Resedit does not want to include pcx into H3bitmap!!!

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Resedit does not want to include pcx into H3bitmap!!!

Postby Artas1984 » Dec 9 2007, 20:31

Hi it's me!
I have successfully imported txt files back into H3bitmap replacing the old ones. I did as was told after replacing to confirm every replace.

Now there are some bmp pictures extracted from pcx which i want to import back to pcx replacing the original ones.

However nothing works, resedit displays an error:
"invalid filename"

That is **** **** - i assure the filenames are exact!
Reseditor should import bmp pictures into pcx replacing old bmp pictures with new ones, but no!!!

WTF!!!

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Postby Pol » Dec 11 2007, 1:43

Are you using resedit file manager? Such message usually means that here is something broken in file path.

Alternatively you can use h3lod for this. But it's relying on fact that you know how to modify the attached bat file - adding your file names.

Anyway it should works fine with resedit, just launch file manager. Drag and rop the file, confirm replace dialog and hit modify button. Should works smoothly.

Edited once again:
I almost forget that I never imported portraits back into h3bitmap file as it's sufficient to place them freely into Data dir. However if so it can be expected that the correct format for import would be pcx and named with the pcx suffix. (This is important ;) )

Still at that point I would reccomend h3lod which is safer, resedit sometimes damage the lod file index and you maybe surprised by consequences of errors. (usually game report 'missing files')
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Postby Artas1984 » Dec 11 2007, 17:18

Ok, now i don't understand how to work with these exe files and ms-dos prompt, although this should have been solved once and for all, so help me out.

"Open a DOS prompt and navigate to the data directory.


TYPE:

h3sprite.exe @ARTIFACT.DEF

to insert ARTIFACT.DEF (in current folder) into H3sprite.lod (in current folder)


or


h3bitmap.exe @ARTIFACT.TXT

to insert ARTIFACT.TXT (in current folder) into H3bitmap.lod (in current folder)"

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Postby Pol » Dec 11 2007, 18:22

You will pick a right file h3bitmap.lod in your case. And than you will replace a generic name ARTIFACT.TXT by name of your replacing graphics, ie fe hpl001.pcx ;)

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h3bitmap.exe @hpl001.pcx


more commands at once can be grouped into the bat file (that's just text file with extension bat which you can run from command line window by typing it's name without extension.)
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Postby Artas1984 » Dec 22 2007, 14:02

The Resedit2 is a waste...

You said you are going to host all the good tools in one directory.
Is it done yet?

Ig there is a link to download bitlib, show it, but don't offer the yahoo groups, it sux...

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Postby Pol » Dec 22 2007, 15:32

The majority of them is here.

I cannot host bitlib, I don't know if I'm allowed to. Author is Grayface. However h3lod should be more than sufficent for this task, bitlib is after all also command console utility. Still problems with images?
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Postby Artas1984 » Dec 22 2007, 18:03

I have another solution - i have imported my modified files into installer, which automaticly does all things..

I could not insert images, so the installer will simply place all the stuff into Data folder automaticly...

The file manager can import only bmp into h3bitmap as pictures, however it is not the bmp, but pcx files, those work directly if placed in data, because bmp directly does not work, but file manager does not recognize pcx. Strange..

Don't start with MS-DOS, i am not intellingent enought to start with those, but i got what i want - thatnk's!


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