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Map files documentation (Work in Progress)

Discussion in 'Modding and Scripting Support' started by Black_Mage, Oct 24, 2016.

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  1. Black_Mage

    Black_Mage New Member

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    Hi,

    I am working on reverse engineering of the Arcanum file formats, currently i am figuring out how maps work (right now working on sec files).

    I wrote information in a wiki about the formats that i mostly figured out already, you can check this out here:
    https://github.com/vleon1/Arkanum/wiki/Map-files-documentation

    I am posting this here before i am fully done because:
    1) I have a full time Job and i am studying for a degree in CS and Mathematics so i might abandon this at some point due to not having enough time.
    2) At this point i think i reached enough information that might be useful and as far as i know is not yet public knowledge (Unlike for example the art and dat files)

    I hope someone except for myself will find it useful, you can also check the code i wrote so far in (And join in if you like python coding):
    https://github.com/vleon1/Arkanum

    If you look on the git history you will see that two years ago i also wrote some code for this project (focusing on rendering the main menu and videos), i started over, and didn't port all the old stuff yet (so for example my decent art parsing is in the old commits but not in the new commits yet..)

    Leon Vaiman.
     
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