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EST. 14th of February, 2012

Kavawuvi

Convert a full version map to a CE map

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Tiddy-bits:

I'm now working on the patcher. Know that it is not a replacement to a CE->FV converter like Pearl, and only works with Halo full version maps that have been made into a hybrid map from this method. It is to be used to replace the last step, with the hex editor.

I've uploaded the patcher. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/30298900/000Release/BabelCL/babel.exe

An OS X version will probably not be released.

The syntax is babel.exe <path to map>. Let me know if there are any issues with it, and I will help address them. It will undo changes it makes if you run it through the patcher again.

For PC->CE, it will require all bitmaps and sounds to be internalized, as well as the 44 ustr tags located in the tagc tag "ui\ui_tags_loaded_multiplayer_scenario_type" from a stock CE multiplayer map.

For CE->PC, in addition to all bitmaps and sounds being internalized, it will require all tags to be internalized, as Halo PC does not support indexed tags.

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It's too bad it's not really possible to make a PC->CE converter without having solved map rebuilding. I mean, yeah Eschaton can do it, but you have to do all the clicks manually. There's a real need for rebuilding that anyone can use in their own programs.

Zero2, you're working on rebuilding along with your various C libraries, right? Any status?

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It's too bad it's not really possible to make a PC->CE converter without having solved map rebuilding. I mean, yeah Eschaton can do it, but you have to do all the clicks manually. There's a real need for rebuilding that anyone can use in their own programs.

Zero2, you're working on rebuilding along with your various C libraries, right? Any status?

I've actually decided to move onto trying to write a rebuilder in C++. I've got C code that works, but it's kind of a mess.

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I've actually decided to move onto trying to write a rebuilder in C++. I've got C code that works, but it's kind of a mess.

So you're starting with your old C code, and refactoring it with C++ features?

When I'm doing "C but with select C++ features", I end up using std::vector and std::map quite a lot. Be sure to check out C++11/14 features, especially smart pointers. But take care -- just because a feature exists doesn't mean you have to use it (way too easy to overcomplicate things using C++).

Can't wait to see what you make!

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So you're starting with your old C code, and refactoring it with C++ features?

When I'm doing "C but with select C++ features", I end up using std::vector and std::map quite a lot. Be sure to check out C++11/14 features, especially smart pointers. But take care -- just because a feature exists doesn't mean you have to use it (way too easy to overcomplicate things using C++).

Can't wait to see what you make!

 

 

std::vector is definitely a boon, as it saves me from having to either re-allocate something over and over again with lots and lots of code, or having to go through a tag twice. I'm actually not using any C code right now, though I may include some. It's going a little faster than I expected, since I'm a bit new to C++, but I'm not new to C (C99 in particular).

 

I'm trying to write this like I would be proud of it, but I'm also trying to get a working rebuilder. It'll take some time, and I'll definitely make it open-source. The goal of Proton was originally meant to serve as an easy way to rebuild maps for Halo map editors, so it was going to be open-source regardless.

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Hi, sorry to bump this five year old topic, but I figured this was the best place.

 

My clan was highly active on Halo Trial 10+ years ago, and a few of us are starting to enter the Halo CE scene thanks to the improved gameplay with SAPP and Chimera.

 

We grew tired of playing bloodgulch over and over, so a clan member modded the trial Silent Cartographer map, and we were able to spend countless hours playing it. I was wondering if it would be possible to port this modded Trial map to Custom Edition?

 

I appreciate any help anyone can provide!

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6 hours ago, Locke said:

Hi, sorry to bump this five year old topic, but I figured this was the best place.

 

My clan was highly active on Halo Trial 10+ years ago, and a few of us are starting to enter the Halo CE scene thanks to the improved gameplay with SAPP and Chimera.

 

We grew tired of playing bloodgulch over and over, so a clan member modded the trial Silent Cartographer map, and we were able to spend countless hours playing it. I was wondering if it would be possible to port this modded Trial map to Custom Edition?

 

I appreciate any help anyone can provide!

 

Have you checked out Halomaps? In sure there are plenty of SP to MP Silent Cartographer maps.

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