Download & Install
http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/downloadAfter downloading, run the setup file and follow the steps. Installs much like any other program would. After installing the program, go on and open it. When you open the program, it will ask you if you want to patch to the latest version (4.3.8). Select yes and allow it to patch to the latest version. If for some reason the patch fails, scroll down to the “Potential Errors” section.
(Optional) Download DasMatze’s Lego Worlds User Palette
After downloading the file, place it in the following directory:
C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\LEGO Company\LEGO Digital Designer\UserPalettes
Note: If you cannot find your AppData folder, you may need to change Windows settings to display hidden files.
This model contains several bricks/parts that are currently unavailable in Lego Worlds. If you were to try to put this model in the game, it would have several pieces missing. It would look like this.
If you are going to be putting models from Lego Digital Designer into Lego Worlds, you must try to download or build models that only contain Lego Worlds bricks.
To duplicate a brick, select the clone tool and then click the brick on the grid you want to duplicate. To change a brick’s color, select the paint tool, click the brick you want to change, and then select your color of choice. If you are using DasMatze’s user palette, you may need to remove the filter to use the paint tool. Otherwise you will only be able to select the same shade of grey.
Downloading New Models
http://ldd.us.lego.com/en-us/galleryWhen you download a file from there, you will get a .lxf file simply named “lddcreation”. I recommend changing the name of the file to something more specific and identifiable. I also recommend placing the .lxf file in your models folder for easy access, which can be found at this directory:
To view and edit the downloaded model in Lego Digital Designer, select “File” in the top left corner of the screen. Then select “Open”. Find the .lxf file in the location you saved it to. Select it and open it.
I do not entirely recommend downloading models, however. There is no Lego Worlds filter you can set when browsing models on that site. Many of the models there will likely contain incompatible bricks. Hopefully many people will start to upload their creations to the Creative Corner and we will be able to use that to find Lego Worlds specific models.
Importing Models from Lego Worlds to Lego Digital Designer
From here, you can click and drag a box around a 3 dimensional area. Any bricks within this area will be selected. Once you’ve completed your selection, click “View & Save Selection.
You will be taken to one more screen where you can create an icon for your model and give it a name. When you are done with that, click the “Save Model & Icon” button. This will save your model to the game’s model folder as a .lxfml file. This will also allow you to select the model as it is from the brick builds menu and place it in your world however you like.To import the model to Lego Digital Designer, open the program and select “File” from the top left corner of the screen and then select “Import model”. To find your newly created model, go to the following directory:
Exporting Models to Lego Worlds
C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGOWorlds\Mods\ModelsNote: If you cannot find your AppData folder, you may need to change Windows settings to display hidden files.
Once you place your .lxfml file in the Lego Worlds models folder, it will be ready for use in game. To place your new model in your game world, go to the “Models” category and select the “Brick Builds” tab. Your new model should be at the top of the list with whatever name you gave it. You can then select it and place it in the world.
Lego Digital Designer should download patches and update automatically upon starting up. However, my program would always stop after downloading about 7MB of the patch. To solve this, I directly downloaded the 4.3.8 version from:http://cache.lego.com/downloads/ldd2.0/installer/setupLDD-PC-4_3_8.exe
“FLEXnet License Finder — Your application was not able to obtain a license because the FLEXnet license server manager could not determine where to find the licensing data it needs.”
If you come across something like this when using Lego Digital Designer, it means that it needs to verify the license, but cannot find it. To find it, select the “browse files” option. Go to this directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LEGO Company\LEGO Digital Designer
Here you will find a file called “RL278-094.lic”. Selecting this file and having the program use it as the license should resolve the issue. If the file is not there, you may have to re-install.