Started by vilvoh, December 29, 2009, 04:39:03 PM
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Quote from: vilvoh on December 29, 2009, 04:39:03 PM...Seems to be a very helpful tool for pakset maintainers and in general for those people who like explore the innards of paksets. At this moment, it's only available in german, but I'll talk with Frank to add the texts to Simutranslator, in order to give language support to this interesting tool. ...
QuoteWRKFILENAME = paklist.txtLOGFILENAME = jimsviewer.logTXTFILENAME = jvde.txtLOGFILEMSG = 1LOGPARSEMSG = 0LOGOBJECTMSG= 1LOGVERSIONMSG=1LOGTYPEMSG = 1
Quote from: vilvoh on December 30, 2009, 09:23:17 AMI already realized about that detail Frank, but I was wondering if wouldn't be easier to create a new set for Jimsviewer at Simutranslator, if possible of course.....
Quote from: vilvoh on December 30, 2009, 12:19:11 PMWhat do you exactly mean with file format? The file contains rows of attribute = value pairs...
Quote from: vilvoh on December 29, 2009, 04:39:03 PMThe TODO list contains some interesting future improvements like:Sortable listsImage sources visualizationRepresentation of industrial chains with plausibility checksTooltips and simple presentation of complex data structures (such as waytype)
Quote from: VS on January 10, 2010, 04:45:06 PMSuddenly an idea came... if the viewer could load dat+png as well, it would be a lot more valuable even for maintainers.
Quote from: wlindley on February 23, 2010, 03:19:40 AMThis is supposed to be free software, people... quit the jealousy. There's no harm in a .pak -> .png+.dat program.
Quote from: wlindley on February 23, 2010, 03:19:40 AMData is data... all the information from the .png and .dat is in the .pakfile ... it is all a pretty straightforward compile, thus a straightforward de-compile. "The original choice was the paks shouldn't [be able to be] viewed or changed" is exactly the sort of foolishness that motivates "white hat" (good) hackers to write tools to extract binary formats like Microsoft Word's... and the "locking up" of data is what motivated R. Stallman to write his original free printer driver.This is supposed to be free software, people... quit the jealousy. There's no harm in a .pak -> .png+.dat program.
Quote from: wlindley on February 23, 2010, 02:39:34 PMAbsolutely. Providing a book in an open format does not reduce its copyright protection. A "pak decompiler" would be useful for two things only: For personal enjoyment ("Fair Use") without the large trouble of rebuilding entire paks from scratch; and for developers to recover freely released paks for which the source has been lost.