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by Smiling Spectre » 03 May 2012, 05:36
There is long time when I seeking tool for actual viewing this *.cat files. Yes, I know that your modern versions use replacements for that... but still? It seems, you, guys, perfectly knows about all this MtG formats - but I didn't see actual tool for extracting original pictures on this forum. Is this possible? And if it is - can you direct me into right direction? Thank you!
by CirothUngol » 10 May 2012, 04:57
Microprose PicViewer and Conversion Tools
- Here's the original post | Open
- You should check out the Magic: the Gathering image decoding tools from CTPAX-X. It contains both a PIC2BMP converter and a CAT2BMP converter. The utilities also require a few files from the original Demo Version of Microprose MtG, and you can find everything you need in the ZipFile below (you can also find all of this in my "Microprose MtG" folder on MediaFire).
The tools were updated in May of 2012, come with SourceCode, and run just fine on Win7x64.
I've also included a tiny app I wrote called TodPal.exe that will convert the text file TodPal.tr into a duel.plogpal palette file that'll correctly decode about 60 more images from Shandalar.
Incidently, here's a Microprose PIC Viewer for Windows that displays the Manalink.pic files, but it's designed for Darklands, so the Color Palette is all wrong. It does come with SourceCode, so it should be possible to load a proper Palette... a working PIC Viewer would be sweet. ^_^
Updated mtg_tools to version 1.1.
Updated to include TodPal Palette Converter
Removed file and linked to this thread in the Manalink forum.
by tojammot » 28 Jun 2012, 07:16
The older version from attach above is not able to convert all the files inside .CAT archives due to bug in the extractor.
See the changelog at the end of "mtgtools.##.txt" file.
by CirothUngol » 28 Jun 2012, 13:13
I've updated the archive above and on MediaFire to ver1.1 of mtg_tools from the CTPAX-X website.
by Huggybaby » 29 Jun 2012, 18:14
This utility takes images and other media files out of exe's, dll's etx. Looks pretty handy, I've never heard of such a thing.
12 hours left on the deal.
by CirothUngol » 30 Jun 2012, 09:05
I've seen apps like this before, but never so automatic or compatible with so many different resources. Great software for the price, thanx. ^_^
by CirothUngol » 07 Jul 2012, 08:08
I named it TodPal.exe and included it along with everything else in the MtG_PIC2BMP archive (see my 1st post in this thread). You can also grab just my app at the link below. TodPal.zip contains executable, source code, TodPal.tr and the new duel.plogpal.
- Utility to convert TodPal.tr text file to duel.plogpal palette file for use with mgpicbmp.exe
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