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Dhuval
Member
posted 06-18-09 04:28 PM EDT (US)         
This is a nice day because ....

I've finished the first release of the Ilb Maker for Age of Wonder !!!

Starting from AoWCGE source code, then on data from Jongware (thanks to Cynon who gave me the url), I wrote an editor much more like ILEd for AoWSM.

I'll upload it just after this message.

Special thanks to:
SmurfHero
HamletG
PawelS
Cynon

without them it could be not possible

[This message has been edited by Dhuval (edited 06-24-2009 @ 04:19 PM).]

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ben_danger
Member
posted 06-18-09 05:58 PM EDT (US)     1 / 16       
ooooh sounds great! i look forward to trying it!
Cynon
Member
posted 06-19-09 11:52 PM EDT (US)     2 / 16       
I'd love to try this out with Race images. It would help the Cealian Conversion immensely. =]

I squee'd like a fangirl when the Frostlings were announced for AoW3. True story.
Cynon
Member
posted 06-23-09 00:13 AM EDT (US)     3 / 16       
There is a bit of a problem with it.

I can't resize it without the images becoming both microscopic and totally useless, because all the resize options except 1.0 give me an error message.

The ILBs themselves cannot be read with either AoWCGE or ILBEditor.

Also, the capability to open existing ILBs would be nice, so I can make custom Race ILBs with it. It is a bit difficult to guess what is supposed to be what at the present...

I squee'd like a fangirl when the Frostlings were announced for AoW3. True story.

[This message has been edited by Cynon (edited 06-23-2009 @ 01:23 AM).]

CrazySlyHawk
Member
posted 06-23-09 06:08 AM EDT (US)     4 / 16       
I saw this in the download section and intend to use your helpful directions provided there to get it working.

New piccys for my units!

Token Irish Gamer!
ben_danger
Member
posted 06-23-09 02:22 PM EDT (US)     5 / 16       
this may sound moronic, but how extensive can we edit ilbs now? which image files in the game can we edit and which ones can we not?
Dhuval
Member
posted 06-23-09 04:11 PM EDT (US)     6 / 16       
Tomorrow I should be able to upload the version 1.0.0.2 with a lot of bug fixes and improvement.
However bugs regard the GUI, not how ilbs are done.
New version should be able to avoid the 'pink pixels' trouble when resizing units from pictures without alpha channel.

See you tomorrow

P.S.: For now I'm sure about ShildM.ilb, units and faces, I spent all free time to code, not to test all type of ilbs

[This message has been edited by Dhuval (edited 06-23-2009 @ 04:11 PM).]

Dhuval
Member
posted 06-24-09 04:22 PM EDT (US)     7 / 16       
Ilb Maker 1.0.0.2 complted !

A lot of bugs fixed, better scaling, individual settings for each image and finally it opens the AoW1 ilbs

I'll upload it now
Froster
Member
posted 06-24-09 08:11 PM EDT (US)     8 / 16       
This nor the first version do not work on my computer. When opening "IlbMaker.exe", an error occurs:

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Error Starting Program

A required .DLL file, MSCOREE.DLL, was not found.
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I think it's because I'm using Win98.
This sucks, I was looking forward to trying it

Jim Brannen
Email: branneji@yahoo.ca
Skype: jim_brannen
Timezone: -5 GMT (New York Time)

[This message has been edited by Froster (edited 06-24-2009 @ 08:12 PM).]

Dhuval
Member
posted 06-25-09 03:53 PM EDT (US)     9 / 16       
Ilb Maker 1.0.0.3 updated: it fix a bug, add scrollbars to the images and set correctly the file version

About Froster: sorry but Ilb Maker needs .Net Framework 2.0, I think it requires at least Win2000 to be installed.

Update: It can run on Win98! This is from Microsoft about

File Name:dotnetfx.exe
Version:2.0

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System Requirements

* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP Service Pack 2

* Required Software:

o Windows Installer 3.0 (except for Windows 98/ME, which require Windows Installer 2.0 or later). Windows Installer 3.1 or later is recommended.
o IE 5.01 or later: You must also be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later for all installations of the .NET Framework.
* Disk Space Requirements: 280 MB (x86), 610 MB (x64)

[This message has been edited by Dhuval (edited 06-25-2009 @ 03:56 PM).]

Cynon
Member
posted 06-25-09 08:34 PM EDT (US)     10 / 16       
O_O

Fantastic stuff. Absolutely beautiful.

To demonstrate what this is capable of...

Check this out -- custom race image. =D

I squee'd like a fangirl when the Frostlings were announced for AoW3. True story.
Froster
Member
posted 06-25-09 11:08 PM EDT (US)     11 / 16       
Yep, it works now

Downloaded and installed dotnetfx.exe v2 and it works! Thanks, Dhuval!

Edit: Although it took about 30mins for it to install.

Jim Brannen
Email: branneji@yahoo.ca
Skype: jim_brannen
Timezone: -5 GMT (New York Time)

[This message has been edited by Froster (edited 06-25-2009 @ 11:09 PM).]

ben_danger
Member
posted 06-26-09 07:05 AM EDT (US)     12 / 16       
this is brilliant!

now if only we could expand the number of races/players/map size/no. of levels......
Dhuval
Member
posted 06-30-09 04:16 PM EDT (US)     13 / 16       
3 positive commente, wow
However no vote in download central
Run to vote!!

In freetime I'm adding some minor feature as the possibility to apply a color matrix to the resized pictures.
For now I've no will to implement AoWSM ilb reading, sorry
Cynon
Member
posted 07-19-09 12:32 PM EDT (US)     14 / 16       
I have picked up another problem with this program.

While loading int\scenes\title.ilb, I noticed that several of the images were missing -- as ILBeditor was able to extract about 15 .ilb files whereas when I opened it with ILB maker and there were only four.

I squee'd like a fangirl when the Frostlings were announced for AoW3. True story.
Dhuval
Member
posted 07-23-09 04:26 PM EDT (US)     15 / 16       
I tried to ignore a weird features of the ilb ...but I've been spotted ;D
I'll try to fix it next week (and to insert re-editable filters and maybe reading of AoWSM ilbs)

bye
Dhuval
Member
posted 08-09-09 04:49 AM EDT (US)     16 / 16       
Two day ago I update the new version of Ilb Maker!
The 1.0.2.7 can now open ALL AoW1 ilbs, I tested them all, and pratically reencode them exactlyy equals, The only difference is about the void elements, that for now are skipped by Ilb Maker (maybe I'll insert a Type_Blank in future, but I think I'll have no time for month).

More Ilb Maker may open Ilbs from AoW2/SM, quite all tipes are supported, so quick conversion from AoWSM to AoW1 now is possible.

At last filtering capability has been make a little friendly, now filters may be redited.

A nice preview animation window has been added, the same for a little help manual.

So have a nice mod
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