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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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]If it's just a standard CAB archive you don't need any tools, XAD, and therefore SYS:Utilities/UnArc, can extract CAB archives.


Unfortunately, there are at least three different types of CAB files I know of: Microsoft CAB's, InstallShield 5, and InstallShield 6.

At least the Demo files of Jagged Alliance 2 are IS5. They cannot be extracted with UnArc, however, ToAks' unshield program can handle them. I don't know about the retail version, but I would guess that those are the same.

So it seems a PC is not required even for the Windows version

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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@Rogue

Good to hear. So which CAB files can and can't we decompress at this point in time.

BTW, any chance of having any of these games licensed and sold with the data files and everything in a nice package? That would be nicer than buying windows/Linux versions and then installing them on the Amiga.

@Toaks

Any chance of turning your unshield program into a XAD/XFD (I keep forgetting which one is which) decompressor?

Hans

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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The JA2 files are InstallShield 5 files. I suppose that Microsoft CAB files can be extracted as well. No idea about IS 6.

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BTW, any chance of having any of these games licensed and sold with the data files and everything in a nice package? That would be nicer than buying windows/Linux versions and then installing them on the Amiga.


I don't think this will work, as the license explicitly prohibits resale.

With enough interest, I might be tempted to write an installer for the game, but for the time being I only have the Linux version.


Edited by Rogue on 2008/6/28 18:08:14
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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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@Rogue

Will you write the news item this time? ;)

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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Doing that right now :)

Edit: Done.

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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@Rogue

I've been testing your port here for a few hours and it is working perfectly here. No crashes or anything.

I notice that it doesn't show the intro movie when you start a new game though? Any particular reason for this?

Now I'll just play it some more ...

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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The intro movies of the Windows version are Smacker I think. The Linux version has MPEG movies, I might add playback for that. To be honest, I haven't thought about it until you mentioned

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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@Hans

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@Toaks

Any chance of turning your unshield program into a XAD/XFD (I keep forgetting which one is which) decompressor?


XAD is the archive one that UnArc uses, XFD is the single-file decompressor. The clue's in the middle letter of the name!

There is some OS4-compatible sample XAD client code here if required

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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My, THAT was quick

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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@Rogue

Cool, so it actually worked :)

gonna have to check out your installer :)

edit:hmm, there ain't a installer in the release or?.

Take my donation as a hint for a needed installer :p

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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sources are included, feel free to add it if u wanna.

(i simply don't know how and most of all, my time is really limited theese days, well that is..when i am home anyway)


Edited by ToAks on 2008/6/29 0:20:56
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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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@salass00

The intro movies of the Windows version are Smacker I think. The Linux version has MPEG movies, I might add playback for that. To be honest, I haven't thought about it until you mentioned


Do the MPEG movies play? Or is support for the cut-scenes not there yet. That's a bit of a pain that the two versions use different video formats.

@Toaks

I'll have to pass on turning your code into a XAD decompressor for the same reasons that you did. Hopefully someone with more knowledge in this area will take up the challenge.

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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@ToAks

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sources are included, feel free to add it if u wanna.

Sources are not included, could you please upload them?

EDIT:
Just compiled unshield 0.5.1 it now seems to have a tool for crypted files.

I dont have any InstallShield CAB files, where can i found some?

EDIT:
There is a new cabextract version but i think that somebody with access to the new SDK should compile it, or we will miss the support for large (>2GB) ms-cab files it has.

http://www.cabextract.org.uk/cabextract-1.2.tar.gz


Edited by ZeroG on 2008/6/29 8:45:23
Edited by ZeroG on 2008/6/29 9:07:31
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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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Take my donation as a hint for a needed installer :p


Hehe, well yeah I am going to do that... Now I need to look around for a Wintel version... I might even have one on a cover DVD of some magazine.

Linux version is not a problem.

@Hans

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Do the MPEG movies play? Or is support for the cut-scenes not there yet. That's a bit of a pain that the two versions use different video formats.


Player code is not yet in. Yeah it's a pain, especially since the Smacker format is pretty much closed off, I don't know if public player code actually exists.

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I dont have any InstallShield CAB files, where can i found some?


You can try to download the Jagged Alliance 2 demo version from FilePlanet.

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Re: Jagged Alliance 2 Tester needed
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yes, i just saw that sources wasnt included :( (i don't have the source anymore then).

sadly most stuff went lost when my hdd died , i had SDK and i had backups of it on the same hdd (u know..not that often the whole hdd dies...)

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Does unshield compile as a library? It looks like it will.

In lib/unshield.h there are some nice functions. Using src/unshield.c and the xad_rar code as references, it should be pretty easy to build a XAD client (I'm not offering btw)

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Re: unshield
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Just uploaded unshield 0.5.1 to os4depot.net.

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Does unshield compile as a library? It looks like it will.

It does compile as a library.

Quote:

In lib/unshield.h there are some nice functions. Using src/unshield.c and the xad_rar code as references, it should be pretty easy to build a XAD client (I'm not offering btw)

I might have a look at it, but right now i want to spend some time for another project.

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Re: unshield
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@ZeroG

is there any way to make you prioritize the lib ?

:)

@rogue

i tried to install the Windows Gold edition today, without luck... neither unsheild (my old port) nor cab extractor would do it and the whole directory set is diffrent to what was explained on FriedenHQ.

let me know if u need some cdrom content lists or whatever.

cheers

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Re: unshield
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I'm playing the Windows Gold version here (which also includes the "Unfinished Business" expansion) so at least there is nothing wrong with the data files of this version. I did copy the files directly over from my PC install though.

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