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Issues with overviewText parameter in description.ext file for editing missions
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Two problems I have found in regards to editing description.ext

  1. overviewText seems to override onLoadMission text. So in effect if you want overviewText then you won't be able to have a different, shorter description for your loading screen as it will just be the same as the overviewText. The same doesn't apply to the picture.
  2. overviewText seems to be limited to a low number of characters - far less than would fill the overview box even if on large UI. Anything over a certain character count just gets truncated.


Legacy ID
Operating System
Windows 7
Steps To Reproduce
  1. create a mission
  2. create description.ext in the mission folder
  3. enter the following lines


  1. Save your mission to a pbo file. Launch the missinon and both the overview and loading text will display abcde
  2. Try writing a long overviewText section and you will notice that upon trying the mission A3 has truncated it despite having lots of room in the description box.

Event Timeline

sproyd edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jun 15 2013, 11:19 AM
sproyd edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
sproyd set Category to Editor.
sproyd set Reproducibility to Always.
sproyd set Severity to None.
sproyd set Resolution to Open.
sproyd set Legacy ID to 3364351446.May 7 2016, 2:36 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: Jukk.Jun 15 2013, 11:19 AM
Jukk added a comment.Jul 4 2013, 7:33 PM

I noticed these same issues yesterday, and it's slightly annoying since you cannot use the overview.html anymore either.

R3vo added a subscriber: R3vo.Jun 26 2021, 2:55 PM

Solved by Eden Editor.

LouMontana closed this task as Resolved.Jun 28 2021, 12:59 PM
LouMontana updated the task description. (Show Details)
LouMontana edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)
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LouMontana set Operating System to Windows 7.