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JA2 v1.13 under Linux[message #359411] Sun, 05 April 2020 00:18 Go to next message
Kazuya

 
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Aloha dear forists. Long time no see. I don't know, who here still remembers me...

Anyways, my situation is the following:
I have completly switched to Linux (Devuan). Back in the day, when I was active here, I used to run Windows and I got everything via tortoise svn and I had most of the modding tools installed and did quite a bit of graphics modding. Recently I decided to reinstall Jagged Alliance 2 again via GOG. I installed playonlinux and installed the windows installer and everything went fine so far. I can even start the game and play without any problems. My mysery started, when I tried get v1.13 set up.

Problem 1:
Tortoise svn is Windows only and it doesn't seem to like my Linux distribution. I tried looking some info on where to get the latest file outside of svn, but the wiki, which was already outdated when I went inactive seems to be even more outdated now. I'd really apreciate it, if somebody could at least point me in the right direction, but remember I'm runnng Linux, so I'd prefer a solution that doesn't require Windows binaries.

Problem 2:
I remember a lot of modding tools where quiet wonky under Windows, but under Linux using wine, they are outright malicious. I tried running slfexplore with the goal to unpack the Faces.slf. After navigating a lot of error and warning messages, I managed to start. Some more error messages later, I even managed to select the Faces.slf file, but instead of unpacking it, it simply deleted the file. No warning no nothing. Just boom and it was gone. So my question is this: Can anybody help me understand the slf file format? I'm thinking of writting my own packer/unpacker.

Well, that would be it for now at least. I hope somebody here can come to my rescue...
Re: JA2 v1.13 under Linux[message #359413 is a reply to message #359411] Sun, 05 April 2020 00:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sevenfm

 
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I use UNSLF.exe tool which works well (in Windows).
As for sources, they are available with svn:
https://ja2svn.mooo.com/source/ja2/trunk/GameSource/ja2_v1.13
https://ja2svn.mooo.com/source/ja2_v1.13_data/GameDir
I suppose any svn client should work, not just tortoise.



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Re: JA2 v1.13 under Linux[message #359417 is a reply to message #359413] Sun, 05 April 2020 13:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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Thanks, I think I used an old url without noticing and that's why I had trouble with the checkout. Anyway, I got that now with the url you provided. UNSLF.exe doesn't work at all under wine, it does nothing, no warning, no error just nothing. I managed to extract the slf with slfutils though.
Re: JA2 v1.13 under Linux[message #359421 is a reply to message #359411] Sun, 05 April 2020 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Hello Kazuya,

Kazuya wrote on Sat, 04 April 2020 23:18
Aloha dear forists. Long time no see. I don't know, who here still remembers me...
Of course I/we remember one of the best face artists. happy You also helped us with Vengeance: Reloaded in the past which is not forgotten. I remember the NPC Calu here. So "Willkommen zurück!" happy


Kazuya wrote on Sat, 04 April 2020 23:18
So my question is this: Can anybody help me understand the slf file format? I'm thinking of writting my own packer/unpacker.
I know you solved this in the meantime yet, but maybe Dragon UnPACKer is interesting for you as Linux user? I have no idea about Devuan to say the truth.

https://launchpad.net/dragonunpacker

https://sourceforge.net/projects/dragonunpacker/


Best regards,

Schein...



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Re: JA2 v1.13 under Linux[message #359458 is a reply to message #359421] Thu, 09 April 2020 12:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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Thanks Schein. I've managed to get UNSLF.exe working using with a virtual Windows drive with wine. I tried DragUnpacker, but I didn't get very far. I don't think it can actually handle JA2 sti files.
I'm still trying to get a proper modding setup up and running and I could kinda work on some new faces, but it is all still a bit of a tedious process for now. I had a look at Flugentes new characters, like Lara Croft and Max Payne and I can't stand the fact, that they are using stock faces for placeholders. I'm going to have a talk with the easterbunny, so he might bring you guys something.
Re: JA2 v1.13 under Linux[message #359463 is a reply to message #359458] Thu, 09 April 2020 22:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Hey Kaz,

Cool! That sounds promising.
Did you see Vritran's Custom Voicesets thread(?):

http://thepit.ja-galaxy-forum.com/index.php?t=msg&th=24349&start=0&

What's "only" missing to get a really new character is a good face artist. ;-)

Edit: And maybe you want to click and would like to join us (again) here shy


Best regards,

Schein...

[Updated on: Fri, 10 April 2020 01:15]




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Re: JA2 v1.13 under Linux[message #360041 is a reply to message #359411] Fri, 15 May 2020 15:41 Go to previous message
zerberus
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I have JA2 from GOG installed on Lutris. However whenever I add the recent SCI installer 8796 onto the GOG game folder, it doesn't run and gives an error. Am I missing something?

The GOG version runs, although haven't tried playing it.
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