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by Ikaros
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

I made some experiments: Africa3 MP with only tree.klz from Czech 2: you fall into the void, everytime. Africa3 MP with only scene.4ds from Czech 2: you fall into the void, everytime, and all around there is the Villa and not the Mosque. Africa3 MP with only tree.klz from Africa 3 Obj: you fall into...
by Ikaros
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New occupation maps - New site
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

New occupation maps - New site

Hi all. I started creating the new site, where occupation maps, occupation editor and file guides will be gathered. By now, it's active only the "New Maps" section, with a bunch of new maps ready for download! There are still no instructions on how to install them, but I think this won't a problem f...
by Ikaros
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

Here's some code snippets, beside I don't think they're much of use: Drawing of triangles:             if(mf.map4ds.useY){                 highCoord = 1;                 alaxYZoffset = ps.alaxYoffset;             }else{                 highCoord = 2;                 alaxYZoffset = ps.alaxZoffset;   ...
by Ikaros
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

@HDMaster: You and I took different paths. You (I think) are more into a general purpose undestanding of the files. I tried to be more pragmatic and lead all effort in undestanding how to get things working, especially for occupation maps. In my case, I started from Normandy2/map.4ds and I adapt tha...
by Ikaros
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

Makes a child of . Resets the current location of to the location of unless move:false is specified. Yeah, I found that quote, and I asked my question after reading it. Here only location is named, not rotation. So I was wondering if attachObject only move node2 in a position relative to node1. Wha...
by Ikaros
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

Ah, sorry! I didn't notice that line. It's the first time I read/use maxscript.
I'm back to work, then..

Er.. do you know what exactly "attachObject" does?
Inversion of axis (X for Y and viceversa) reminds me of ROTATIONS..
by Ikaros
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

Seems to work. I changed 2nd byte of 1st axis area (axis1) from 19 to 7 (zone4, northmost zone). Here are the results (before and after): [img width=800 height=600]http://malgolan.altervista.org/_ext/Minaret_Map_-_before.jpg[/img] [img width=800 height=600]http://malgolan.altervista.org/_ext/Minaret...
by Ikaros
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

Maybe I understood how relative positions works. Here are the first evidence: [img width=800 height=488]http://malgolan.altervista.org/first_evidences.jpg[/img] "Mesh index" refers to the order of meshes inside file (map.4ds from Normandy2, in this example). "Mesh label" is the string present in eve...
by Ikaros
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: H&D2 Modding
Topic: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!

Will this be an open source project? Ar.. that's a difficoult question. I fear that an open source project will lead to many different incomplete and incompatible versions of the editor. Moreover, I programmed it as my knowledge of files improved, often by experimenting or writing code just for ins...
by Ikaros
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4ds files hacked
Replies: 263
Views: 125324

Re: 4ds files hacked

I noticed (as you said) some misplaced meshes. Especially in Africa3_MP, it's plenty of them!  :sad: http://malgolan.altervista.org/Africa3_misplaced.jpg The northwest tower is too much southward, almost over the west-gate. Stairways are floating. And many others... By reading your hd2_4ds.ms script...
by Ikaros
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: H&D2 Modding
Topic: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!

First map for you: Africa 3 Occupation (aka Minaret v.E). I've just registered a new website for the project. It will contains editor and maps downloads, among with tutorials and manuals (it will require time). Bye now, you can download a map: http://malgolan.altervista.org/Minareto_v.E.rar We use t...
by Ikaros
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: H&D2 Modding
Topic: Scene2.bin
Replies: 1
Views: 2689

Scene2.bin

Scene2.bin should contains several objects. By experiments, they should be SOLID mesh (polygons, textures and COLLISIONS). Did someone succed in inserting new solid object inside an existing scene2.bin? I can only add objects that become ghosts in-game: you can see them but you can walk throgh them..
by Ikaros
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: H&D2 Modding
Topic: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!

do you have make a coordinationsystem? may i make a 2d game for myself and i want to make a coordinationsystem to build it...buts really hard :) Objects in Hidden have certain coords, represented by X Y and Z (you can look at them inside DC|Editor). I've only a dinamic scale and tralation factor, t...
by Ikaros
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: H&D2 Modding
Topic: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!

Yes, java! Quick and powerful, but a bit poor in performance. I can hardly count how many hours spent on this project, looking inside binary files, trying to understand them and then programming an editor. Let's say 100 hours? 250 hours? :) We (I and Mikiller) know a lot of things about occupation, ...
by Ikaros
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: H&D2 Modding
Topic: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Occupation Editor for H&D2 done!

What can this editor do (provided a general stub): - set a BMP as map background - change scale and tralation of map - set position for those white circles you click to choose where to respawn - change shape and position of blue/black area on map (also of little flags) - achieve a way to convert gam...