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Heroes Community > Heroes 3.5 - WoG and Beyond > Thread: DEFka, the ultimate tool for LOD/import defs
Thread: DEFka, the ultimate tool for LOD/import defs This thread is 2 pages long: 1 2 · NEXT»
Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted July 21, 2010 07:06 PM

DEFka, the ultimate tool for LOD/import defs

Opened this thread to allow Berserker to post his amazing tool.

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Bers
Bers


Hired Hero
posted July 21, 2010 07:48 PM
Edited by Bers at 23:23, 21 Jul 2010.



Name: DEFka.
Version: 1.0.
Download: WogArchive
Mirror: Multiupload

Introduction.
The program was designed in order to simplify the life of an ordinary gamer who doesn't want to know anything about the game resources and about a difficult way of changing them. He (she) downloaded a pack with 1-2 creature defs and wants them to replace, say, Angel. Anything the player needs is to choose those defs (or only battle def) and select monster name from the list. The program will take care of backup and importing.

Installation.
Unpack the archive to any empty folder. Run DEFka.exe.

Short description.
First of all, set the path to your game folder if it differs from the default variant (C:\Program Files\3DO\Heroes III). After that select battle creature def and perhaps map one. Click on monster name in the list to start importing. If everything is ok, terminal window will appear and disappear after a few seconds.
After replacing def the old one is moved to Data\Backup folder. Repeated actions will not overwrite the backuped file. To restore def from backup turn on "Restore mode" and click on the creature name.

Credits.
The idea and first description belong to Valery (Salamandre). Beta testing and the most routine work (the creation of def list) was also done by him.
Credits also go to GrayFace for "Lod" Pascal unit and to unknown author of lodedit.exe.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted July 21, 2010 07:51 PM

Absolutely amazing. Thank you man, this is the tool everyone was waiting for years. You simplified our life.

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KevinHann
KevinHann


Adventuring Hero
posted July 22, 2010 08:44 AM

Awesome work!

A little sad this will take away the pleasure of learning how to do it the hard way as it has its advantages, but it was a much needed tool and its usefulness will be a great relief for many!

More to come, hopefully
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wog_edn
wog_edn

Promising

The Nothingness
posted July 22, 2010 08:58 AM

Wow, that's fantastic! Now all we need is a simple tool to change creature portraits and replacing creatures would be simple as .. that!

Now it's just to wait for a mod to QP it.
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KevinHann
KevinHann


Adventuring Hero
posted July 22, 2010 11:00 AM

Hmm, simplified replacing of portraits would be great, indeed.

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Bers
Bers


Hired Hero
posted July 22, 2010 01:08 PM

Thank you for replies. If everything is all right the second version will have support for replacing creature portraits too. Now working on it.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted July 22, 2010 03:41 PM

Quote:
A little sad this will take away the pleasure of learning how to do it the hard way as it has its advantages,


Yeah, speaking about pleasure when you do it tens of times/day...But you still need to make a wog file when releasing a fixed creature (ie you replace a precise faction) or a mod, so go ahead.

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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted July 22, 2010 05:42 PM


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Octavius
Octavius


Hired Hero
For Conqueror
posted July 23, 2010 02:57 PM

Thanks very much
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Sorry for my English...!
I want only to help...

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Gray
Gray


Adventuring Hero
Huh...
posted July 26, 2010 02:36 PM

This is so handy... I love you man.
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gnollking
gnollking


Supreme Hero
Supreme Hero
posted July 26, 2010 02:48 PM

Great, this tool is perfect

I added this tool to the creatures archive, here, to the guides section, to help the people who downloaded defs from my site .
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ChaosHydra
ChaosHydra


Famous Hero
posted July 29, 2010 01:11 AM

if I understand correctly, you can REPLACE existing creatures and NOT add new ones? (since those slots are unaccessible or something)

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted July 29, 2010 01:25 AM

Yes, replace them without having to make anymore a .wog file, check for creature name, write names, place in Update and run Update. Now you click on your def, the creature to replace and it is in.
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srikandi2000
srikandi2000


Hired Hero
posted July 29, 2010 07:41 AM
Edited by srikandi2000 at 07:42, 29 Jul 2010.

OOT

I wish someone could also make a missile-offset editing software. It would be a great help for those who try to make shooters.

PS: Or is it hardcoded? or it is the one in Cranims.txt

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Raksha0xx
Raksha0xx

Tavern Dweller
posted May 06, 2011 04:43 PM
Edited by Raksha0xx at 16:58, 06 May 2011.

Hi,
I`m new here and I have a problem with this program DEFka.

Everytime when I want to replace a creature`s battle DEF, the program DEFka shows an error. This is a example when I want to replace the royal griffin.

"[Warning]
Message: "copy(C:\Program Files (x86)\3DO\Heroes 3 Complete\Data\crgriff.def): failed to open stream:
Permission denied""

and below this is a text with a language I don`t know.

When I click the OK-button the program closes itself.
When I click on the cancel-button it shows a second error message:

"[Warning]
Message: "file_put_contents(C:\Program Files (x86)\3DO\Heroes 3 Complete\Data\crgriff._temp.bat): failed to open stream:
Permission denied""

and below this the same text like that from the first error message.

Please help and reply.

EDIT: I`m sorry my fault. Because Im using Vista, I have to start the program with administration-rights.
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raksha0xx
raksha0xx

Tavern Dweller
posted May 09, 2011 08:52 PM

Virus? / DEFka infected?

Hi,

There`s a problem.
I have the Free Anti-Virus-Program  AVG.
This Program always says, that the program DEFka is an infected file.
I would really like to use DEFka, but I don`t want to have a virus on my computer.

I hope you can help me.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted May 09, 2011 08:54 PM

This is called a false positive. Good antivirus as kaspersky let it go.
There is no virus in DefKa, run it on Kaspersky or Norton site.
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raksha0xx
raksha0xx

Tavern Dweller
posted May 09, 2011 09:00 PM

Ok then It`s a problem of this Anti-Virus-Program.
I will get another...
Thank you for your help.

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beautypop258
beautypop258

Tavern Dweller
posted February 09, 2015 08:54 AM

 First, i'm apologize because I post in old thread, but I don't want to make a new thread for same things. I just want to know What "Choose map def" options is ?

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