DKoepp's Item Editor

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  1. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Does anyone have any news at all about it?
     
  2. Grossenschwamm

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    Yeah, I still can't compile it on my computer into a working tool to be ported onto this website.
     
  3. Vorak

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    Well at least I know that much now.
     
  4. Frigo

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  5. Grossenschwamm

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    Yeah, here's the link to the editor source. I'm sure you'll be able to do something with it, Frigo. Unless you're as lost with Java as me.
    http://couchpotato.net/arcanumedit/
     
  6. Frigo

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    ---

    how to run:

    1)
    download and install the java virtual machine (jvm/jre), jre-1_5_0_06-windows-i586-p.exe from http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/Wel ... onId=noreg
    (alternatively, you can use the virtual machine included in the jdk, or you can use any other virtual machine)

    2)
    download the compiled Arcanumedit from me: http://uran.extra.hu/game/arcanumedit.jar
    copy it to a directory e.g. c:\Sierra\

    3)
    execute "java -jar (the directory where you copied it)\arcanumedit.jar" (without the quotes, of course), e.g. "java -jar c:\Sierra\arcanumedit.jar"
    this pops up a command line window
    (alternatively, you can simply execute arcanumedit.jar, but then you'll have to terminate javaw.exe at the end)

    4)
    open your browser, and open http://127.0.0.1:5678

    5)
    when you have finished, close the command line window with Ctrl-C

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    how to compile (you need to compile if you want to modify already modified protos):

    1)
    download and install the java development kit (jdk), jdk-1_5_0_06-windows-i586-p.exe from http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/Wel ... onId=noreg
    (alternatively, you can use j2ee 1.4 sdk, j2eesdk-1_4_03-windows.exe from http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/Wel ... onId=noreg or java ee 5 sdk, java_ee_sdk-5-windows.exe from http://java.sun.com/javaee/downloads/index.jsp )

    2)
    download Ant 1.6.5 from http://mirrors.24-7-solutions.net/pub/a ... .5-bin.zip or the latest from http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi
    extract its contents to c:\Ant\ (like c:\Ant\bin, c:\Ant\docs, etc, NOT c:\Ant\apache-ant-1.6.5\...)

    3)
    download the source of Arcanumedit from http://couchpotato.net/arcanumedit/arcanumedit.zip
    extract its contents to c:\Sierra\arcanumedit\
    (like c:\Sierra\arcanumedit\dd, c:\Sierra\arcanumedit\rc, etc, NOT c:\Sierra\arcanumedit\arcanumedit\...)

    4)
    copy this batch file to compile.bat:
    modify it according to the path of Ant, jdk and arcanumedit

    5)
    run the batch file

    6)
    if everything went okay, you should see "BUILD SUCCESSFUL" and in the arcanumedit\dist\ directory, an arcanumedit.jar should appear. run as described above.

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  7. Grossenschwamm

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    Well why don't YOU post the finished product on this website?
    *Edit*
    Eh..never mind. But, it may be easier to post it on this website as opposed to opening it up in a browser.
    If that makes any sense. I mean, instead of needing to open a seperate window, just click a link in Terra-Arcanum, and be done with it.
     
  8. Oracle

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    I have been scrolling though the forum for a while and stumbled on this topic. I know i know no gravedigging but since I was wondering if this editing tool got finished.

    I'm looking for an item editor but it seems this is the only one that done.

    and is it possible to edit duration effects of items like potion of haste?


    edit
    download the compiled Arcanumedit from me: http://uran.extra.hu/game/arcanumedit.jar

    that file is down :(
     
  9. Frigo

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    3)
    execute "java -jar (the directory where you copied it)\arcanumedit.jar" (without the quotes, of course), e.g. "java -jar c:\Sierra\arcanumedit.jar"
    this pops up a command line window
    (alternatively, you can simply execute arcanumedit.jar, but then you'll have to terminate javaw.exe at the end)

    I'm having problems when executing the java-jar command, the command box just show for a real short time and it looks like nothing happend... I did the things a discribed.

    Seems like the arcanumedit.jar file is downloaded as arcanumedit.zip file.
    Is this normal ?
     
  11. Frigo

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    Hmmm... Do you have Java installed ?

    (There's a .zip file too, but that's just the source. Use the .jar file.)
     
  12. Oracle

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    yes I got java installed. (from the given link)

    when I download Arcanumedit.jar‎ (490KB) It's get dowloaded as an zip file.

    When downloading and changing the jar extension manually the file is 182 kb large in size. the icon has java in it now but can't be open because its corrupt
     
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    hmmm right click en opening with java did the trick
    I can now edit weapons.

    I thought it was an item editor? It only seems to create/edit weapons.
    So the only why to edit items is via a hex editor ?
     
  15. Grossenschwamm

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    Pretty much. Unless someone comes out with a super-item editor that does regular items as well as weapons...
    But, I guess you wouldn't be looking for an item editor if you already knew how to edit the Arcanum protos.
     
  16. Oracle

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    I have a feeling that a super-item editor isn't going to happen :(
    well that sucks. I guess the only one that might have an idea how to change the duration of effects would be Chris Bedoes. To bad he isn't active anymore.
     
  17. Grossenschwamm

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    Not quite so...we have TONGSyaBASS and rroyo. They're our resident Arcanum modders/hex wizards.
     
  18. rroyo

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    Error Will Robinson!
    We only have TONGSyaBASS for hex-editing.
    I really suck at it.
     
  19. Grossenschwamm

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    My...my reality! Shattered! All that I know and hold dear has been dashed upon the floor like a dog biscuit upon the jagged teeth of life.
    Oh well. I thought that you knew hex coding as well? I should probably learn it just to be different. Not many people use hex in games anymore.
     
  20. Oracle

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    Alright the , I might try and ask him for help. altough I don't have much confindence if it is possible.

    But it never hurts to ask.
     
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