Hello I'm new here and I need some help please...I am running grlevel3 using windows 10 and having a difficult time of creating a .pal file for gr3.Can anyone please explain to me how to do this using windows 10?
The way I have always created any special file type is to make the file as a .txt file first using Notepad, or Notepad++. Do not use WordPad or Word. Those do not work. Once you have made the file, I always go to the Cmd box and use the old DOS screen to re-name it to a .pal or whatever you are wanting.
Easiest way to do this is to place the .txt file on Local Drive (C. Then open the Cmd box. You will see the blinking cursor after something like C:\Users\your username>
You want to get this down to where it has just the C:\> To do that type cd..just past the >. You will do this 2 times,then you should see C:\> .
Once there, you will type "dir *.txt" minus the quotes, then hit Enter. This will list all of the text files located on the C: drive. Now, you will do the following: type "ren filename.txt filename.pal" minus the quotes. This should rename the file to a .pal file.
Once you have completed this, type exit and hit the Enter key. This will close the cmd box.
There is an easier way to get the file extension correct that doesn't involve the DOS command prompt. When saving the file in Notepad, Change the "Save as type" drop down from "Text Documents (*.txt)" to "All Files (*)" and then when you enter the "File name" give it a name that ends in ".pal".
You can grab some previously made .pal files if you search them in Google. Red Team has several already configured for use. Just scroll down here: GRLevelX Tools. Almany Designs also have a ton to look at and download here: Reflectivity. They also have velocity files you may be interested in. There are many pages of files users have downloaded that are located at the bottom of each section.
If you find a couple you really like you can view the current colors and adjust the colors to create one of your own that you really like. Just Google “pal files for grl3” minus the quotations and you should find more than enough.
thanks for the help I've got it all worked out. Just one more thing I'm using the grlevel3 free trial and was wondering if it can still be purchased.I checked the trial forum but it looks like it was taken down...
After searching forums, I was hoping to piggy-back onto this discussion rather than start a new post. I've applied for membership in the GRL3 & X owners forum so I can get an update for my install and although I did receive back an emailed verification that I'd applied, I'm still waiting for a moderator to accept my application. It's only been a couple weeks and I'm trying not to be impatient. That said, does anyone know an individual in that group that I might contact? (My warnings trapezoid(s) do not show up anymore and I'm hoping the update will cure that).
Thanks for any help!