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Heroes Community > Heroes 4 - Lands of Axeoth > Thread: Greatest Mod Alpha 0.19a testable
Thread: Greatest Mod Alpha 0.19a testable
NimoStar
NimoStar


Promising
Supreme Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 23, 2018 09:37 AM
Edited by NimoStar at 09:38, 23 Sep 2018.

Greatest Mod Alpha 0.19a testable

Please note this is a "dirty" release, intended for modders to test.

Greatest Mod Alpha 0.19a

* New spell and magic system
* Fixed Megadragon summon crash

Unfinished issues:
- This version does not include the new music
- This version does not include some bugfixes
- 3.55 equilibris features not implemented
- This version's file structure isn't streamlined
- Some custom maps are unplayable
- Some strings are not up to date with the changes
- Some portraits havent been actualized
- This version has lacking spell icons
(Spells are still castable, but you have to go to the full "Info" page to read their effects in the spellbook)

https://www.moddb.com/mods/greatest-mod/downloads/greatest-mod-alpha-019a-testable#downloadsform

The main purpose of this is to test bugs and balance, though you can see some of the new features (mainly magic and the ability to use mists and fogs inthe map editor)

Soon altered music pack.

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kkfkkkfk
kkfkkkfk


Adventuring Hero
Nothing is impossible
posted September 23, 2018 10:47 AM

I've discovered how to make games run in different languages.
H4 does not use text.
They just look like words, actually they are pictures.
Commonly referred to as raster fonts.

The key point is the main game program.(H4.EXE)

If you can make the same modifications to other language versions of EXE,Then it can run in other languages.


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NimoStar
NimoStar


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Supreme Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 24, 2018 04:55 AM

I know it uses raster fonts, but I think they are in data packs. I have spoken about this before but I don't know where.

Actually I have boith Spanish and English version of WOW.

For some reason, the Spanish exe is much larger.

(near 7700 vs near 6600 kb)
It would be nice to investigate the difference.
This would also mean the SPanish version has much more FREE SPACE to make hex changes, jumps and additions.



***

But I don't know why you bring it up here

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kkfkkkfk
kkfkkkfk


Adventuring Hero
Nothing is impossible
posted September 24, 2018 09:45 AM
Edited by kkfkkkfk at 09:46, 24 Sep 2018.

We have done some work on this matter.
I observed the way of game agents.
They may approach the original version.

This requires font files.
The Eng font is located in heroes.h4r/font

Other languages should be in other H4r.(such as Storm.h4r)

The very important point.
H4 has not considered supporting other languages.
If you need to display other languages, you must modify the EXE.

Look here


This code represents the output of the text.
Other language versions need to modify this code.

Because the length of different versions of code is different.
So their sizes are different..

Similarly, their memory addresses will change.

However, the Chinese version we use is exceptional.
Its address is consistent with the English version.So you can modify it like modifying the English version.
If you are willing to make a Chinese version for greatest mod, I can mail EXE to you .


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NimoStar
NimoStar


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Supreme Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 25, 2018 12:38 AM

My .exe is based on Equilibris, do you know if that "pointing" you did in your unique chinese version would work too?

I can't make a chinese version as I can't translate chinese this way.

But if you give me the changed-translated chinese text files, chinese raster fonts on the appropiate name and file format, and a modified .exe to read them, I can  make a chinese release (putting the files in the compilations, etc.)

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kkfkkkfk
kkfkkkfk


Adventuring Hero
Nothing is impossible
posted September 25, 2018 07:14 AM

Don't worry,Our Chinese version has been revised.
In fact, the genuine simplified Chinese WOW does not exist.
3DO has collapsed so early that many problems have not been solved.

The existing simplified Chinese version is made by the players.
Raster fonts are not used here.

We created an external Character Matrix Library.
And support EQ Mod.

I will provide the Chinese version of EQ3.55 to you.

Download links:
https://pan.baidu.com/s/1Ti85gcPhRVeapFA7BhDChQ



You can't run it directly in the English version, because the text is not in the same place.They are only for modification.

If you need a complete game
download it from here.
https://pan.baidu.com/s/17y-aHdEW4T8BZSBUnFKQig

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Roman2211
Roman2211


Hired Hero
posted September 25, 2018 10:03 AM
Edited by Roman2211 at 10:13, 25 Sep 2018.

kkfkkkfk said:
3DO has collapsed so early that many problems have not been solved.
But "Interwise" is released the WoW on traditional Chinese, and their version is dated the end of 2003, "Interwise" had the source code, in this version has a special file x2t.h4r for fonts...

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kkfkkkfk
kkfkkkfk


Adventuring Hero
Nothing is impossible
posted September 25, 2018 10:31 AM

Roman2211 said:
kkfkkkfk said:
3DO has collapsed so early that many problems have not been solved.
But "Interwise" is released the WoW on traditional Chinese, and their version is dated the end of 2003, "Interwise" had the source code, in this version has a special file x2t.h4r for fonts...


Why do you care about this problem?
Chinese language is divided into simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese.
In mainland China, simplified Chinese is used.
The traditional Chinese version is only applied to Taiwan and Southeast Asian markets.

Interwise is a Taiwan game company. The games they issue are traditional Chinese versions.
I do not agree with the traditional Chinese version of the game.
Compared with the English version, they have many defects in translation and programming.

Can you understand what I mean? We are in different areas and use different Chinese language.

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Roman2211
Roman2211


Hired Hero
posted September 25, 2018 10:37 AM
Edited by Roman2211 at 10:41, 25 Sep 2018.

kkfkkkfk said:
Why do you care about this problem?
I understand, I have a question, can "Interwise" to share the source code? You do not want to ask them... if you do not believe that source code was access of the Chinese community, just search in Google: "streambuf_operators.cpp"

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kkfkkkfk
kkfkkkfk


Adventuring Hero
Nothing is impossible
posted September 25, 2018 11:10 AM

Roman2211 said:
kkfkkkfk said:
Why do you care about this problem?
I understand, I have a question, can "Interwise" to share the source code? You do not want to ask them...


They do not sell H4. for many years.
And no update was made after 3DO failed.
I don't think they have source code.

But I will try to contact them.

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NimoStar
NimoStar


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Supreme Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 26, 2018 10:35 AM
Edited by NimoStar at 10:36, 26 Sep 2018.

My tests indicate this version has problems with Coliseum of Magic. When trying to enter, the game will crash.

Cause of this crash is unknown. It may have to do with experience calculation for hero opponents, or a bad string.

Mythical Dragons (the opponents of the colisseum) work fine as creatures.

________________


Quote:
Don't worry,Our Chinese version has been revised.
In fact, the genuine simplified Chinese WOW does not exist.
3DO has collapsed so early that many problems have not been solved.

The existing simplified Chinese version is made by the players.
Raster fonts are not used here.

We created an external Character Matrix Library.
And support EQ Mod.

I will provide the Chinese version of EQ3.55 to you.


That's cool, maybe I will put this in alternate release of next full version.

but be aware that I asked for translation of my mod for a reason. The Equilibris 3.55 strings do not match my mod strings (including in Spells and Creatures). SO you will be reading wrong info in many cases.

**********

I think that company would have the source code, but it will be hard to contact any of them if it doesn't exist any more.

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kkfkkkfk
kkfkkkfk


Adventuring Hero
Nothing is impossible
posted September 26, 2018 11:28 AM


The Coliseum needs a complete music file(music.h4r), otherwise it will collapse.
Or close music is OK.

You need to make changes to EXE&dll.Other questions are very simple.
I can finish the translation of the text and give me the text type files in H4R.


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NimoStar
NimoStar


Promising
Supreme Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 30, 2018 11:08 AM

I had remade the "music.h4r" complete but the new version is not read by colisseum and then crashes. I had to make the new music a different file. I don't know what "or close music is ok" means; neither "You need to make changes to EXE&dll.Other questions are very simple." :V


Thought extracting the text was very simple... you want me to upload the text for translation?
If so wait until new version is completed, since it includes the modification of Magic schools.

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akuhak
akuhak

Tavern Dweller
posted September 30, 2018 08:44 PM

NimoStar said:
I had remade the "music.h4r" complete but the new version is not read by colisseum and then crashes.


It seems that you use very strange *.h4r packer. Output file lacks filesize field inside.


It seems that this is why it crashes in colliseum. If filesize is zero - this means that this is pointer to another file, so in some cases game can misunderstood why there is zero size.

Years ago I modified mh4 to support pointer files inside h4r archives but it seems that nobody uses it.

MH4 0.98
Sources

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NimoStar
NimoStar


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Supreme Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted October 02, 2018 06:16 AM
Edited by NimoStar at 06:17, 02 Oct 2018.

I tried to use it. It was the first thing I tried to use. However the .h4l never built my .h4r

And the Radmutant version packed file also had the crash.

See here:

http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=45399
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Discover H4 Greatest Mod!
https://www.moddb.com/mods/greatest-mod/downloads
(Also biggest of only two 2 mods for HOMM IV)

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kkfkkkfk
kkfkkkfk


Adventuring Hero
Nothing is impossible
posted October 07, 2018 07:51 AM

When you close the music in the game settings, even the music file error can run.



I mean, the modification to EXE that I sent you is done by you.
Because you are the author of MOD.

Then, I can finish the translation of the text.

Only after the main program and text are modified can it run in other language environments.

Finally, look forward to your new version.

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vulcancolak
vulcancolak


Known Hero
posted October 22, 2018 01:09 PM

I wasn't excepted something like this. Good job i have liked it

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