Sorry for delayed answer Clemens
Do you mean "full installer" when you say "official version"? In this case i will send you my efile in september, so it can be included
Yes, I meant "all-in-one-installer"
So my question is: Is it possible for Efile makers to include few icons into the efile which are not part of the latest openicons without the need of an own openicons.dat?
In my case, i would like to include 2 or 3 icons. Is it possible to put them into the efile's OPENDAT folder and submit (and use ingame) the icons like this?
This is not a problem for the installer but it maybe a problem for players, because those single png files will remain in the local OPENDAT folder probably forever, as the installer never removes any file from the local drive, it only adds and replaces files. So for those guys copying the icons in their local disk, they will load those local icons forever, as single icons from OpenDat folder and checked before loading the global and equipment datfiles.
The option was really implemented to allow designers to test new icons in game before including in the datfiles.
It is always better to include a short EquipIcons.dat which is easier and simpler to remove by players
Anyway, I hope the official OpenIcons.dat could be updated on time for the next official version or else wait to release until done.