Feel free to ask us if something is unclear or write us to point out errors.
On Windows, some problems with file permissions might occur if your Re-Volt folder is in the Program Files folder (
C:\Program Files\Acclaim Entertainment\Re-Volt\). Sometimes it is better to move your Re-Volt folder to your Desktop or your user folder.
Create a new folder within
...\Re-Volt\levels with the name of your track (keep it lowercase and rather short). In our example, we'll call it
The full path could be:
C:\Program Files\Acclaim Entertainment\Re-Volt\levels\testtrack or
Examples for track names are
It's best to use lowercase letters, underscores and letters.
After you installed Blender, open up the 7z file of the Blender Plugin and extract it. You should get a folder called
io_scene_revolt. Move this folder to
<your Blender directory>/2.7x/scripts/addons
The full path could be:
C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.73\scripts\addons\io_scene_revolt.
Now open up Blender, dismiss the splash screen and go to File -> Preferences -> Addons and search for
volt. Activate the plugin by ticking the check mark.
If you cannot set the checkmark, you're probably not using the right version of Blender.
When you have done that, close the preferences window. Then, with the cursor over the main viewport (with the cube inside of it), press A to select all objects.
Selected objects will be outlined. Press Delete or X to delete these objects (as we don't need them for Re-Volt).
When all that is done, press CTRL U to save the startup file (so you don't have to activate the plugin every time you start Blender).
When that is done, save your Blender file with CTRL S to the directory that you created for the track. Call it according to your project, for example
The .inf file defines parameters for the game so it can see and read the track. Feel free to copy the file below and use it as a template. If you want to disable certain features (like MUSIC), put a semicolon in front of it (this will deactivate the line). Create an empty text file in your track folder and rename it to your track folder name, e.g. testtrack.inf. You will be prompted if you really want to rename it. Click yes.
Copy the following file and customize it to fit your track (you can leave most of the things as they are right now).
;-------------------------- ;Revolt .INF file structure ;-------------------------- NAME 'Test Track' ;The name of the level as seen in-game STARTPOS 0 0 0 ;Start position of the car (x, y, z) STARTPOSREV 0 0 0 ;Start position of the car in reverse mode STARTROT 0 ;Start rotation of the car (0 - 1) STARTROTREV 0 ;Start rotation of the car in reverse mode (0 - 1) FARCLIP 34000 ;Far clipping distance (draw distance) FOGSTART 33000 ;Fog start (slightly less than FARCLIP) FOGCOLOR 0 0 0 ;Fog and background color (RGB) VERTFOGSTART 0 ;Vertical fog start (as in rooftops) VERTFOGEND 0 ;Vertical fog end (as in rooftops) WORLDRGBPER 100 ;RGB percent of original world gouraud (0 is dark) MODELRGBPER 100 ;RGB percent of original model (cars, etc.) gouraud INSTANCERGBPER 80 ;RGB percent of original instance (decorations, etc.) gouraud MIRRORS 0 0.75 0 256 ;Type - mix - intensity start - distance MUSIC 'levels\testtrack\testtrack.mp3' ;supported formats are mp3, ogg and wav REDBOOK 4 9 ;Redbook soundtrack if redbook folder is present. Two values, first and last track. ENVROLL 'levels\testtrack\envroll.bmp' ;Reflection on cars ENVSTILL 'levels\testtrack\envstill.bmp' ;Reflection on stationary objects and the ball bearing weapon SHADOWBOX -96 ;Changes the contrast/brightness or the shadows on the track, default -96. ROCK 0 0 0 0 ;Rocking effect like on Toytanic.
If you're unsure, you can download my level folder: