>> on.  The file chooser dialog that comes up only displays about 10
>> files, so I tend to drag it up to the top of my desktop and then make
>> it really big (tall) by dragging the bottom edge of the dialog down to
>> the bottom of my desktop.  This constant dragging and resizing of the
>> file dialog takes a lot of time for me.  Also, I need to sift through
>> all of the non-.map files to find the file I need, which takes a lot
>> of time.  I do this very frequently.
>> It would be *really nice* if there were a file filter so that I could
>> optionally display only .map files in my file chooser dialog for the
>> Load, Import, and Save operations (and any other operations that I
>> can't think of right away).
>> Also, this would be nice, but it's probably too cumbersome to
>> implement (and it's not nearly as important as the file filter): make
>> the file dialog taller by overriding the size of the dialog, or
>> persist in the user preferences (or at least in memory) the size of
>> the dialog when the user resizes and positions it, so that the next
>> time it opens it's the same size and at the same location.
>> Would someone be willing to write a patch for the file filter?  I'd
>> like to know, and if nobody is willing to do it, I'm willing to try to
>> make this patch.  However, I have little experience coding in C, let
>> alone Gtk.  I do have tons of programming experience, but in other
>> languages and GUI toolkits.  Perhaps you can tell me if this is a good
>> idea in the first place (to make the file filter that is).
>> - Rambetter
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