Hayden

@bilal You won't need to reinstall anything if you upgrade :)

Windows 10 is quite good - I encourage you to give it a try!

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@Pisarz said:

Cool! I couldn't upload my files anyway.

Let me know if you have trouble uploading and we'll figure it out!

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Uploading to the forum since external sites don't tend to survive forever: sounds.rar

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Should we have a Development section here on the forums where we can put stuff like this?

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Sweet, thanks !

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If we could get GitHub.com/OpenMachines that'd be awesome!

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Hayden

@bilal a GitHub organization would work better - could you put one of those together and maybe add Judas and myself as admins? That way we can maintain multiple repos and have multiple users as admins.

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As long as we're going OSS, I think a GitHub org would be better than a personal git server. They've got a lot of great tools there for managing the repo and project, plus it's friendlier to OSS devs who typically use GitHub.

Plus we can always set up our own build servers and whatever else to pull from GitHub.

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Sounds like we need to start dev.wiredforwar.org back up.

In addition, someone should start a GitHub organization up for OpenMachines and add us all as contributors.

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Hayden

If you need more space to upload this stuff I can get you access to upload to http://download.wiredforwar.org

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Alright guys I'll get a wiki running soon. Trying to find something more minimalist than MediaWiki... Open to suggestions.

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I'd certainly be willing to host one here. Though ironically I'm more of a fan of web clients now like JabbR 😆

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@bilal said:

@Hayden
On an (almost?) related note, are we going to have the wiki put back up?

We can host whatever you guys want! MediaWiki? What's best? Something minimalist I think would be nice...

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@Judas

Woah, hey! I tried e-mailing your old e-mail awhile back and got a bounce, so I wasn't sure we'd see you here again. Glad you made it back! It's weird after so long, we're all like... grown up now.

If you're in the mood for some heavy nostalgia and cringe, http://forums.wiredforwar.org . If you see anything worth saving, move it here!

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Lemon Meringue. /thread.

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Here you'll find metaex, a tool to extract and package game data for use with Machines, provided to WiredForWar in August of 2005 by Hal Angseesing, a Machines developer!

Download here.

Instructions are contained within the zip file.

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Hayden

Here you'll find the model extraction tools written by nothingness on the old forums.

You can download the utility, and the source code, here.

Recently I remembered about the game and I found some time to try again recreate the models format. Generally, it's stored in a models.bin file (machines, buildings) and in files with the extension *.psb (map tiles), *.arb (artefacts, trees, plants, etc.) from a pdata directory. I enclosed my program to extracting.

Usage: binex a <filename to extract, part of this name or dir branch> <input filename>. Copy program binary to machines root directory. Run command prompt and change dir again to game root (e.g. cd c:\games\machines). Now type binex a .x models.bin to extract all *.x files from models.bin, similarly for *.arb. For *.psb type e.g. binex a .agt pdata\m_desert.psb.

I can't discover orginal objects coordinates so they need to be pieced together, but I think that isn't a big problem.

I hope that in any way it will be useful for something. Meshes can be imported and smoothed in any 3D software. Don't ask how to export new models to original game. I don't recreated whole format and I am not able to do it.

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Machines Loader is a small application released for the purpose of modifying Machines's hardcoded limits. The utility starts Machines with a modified value of unit limits for the scenario and campaign modes, has the ability to remove the 5 BMU's required to place constructions and provides a possibility for disabling the checking for the second CD, keeping the music and videos. It runs only with a Windows 2000/XP patched version of Machines.

Machldr.png

Download here.

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Originally written by @mb and posted to the old forums, here you will find tools for extracting

  • descriptions of missions/campaign systems/planets etc. basically all *.bin files from pdata directory.
  • complete planet tiles from *.psb files in pdata directory (usage is explained in map making tutorial).

Download

You can download the tools here.

Instructions

See the readme.txt inside the zip file for usage instructions.

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