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How should the BSP building dialog look like?

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han
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How should the BSP building dialog look like?

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Background (you can skip this):
Sometime last year I figured out that if I flip a few switches, like setting GIsEditor=True in my Launcher, that I basically get an editor context, can open editor viewports and can type in editor commands. I made this some -editor startup parameter afterwards. At that time i basically added the dedicated server tray icon to it, so i can always open up the log window and exit. However the only real value this had was to use Launch -editor -exec= to run scripts in editor context by an external program.
A couple of days ago I while working on HTK's editor engine again, I descided to put a week of effort in this again and see how far i get, so I put the bits of code I already had for it into a new HTK.exe, started adding the old editors main menu options as options to the menu of the tray icon, etc.

So one of the next steps will be to (re)make certain dialogs like bsp building dialog and I need some input how the bsp building dialog should like/how it should be integrated into the menu. Should it be like a single menu option as in UnrealEd1 or more like the certain rebuild commands inside the menu with a dedicated build options menu. How should that build option menu look like?
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Re: How should the BSP building dialog look like?

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There are advantages to being able to rebuild only parts of the BSP, such as using the bsp builder from beta unreal versions instead of retail, but being able to rebuild lighting. So, I vote for as many options as you can add.
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Re: How should the BSP building dialog look like?

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From what I figured out for, Deus Ex, Nerf, etc. the only options are basically exactly what the UI expose:

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MAP REBUILD

BSP REBUILD [LAME/GOOD/OPTIMAL] [BALANCE=0-100] [ZONES] [OPTGEOM]
ZONES:            Build Visibility Zones
OPTGEOM:      Optimize Geometry

LIGHT APPLY SELECTED=[on|off]
SELECTED: Apply selected lights and lights in selected zone descriptors only.
However I don't intent to remove the abitily to just rebuild just certain options, my question was more how should the interface for building the stuff should look like.
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