(Edit Graphic and Text Files)
C-pod is primarily a pod utility, and while it has been dubbed
MTM2's swiss army knife (because it's packed with all sorts of
nifty tools) it does not stand alone. In order to edit addons
for MTM2, one requires a good paint program (eg PSP) as well as
a text editor (eg Notepad or Editpad).
- RAW files are the core graphics of MTM. For best results and
ease of use, save them as BMP's from the file list box.
Remember to raise the number of colors before editing them
in your paint program, then reduce back down to 256 colors
before saving. When you're done, convert the BMP back
into RAW format using Send to or Open.
- BMP files are MTM's other graphic format. You may extract
them directly from the file list box, and edit them in any
standard paint program. It is helpful to increase the number
of colors while editing, but must always be reduced back down
to 256 colors before using them in MTM.
- BIN files are MTM's 3D model format. C-pod can replace the
textures a BIN file uses but advanced bin editing requires
a 3D program (eg BinEdit). It is recommended that new comers
learn the basics of mtm before delving into bin editing.
- TRK & SIT. Truck (TRK) files and Track (SIT) files are just text
files that can be opened and edited in any text editor.
SIT files almost never need to be edited directly (Traxx does
most of that for you). For TRK's, rather than try to write
one of these files from scratch, it is wisest to extract
one from a stock truck to use as a basis for your own work.
More information is available here for TRK files and here for