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Offline Discoking090

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converters
« on: February 26, 2009, 10:14:53 PM »
is there a way to convert  :ffvstr: back to  :ff: nifs and kfs?

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Re: converters
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 10:25:48 PM »
Nyet.

Nein.

No.

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Re: converters
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 10:58:36 PM »
Nyet.

Nein.

No.
darn, i guess afghan ant was wrong

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Re: converters
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 11:17:54 PM »
Yup.

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Re: converters
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 12:29:46 AM »
I could have swore there is a post in hex editing many moons ago about deconvertoring meshes but if not my bad.

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Re: converters
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 12:36:02 AM »
Using the nifplugins and something like Blender (whose exporter plug in allows you to specify nif version), you might be able to back-convert static objects.

But not characters, at least to my knowledge.

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Re: converters
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 12:39:17 AM »
I could have swore there is a post in hex editing many moons ago about deconvertoring meshes but if not my bad.

Technically it can be done, but it's almost more work than making it from scratch. You'd probably need a copy of 3dsmax and to know what you are doing to do it, too. You probably have to re-physique, though maybe not.
Plus, most ffv3r only meshes are that way by choice. The people who made them are quite capable of releasing FF versions if that is what they wanted, so you have to kind of assume that they don't want it.

So, technically difficult + no permission = not going to happen, probably.
Not impossible though.

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Re: converters
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 03:19:42 AM »
Exactly.  It's completely possible, it's just not going to be done here because no one wants yelled at for doing it.   :ph34r:

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Re: converters
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 03:25:05 AM »
it can be done? wow.. :banghead:
yeah it would be alot of work
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 10:52:20 PM »
MWAH HA HA HA HA!

Sorry, JP always makes me laugh an evil laugh.  A happy little laugh, but an evil laugh nonetheless.

To clarify JP, I don't know anything you don't know.  I just know that it's not hard work if someone else does all the work.   :P

MWAH HA HA HA HA!

Maybe I should go back to plan A of kidnapping Tom and chaining him to my PC.  It's just that England is kind of far to drive...

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Re: converters
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2009, 12:18:26 AM »
The simplest thing to do is burn all your meshes to disk, then convert copies of the files.

Of course, I just had a disk full of VX meshes get cloudy and go bad, but, fortunately, they are still available and I just downloaded them agina.

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Re: converters
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2009, 12:27:11 AM »
Maybe I should go back to plan A of kidnapping Tom and chaining him to my PC.  It's just that England is kind of far to drive...
ah ..its only a plane ride away.. sounds like a plan too me.. :twisted:
what would we feed him? ;)

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2009, 03:25:56 AM »
Da Glob, I think you're assuming they started out as  :ff: and we're assuming they started out as  :ffvstr: though I confess I have no idea which was the intended question.  My answer if they started out as  :ff: would be to download them again, though your idea makes sense too.  But when it's something that is  :ffvstr: only in the release, it's a bear for those of us who eschew that game.

Unless... you have friends in high places.   :wub:

JP, I'm not sure what we would feed Tommy but would suggest that it NOT be antifreeze and Drano.  That didn't work out so well when I kidnapped Bearded in Lair that one time...   :wacko:

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Re: converters
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2009, 03:49:04 AM »
You are quite right. Usually, the question is asked by people who want to know if they can convert a converted mesh BACK; there is no information either way in this case.

Maybe if you ask nicely and the mesher still has the original files?

Which of course goes back to "doing it all over".

As for what to feed Tommy, why don't you find out what he likes? Steak (medium well), baked protato with the works, washed down with beer? Fried chicken, corn bread, mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens finished with ice tea? Footlong hot dog, double chilli, cheese fries and a Dr. Pepper? Glazed ham, field peas, steamed cabbage? Gumbo?

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Re: converters
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2009, 04:13:34 AM »
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As for what to feed Tommy, why don't you find out what he likes? Steak (medium well), baked protato with the works, washed down with beer? Fried chicken, corn bread, mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens finished with ice tea? Footlong hot dog, double chilli, cheese fries and a Dr. Pepper? Glazed ham, field peas, steamed cabbage? Gumbo?


em, em, i was thinking more of roots and berries..  :P
we could try that for a bit.. ;)


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Re: converters
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2009, 05:15:18 AM »
You are quite right. Usually, the question is asked by people who want to know if they can convert a converted mesh BACK; there is no information either way in this case.

Maybe if you ask nicely and the mesher still has the original files?

Which of course goes back to "doing it all over".

As for what to feed Tommy, why don't you find out what he likes? Steak (medium well), baked protato with the works, washed down with beer? Fried chicken, corn bread, mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens finished with ice tea? Footlong hot dog, double chilli, cheese fries and a Dr. Pepper? Glazed ham, field peas, steamed cabbage? Gumbo?

Your southern roots are showing.  I would assume he likes Bangers and Mash, not that I actually know what that means.   :P

BIL complained very little about the Drano actually.  I mean, he screamed a lot, but I really couldn't make out any specific negative comment.   :ph34r: