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New Version Of My C&c3 Tools Now Available (ra3/kw Also)

#1 User is offline   jonwil 

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 11:45 AM

I have released a new version of my C&C3 tools. Grab the binaries from here: (once www.cncmods.net comes back, they will be uploaded there too)
http://users.tpg.com.au/jfwfreo/cc3tools.zip
Grab the source from here:
http://users.tpg.com.au/jfwfreo/cc3toolssrc.zip

The new feature is a tool called binview. This can view (and extract) any texture from TW, KW and RA3.
How to use:
1.Open bigextract.exe.
2.Open the .big file from the game you want to work on and extract the .manifest file and matching .bin, .imp and .relo files, as follows:
TW/KW:
Core\1.0\StaticStream.big static_common.manifest (main game art)
Core\1.0\WBData.big worldbuilder.manifest (all civilian art, single player faction specific art etc)
RA3:
Data\StaticStream.big static.manifest (main game art)
Data\WBData.big worldbuilder.manifest (all civilian art, single player faction specific art etc)
3.Open binview.exe
4.Open the .manifest file you just extracted (assuming you put all 4 files in the same folder it should work)
5.You should now be able to view the textures. If you wish to extract one, use the save option to save a .dds file (which you can then convert to any other image format such as tga, png or whatever else)

Only limitation so far is that it may not be able to handle big files (i.e. wbdata.manifest from RA3) depending on how much memory you have as it has to read the entire .manifest, .bin, .imp and .relo files into RAM (I have 2GB of main RAM and even my system cant read worldbuilder.manifest from RA without giving an "out of memory" error. If there are any C/C++ programmers out there willing to help me rewrite my program so it can handle the large files, please let me know.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 01:55 PM

A new version of the tools has been uploaded at the same URL. The texture save now saves as dds. Also, I redid the code to use less memory on big files, it now handles worldbuilder.manifest from RA3 just fine on my machine.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:23 PM

Your readme misses info on binview.exe smile.gif

And I just crashed it trying to read C&C3's worldbuilder's manifest file, without an error report.

Happened again when opening EGBOff03. Again, no error report.
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