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Retera
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Matrix Eater

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Jun 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM
    1. deepstrasz
    2. yxq1122
      yxq1122
      I recently found that the decisions of some tools such as Mefhisto warcraft III tool, world editor multi-enhancer, iZ3D driver and W3M map utilities were somewhat rough. These tools seem important or interesting.
      As a tool contains large amount of hard work, I suggest to re-review them and give the option for an update at least.
    3. Misha
      Misha
      Hm.. was there any way to rig a few vertices to a bone in matrix eater? i kinda need a way to do some rigging on a mdl file, without really transforming it to mdx
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      2. Misha
        Misha
        oh its not matrix eater anymore? hm.. wonder why the more 'generalized' name.. kinda saw that with many other programs that used to have flashier name and then just a hint of it in the new name.. like Crap Cleaner is now just CCleaner xD

        anyway.. i'd jump straight in, but i'm lill concerned with the issue that running it renders matrix eater configuration settings corrupted or borked.. is it fixable? or really something i should not concern myself with? :b
        Jun 3, 2019
      3. Retera
        Retera
        I'm pretty sure they actually both work, but it's just not something I tested extensively so I put in an over exaggerated warning. If you're worried, back up the user.profile config file mentioned in that warning.
        Jun 3, 2019
      4. Misha
        Misha
        I see.. good to know
        Jun 3, 2019
    4. deepstrasz
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Yeah a blizzard employee suggested it was better if I didn't share the video because it suggested in the video that it was easy to upgrade the game, which he said was untrue. Also he felt the tone of the video was anti blizzard because it was posed as me proving I could edit my own remake of the Object Editor to allow custom folders in 10 minutes, rather than me saying something constructive to Blizzard. He was kind of right and also Blizzard always wins.

        I figured it was better if I respected his point if view; so, I deleted the video.
        Apr 4, 2019
      2. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        Blizzard can't take a joke and ultimately you also.
        Apr 4, 2019
    5. deepstrasz
    6. Reaper51
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Okay thanks. File saved, will investigate
        Mar 11, 2019
      2. Reaper51
        Reaper51
        Any findings?
        Mar 17, 2019
    7. deepstrasz
    8. Reaper51
      Reaper51
      Hey I was watching your video about how patch 1.30 reduces the matrix limit to 255 and remembered this missile model which no longer works in the new patch for some reason and it only has 7 matrices which stumped me. Do you mind taking a look at it if you can get it working with 1.30 since it works 100% in 1.26
      https://www.hiveworkshop.com/pastebin/10dc36f73d43df65d051337f404eaa3917950/
      1. Retera
        Retera
        I will take a look soon when I have time, possibly tonight. I would like to believe I can find the issue, no matter what it is.
        Mar 3, 2019
      2. Retera
        Retera
        Hey, I sat down to look at this today but realized the pastebin was closed and I hadn't saved a local copy. Is there any chance you could link it to me again?
        Mar 10, 2019
    9. Togra_blah
      Togra_blah
      Is that you Retera? From Wc3 Reforged Forums? :)
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Yes :)
        Feb 24, 2019
    10. Daffa the Mage
      Daffa the Mage
      Would you mind changing the MPQ search for MatrixEater so I can select the MPQ path at the very least? Need your ME to make hero glows.
      1. Retera
        Retera
        It's supposed to allow `View -> Change Game Directory` to allow you to pick the path, but sometimes if it gets messed up it won't start, and you have to probably delete `AppData\Roaming\JWC3\user.profile` (JWC3 is my name for "Java Warcraft 3" libraries used within the Matrix Eater, so that file is made by me and has all the Matrix Eater settings in it, but it's safe to move it or remove it based on what you want. It also has the MPQ lookup path that the Matrix Eater is configured to use)
        Jan 20, 2019
      2. Retera
        Retera
        Did that solve your problem?
        Jan 31, 2019
      3. Daffa the Mage
        Daffa the Mage
        Ah, haven't got to it, too busy at the moment.
        Feb 18, 2019
    11. Death Adder
      Death Adder
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Yeah. That video was one where I spent 2 hours coding some JASS that I was talking to someone about. After the video went down, they also asked not to be associated with the video, because I did not ask them to include their name in it.
        So maybe I'll make a different one later, but that one is a no-go now.
        Jan 18, 2019
    12. pyf
      pyf
      Are you still ready for some testing?
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Yeah, would be good. I just wish I had 20% more code done before I published anything, so that I had the software that I wanted, first. But I probably should stop waiting around hoping for that to happen -- and make it happen.
        Jan 19, 2019
    13. moyackx
    14. deepstrasz
      1. Retera
        Retera
        My icon is the official Sheep Reforged, though :P
        Jan 5, 2019
      2. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        But has no Claus, does it?
        Jan 5, 2019
      3. Retera
        Retera
        Nope, I missed my chance
        Jan 5, 2019
    15. pyf
      1. Retera
        Retera
        In concept it sounded cool, but I can't shake the feeling that it won't last long if there is a community shift towards playing Reforged next year.
        With that said, you aren't the first person to link this to me. I read the description but I'm still a little curious about what all it is actually doing. Perhaps I should take a deeper look -- maybe this weekend. Achieving Widescreen on 1.26 would be no small feat, wouldn't it? It would have to include Console05 and Console06 textures. Does that really work?
        Dec 20, 2018
      2. pyf
        pyf
        Dec 20, 2018
      3. pyf
        pyf
        What could be done:
        - update the Camera hack for the RoC Campaign
        - update the GameDll_fix_mapsize_limit to support 256MB maps (like Blizzard silently already does)
        - update the MSS library to 7.2g (if there are no adverse effects).
        - (dirty hack) tweak the logo mdx files for various screen ratios by using localfiles
        - (dirty hack) tweak the four cursor mdx files for various screen ratios by using localfiles
        - make Warcraft 3 v1.26a able to use more than 2GB RAM on 32-bit OSes (tough!)
        - (dirty hack) loading screens stretched to 4:3 the way Blizzard currently does it
        - implement the code by TriggerHappy for transparent UI (cf War3Loader v2)
        - implement more natives in the same way TriggerHappy did (cf War3Loader v2)
        Dec 20, 2018
    16. Ether
      Ether
      Hello, Retera. I'd like to ask permission if I could use dreamspawn models and system for a project, or probably the entire race? I usually can't find fitting models for corrupted forests or something like that.
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      2. Retera
        Retera
        There was some more stuff that we intended to add, however somehow Spellbound and I seem to have both been totally forgetting to coordinate to make it happen. Would you want an as-is bundle? I can double check with Spellbound if that is a good idea. Maybe we should just do that
        Dec 14, 2018
      3. Ether
        Ether
        It could be awesome if they come into bundles separately. :) I wonder when will that be hehe
        Dec 17, 2018
      4. Retera
        Retera
        Somehow we still never published this. Maybe soon
        Jan 31, 2019
    17. pyf
    18. Ragnaros17
      Ragnaros17
      2nd melee contest poll started, in the link you can (if you wish) download all the maps from the zip file, see them all and rate what do you think are the 5 best maps. If you donĀ“t have competitive melee knoledge, is okay, you can use other criteria like: enviroment, effort, map shape and others. The general public opinion is important to define 20% of the final score https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/melee-mapping-contest-2-poll.308814/
    19. TheLordOfChaos201
      TheLordOfChaos201
      hey

      give me your code for the model editing tool and I'll add a button so people can import their changes directly into maps. that way your tool will become easier for hivers to use and I can fulfill my goal of helping the moderators
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Aug 10, 2018
    20. Cryze666
      Cryze666
      Hey, i need your help Retera!
      I used the MatrixEater tool to combine 2 custom units into one (ripped off hte "weapon" from B and gave it to A, i imported the textures of both original models and the edited model i "fused". but the model wont show up, im pretty sure its about the textures but i just cant find a way to solve that :/

      btw.: in war3 model editor (malygos) it shows the model correctly when both texture files are in the same folder
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Okay. Are you willing to send me the model in a private message or do you want me to walk you through trying to find a solution? Sometimes with the older version of the Matrix Eater, if I convert to MDL with MdlxConv and back to MDX with MdlxConv it will fix a bug introduced into the MDX by a Matrix Eater formatting issue. I have fixed the source of these bugs on my latest version but many people still have the version that adds the bug to models. It is one possible problem that could cause this. It might not be the problem you have.
        Aug 7, 2018
      2. Cryze666
        Cryze666
        i will send u the model and the skins via private msg, it would be great if you could tell me, if it is smth diffrent, what it was and how u fixed it so that i dont need to bother u with that again xD
        Aug 7, 2018
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