barbus_007,June 24 2002,17:13 said:
and there are two helpfiles, convert and convertarea, just curious, what is the difference, something called shard.txt is mentioned as well.
Ah yes. So the helpfiles have an extra entry. If we were silly enough to include the actual "convert" command, then that's even worse. Ignore that, the only command you need be concerned with is the "areaconvert" command. The Shard stuff is for our own internal use and isn't supposed to be in the public release.
When I tried converting one, the mud crashed, are there things I should immediatly be suspicious of? It left no core, and the log shows nothing.
Hrm. The logs should be leaving SOMETHING behind, if not, then there's a bigger problem of some sort. Not dropping a core isn't a huge surprise, although techinically it should have done that as well. If areaconvert is crashing, the most likely cause is an item with a bad skill slot. We've run into this occasionally even with our internal Shard convertor. Narrowing it down will be impossible without the logs though. If Kilroy's suggestion doesn't work or is unsuitable for you to try, send a zipped copy of the area file to us and we'll try converting it here.