Author Topic: [FF7] LGP inserter/extractor/repacker & library - ulgp (1.2)  (Read 43212 times)

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I rewrote aalis lgp tools to support repacking, useful for mods etc. so all files don't need to be dumped to disk just to overwrite a few.

The main archive contains the source, feel free to use the lgp interface in any projects.

ulgp v1.2
ulgp v1.2.1 (forces lowercase files internally)
ulgp v1.3.2 (no memory mapping, use if you get memory errors)

App tl;dr:

Extract magic.lgp to a folder named "magic"
ulgp -x magic.lgp

Create magic.lgp from a folder named "magic"
ulgp -c magic.lgp

Overwrite files in magic.lgp from those in a folder named "magic"
ulgp -r magic.lgp

GUI should be self-explanatory, the two versions are to match the xp and vista/7/8 visual styles

Run install.bat to associate .lgp files with ulgp, once installed simply double click on an .lgp file to extract to the default folder. Hold shift and right click on any folder to create / add to an .lgp file using the files inside.

Read the readme for advanced usage!, e.g. if you need to distribute mods etc.

Major thanks to Aali for the original lgp code.
« Last Edit: 2017-11-25 05:50:58 by luksy »

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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #1 on: 2012-02-17 20:22:59 »
First of all, did you get aali's permission to mess around with his stuff? Not sure if he cares but you should always ask.

Secondly, this may be pretty useful, cheers.

Thirdly, I scanned them for anyone who cares:

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4406

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

17/02/2012 21:19:11
mbam-log-2012-02-17 (21-19-11).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 1
Time elapsed: 31 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Avira AntiVir Personal
Report file date: 17 February 2012  21:21

Scanning for 3466019 virus strains and unwanted programs.

The program is running as an unrestricted full version.
Online services are available:

Licensee        : Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
Serial number   : 0000149996-ADJIE-0000001
Platform        : Windows 7 x64
Windows version : (plain)  [6.1.7600]
Boot mode       : Normally booted
Username        : Ryan
Computer name   : RYAN-VAIO

Version information:
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Configuration settings for the scan:
Jobname.............................: ShlExt
Configuration file..................: C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Local\Temp\1832cb41.avp
Logging.............................: Default
Primary action......................: interactive
Secondary action....................: ignore
Scan master boot sector.............: on
Scan boot sector....................: on
Boot sectors........................: C:,
Process scan........................: off
Scan registry.......................: off
Search for rootkits.................: off
Integrity checking of system files..: off
Scan all files......................: Intelligent file selection
Scan archives.......................: on
Recursion depth.....................: 20
Smart extensions....................: on
Macro heuristic.....................: on
File heuristic......................: Advanced

Start of the scan: 17 February 2012  21:21

Starting the file scan:

Begin scan in 'C:\Users\Ryan\Tools\ulgp_v0.1\ulgp.exe'


End of the scan: 17 February 2012  21:21
Used time: 00:00 Minute(s)

The scan has been done completely.

      0 Scanned directories
      1 Files were scanned
      0 Viruses and/or unwanted programs were found
      0 Files were classified as suspicious
      0 files were deleted
      0 Viruses and unwanted programs were repaired
      0 Files were moved to quarantine
      0 Files were renamed
      0 Files cannot be scanned
      1 Files not concerned
      0 Archives were scanned
      0 Warnings
      0 Notes


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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #2 on: 2012-02-17 20:49:59 »
Nice work luksy, this will be very usefull and will save a lot of time, thanks.

also Seizmik, Aali gave his permission to use his source code a long time ago here
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8641.msg109896#msg109896
and here
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8641.msg110268#msg110268

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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #3 on: 2012-02-17 21:42:29 »
@Seizmik of course he did, and he has worked on projects here before, there's no need to go hysterical thinking a virus might lurk there...

and if he had created a virus, you do realise it would not show up on any virus scanner?

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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #4 on: 2012-02-17 22:26:15 »
I haven't tried the program in question so I can't say anything about its quality but seeing as luksy is the author it should be pretty good :)

This is exactly the kind of re-use I intended for my code.

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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #5 on: 2012-02-17 23:09:23 »
It has done exactly what I wanted it to do as well... cut down on decoding the whole files.  Less space needed now and faster :)  Plus both decode encode in 1 executable and use of folder inputs outputs.

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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #6 on: 2012-02-18 02:26:48 »
Well I didn't mean to sound like a tosser, but I see your point. As soon as I posted that I went and found some other tools and stuff that lurky had done, alas I had no idea.

Also, just an idea, is it already possible to extract a particular file if you know it's name via come command?


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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #7 on: 2012-02-18 03:58:21 »
Not at the moment, I'll add that for the next version.

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Re: ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #8 on: 2012-02-20 17:53:02 »
Nice work! This will make automated installers much quicker. No need to extract the whole damn lgp and repack it.

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Re: [0.2] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #9 on: 2012-02-21 13:22:15 »
0.2 is up, added support for extracting / inserting individual files, hopefully that should be just about it, bugs aside.

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Re: [0.2] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #10 on: 2012-02-21 21:34:15 »
can someone please tell me how to use this imma noob lol i tried using the aalis lgp with the gui front end but it duznt unpack everything i notice...like my battle lgp is over a gigabyte but when i unpack it its less than 100 mb idk what im doing wrong lol

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Re: [0.2] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #11 on: 2012-02-22 00:16:56 »
Sounds like whatever you used to edit battle.lgp in the past was simply appending files on the end and updating the toc, assuming the file still works in game you can dump the files and repack, the ~900 Mb of extra data will be old files you don't need.

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Re: [0.2] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #12 on: 2012-02-22 00:45:52 »
When I double click the program it opens cmd and closes really quick. Is it because I'm using windows 7?

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Re: [0.2] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #13 on: 2012-02-22 00:49:33 »
@Leonhart7413: You must start CMD.exe before you run it. (Hint: Windows-Key + R)

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #14 on: 2012-02-22 02:32:04 »
Stupid hash table bug in 0.2, don't use it, fixed in 0.3

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #15 on: 2012-02-22 11:25:53 »
Stupid hash table bug in 0.2, don't use it, fixed in 0.3
Opened cmd and run... still does it :(

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #16 on: 2012-02-22 12:35:40 »
The bug was unrelated to whatever problem you are having, try this:

create a directory somwhere, copy in an lgp file and ulgp.exe.

Make sure neither is selected, hold shift, right click -> "open command window here".

Type:

ulgp d whatever.lgp somefolder

and press enter. If you still can't get it to run I have no idea what your issue is.

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #17 on: 2012-02-22 12:39:33 »
You need to understand how Command Line programs work leonhart.

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #18 on: 2012-02-22 12:54:19 »
You need to understand how Command Line programs work leonhart.

Sorry I've done it before but I forgot... I thought this was more automated... I'll try again thanks :)

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #19 on: 2012-02-26 12:41:31 »
Luksy do I have permission to use your program for a release?

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #20 on: 2012-02-26 12:45:09 »
I am pretty sure that the program was made to benefit the modding community.

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #21 on: 2012-02-26 12:49:40 »
Sure thing sl, free use was implied with the caveats - I'm not responsible if it causes your release to launch a nuclear arsenal  ;D

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #22 on: 2012-04-11 04:03:42 »
I'm trying to use this tool but I've encountered a problem.
When I attempt to update an LGP, files with capitalized names are ignored.
Lowercase files are inserted into the LGP, but uppercase files are not.

It works if I'm creating a new LGP file.  Then all the file names are converted to lowercase inside the LGP.
If the file already exists inside the LGP, then the new file with a capitalized name is ignored and not added.

Thanks for this tool.
I really want to use it, so I'll manage a workaround somehow.

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Re: [0.3] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #23 on: 2012-04-11 04:12:01 »
Cheers PitBrat, I'll look into it, I actually have a better version ready but I'll double check that filenames are case-insensitive.

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Re: [0.4] ulgp - lgp inserter / extractor / repacker
« Reply #24 on: 2012-04-11 23:07:32 »
0.4 should fix the case issue, overwriting should be a bit faster, and it's also localized (please check the translations for me http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3227870/msg.mc, and feel free to send other languages). I'm not including the dll's in the exe any longer for now, that may change back again depending on feedback.