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Indy4 05-08-2003 08:20 PM

Come In and Help Figure out how to edit
 
Come In and Help Figure out how to edit

Now that we are inside

Help figure out how to convert/open/edit the files Emperor's Tomb files

Please Help

the extensions of the files are as listed
-msh
-gin
-ban
-mtx
-sls
-ssc
-boneanim
-ddb
-rpe
-pin
-str

PS:When we figure it out people can make their own Indy adventures/levels

bgbennyboy 05-08-2003 09:12 PM

The .mtx files are multiple (tga?) image files compiled into 1 file as the bat files say. Given the license agreement and the unobscured nature of the files, someone should email the collective and ask if they could dole out some file specs or even the mtx.exe that they used to compile the 'MULTITEX' files. Its highly unlikely that you'd get a helpful response but its worth eliminating the simple before working out the file specs.

Indy4 05-08-2003 09:42 PM

so MTX are like rar,zip,iso files that in the MTX files hold numerous files toghether. Right?

and

So I need to find a application named MTX.EXE? We need to figure out how to unpack it then repack it.

Also anybody know anything about the MSH files?other than it stands for mesh

bgbennyboy 05-08-2003 09:46 PM

No, MTX files dont seem to be compressed, rather they are a file that contains a number of images within it. You cant 'find' mtx.exe thats an in-house tool used for compiling the mtx files.

Indy4 05-08-2003 09:49 PM

that program has never seen the light of day on the internet?

bgbennyboy 05-08-2003 09:53 PM

No, of course not.

Indy4 05-08-2003 09:54 PM

is their anyway to convert it or unpack it without MTX.EXE?
what about MSH?

bgbennyboy 05-08-2003 09:58 PM

Its a custom format, ive no doubt that it can be converted back to the individual images however for that someone needs to work out the .mtx file-format. Having the original mtx tool as I suggested before would of course make this much easier since you could compile a known file into an mtx and see how it got stored. Getting mtx.exe is, as I said extremely unlikely and someone would need to ask the collective for it anyway.

Indy4 05-08-2003 10:03 PM

could you open it if you knew how to use a hex editor?

bgbennyboy 05-08-2003 10:05 PM

No because its a custom format, unless you know where the image data is stored for each image within the file you cant view said image.

Indy4 05-08-2003 10:06 PM

I searched for MTX.EXE and it seems that alot of people use it
is that something else?
what about the SLS(level files)and the MSH files can we edit those?

bgbennyboy 05-08-2003 10:09 PM

Its for something else

I dont know, they are custom files thats the whole point, someone has to work out the fileformat.

Indy4 05-08-2003 10:11 PM

and how would you go about doing that?

we need more help

and thanks for helping

bgbennyboy 05-08-2003 10:16 PM

I dont know, either try and work it out from the file or look at how the main program loads them.

Yolegoman 07-13-2003 10:34 PM

So, has anybody emailed Collective yet? If not, I thought I would give it a try. Its worth a shot.

Yolegoman

Indy4 07-18-2003 10:31 PM

Hey bgbennyboy:

Would you like to join the team?

You know alot and you would a great help to us.

Samnmax221 01-27-2004 06:31 PM

Well this is a perfectly lost cause

indianajonesfan 07-13-2007 01:30 PM

the best way 2 learn how to edit is trial and error..it takes experience

Samnmax221 07-13-2007 01:52 PM

This is also 4 years old.

CrisG 10-25-2008 03:14 PM

Anyone working on editing tools for Indy? i just purchased the game and was interested if there has been any activity.


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