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 Post subject: Re: DAI Modding tool to allow importing of textures
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Amazing tool! Thanks a million for the time, effort and skills you put into this. I really appreciate it.

I'm running into some "weirdness" issues and I wondered if you could help me out with them.

1) When I download the tool from those links, which seems to be the latest version in theory:
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I'm not getting the same options as your screen shot. Here's what I get:
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2) I'm having issue with a _n file for a retexture I'm creating. Is it possible that something goes wrong when the file is packaged in your tool?
I've tried about every available options for DTX1 and DTX5 in the Nvedia Photoshop pluggin with always the same results: the bump map is not applied uniformely on the mesh. See following pic:

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normal textures are not DXT1 / DXT5 so don't import right. Try importing them in blue, not yellow

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I was already using the blue variation (well purpulish), it's the default when you open the original _n in Phtoshop. But your comment made me try something and it worked: I lowered the brightness for about 60% and boosted the contrast to the max.

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Edited images in post to make it fit the screen

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LapisLazzuli wrote:
it worked: I lowered the brightness for about 60% and boosted the contrast to the max.

It didn't work, you just made the fact that it is broken less obvious.
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The only real fix will be to allow importing of ATI1 and 2 textures, and that will come once merged with DAI Tools. Anything else is just, as DarthParametric put it, making the broken less obvious.
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I stand corrected on my choice of words then. What I did is not real fix but a "temporary work around untill it's really fixed". No harm inteaded.

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Are you saying that if I merged the patch I created using your tool with the current DAI Tools it would create a proper _n map? Or that's for the future? I'm trying the best that I can to understand the state of the various developpement efforts but there's a lot of information on this forum and it's not always clear if it's still current.


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Are you saying that if I merged the patch I created using your tool with the current DAI Tools it would create a proper _n map? Or that's for the future? I'm trying the best that I can to understand the state of the various developpement efforts but there's a lot of information on this forum and it's not always clear if it's still current.


Comes later, I am merging my code from the DAI Modding Tool into DAI Tools, and then I will add texture importing for all types. Here is what I plan to do this weekend, time permitting, to give you an idea of the current state of development from my perspective:

- Move import code over to DAI Tools
- Move patch creation code over to DAI Tools
- Move EBX import/export code over to DAI Tools
- Support all types of textures for import
- Preliminary support for mesh import (With major limitations)
- Be able to package patches with textures, EBX, Script, Mesh changes
- Resolve outstanding patch creation errors


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Mesh... We're getting closer...

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Ehamloptiran wrote:
- Move import code over to DAI Tools
- Move patch creation code over to DAI Tools
- Resolve outstanding patch creation errors


Just wondering when you think you'll have it done. No pressure here, just curious.


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