NOTICE that these answers are written before May 28, 2003's Public Beta 3.
Question: Where do I find more painter/builder tutorials?
Builder_Developer club (for builders with approved items only)
New Designer Support League (NDSL)
Question: Previewer crashes with error "choosing pixel format failed" or "video card problem"
If the Previewer fails to launch through the automatically created shortcut, then delete the shortcut and recreate it from the original executable. The shortcut probably has incorrect working directory.
Question: Where are the clothing client files?
If you still have your default white tshirt that you got as a newbie, you can
replace it by using this file name:
There > There Client > Resources > av > mt0 > ub
Question: Where can I find a list of skin tones?
Question: How do I open .dds files in Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro?
I'd also recommend downloading the patch for Photoshop which allows you to open .dds files and the application which allows you to see the thumbnails of .dds images... both are available at
... it makes it much easier to weed through the thousands of .dds
1. download the dlls and unzip them to your C:\Windows\system
directory (or any other directory that appear in your PATH, if you know what you
I used the DirectX8 Texure Tool under Utilities to view .dds files until I
finally got the PSP plug in.
Question: Where do I find a Painter Tutorial?
While loading gmax using the There Gamepack, at the initialization, I get an
error with this message:
Answer: (from slyder)
I've found the solution to this problem. It seems as
though the dynamic lib 'ModelExporter.dle' requires access to the
There client's binaries. Therefore the one must put the path to the 'ThereClient'
subdirectory in one's system's PATH env variable. in win2k this is done through
controlpanel->system->advanced->environmentvariables. Add to the 'Path'
wow, excellent catch slyder. its working now for me after
i added the ThereClient to the path. good job! I had tried adding in the gmax
and therebuilder dirs to my path, but i never figured it would need the
THERECLIENT in there as well.
you dont want to make a new variable entry (which from the
sound of it you are?), but rather you want to append to the existing PATH
variable in the System Variables. just tack it on the end of whats already
there, and be sure to use a ; after the entry that precedes it.
Question: How do I access the Developer website during off hours?
First login to the There Forum: http://forums.prod.there.com
Once you are there, you can paste the following URLs onto your browser's Address box to access Developer site as well as auction site:
Notice that you may not be able to access these pages from your work site. I think some companies' firewall, filter or information security mechanism redirect your requests, and I haven't spent time figuring out how to make Dev-site-at-off-hour work under those situations.
Question: How do I search for past discussions on the Forum?
The forum doesn't have Search capability yet. The best way to search at this moment is to use the Control-F search functionality built-in in Internet Explorer. Go to the forum most appropriate for the kind of questions you have in mind. Then use Control-F to search for words in the subject line of posts. This is not optimal, as you can't search for words in content nor words in subjects that are now shown on your current page. It may help to change your Forum preference, so you are sorting posts by decreasing "Last Post" date. Also, when you post, give the subject line of your posts a descriptive text, so that future forum readers can quickly find past posts.
We have found that at times, you can access this URL to search forums. Just paste this into your browser's address box, after you login to the forum:
Questions: Where can I find other Painter/Builder tutorials?
Obviously, go to the There Dev site (http://developer.prod.there.com/) and download the Dev kit, read tutorials, look at third-party dev site list, etc.
Question: What is the difference between Radical and Cruiser hoverboards?
Answer: (from satire)
After switching back to my radical yesterday, I discovered that it handles
better than the cruiser. Well, maybe not better, per se, but it is MUCH more
responsive, ESPECIALLY when you're pulling tricks. For example, jumping off a
cliff and doing a clockwise spin, I would estimate I was rotating about twice as
fast as I did with my cruiser board. And I think that it turns a bit faster,
too. It's hard to say for certain, though because I tend to use both the arrow
keys and the mouse to make sharp turns. But I think the radicals do turn
quicker. Which, I think, is why most people race on cruiser boards, they're much
easier to control in a racetrack environment. That, and the fact that if there
are any jumps in the course, you tend to sail too far when you're ridin' a
It used to be that cruisers boards were some what cheaper than radical boards
in Shop Central. Now all boards are exactly the same price, except for the
Grommet board, and the Jaws. They even cost more than most Buggies! I think the
price of cruisers should not exceed 10k.
Question: How do I make the dds-compression work better?
Answer: (from chiasmodus)
About "adding noise" I have seen that mentioned in the Clothing Painter
Tutorial available for download on the Developer site. It says:
Question: How do I add bookmarks to the in-world browser?
Answer: (from Digital_Signal_X)
I've been struggling with the in-game browser function for a while. I suspect
a lot of people (myself included) rarely uses the in-game browser because it
lacks a bookmark functionality and requires you to type in addresses by hand.
Not to mention the 800x600 viewing, etc.
Question: How do I add a spell check browser plug-in?
Answer: (from HUGSaLOT)
Install IEspell. This little app gives you a spell checker in your web
browser, and it works PERFECTLY fine with in There. I use it to spell check
forum posts, Auction descriptions, Event descriptions, just about anything that
has an edit field you can spell check.
Question: How do I download the There client again for installation on another machine?
Question: How do I take screenshots?
You can also join the ThereWare club:
Question: I've heard of magic keys to show object id?
CTRL+SHIFT+P Show performance bar
CTRL+SHIFT+D Show a unique id for each object in-world