- Every playscene image file MUST be a .BMP type file.
- Playscene size in pixels: 1024 x 768
- If a playscene turns strange colors when you put it in game it is either the wrong size or the .BMP file isn't working correctly.
- To fix the .BMP file, open the image with Paint and export it as a .BMP file. Some programs don't format .BMP files in a way that works correctly with Petz
- OW files do not currently work in Petz 4 for some reason. I will continue trying to figure out how to make OW files work in Petz 4.
- Prepare your .BMP background image.
- Open Petz and click on the Scene Editor
- Follow Directions in Scene Editor
- If something goes wrong, refer to the basics above.
- Note: If trying to add an animated effect to the playscene using the scene editor, transparent pixels will turn white or black.
- Open LNZ Pro and open the playscene that you want to make an OW file for in LNZ Pro
- Expand the BMP tab (Click the +)
- Look through the playscenes .BMP images
- In order to have a correct OW file, you need to make one image for each BMP image under the BMP tab that isn't the playscene icon. This is typically anywhere from 1-3 images (Day, Night, Cloudy)
- Use print screen to get the bottom half of the original .BMP image in LNZ pro
- Combine with the upper half which you can get from using print screen on the image in game
- Combine using Gimp or any other art program that will allow for image manipulation.
- Use the original image as a guide line
- Check the size of the image, this is very important for lining the interactive and animated objects up when you put the scene in game.
- Edit the scene to look the way you want it to, make sure to leave interactive and animated objects alone.
- Again, use the original playscene image as a guide line so that everything lines up correctly in game.
- Export the image file as a BMP image
- If using Gimp you will have a problem, refer to the basics and use Paint to fix the BMP file format to work correctly with Petz.
- In LNZ Pro Right click each BMP image label in the left side panel, then select "Replace from File..."
- Find and Select your image.
- Save LNZ Pro file to your desktop
- DO NOT SAVE to area folder in game, it will not work for some reason
- Move/ Copy the playscene file from the desktop into the Petz Area folder.
- Open it in game and enjoy.
- If it doesn't line up with the animated and interactive objects in game you messed up the base image alignment. Shift the image around by adding pixels to the sides, top, or bottom depending on how the playscene is misaligned in game.