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[REL] OpenRW


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Is it complicated or easy to use?

My current focus is on the user interface. :D

I will try to make the program as simple as a typical Windows Explorer window. Ofcourse many things won't work in the first version, but you'll be able to open IMG files and export their contents. Editing will be added in the next version. :-)

I still got some trouble with multithreading (so the window doesn't freeze when it loads stuff), but I get help by other people.

After I publish the source code, I will also release daily updates on a developer / beta channel.

Stay tuned for more :-)

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Wouldn't it make more sense to work on functionality first and then add an interface to it?

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Wouldn't it make more sense to work on functionality first and then add an interface to it?

I don't think it would make more sense as my goal is to make OpenRW very userfriendly.

For developers it would make more sense. But I guess most of the users will be people who want to mod their old games and don't like command-line based programs :D

But my programming style is like you described it. First write a function and later implement it into the user interface. You'll probably see that in my source code :-)

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Cool! Are you gonna add a 3d model viewer when we click a dff file?

Cool! Are you gonna add a 3d model viewer when we click a dff file?

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Cool! Are you gonna add a 3d model viewer when we click a dff file?

Yes! Someone who knows about modelling helps me, so this should be possible! :)

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Cool! Are you gonna add a 3d model viewer when we click a dff file?

 

Yes! Someone who knows about modelling helps me, so this should be possible! :)

GGMM has a model viewer. You should ask the one who made it to help you make the Dff viewer

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GGMM has a model viewer. You should ask the one who made it to help you make the Dff viewer

Delfi did that tool in 2005 and I don't know him. If it can't be done in another way, I'll really ask him anyway. But I know someone, who knows how to do this in Visual Basic and I don't doubt that it's possible in Visual C#, too :-)

 

 

By the way, after 3 days I fixed that damn UI bug by using threads. Now I'm working on a game selector, that looks like this:

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Now I'm working on a game path selector, an updater, a credits window, a IMG viewer for v2 files (just need to convert some C++ code, but that's easy) and on connecting all of these windows in the right way. After this is done, I can release OpenRW. Always take in mind, that it might take some hours or some weeks, until I'm ready.

My friend Arturs also helped me out with the TXD file format, but that will be the first thing to be done in OpenRW 1.01 :-)

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If you know enough about RW to write editing tools, writing a model viewer is f*cking easy.

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If you know enough about RW to write editing tools, writing a model viewer is f*cking easy.

I know how to edit and read the file formats, even though most aren't documentated very well. :D

But I never ever displayed a model. I don't even know how to use 3DS Max, Cinema4D, Blender and this stuff. And I have no idea how to do display a 3D model in Visual Basic (without using a library). All I know is: If someone else knows how to do this in Visual Basic, it will also work in Visual C#. And I'm quite sure I'll be able to convert the model files to a more common model format (if that other format is documentated very well, too). But I guess things like that are the reason, why I decided to publish the source of this project :-)

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Pff...documented file formats...where is the fun in that? You figure them out yourself. But seriously, what format did you have trouble with? o_O

I'm writing my stuff in C++, you can use it if you want: https://github.com/aap/librw

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Is it at least grabbing paths for GTAs from registrers?

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what format did you have trouble with? o_O

I'm writing my stuff in C++, you can use it if you want: https://github.com/aap/librw

with none... yet.... :D Thanks for your code, might use it if necesary and credit you :-)

Is it at least grabbing paths for GTAs from registrers?

Nice idea, I'll let it do a quick search, but if it doesn't find the game you need to browse for the file :-) (I only have stean versions sadly and don't know the usual registry locations)

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Apparently it's

 

 

SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Installation -> ExePath
III/VC might have them similar, but I dunno. Edited by Silent
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VC:

software\Rockstar games\Grand Theft Auto Vice City -> Path

Couldn't find GTA3 tho

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They are useless anyway, only added by the installer for uninstallation sake. Never used by the games.

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They are useless anyway, only added by the installer for uninstallation sake. Never used by the games.

Not in GTA4&5 tho iirc

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denull's Game Archive Viewer has built-in dff and txd preview. You can ask the author for help with this. His active profile in Russian Social: http://vk.com/denull

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Apparently it's

 

SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Installation -> ExePath
III/VC might have them similar, but I dunno.

 

VC:

software\Rockstar games\Grand Theft Auto Vice City -> Path

You guys are right for the retail versions I guess. But I have the Steam versions only... So I might only support them and there's also the Wowx64 stuff I need to take care of... Registry is a mess -.-

 

denull's Game Archive Viewer has built-in dff and txd preview. You can ask the author for help with this. His active profile in Russian Social: http://vk.com/denull

Thanks, maybe I'll contact him later, too. Today I already took a look at the *.TXD format with the help of "The Hero" :-)

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and there's also the Wowx64 stuff I need to take care of... Registry is a mess -.-

No you don't.

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and there's also the Wowx64 stuff I need to take care of... Registry is a mess -.-

No you don't.

 

Yes, I need.... :/ For steam versions at least. For me it's

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 12110

for Vice City.

 

For 32 Bit computers it's just

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 12110

and I don't even know the IDs of the other steamapps yet, but I'll find them in a few hours anyway... Now school starts again over here hehe :D

Please just continue to spam this post with registry codes. :D

Another thing:

Are the exe files always seperated with a "-" or a "_"? Like is it always "gta_sa.exe" or sometimes even "gta-sa.exe"? Am not sure about this, lol... :D

Anyway... Thx for helping me out :)

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and there's also the Wowx64 stuff I need to take care of... Registry is a mess -.-

No you don't.

 

Yes, I need.... :/ For steam versions at least. For me it's

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 12110

for Vice City.

 

For 32 Bit computers it's just

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 12110

and I don't even know the IDs of the other steamapps yet, but I'll find them in a few hours anyway... Now school starts again over here hehe :D

Please just continue to spam this post with registry codes. :D

Another thing:

Are the exe files always seperated with a "-" or a "_"? Like is it always "gta_sa.exe" or sometimes even "gta-sa.exe"? Am not sure about this, lol... :D

Anyway... Thx for helping me out :)

 

Wow6432Node if you don't put this in register path, it will be found on both 32 and 64bit system

About seperating: VC and STEAM SA use -

Retail SA uses _

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Thank you guys! You helped me out alot!

This is the new icon of OpenRW btw. :)

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The translation system will be added together with TXD files and the ability to edit IMG files in version 1.01 (or in steps).

Probably it will be UTF-8, because in Germany we have ÖÄÜöäü and ß. I will do the German translation, too.

But currently it's not designed to be translatable, I'll do that very soon :-)

 

Any news about the GTA III retail registry path?

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Does UTF-8 also support ěščřžýáíéů?

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2nd page, new logo is done.

For some seconds I thought that I was viewing a TC thread.

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Does UTF-8 also support ěščřžýáíéů?

Yes, why it shouldn't? :-)

2nd page, new logo is done.

For some seconds I thought that I was viewing a TC thread.

I develop OpenRW since a few months now (long before this thread even started, I just didn't spent that much time in developing like I'm doing now). Ofcourse I started developing before the Windows 10 Release and sadly Windows changed the default taskbar background color to black. My old icon was a black-bordered, transparent star (The one in the Rockstar Logo). That's why there was no contrast when the icon appeared in the taskbar of Windows 10, but looked nice on Windows 7 and 8. That's the reason why I decided to change the icon and fill the star with the orange / yellow used in the Rockstar North logo. If you take a closer look at the screenshots, you'll see the old version of the icon. All further screenshots will come with the new icon. That's the reason why I even mentioned this.

Maybe you'll understand why I did that now. Otherwhise wait for the release and maybe help me out with the missing Registry Path for the retail version of GTA III :-)

 

Comparision:

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Before After

 

Do you see the icon on the left side? ;)

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