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Teeth 10-05-2010 04:48 PM

Need help with MI2SE hacking
I've tried making some new graphics and replacing music files in MI2SE (for inventory item consistency, music timing, Adlib soundtrack in classic mode, etc) but I can't get either to work.

On the graphics side, whenever I use a replaced dxt file, the game will get stuck on a loading screen forever. With a replaced MusicNew.xwb, the game just crashes when it gets to the menu.

So I'm asking, can anyone please give me some instructions on how to save files properly when saving them as .dds so that MI2SE recognises them (like with bit depth, etc) and also give me help with setting the right presets in Xact so I can replace the .xwb files?

Thank you in advance. :D

MusiclyInspired 10-06-2010 01:46 AM

There were people working on tools to do such things for MI2:SE but it all seemed to quietly go away....

Teeth 10-06-2010 11:46 AM

Hmm...well, I'll carry on recording the audio files for my Adlib soundtrack hack, and if anyone can help me insert them once they're finished I'd be extremely grateful. :D

bgbennyboy 10-16-2010 12:15 PM

Teeth: Try using this for replacing images.
As for replacing music, there were 2 of us who got it working, I posted an xact project file in another thread but that was for the original non-patched version. If needs be we can sort that out again.

Teeth 10-16-2010 12:24 PM

Aha, that's why it doesn't work. Yeah, I'd love it if you could help me out with editing the music. :D

And I have been using the image convertor but it didn't work.

bgbennyboy 10-16-2010 12:56 PM

Things to be careful of when editing images:
Keep the dxt in the same format - that is, if its a dxt1 dont go saving as dxt5 - keep the same settings.
Make sure you're placing it in the correct folder and aren't missing any other files that the game expects.

bgbennyboy 10-22-2010 10:18 AM

You were right, there were some problems with the image converter.
New version -

kenand 10-24-2010 10:09 AM

New version of image converter works well all images.

And easier to edit MSE2 than MISE 1 files.
Export files with Monkey explorer to DDS, open with paint.Net, edit it and save new graphic with to DDS (files with transparency use DXT5 ). And convert dds to dxt with Image Converter (MISE2 option). Put DXT file to proper directory.

(If you prefer Photoshop save DDS file in PSD format with, edit psd with Photoshop, merge layers if finished it, save to psd. Open psd with and save to dds.) ( do not support psd with layer effects, so need to merge layers)

OzzieMonkey 04-15-2011 06:45 AM

I'm also looking to edit MI2SE, I'd like to replace the classic version of the theme with the special edition version during the credits in the patched version of the game, would that be possible to do?

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