English INF file manager

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19.07.08 12:51:49 pm
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bladus85
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Hi

Is there any kind of management tool for maintenance of INF files ?

1) load INF file, display details about items, objects etc
2) allow user to modify / delete / add new items
3) save INF file with same format of data
4) script editor is just big edit box

It also include bmp and b3d files viewer.
All is done in VS C# .NET 2.0
19.07.08 02:27:42 pm
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leinad1123
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Well, I don't think so. You can't say that every *.inf file is the same thing. They differ from game to game, they are just plain text which includes the information for the game.
If there would be an editors for *.inf files, each one of them would only be for ONE game cause there's only one game that has exactly the same information in it *.inf files.

sry for my bad english, I hope you could understand everything
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19.07.08 02:50:58 pm
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bladus85
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Hi thanks for quick replay.

I must disagree.

Each group of items has particular keyword like damage, name, weight etc. So basicaly we need editor for : items, objects, combinations etc. This data is constant regardless game or mod.

I said that scripts will be edited in edit box.

With flexibility of .NET its easy to operate on custom data in txt files.

How can I paste gif ?
19.07.08 06:36:33 pm
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jeepohahyo
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There is a tool called "MDE" (Mod Development Environment)
19.07.08 07:12:23 pm
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bladus85
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Hi

MDE is dedicated to Stranded ? I could not such information.
Please give some more details.

Dedicating MDE to Stranded will take more time then editing INF files manually.

I am talking about dedicated manager to Stranded.

I would gladly share my manager If only I know how damn it add a file here
19.07.08 07:23:42 pm
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jeepohahyo
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Actually I don't know much about the MDE, but it is dedicated to Stranded II and especially object creation and management (therefore the development in the name ^^)

For a file: I'll have to look it up.
19.07.08 07:49:49 pm
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bizzl
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bladus85 has written:
MDE is dedicated to Stranded ? I could not such information.
Please give some more details.

The MDE was a Management/Scripting Tool explicitly and only dedicated to Stranded (There is no other game using Textfiles with inf as file extension out there anyway, at least afair).
It had some nifty features, like grouping via drag'n'drop, code completion and snytax highlighting, but it was freaking unstable and never really got deployed. It probably still lurks in my backup archives, but I won't give it to you, because it's completly out-dated and crashed every 10 minutes, and development is completely ceased due to the fact that one developer is gone and the other doesn't has a fitting system anymore.
I could give you the source, but it requires that you have either Delphi 6 or 7, plus a hell lot of additional components, some of which won't get deployed anymore, either. The only thing which could be useful would be the parser code, but a good programmer can reinvent this within a couple of days (including testing and packaging into an object)
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19.07.08 07:58:16 pm
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bladus85
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bizzl

Thank for details

I was working few years ago in Delphi, and I know that that in VS .NET similar solutions can be done 10x faster - this does not mean better.

I was just wandering if there is need for such software on Forum. I see that there could be.....

The only thing I have problem with is display of b3d file in .NET controls, if any one can help with this.
19.07.08 11:59:08 pm
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I use Notepad++ and a custom syntax so that it easily highlights the different elements in ways that I can easily see and modify. *shrug*

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20.07.08 04:51:19 pm
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bizzl
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bladus85 has written:
I was working few years ago in Delphi, and I know that that in VS .NET similar solutions can be done 10x faster - this does not mean better.

Yeah, especially since the apps usually run 10x slower

bladus85 has written:
The only thing I have problem with is display of b3d file in .NET controls, if any one can help with this.

Perhaps try Irrlicht.NET, afair it supports b3d-Files
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20.07.08 05:34:07 pm
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Raven Shadow
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Autoit is a simple scripting engine that could be used
to make a S2 inf editor.
But it doesn't have any 3d capabilities.
28.07.08 10:12:02 pm
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Thanks for help

I found that Notepad++ is enough to make good inf manager.

Nevertheless, what about exporting / save custom syntax profile in Notepad++ ?
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