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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005089DarkRadiantSelection Systempublic08.11.2020 18:34
ReporterDragofer Assigned Togreebo  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2.6.0 
Target Version2.8.0Fixed in Version2.8.0 
Summary0005089: Preserve grouping information in prefabs
DescriptionSome prefabs can be quite complex, especially considering they were made by somebody else.

I'd like to suggest keeping the current feature of automatically grouping the whole prefab when imported, but implementing that when the imported prefab is ungrouped one finds the grouping that was foreseen by the prefab's author.
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related to 0005175 closedgreebo Add Portable Map Format storing map and additional data in one single file 




22.03.2020 03:43

administrator   ~0012288

This is now possible by choosing the "Portable Prefab" (pfbx) file format when saving the prefab. The grouping info of all objects is preserved after importing, independently of the import setting "Create Group of imported objects".


22.03.2020 22:00

developer   ~0012298

Thank you very much for filling both my feature requests w.r.t. preserving grouping.
Will portable prefabs made in 2.7.1 be openable by earlier versions? (ofc without the grouping)


23.03.2020 04:04

administrator   ~0012300

No, the new files won't be recognised, it's a new format, only 2.7.1+ will be able to read that.


24.04.2020 12:30

developer   ~0012382

Last edited: 24.04.2020 12:32

The new option to export as a portable prefab (.pfbx) is a little too buried for my liking, as mappers may never think of trying to alter the "Save as type" setting. Also, a prefab is by definition "portable", so naive mappers might not realise why they should make a portable prefab instead of just a prefab.

Is there maybe a way to make this backwards compatible, i.e. by extending the .pfb file with additional grouping information that gets ignored by earlier DR versions?


24.04.2020 15:01

administrator   ~0012388

Last edited: 24.04.2020 15:02

Can't change the existing PFB format without breaking any older version out there, unfortunately.
I agree that it might not get used at all the way it's listed now... I was tempted to make the PFBX format the new default in DR 2.8.0 onwards when exporting prefabs, but I wasn't sure if it was confusing for mappers. Do you see any downsides in making the portable format the default?


24.04.2020 15:53

developer   ~0012390

The new .pfbx is better in every way than .pfb, so the .pfb export setting is only needed to make .pfb's that can be opened in older DR versions. Also, unlike map files, I don't think TDM cares if there's an x at the end of the prefab file format. That speaks for making this the new default.

The downside is that not everyone's up to date with their DR version, but all that'll happen is they won't see those new prefabs, and with time they'll hopefully update.


24.04.2020 15:59

administrator   ~0012391

Ok, I'll see to making pfbx the default.

TDM itself cannot load that new format, but it doesn't care anyway. The only place where prefabs are loaded is the editor itself.

Related Changesets

DarkRadiant: master d4c5277b

2020-04-24 18:41:39


Details Diff
0005089: Make the pfbx file format the default when exporting prefabs.
Plus some refactoring in the FileChooser class - it is still an unpleasant if-else construct.
Affected Issues
mod - libs/wxutil/FileChooser.cpp Diff File
mod - libs/wxutil/FileChooser.h Diff File
mod - radiant/map/MapFileManager.cpp Diff File

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
30.12.2019 09:04 Dragofer New Issue
31.12.2019 04:49 greebo Status new => acknowledged
11.03.2020 15:08 greebo Relationship added related to 0005175
22.03.2020 03:41 greebo Assigned To => greebo
22.03.2020 03:41 greebo Status acknowledged => assigned
22.03.2020 03:41 greebo Target Version => 2.8.0
22.03.2020 03:43 greebo Status assigned => resolved
22.03.2020 03:43 greebo Resolution open => fixed
22.03.2020 03:43 greebo Fixed in Version => 2.8.0
22.03.2020 03:43 greebo Note Added: 0012288
22.03.2020 22:00 Dragofer Note Added: 0012298
23.03.2020 04:04 greebo Note Added: 0012300
24.04.2020 12:30 Dragofer Assigned To greebo =>
24.04.2020 12:30 Dragofer Status resolved => feedback
24.04.2020 12:30 Dragofer Resolution fixed => reopened
24.04.2020 12:30 Dragofer Note Added: 0012382
24.04.2020 12:32 Dragofer Note Edited: 0012382
24.04.2020 15:01 greebo Note Added: 0012388
24.04.2020 15:02 greebo Note Edited: 0012388
24.04.2020 15:53 Dragofer Note Added: 0012390
24.04.2020 15:53 Dragofer Status feedback => new
24.04.2020 15:53 Dragofer Assigned To => Dragofer
24.04.2020 15:53 Dragofer Status new => feedback
24.04.2020 15:54 Dragofer Assigned To Dragofer => greebo
24.04.2020 15:59 greebo Note Added: 0012391
24.04.2020 16:00 greebo Status feedback => assigned
24.04.2020 18:41 greebo Status assigned => resolved
24.04.2020 18:41 greebo Resolution reopened => fixed
24.04.2020 18:42 greebo Changeset attached => DarkRadiant master d4c5277b
08.11.2020 18:34 greebo Status resolved => closed