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Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9489] Fri, 13 August 2004 23:10 Go to next message
S-Vertal

 
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Hi guys, I duplicate the topic from source code debates for everyone who don't visit that part of a forum.
Our guy made Ja2.exe with enlarged to 800x600 screen resolution.

English version is avaliable here:
http://kermi.pp.fi/JA_2/Mods_Vanilla/800x600_Resolution/
See description at the http://kermi.pp.fi/JA_2/Mods_Vanilla/800x600_Resolution/ReadMeNow.txt

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- updated links for JA2 800x600 screen resolution mod

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Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9490] Sat, 14 August 2004 07:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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Thats great, only I can't unpack the files. Says somthing about broken header and unknown methods.

Im using WinRAR 2.60.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9491] Sun, 15 August 2004 04:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aecho

 
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Upgrade to version 3.30 and you should be fine.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9492] Tue, 17 August 2004 09:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
grindedstone

 
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WARNING: This will screw up uc
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9493] Tue, 17 August 2004 21:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aecho

 
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Ofcourse. It's mend for regular JA2, not for any mods. (yet)
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9494] Tue, 17 August 2004 23:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Batman

 
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I started playing with the source code to see if I could accomplish this 800x600 display and seeing how much work is involved I have to compliment your group on achieving it.

I'm surprised that Sir-Tech didn't stick to using variables for the screen display and constantly referred back to the actually 640 x 480 resolution. Just thought this was very odd.

I'm sort of committed to it now so I have to see if I can accomplish it, but if you're interested to see how much work is involved, search for "640" and "1280" in the source code to see what is involved in just getting the 800 x 600 display. After that, realize that if you elect to move any of the screens you have to do that manually too.

Again, great job to those involved.


Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9495] Tue, 17 August 2004 23:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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I've made this a featured topic, so it would stay on top of the thread.

Good job on the 800x600 version! I've tested it and the game behaves very well. I've previously played around with a 1024x768 version made by our whitehats, but at that resolution the screen refresh was screwed-up.


Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9496] Wed, 18 August 2004 01:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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Well, MOD-wise, all you have to do is use this EXE file to compile new item data with (and this is only an example, see) West's weapon editor.

Im wondering, since we have such a lot of screen now in the stratigic overview screen, we can increase the maximum number of mercs one can hire without using a scroll interface. Assuming this can be done, ofcorse.

Not likely, is it? 18 mercs per game is probebly hard-coded.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9497] Wed, 18 August 2004 08:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pheloncab

 
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actually, what i wondered was since there are slots for multiple vehicles... could an RPC or 2 be coded as a vehicle that could 'MULE' items...
of course this could apply to any of the modifying source for improvement threads.. but at least on my laptop the 8x6 version just works so much better that here is where i am commenting..

otherwise: Thank you for the great improvement, This MOD/EXE change is a really great piece of work.

@tyco: am i reading your post right- that the weapon offsets etc are the same, so its just a matter of inputing the data files into the correct EXE?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9498] Thu, 19 August 2004 01:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
StoneCold316

 
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@Tyco

So you're saying you need West's weapon editor to get this mod working for UC?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9499] Thu, 19 August 2004 02:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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Actually Batman's Desktop editor would be a far better choice, since it uses the latest version of the aformentioned utility.

All you have to do is painstickingly copy every item record from UC to the 800x600 EXE. I think theres an Export/Import in Batman's Desktop Editor that would make life easyer.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9500] Thu, 19 August 2004 03:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Batman

 
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I don't think this will work...


Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9501] Thu, 19 August 2004 07:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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Well I tried to create a .txt using West's 4.1, but it doesn't recognise the 800x600 exe. I thought it might work because it supports JA2 1.12, but apperantly the changes in the .exe are too much for the utility.

So Batman is absolutly right. It won't work.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9502] Wed, 01 September 2004 05:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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Speaking as someone who doesn't know how to work with a source code, how do I go about implementing 800x600 resolution in my own mod? Im asking because apperantly this tweak causes the exe file to be unrecognisable by West's weapon editor, which means I can't mod the 800x600 exe file itself.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9503] Sat, 04 September 2004 05:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vegeta2300

 
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I think the easiest solution would probably be to modify West's Editor, rather than go about additionally tweaking the exe. W4st's editor came with the source code, or at least the version I have here did. So if you know how to code (FYI I don't) it should be possible to modify it to recognize the exe and find the item data locations.

Regards,

Tobias
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9504] Wed, 08 September 2004 22:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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If I don't know how to modify the JA2.exe I sure as hell can't modify West's editor, now can I?

It is easyer to get the editor to recognise a different game version, but then its only easy to someone who knows what to do, doesn't it?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9505] Thu, 14 October 2004 07:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dagger

 
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I couldn
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9506] Tue, 02 November 2004 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
atman

 
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working path:
http://www.ja2.org/files/ja2_800x600_setup_1.2_eng.rar
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9507] Wed, 22 December 2004 07:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
salparadise_coj
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Would someone mind walking this computer illiterate down through the process of getting the game fit the whole screen? I have the file listed above, I have WinRAR, I installed the above file, but what do I do now?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9508] Wed, 22 December 2004 07:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
salparadise_coj
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NM! I worked it out, and I have to say that I am wicked impressed with the Hi-Res version of this game! Many thanks to those people who are far too good with computers for anyone's good Smile
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9509] Sat, 08 January 2005 11:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fabre

 
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Hi, looking for a way to increase the res of JA2 I came accross this thread.

I installed the ja2_800x600_setup_en.rar on a JA2 gold patched to 1.12, seems to be working except that killed enemies doesn't drop any items anymore.

I tried emailing the author but the email bounced back.

Does any of you guys have any idea how to fix this?

Cheers
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9510] Sun, 09 January 2005 17:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Snipe
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I would just like to say that the link to http://www.ja2.org/files/ja2_800x600_setup_en.rar is not working. Where can I download this patch?
Thanx
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9511] Sat, 15 January 2005 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dzeller

 
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Downloaded it and it works perfectly. I don't think I will be able to play to JA2 in 640x480 resolution any more. Great job! :ok:

PS: I installed it on the French version of the game and most of the texts are part in French, part in English and part in Russian. I love globalisation Wink
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9512] Mon, 17 January 2005 06:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dzeller

 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Fabre:
Hi, looking for a way to increase the res of JA2 I came accross this thread.

I installed the ja2_800x600_setup_en.rar on a JA2 gold patched to 1.12, seems to be working except that killed enemies doesn't drop any items anymore.

I tried emailing the author but the email bounced back.

Does any of you guys have any idea how to fix this?

Cheers
I got the same problem using v1.2. I installed it on JA2 Gold v1.12. Problem is, if the enemies don't drop anything when killed, this makes the game extremely difficult...
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9513] Mon, 31 January 2005 09:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mravac Kid

 
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I am also unable to download the file.
I was able to download the Russian version after rummaging through the site a bit, but I still can't download the English version.

Is the filename correct?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9514] Thu, 10 February 2005 14:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fabre

 
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file uploaded here

http://home.ripway.com/2005-2/258067/ja2_800x600_setup_1.2_eng.rar

sadly only 10 MB of daily transfer usage, so if you can get it wait 24h and try again.

/edit

if the above doesn't work try this

http://data.over-blog.com/a../../lib/3/1/19413/files/ja2-800x600-setup-1.2-eng.rar
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9515] Sun, 13 February 2005 03:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nater

 
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i installed it last night and got an error... so I had to uninstall. Really sux for me. At the time JA2 came out you woulda thought they would have the option for 800x600 or even 1024x768, oh well.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9516] Thu, 03 March 2005 10:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KaraBenNemsi

 
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Sorry for crossposting but I posted this into another thread where it didn't really fit in. :naughty:
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9517] Tue, 15 March 2005 23:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
redfox_dm

 
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Uff.. I have offsets table and diff for WEdit 2.41, calculated for this 800x600 executable..
--- 2.41/ja2wedit.c	Tue Mar 15 21:50:56 2005
+++ ja2wedit.c	Tue Mar 15 22:31:29 2005
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
 #include 
 
-#define VERSION "V2.41"
+#define VERSION "V2.41+"
 #define OLDHEADINGS 72
 #define OLDHEADINGS2 73
 #define HEADINGS 69
 
-#define MAXVERSIONS 17
+#define MAXVERSIONS 18
 #define MAXATTACH 8
 #define MAXSUBDATA 7
 #define DESCSIZE 0x0448e0
@@ -36,6 +36,26 @@
 };
 
 struct offsets offsets[] = {
+       "V1.12/1.20HR (JA2 Gold - High Resolution)",
+       "data/binarydata/itemdesc.edt",
+       "data/binarydata/braydesc.edt",
+       0xA53F80FC,0xE15EEEAF,0xE15EEEAF,0xE15EEEAF,
+       2732063,
+       0x221074,
+       0x22134c,
+       0x2213bc,
+       0x2213e8,
+       0x221448,
+       0x2215f0,
+       0x221618,
+       0x221664,
+       0x221680,
+       0x223b8c,
+       0x223c04,
+       0x24ccc4,
+       0x221f8a,
+       17,17,
+
        "V1.12 (JA2 Gold)",
        "data/binarydata/itemdesc.edt",
        "data/binarydata/braydesc.edt",
@@ -388,6 +408,15 @@
 };
 
 struct attribtype attribtype[] = {
+/*       "V1.20",*/
+       0x221680,0x0000,0x0045,0x001a,"Weapons",
+       0x21f450,0x0000,0x015e,0x0014,"All Items",
+       0x221d9c,0x0047,0x0076,0x0003,"Ammo Clips",
+       0x221e28,0x00a1,0x00c6,0x0003,"Armour",
+       0x221e99,0x0083,0x00a0,0x0007,"Explosives",
+       0x2638e0,0x0000,0x015e,0x0002,"Bobby Ray's",
+       0x263ba0,0x0000,0x0045,0x0002,"Bobby Ray's 2",
+
 /*       "V1.12",*/
        0x223610,0x0000,0x0045,0x001a,"Weapons",
        0x2213e0,0x0000,0x015e,0x0014,"All Items",
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9518] Wed, 16 March 2005 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
redfox_dm

 
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New incarnation of WEdit 2.41 is done Smile
HighRes executable now supported (for ex., I play with edited hires exe now:) )

[url=http://fluffy_khv.narod.ru/wedit241p.zip]WEdit 2.41+ [/url]
Compiled with Borland CBuilder6 as static win32 console application, with pentium optimisation.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9519] Wed, 16 March 2005 19:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shadow21

 
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nice dude but the link does not work
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9520] Thu, 17 March 2005 07:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
redfox_dm

 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Shadow21:
nice dude but the link does not work
It's a free hoster Sad

Link to my home machine (slow, but it works)
WEdit2.41+
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9521] Thu, 17 March 2005 08:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shadow21

 
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sorry to bother you again but the file seems to be corupted? or is it just me?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9522] Thu, 17 March 2005 09:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shadow21

 
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it works now was a problem related to winrar
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9523] Thu, 17 March 2005 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
redfox_dm

 
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Shadow21, please refetch file. It was my fault.
I upload broken archive to my homepage (uff, naturally, here was a 6:23AM Smile )

Correct file contains source and exe, and has 54509 bytes lenght. It's a ZIP archive Smile

I have plans to support JA2:Wildfire ans Linux 1.06 versions. May be, in couple of days this work will be done ^)
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9524] Thu, 17 March 2005 22:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KaraBenNemsi

 
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Thanks a lot redfox! Smile
Will test it once I get time to play again. Too much work atm
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9525] Fri, 01 April 2005 20:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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Redfox, you're a saint!

Only, I can't figure out how to use the file. Do I unpack it on a Wedit 2.41 install like an add-on or what?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9526] Fri, 08 April 2005 10:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
redfox_dm

 
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Tyco, yes, it's only main executable, for replace original WEdit 2.41 exe.
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9527] Fri, 08 April 2005 21:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyco

 
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Thanks, Redfox!

Now for another problem. The small images (mdguns.sti) are all mixed up if I use a MyWeapons.txt file from any other version. It works alright, and even the big images are correct, but the wrong small images are used. Anyone know why and how to fix this?
Re: Ja2 800x600 resolution version[message #9528] Wed, 13 April 2005 07:32 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
awatz

 
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can someone please make one for UC?
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