Author Topic: [FF8PC/PSX] Field editor - Deling (0.8b)  (Read 22320 times)

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[FF8PC/PSX] Field editor - Deling (0.8b)
« on: 2012-04-27 22:31:32 »
Since I created Makou Reactor, I always wanted to do the same for Final Fantasy VIII. There is much less documentation than Final Fantasy VII, but finally I did. It will soon be two years that I develop it, here: Deling!

Warning: The software is currently in beta.

Features:
  • Field Text Editor with windows editor
  • Field Script Editor
  • Field Background Viewer
  • Encounter editor
  • Field Walkmesh Editor
  • Field Camera Editor
  • Sound id editor
  • Additional text characters editor
  • Field Doors/Gates Editor
  • Archive manager (only for fs/fl/fi archives)
  • Support fs/fl/fi archive (read/write) and PlayStation image disc (read only)
  • Custom font support
  • Translated into english, french, japanese and basque

Project page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/deling/
GitHub page: https://github.com/myst6re/deling



An old presentation: http://youtu.be/6BAEWxNkIDw





« Last Edit: 2014-07-19 20:38:48 by myst6re »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #1 on: 2012-04-27 22:38:58 »
C'est génial!

If you need some info on FF8 script or backgrounds just hit me up on the IRC.

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #2 on: 2012-04-27 22:50:12 »
If you need some info on FF8 script or backgrounds just hit me up on the IRC.

Okay! But as you can see, I already know a lot :roll:

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #3 on: 2012-04-27 22:59:29 »
Finally, some light on my favorite ff game!
« Last Edit: 2012-05-01 23:45:14 by Leonhart7413 »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #4 on: 2012-04-28 02:50:15 »
Thank you very much for release.
But, it cannot start Deling.exe.
It seems libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll & mingwm10.dll are required in same folder.
I copied them from Makou Reactor.
Solved, thank you.
« Last Edit: 2012-05-02 00:29:35 by Asa »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #5 on: 2012-04-28 04:00:28 »
(Removed because advice given wasn't necessary)
Please delete.
« Last Edit: 2012-05-13 04:55:20 by Vehek »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #6 on: 2012-04-28 12:56:48 »
Thank you very much for release.
But, it cannot start Deling.exe.
It seems libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll & mingwm10.dll are required in same folder.
I copied them from Makou Reactor.

Arf, I'll put them in the archive.

Edit: Hey you already doing the translation of Deling? Haha thank you ;D
« Last Edit: 2012-04-28 13:09:50 by myst6re »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #7 on: 2012-04-28 18:21:12 »
Impressive...

How does FF8 differ to 7 in terms of programming and design?

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #8 on: 2012-04-28 20:29:21 »
What about support for custom font?

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #9 on: 2012-04-28 20:38:34 »
Which version? Open menu.fs and send me the c:\ff8\data\*\menu\sysfnt.tdw file.

Impressive...

How does FF8 differ to 7 in terms of programming and design?

I can't really tell you, I know only the data structure.
Data from Final Fantasy VIII are cleaner, more logical. Scripting language is more advanced and like stack languages like the bytecode java. There are less unnecessary informations... though.
Also there are few differences between PC and PlayStation version.
« Last Edit: 2012-04-28 20:52:45 by myst6re »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #10 on: 2012-04-28 21:24:59 »
I am interessed in extracting all backgrounds and rework  in high resolution, but i tried several tools without sucess. I got FF8 original, so if someone can handle a hand i can do somework.

Seens can extract backgrounds! Good tool! Ah the data is only stored in CD....
« Last Edit: 2012-04-29 21:32:17 by savage-xp »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #11 on: 2012-04-30 17:12:10 »
This program is great. In the latest version maybe possible, the psx disc write, not just read?

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #12 on: 2012-04-30 21:54:07 »
This program is great. In the latest version maybe possible, the psx disc write, not just read?

Unfortunately, this is not an easy thing to do.

Seens can extract backgrounds! Good tool! Ah the data is only stored in CD....

In PC version? You can do a full installation to move data in the hdd.
« Last Edit: 2012-04-30 21:56:44 by myst6re »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #13 on: 2012-05-01 21:19:54 »
Hi, doing in the HDD, Dealing freezes...

Ah, re-installed FF8 and now works! Starting work.
« Last Edit: 2012-05-01 21:29:19 by savage-xp »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #14 on: 2012-05-01 23:48:42 »
Starting work.

Cannot hide my enthusiasm! Thank you!

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #15 on: 2012-05-02 17:12:07 »
oh nice i see you have finally released it. Very Nice!

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #16 on: 2012-05-09 12:44:17 »
congratulations on your excellent tool myst6re
will be possible to write the texts of the *.bin and *.iso files? now I thank you for the answer
and as I said before ... my translation project of the psx will be a reality

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #17 on: 2012-05-09 13:12:15 »
Is it possible to support Greek characters... I'm interested in beginning a translation. Thank you. :)

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #18 on: 2012-05-09 15:44:24 »
congratulations on your excellent tool myst6re

Thanks.

will be possible to write the texts of the *.bin and *.iso files?

No.

Is it possible to support Greek characters... I'm interested in beginning a translation. Thank you. :)

Maybe. Can you create a texture like this:

If yes, I can create an editor to generate this texture... This is the first step.

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #19 on: 2012-05-10 02:13:26 »
I'm not an expert but I'll try. Which program should I have to use to create such a texture? Can't I just use already created fonts from windows?

I think I found a font creating tool...
I'm not sure if this will help but it contains Greek characters too times.ttf
« Last Edit: 2012-05-10 12:16:27 by Leonhart7413 »

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #20 on: 2012-05-10 08:53:56 »
I'm not an expert but I'll try. Which program should i have to use to create such a texture? Can't I just use already created fonts from windows?

You can create just an image with Photoshop like the one I showed you in my last post, not a Windows font.
Each character is 12*12 px.
This is the part a little difficult because you have to create your own characters.

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #21 on: 2012-05-10 12:18:49 »
You can create just an image with Photoshop like the one I showed you in my last post, not a Windows font.
Each character is 12*12 px.
This is the part a little difficult because you have to create your own characters.

Ok... I have already someone to help me with that and will do it faster and better than me.Thank you very much for the instructions! :)

In the meantime I'm trying to edit your png on (don't laugh) paint :D. Capital letter characters are 24. If what I've started doing is right... there are 2 letters left blank in the end of the 3rd line with the capital letters so do I go on with the small letters or I have to leave it blank and start with the 4rth line replacing the characters like in your png. I include this image to understand what I'm doing.
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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #22 on: 2012-05-11 18:40:27 »
I'm here with some source code in the Final Fantasy VIII romhacking tools written by Darkl0rd...
I'm not able to compile this tool :-[, Myst6re you can build this tool for me, I would be grateful, you are the legend of romhacking congratulation :lol:
link= http://www.mediafire.com/?1mjfawwzz9jdodt
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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #23 on: 2012-05-12 00:57:49 »
While I don't know Greek, I'd be happy to look into this for you.  As far as I know all you'd have to do is find someone willing to translate the script, or find a translated script. Then you could change the character set to match the script, or something along those lines.

I imagine changing the character set is something that's been done before around here, especially considering the Team Avalanche mod does an entire overhaul on the game's interface.

Cheers,

Corigne

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Re: [0.6b] Deling - a FF8 field editor
« Reply #24 on: 2012-05-12 03:23:05 »
I'm waiting for a friend to make this png he is a professional in photoshop and this is something easy for him. I know I do not follow a valid path here. But if you want to help I can send you all Greek characters.

~edit~@myst6re Ok I have pm you with the png file you need.
« Last Edit: 2012-05-12 11:06:53 by Leonhart7413 »