MasterSword: Continued J.A.C.K. FGD file

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==== INTRO ====
Today I'd like to present an all-in-one MS:C FGD file for J.A.C.K.

In my opinion, J.A.C.K. is a solid editor. It has one unfortunate drawback though: It doesn't allow FGD files to refer to each other.

Having just one FGD file fixes that. Therefore, I have merged the following files into one:
  • halflife.fgd, distributed with J.A.C.K. on Steam
  • halflife.fgd as found here
  • ms1.4.fgd, also found here

Obsolete entities have been removed and the FGD file now points to a whole bunch of custom sprites and models, partially thanks to Avacado Maelstrom and banan2288. See jack_msc_changelog.pdf for a detailed list of changes/additions to the FGD file, as well as full credits.

==== DOWNLOAD ====
To download, see the file attached to this post. To install, extract the contents of the ZIP archive to your ...\JACK\ folder.
You should end up with a folder structure looking something like this:
3Cto7k1.png

Load the FGD file into J.A.C.K. and you're almost good to go; you'll also want to load zhlt.fgd but you won't need anything else.

Note: This FGD file uses J.A.C.K.'s extended FGD file format. Therefore it does not work in Hammer. Hammer will freeze if you try to load this FGD file.

The solution: Download J.A.C.K. for free or purchase the slightly newer version on Steam.

==== SCREENSHOTS ====
(all screenshots can be clicked to enlarge)

iItsxmP.png
Point-based entities in-editor

mv2vni4.png
Woo, connections!

KtVe6BT.png
Easy skybox selection

GuE9qOE.png
Entity Help preview

fXpBRJh.png
Easy creation of brush-based entities by right-clicking

==== FUTURE UPDATES ====
I aim to add much more entity help info (accessible in-editor through Object Properties --> Help). This is the main reason why I need to use J.A.C.K.'s extended FGD file format.
New MS:C entities, should they be made, will also be added to future versions of this FGD file.
 

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Regorty

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in another 5-10 years, kind of like my maps nowadays.
 

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Neat
 

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Cool! This is pretty useful. This will really speed some things up. Specially the help preview.

Nice work man!
 

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