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#1 LostIt

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:31 AM

Hello modders. I have to first off say a big thanks to ForzaCustoms.info. Also a thanks to PedrosPad! To the point... I'm anxious to see some of the improvements to texture extraction and reintegration in Forza but as that seems a ways down the road (without an xbe patch) I was hoping to get a tool for easier decal manipulation. So, here is what I've been able to put together so far.

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Right now it simply allows you to browse the tga files in a directory where you have extracted them using ForzaBinDump.exe. Transparency is supported by the browser. You can even change the background color of the full size image. (ONLY for viewing purposes.) I still have a lot of ideas and plans for this project and it will ultimately be MORE than just a decal browser.

Some features I plan to add.
-Simple to Moderate TGA Editing (Transparency will be supported.)
-Palette Editor (Color/Transparency changes.)
-File Conversions to TGA (Bitmap, JPEG, GIF, etc)
-TGA to Bitmap (maybe also JPEG but not likely needed or wanted)
-Direct synching to and from XBOX (For HDD Forza Backups)
-Built-In Tga-To-Tiles support
-Anything else I can think of that would be handy.

Here is a link to version 0.7.
http://ttdev.net/fdb/FDB_Setup.zip

Hope others might find this useful now or in the future.

QuickStart
After you start the program click on 'File' then 'Open Decal Dir...' Then in the new window simply navigate to your directory where you unarchived decals.bin. The program will not open a directory without the decal???.tga files in it. Enjoy!

Edited by LostIt, 06 October 2005 - 09:39 AM.


#2 blakksmiff

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for this....

#3 LostIt

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:44 AM

No problem. It's pretty much a basic tga browser aimed at Forza decals but it does support transparencies unlike most image editors/viewers. As is I find it quite handy. It will definately be much more functional soon.

Edited by LostIt, 06 October 2005 - 09:51 AM.


#4 wadata04

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 12:43 PM

omg! This is a big help. thanks wink.gif

#5 PedrosPad

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 10:48 PM

Looks good. smile.gif

My forza toolz were all released with their full 'C' language source. Feel free to integrate it (either directly, or by using the source as a reference if your app isn't coded in C/C++).


#6 Angerwound

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 10:01 AM

Absolutely Amazing... Glad to see some more efforts in this area.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:49 PM

Cool, keep us updated biggrin.gif

#8 LostIt

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:02 PM

There seems there is a bug in version 0.7 that causes some images to be displayed upside down. This only effects the viewing in the program itself. Thanks blakksmiff for pointing it out. Bugs were to be expected though and it will be fixed.

I'll get back to this when I get back. I'm off to Cali for a bit of a vacation. So I'll see you guys in a few weeks!

Edited by LostIt, 12 October 2005 - 10:03 PM.


#9 LostIt

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:36 PM

Alright people. I knew I wasn't going to be able to program for a few weeks and I'm a fiend for learning and using what I've learned so... I rewrote 90% of the Forza Decal Browser. I'm using a different (and MUCH faster) method of image displaying and I also believe I found the cause of the upside down image (damn targa file header) and fixed it. So... here it is. It may look nearly the same but it's been nearly entirely rewritten!

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Here's the downlaod for Version 0.8. I'll see you guys when I get back from Cali!
http://ttdev.net/fdb/FDB_08.zip

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 12:16 AM

QUOTE(LostIt @ Oct 13 2005, 07:47 PM)
Alright people. I knew I wasn't going to be able to program for a few weeks and I'm a fiend for learning and using what I've learned so... I rewrote 90% of the Forza Decal Browser. I'm using a different (and MUCH faster) method of image displaying and I also believe I found the cause of the upside down image (damn targa file header) and fixed it. So... here it is. It may look nearly the same but it's been nearly entirely rewritten!

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Here's the downlaod for Version 0.8. I'll see you guys when I get back from Cali!
http://ttdev.net/fdb/FDB_08.zip

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#11 blakksmiff

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 01:03 AM

Yes Sir!!

#12 PedrosPad

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE(LostIt @ Oct 13 2005, 07:47 PM)
Alright people. I knew I wasn't going to be able to program for a few weeks and I'm a fiend for learning and using what I've learned so... I rewrote 90% of the Forza Decal Browser. I'm using a different (and MUCH faster) method of image displaying and I also believe I found the cause of the upside down image (damn targa file header) and fixed it. So... here it is. It may look nearly the same but it's been nearly entirely rewritten!

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Nice responsive support smile.gif

#13 punge

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:39 AM

QUOTE(PedrosPad @ Oct 14 2005, 10:49 AM)
Nice responsive support  smile.gif

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Very nice, thanks for making it! Keep up the good work too!

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 04:33 AM

Very Nice! Now i dont have to worry about overwriting my decal sets because i forgot forget what decals i saved them as smile.gif Thank you!

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 04:26 AM

Kind of late, but posted this on ForzaCustoms.info for others to see. wink.gif




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