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Untools - A UNR package checker and ripper

Discussion in 'Nali City' started by Varpu, Nov 28, 2001.

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What should be the name of this tool

Poll closed Dec 8, 2001.
  1. NaliTools

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Naliminator

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. UnAdept

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. UnTools (current name)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. UnaHolic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Something else ? (please, tell us the name)

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  1. Varpu

    Varpu Novice Nali City Reviewer

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    Well, I've been doing something useful. I've made a tool that can be used to check Your zip for missing packs. Like QUALTHWAR puts it "The map won't load, possibly a missing citytex.utx". Well, I've caught with that disease myself as well ... the AS-Rebellion is missing the SGITech.utx package (although that one is in the BP #4).

    Well, here is a solution for that disease, just copy Your map into a separate directory (You would do that anyway) and in the command prompt give this command:
    UnTools DM-MyMap.unr packneed
    and hit enter. You will get a list of all packages that should be shipped with Your map. And If You want to check about the bonus pack needs, do it this way:
    UnTools DM-MyMap.unr packneed -bp1 -bp2 -bp3 -bp4
    For all Epic packages including the bonus ones just add option -epic

    Get the zip (770k) from HERE

    So why is this in here and not in showroom or in Advanced mapping ?

    Because by using this tool You can save some effort from NC staff by eliminating unnessecary updates on zip deliveries.

    The zip is about 700K of which the executable is about 80K. The executable does not need to be installed or anything, just copy it somewhere to be accessible by Your path. You can waste the rest of the stuff in the zip unless You are keen on programming (C++) and want to know something about reading Unreal packages. I would also be thanful for any help with this one.

    As a bonus You get the ability to rip off textures out of Unreal packages (Only BMP export works).

    The future:
    I will add another neat feature to this tool; it will generate a report on the given map listing weapos, armors, player starts, health and just about everything the mapper included in the map. You can direct the tool to make this a web page with screenshot. And if it is an assault map, the briefings with all texts are also included. All this is also available in HTML so You can put the thing into Your homepage.

    The HTML thing will be merely a filler; You first create a neat looking page where You reserve certain areas for different things and put a special marker in there. Then the UnTools reads this prefabricated page, inserts the map information, generates the images and there You are. Doing it this way let's You decide how it looks.

    What does it cost:
    I'm pretty content with the smile on Your face !

    (If someone missed the meaning of that one ... it is free to use, just don't sell it to anyone).
     
  2. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    I just like the sound of Naliminator :)
     
  3. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    Cmon' ppl vote, the man needs a concensus!
     
  4. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    Well...I dnlded and unzipped it....but how do I install the tool???
    what do I do with what??

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Astyanax

    Astyanax GotoState('Coding');

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    I voted for Naliminator, very nice name. :cool:
     
  6. Varpu

    Varpu Novice Nali City Reviewer

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    Ok rukee, here goes (although I TRIED to explain it earlier :) )

    First of all, the _WinNT and the _Linux directories (folders) contain the binaries. As You seem to have the WIN98 (or 2000) You will need to go into the _WinNT folder.
    There You should locate a file carrying name UnTools.
    Now just copy that thing into Your C:\WINDOWS directory.

    After this You can pretty much dispose (delete) everything else You downloaded. I included all this stuff for completeness sake. The executable contains a bried inbuilt help which will print out when You use the program without any arguments.

    Now, this is a silly program that has no fancy GUI and so it must be operated from the MsDos command prompt. And believe me or not, there are some good reasons for it being this way.

    So You open the command prompt and type UnTools and hit enter. You should get two screenfulls of help text which should be able to guide You through the rest of the process.

    The main thing is, You should go into the folder (in the MsDos prompt) that You are going to zip and give this command with proper arguments.

    As I said, the program is a dumb-ass and it has no fancy GUI. It also has about zillion bugs in it but mostly it does the work. For those of You that are interested whether this program is a candidate for crashing the windows, I've pressed it through Purify and driven it with BoudsChecker..... which should pretty much ensure it will not ruin Your Windows If it crashes.
     
  7. jreister

    jreister heretic

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    Name for Untools

    A name:

    "UnChecker"
     
  8. Nachimir

    Nachimir Crony of Stilgar

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    I like "UnChecker" better than all the names in the Poll.

    Thanks Varpu, this is a great thing to have, and I got it working/figured it out, even though I really dislike dos. It'd also be nice to be able to use the -p switch for levels that use loads of packages - it wouldn't let me.
     
  9. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    In the NT folder I got a "make file" and a 'unextract"
    which one goes into the "C"directory??
     
  10. Varpu

    Varpu Novice Nali City Reviewer

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    UnExtract(.exe)
     
  11. Claw

    Claw Weird little hermit on dried frog pills

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    I don't like fancy names for tools much

    So I vote for "MapView(er)"

    Or "UnView" for an alternative... my old problem... indecisiveness
     
  12. RedFox

    RedFox bHateHisCountry=True

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    [scaryvoice]NALIMINATOR !!![/scaryvoice]
     
  13. [UM]theswarm

    [UM]theswarm Spork of the Apocalypse!

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    So i poened the thing and typed it in right, and it closed!!:mad:
     
  14. smeerkat

    smeerkat Hello, old friend...

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    I voted for "Other Name"

    I don't think the name should have "Nali" as the prefix, since all review sites will find this tool useful.

    My suggestion: VERIFY

    An abbreviation for "Varpu's Easy Resource in Finding Your custom textures"
     
  15. Nachimir

    Nachimir Crony of Stilgar

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    Um, unless I'm misinterpreting, it sounds like:

    It will do if you just double click. Either:

    Open up a proper prompt from the start menu, then get to the correct directory and run it with the right command,

    or:

    No. I've just found this second thing won't work with Untools. On some dos progs you can right click, and there will be a program tab, on which you can uncheck "Close on exit". (W98 Example: nbtstat.exe)
     
  16. Claw

    Claw Weird little hermit on dried frog pills

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    consensus huh? Doesn't look like it's going to happen.

    But ppl, Naliminator really is too childish. MapView sounds like a useful tool, however.
     
  17. Nachimir

    Nachimir Crony of Stilgar

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    Ha. This is what happens with amateur democracy... in a proper one, adequate consensus is assured by giving media saturation to just two or maybe three of the many alternatives, thus neatly sweeping the rest under the carpet. Nyah.
     
  18. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    Re: I voted for "Other Name"

    MapView is good, even MapCheck


    This is my favorite "Verify". It has clash. Varpu's Easy Resource in Finding Your....

    Verify sounds like it could be used anyway, and now it even stands for something that tells what it does.
     
  19. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    although the Naliminator is the funnies thing i've ever heard.

    lmao at that, though i didn't vote for it.
     

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