Val Gameiro’s updated mods for Celtx 2.9

Alrighty, it’s been a while since Celtx 2.9 has been released, and I was very excited to download and try it out 🙂

Obviously, this meant I had to update my Celtx.jar file to work in the new version, so I spent a good amount of time merging changes.

I used WinMerge for this process, a very cool free tool, and it was rather painless, and things all seem to be working… I even took a little time to analyze the Screenplay Reports section, in the hopes of implementing my sought-after Budget Report.

Sadly, I’m stuck on the latter for the time being, because although I figured out where/how to modify Script Reports, the Budget Report needs to come under the Scheduling module, and that module is a little harder to understand… but I’m still looking.

I described my feature on this post in the Celtx forums, so if you have any ideas/pointers, let me know 🙂

In the meantime, feel free to download my new Celtx.jar for Celtx 2.9, and if you haven’t downloaded Celtx yet — do — I stopped using Final Draft in favor of Celtx, and haven’t looked back 🙂

Val Gameiro’s Mods for Celtx 2.9

You’ll need a utility to unzip 7z format (e.g. download 7Zip)

I tested my mods in Windows XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux 10.10 Netbook Remix, and they worked fine 🙂

Let me know how it works for you!

Val Gameiro

Writer, Director, Filmmaker

5 Replies to “Val Gameiro’s updated mods for Celtx 2.9”

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  2. Miquiel Banks

    What up Val,

    I have a question about the new 2.9.1 mods, it seems your updated mod deletes the NOVEL from being one of the options? Has this happened to you at all?

  3. admin

    Hi Miquiel,

    I haven’t upgrade my mods to 2.9.1 so I haven’t run into this issue.

    I did notice a couple of mods no longer work in 2.9 and I have to fix those. In my version I see the Novel option.

    I’ll post an update when I have that fixed.

    Val

  4. Rixxon

    Hi Val!
    Very good work on that Celtx’s mod! I try to do the same but I’m stuck at the part when we have to modify .js files… In fact, I don’t even know what to modify and where to find it… Googled but as I’m not a really good XUL, Js dev I’m still searching. Would you help? Please?

  5. admin

    Hi Rixxon, thanks. It’s been a while since I modded it. I have another post on how to mod Celtx, but essentially you need to unpack the Celtx.jar file and modify files in there. I pretty much just modified the .SHTML pages which compose characters, scenes, locations, etc. It’s pretty self explanatory once you open them up.

    Do you have any specific things you’re trying to change?

    Sorry for the lag in responding, but I’ve been getting so much spam it’s hard to find the real answers!

    Val

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