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Open Source BIG Editor 0.58 (Unofficial Release)

Download for Empire at War EAW, Forces of Corruption FOC, Universe at War: Earth Assault UAW

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Banshee

Category: Modding Utilities
Created: Wednesday March 5, 2008 - 18:18
Updated: Sunday September 28, 2008 - 22:35
Views: 13275
Summary: A program to load, save and manage .meg files.

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OS BIG Editor started as a .BIG file browser for Command & Conquer 3, Generals and Battle for Middle Earth games, but it has been expanded into a package editor, supporting the .meg files used by Empire at War and Universe at War.

This specific version is a work in progress, but it is being released as is to allow Universe at War modders to create .meg files for their mods. The program features:

-> Load, save and edit .big and .meg files. (.BIG file can be saved with or without Refpack compression used on C&C3)
-> File extraction: You can extract files from these packages using the menu or dragging and dropping them into windows explorer.
-> File Addition: You can add files to your package through the menu (add directory) or dragging and dropping your files from windows explorer.
-> File reorganization: You can create new directories and move files internally, as well as editing file names and directory names in a very intuitive way. The program also allows you to delete files.
-> File preview: You can preview TGA, PNG, BMP and JPEG files straight in the program. The program also contains a binary browser and several options to optimize its usage. You can also open the files with the default program (for the file extension) or a pre-defined Notepad type of program, such as Notepad++ (recommended). Note that to use Notepad++ with all files, you need to hack the options.ini).
-> Multiples Languages: This version of the program has english and russian support, but you can add any language later as you wish.


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Note however that this is an unfinished version. This means that:

-> Real Time Edition feature is not working correctly. We heavly recommend you to uncheck it.
-> The program will have custom settings that will allow you to use programs to interpret certain file types or open certain files. This was not written yet.
-> Options was not worked on for ages and most of the options of the program are not changed in the preferences yet. However, the options.ini file can be read and edited by humans.
-> The graphics there are not the final version.
-> There is no documentation for the program done yet. The language files will be changed in the 0.6 release as well, to include the options and other things.
-> This is an emergencial release. The source code is not available in the package, but it is available at svn.ppmsite.com and future bug fixes and versions with new features will be available there.

Links / Downloads

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Download OS BIG Editor 0.58 (Revision 69)5842March 5, 2008 - 18:23
Official Site: Project Perfect Mod (PPM)1133March 5, 2008 - 18:22
Official Program Support Forums at PPM1533March 5, 2008 - 18:22
EAW and UAW Support: Petrolution Forums867March 5, 2008 - 18:21
OS BIG Editor SVN1250March 5, 2008 - 18:20

Credits

BansheeProject Leader and Main Coder.
BansheeProject Leader and Main Coder.
Danny Van LoomTreeView, Drag and Drop support and additional graphics.
Danny Van LoomTreeView, Drag and Drop support and additional graphics.
IgiINI support and code reorganization
IgiINI support and code reorganization
PrababQuick Bug fixing
PrababQuick Bug fixing
Zlatko MinevTGA support
Zlatko MinevTGA support
StucukResidual Code
StucukResidual Code
jonwilRefpack decompression
jonwilRefpack decompression
KUDrRefpack compression
KUDrRefpack compression
Gustavo HuffenbacherTPNGImage
Gustavo HuffenbacherTPNGImage
Davie ReedTARGA Library
Davie ReedTARGA Library
Olaf Van Der SpekXCC's CRC32 code.
Olaf Van Der SpekXCC's CRC32 code.
TSHyperAdditional graphics.
TSHyperAdditional graphics.
Siberian GRemlimRussian language
Siberian GRemlimRussian language

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lycan - Friday March 7, 2008 - 11:13

A great program worth to download great work. Very Handy

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