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Topic Subject: Announcing: BCTool, the new mod tool! - Alpha Released
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posted 01 October 2008 04:56 AM EDT (US)   


The alpha version 0.1 is released.


I announce BCTool, wich means BRG Converting Tool.

I don't want to say with this that AoMEd is bad. But it is a bit outdated. BCTool will mainly be focused on the converting of .brg files, but also it will be a complete mod program, i mean you can edit the proto with a very nice user interface.

Also anim editing is has never been so easy, since you can view how the unit will look like in different moves and with different connections.

The Alpha is released:
Download version 0.1.11

Change log
Script version 1.1:
- Blender import script now rotates the attachpoints.

Coming...
in BCTool version 0.2:
- DDT conversion.

in Script version 1.2:
- Blender export script.

Features
- Converting .brg files to .cbrg and vice-versa.
- Converting .ddt files to .bmp, .png, .tga and vice-versa.
- Editing protox with an easy UI
- Installing COMPLETE mods from .zip files.
- Viewing models and textures and complete anims of units
- Creating and Saving mod projects to .mod files.

New converting features in relation with AoMEd:
- adding/editing attachpoints
- custom numer of textures
- custom numer of frames
- applying moving texture coordinates (NEW)
- useage of solid color materials (NEW)
- fading materials (NEW)
- changing the duration time of a animation

Look and support features:
- OS style layout
- Include Blender and Gmax import/export scripts for .cbrg files
- Windows, Mac and GNU support
- Clicking on a .brg file will open this program

so the main usage for the program is:
. converting models/textures
. installing and mantaining modpacks
. viewing models and textures

The user interface as planned


The splash screen and also the logo




Overall progress:

finished:
- importing .brg
- exporting .cbrg
- importing .cbrg
- importing in blender(half way)


 

[This message has been edited by EmjeR (edited 11-18-2009 @ 02:05 AM).]

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posted 01 October 2008 06:28 AM EDT (US)     1 / 341  
Nice idea! This would be great! WHat program are you using to make it?

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[This message has been edited by Master_Foozle (edited 10-01-2008 @ 03:22 PM).]

posted 01 October 2008 09:42 AM EDT (US)     2 / 341  
I will watch this space!

.... and I think to myself; what a wonderful world ... yeh!!!
posted 01 October 2008 12:39 PM EDT (US)     3 / 341  
If you could actually allow the editing/creating of working attach points I'd be over joyed. Been a big downside of modding aom especially when you're making your own models from scratch.

You'd probably need the granny 3d software or something though and that's very very expensive and not really a commonly used software.

Good luck
posted 01 October 2008 03:50 PM EDT (US)     4 / 341  
Nice :O.
posted 02 October 2008 12:33 PM EDT (US)     5 / 341  
i dont use any program to use it but i use the program language C.
And i'm not gonna buy the granny software!

>> www.EmjeR.com <<

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posted 03 October 2008 03:38 PM EDT (US)     6 / 341  
Which branch of C? C++, C#, or just plain old C?

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[This message has been edited by newb27 (edited 10-03-2008 @ 03:39 PM).]

posted 03 October 2008 05:51 PM EDT (US)     7 / 341  
I meant what program do u use to write it and test it, not like user friendly crap.

He told me he uses c

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[This message has been edited by Master_Foozle (edited 10-03-2008 @ 05:51 PM).]

posted 04 October 2008 06:10 AM EDT (US)     8 / 341  
just the old C!
I use pspad to write and I have a convertor called tiny c compiler. in pspad i can devine the command line for tcc and press ctrl + F9 and it would be converted a very nice prgoram!

>> www.EmjeR.com <<

Mods - EmjeR's eyecandy pack :: Improved Greeks look :: Ghengis Khan - Mods
Programs - BCTool Attachpoint Editor :: BCTool :: Words - Programs
Games - 0 AD :: Stronhold 2 :: BfME 2 - Games
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posted 15 December 2008 02:42 AM EDT (US)     9 / 341  
hey people
i updated the thread and i get procces to the program.

btw i changes to the language python.

>> www.EmjeR.com <<

Mods - EmjeR's eyecandy pack :: Improved Greeks look :: Ghengis Khan - Mods
Programs - BCTool Attachpoint Editor :: BCTool :: Words - Programs
Games - 0 AD :: Stronhold 2 :: BfME 2 - Games
!! Proud member of WildFire Games !!
posted 15 December 2008 09:46 AM EDT (US)     10 / 341  
Very nice to see this progressing at last!

Mac is supported, very good!

Keep this up!
posted 15 December 2008 04:00 PM EDT (US)     11 / 341  
What program opens bco and bci files?

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posted 15 December 2008 05:32 PM EDT (US)     12 / 341  
Mac support?

Btw, would it be possible to convert DDT to PNG as AoM Tool does? I prefer working with PNG over BMP.

Also, if you ever need help designing the interface, you know who to call. Good luck with this.
posted 18 December 2008 02:21 PM EDT (US)     13 / 341  
hmmm... not much people seem intrested...
What program opens bco and bci files?
none yet that type does not exist atm
Btw, would it be possible to convert DDT to PNG as AoM Tool does? I prefer working with PNG over BMP.

Also, if you ever need help designing the interface, you know who to call. Good luck with this.
interface is OS style, so it's mostly API coding. thanks for your offer

i think i'n gonna make a support for bmp, png, and tiff.

>> www.EmjeR.com <<

Mods - EmjeR's eyecandy pack :: Improved Greeks look :: Ghengis Khan - Mods
Programs - BCTool Attachpoint Editor :: BCTool :: Words - Programs
Games - 0 AD :: Stronhold 2 :: BfME 2 - Games
!! Proud member of WildFire Games !!
posted 22 December 2008 03:39 PM EDT (US)     14 / 341  
Hey guy's the party is on
i figured out how to add and change attachpoints!!!!

it was actually more easy than i thought

*would be happy with some more reactions*

>> www.EmjeR.com <<

Mods - EmjeR's eyecandy pack :: Improved Greeks look :: Ghengis Khan - Mods
Programs - BCTool Attachpoint Editor :: BCTool :: Words - Programs
Games - 0 AD :: Stronhold 2 :: BfME 2 - Games
!! Proud member of WildFire Games !!

[This message has been edited by EmjeR (edited 12-22-2008 @ 03:46 PM).]

posted 22 December 2008 03:45 PM EDT (US)     15 / 341  
:O

Could you tell us all or are you going to keep it secret?

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posted 22 December 2008 03:53 PM EDT (US)     16 / 341  
i think it would be to much news to tell :P
and it's just coding of bytes like A6G983CD4 etc
so i don't think someone will get it

>> www.EmjeR.com <<

Mods - EmjeR's eyecandy pack :: Improved Greeks look :: Ghengis Khan - Mods
Programs - BCTool Attachpoint Editor :: BCTool :: Words - Programs
Games - 0 AD :: Stronhold 2 :: BfME 2 - Games
!! Proud member of WildFire Games !!
posted 22 December 2008 03:56 PM EDT (US)     17 / 341  
Nice!, that will make things so much easier.

If you manage to properly develope this, it will be much better than AOMEd
posted 22 December 2008 11:21 PM EDT (US)     18 / 341  
this would be useful when you get it done.

take what you can give nothing back
posted 27 December 2008 06:55 AM EDT (US)     19 / 341  
this is what i can do with attachpoints:


this is the explaination of a part of the code:
0000 803F 0040 003F 0000 0000 0000 803F 0000 0000 0040 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
realtive x position of y axis = 0.0
realtive z position of y axis = 1.0
realtive y position of y axis = 2.0
realtive x position of x axis = 0.5
realtive z position of x axis = 0.0
realtive y position of x axis = 0.0
realtive x position of z axis = 0.0
realtive z position of z axis = 1.0
realtive y position of z axis = 0.0
absolute x position = 0.0
absolute z position = 2.0
absolute y position = 0.0
dunno
dunno
dunno
dunno
dunno
dunno

theres more needed to add attachpoints but i keep it secret till my program is released.

>> www.EmjeR.com <<

Mods - EmjeR's eyecandy pack :: Improved Greeks look :: Ghengis Khan - Mods
Programs - BCTool Attachpoint Editor :: BCTool :: Words - Programs
Games - 0 AD :: Stronhold 2 :: BfME 2 - Games
!! Proud member of WildFire Games !!
posted 27 December 2008 08:08 AM EDT (US)     20 / 341  
Oh, the suspense is killing me! Release this soon! Actually finish it then release it.

Nice find with the attachpoints, that will come in handy...

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[This message has been edited by JDmino (edited 12-27-2008 @ 08:10 AM).]

posted 05 January 2009 11:59 AM EDT (US)     21 / 341  
This is fantastic. Running AOMED under Darwine on my Mac, well, let's just say this will be better. I don't know how many of you use Mac, but I do, and I will greatly appreciate both the blender scripts and the converters(mainly those, but the proto editor is nice too). One question, though...what is a cbrg?
posted 05 January 2009 06:55 PM EDT (US)     22 / 341  
posted 05 January 2009 08:56 PM EDT (US)     23 / 341  
This looks very promising, excellent work!

Check out all of the mods I made here
posted 06 January 2009 02:30 AM EDT (US)     24 / 341  
Mac support?

/claims testing.
posted 18 January 2009 07:28 AM EDT (US)     25 / 341  
Woooooooo
- adding/editing attachpoints (GRANTED)
- adding/removing textures (GRANTED)
- adding/removing frames (GRANTED)
I've been waiting for this the last 5 years. Seriously. If you finish that it'll be another breakthrough on the scale of AoMED. To create models without a base model is the one last unmastered challenges in AoM modding.

Don't work on things like "Editing protox with an easy UI" and "Installing COMPLETE mods from .zip files". We don't need that. The only thing we need is a fully working *.brg converter!

So you better release this . If you don't release this nor your knowledge, the modding community will kill you!!!! With a rusty knife!!

Good luck! And hurry up already

[This message has been edited by yowzatest4 (edited 01-18-2009 @ 07:30 AM).]

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