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Topic Subject:Good News, I Now have the 2002 August Closed Alpha(Which includes the Apep Models! *yay*)
XLightningStormL
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(id: TheBronyKing11)
posted 12 July 2014 10:31 PM EDT (US)         


Yep That's Right I have the closed alpha courtesy of Jordan [REDACTED] (Known on the AoMH Forums as PW_DarkKnight)

He added the content from it onto into a .zip and sent the link to me
http://www.filedropper.com/aomalphafiles

NOW!
I am currently copying my modded aom onto my usb so i can install the Closed Alpha.
I did use winrar to extract the .cab files, but when i use AoMed to extract the files from the .bar files it comes up with:
ERROR MONTH '*some random number*' OUT OF RANGE 0.. 11 at Pearlapp/fe.pl line 1200. (Might have something to do with that it isn't installed properly, or something)

After I copy my modded aom to a usb, uninstall AoM, and Install the closed alpha, i'm going to play the maps included are Alfheim and Midgard (the same as in the demo)
after that, i'm going to check if i can extract the files from the models.bar and get those apep, egyptian archery ranges and stables, the griffon models and textures!

and you guys will get some screenshots up for you guys if i can too.
Sincerely, TBK11

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[This message has been edited by TheBronyKing11 (edited 07-13-2014 @ 02:58 PM).]

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That AoM Guy
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posted 12 July 2014 11:24 PM EDT (US)     1 / 15       
It's fine, the alpha wasn't a commercial product that people payed for.

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XLightningStormL
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(id: TheBronyKing11)
posted 12 July 2014 11:29 PM EDT (US)     2 / 15       
@thangbrand
I've just added the link

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WarriorMario
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posted 13 July 2014 00:58 AM EDT (US)     3 / 15       
Dude this is awesome....... I'll have a look at those bar files and see what I can get out of them.

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XLightningStormL
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posted 13 July 2014 01:05 AM EDT (US)     4 / 15       
@WarriorMario
Go into Thangbrands chatroom
we are currently discussing about the closed alpha and such

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That AoM Guy
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posted 13 July 2014 01:19 AM EDT (US)     5 / 15       
yea get over here ive already tried almost everything there is to try

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WarriorMario
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posted 13 July 2014 01:26 AM EDT (US)     6 / 15       
What room?

Edit: Nvm I'm retarded

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[This message has been edited by WarriorMario (edited 07-13-2014 @ 01:28 AM).]

XLightningStormL
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(id: TheBronyKing11)
posted 13 July 2014 03:03 PM EDT (US)     7 / 15       
Update!
We've now got our hands on the Marketing Beta:
http://www.filedropper.com/aommarketingbeta

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That AoM Guy
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posted 13 July 2014 08:46 PM EDT (US)     8 / 15       
Breaking News!

We Have Apep

I Repeat

We have Apep

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Weesals
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posted 13 July 2014 10:03 PM EDT (US)     9 / 15       
This is going to be great! Thank you so much for uploading the beta, its been impossible to find.

IDK if this would be useful, but I made a guide for how .BAR, .DDT, and .XMB are compressed in the released version. If you keep having trouble with a file I can try writing a new extractor.

EDIT: Fixed up my asset extractor to work with the Alpha & Beta formats, full source code is up here: http://weesals.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/modhq-now-supports-aom-beta-formats/
- BTX is a bitmap format
- BAR format change; need to check if the 3rd byte after the second size integer is non-0 before skipping next 4 bytes. [int offset][int size][int size2][3-bytes fileTypeID][1-byte (if != 0, skip 4 more bytes (filehash?))][string name]
- XMB optionally contains uncompiled XML

If you use BAR extractors that dont check for that byte (AOMed, BARExplorer), the first 4 characters of filenames will be dropped.

[This message has been edited by Weesals (edited 07-14-2014 @ 07:52 AM).]

XLightningStormL
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(id: TheBronyKing11)
posted 14 July 2014 02:01 AM EDT (US)     10 / 15       
After I Get the Extractor (or updated models) however tasev said it, i'm going to get the these old units working again:
- Chariot
- Archer E Counter (The Egyptian Archer)
- Apep (will mostly be done by Tasev)
- Norse Storehouse (Archaic Age and Classical Age Versions)
- Original Greek Fortress
- Hero Greek Achilles (Mineus Model) (Still Existed in AoM MP Alpha)
- Greek Siege Camp (Low Definition Model, Good Enough)
- Griffon
Along with any Other Buildings, or Units left unused.
Of Course
- Thangbrand (For being a Major Helping hand, and helping with anims, models and other things)
- Tasev (For Converting The Models)
- WarriorMario (Same as Tasev and Thangbrand)
- Jordan (For Having the CDs in the First Place)
- TBK11 (Me) For Proto, and Tech Tree playing around.
And We may release all of them, the name unknown at the moment, but i think Back To Beta - Expansion would be a good idea

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enemy of loki
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posted 14 July 2014 02:32 AM EDT (US)     11 / 15       
what in the world are you guys talking about?
XLightningStormL
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(id: TheBronyKing11)
posted 14 July 2014 02:54 AM EDT (US)     12 / 15       
@Loki
The Age of Mythology Alpha/Beta stages.
We were able to get the files extracted from the .bar files.
Tasev is currently editing and updating the files from it.

Look at the links and such (if you have the disk space)

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XLightningStormL
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(id: TheBronyKing11)
posted 15 July 2014 01:09 AM EDT (US)     13 / 15       
camel walk anim
goat "fat" anims
Roosters (Male Chook)
Zebras have an Attack Anim
archer e counter (early egyptian archer)
archer g counter (early greek toxetes)
attachments e sword (Copper, Bronze, Iron and standard, probably the keopesh)
building e fortress (Early Egyptian Stronghold)
building e fort dam (no idea)
building e settlement01 to 03 (not death animations )
building e stone dam (no idea)
building e tower (Alpha Sentry Tower?)
building e towerage1 (Chunky Watch tower from 2001 alpha)
building e barracks (all) are the pre-current ones, could work as archery ranges?
building g fortress (Alpha 2001 Fortress)
building g mining campage0 (The Greeks were going to have mining camps similar to the egyptians)
building g siege camp_low (OOOOh this might be interesting)
building horse (probably for when the horses where planned to be in stables by default)
building n market (Alpha Market)
Building n pier (Alpha Dock)
building n raven (Raven Shrine)
building n storehouse (only age 1 and age 2 models
cavalry *drum roll* e chariot attacka, boreda, idlea, and no walk animation)
cavalry e scout
cavalry g light (only have bored and attack anims)
cavlary g normal (Alpha Hippikon?)
cavalry n scout (has all needed anims)
hero g achilles (the mineus lookin one)
infantry e hero (flail and walk00 anim)
infantry g normal (Alpha Hoplite)
infantry g hero (walk, flail, bored and attacksummona anims)
skult had an attack animation
siege e ballista
special g golem birth
terrain e rock formation
d bridge 0.0
d farm potato.brg (alpha farm? if were lucky?)
building e statue (early monuments ?)
building e settlement age4 (hmmm)
building g settlement01
There are the models worth lookin at

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[This message has been edited by TheBronyKing11 (edited 07-15-2014 @ 03:55 AM).]

EpicWarrior202
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posted 18 July 2014 07:26 PM EDT (US)     14 / 15       
*dumbfounded*
papaya
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(id: X_MOSS)
posted 21 July 2014 08:06 PM EDT (US)     15 / 15       
How this is finally happening, after all these years, is beyond me

oh you can wait for what I can give
you know what I am so you know how I live
try to look proud but youíre not in the slightest
its happening now and itís always been like this.
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