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Retera
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    1. pyf
      1. Retera
        Retera
        I'm doubtful that it does. Heavens Fall *did* used to update by using Dropbox. Essentially, it would download a text file from a static URL like "dropbox.com/Retera/hfmod/fileList.txt" and in this file was a list of other Dropbox URLs to download. They were all subfolders in this hfmod folder that was in the Dropbox Public folder. But, Dropbox changed how sharing works, so that sharing creates a very long URL with encrypted hash data, instead of using publicly visible folder names. So, to download a file directly they try to force you to see their website, and they also don't have the URL match the name of the folder it was shared from.
        Since their stuff got more complicated, the old Heavens Fall updater is just not ever going to work again. I would have to provide people with a new installer/launcher. However, there's a second problem. I am not the Nirvana mod's author, and I cannot modify 1.29 in the same way that they modified 1.26.
        May 8, 2018
      2. Retera
        Retera
        For a while, there was a version of Heavens Fall that worked on 1.27 because it was so similar to 1.26 that you could basically have 1.26 stuff running the mod alongside 1.27. It was the same manner in which JNGP worked until Patch 1.28 even though JNGP was a modified copy of Patch 1.21. For the same reason JNGP is dead, having six races on the menu is dead. I'm probably not going to invest the time to program the binary code needed that they wrote in China for Nirvana that Heavens Fall was borrowing. So, Dropbox changing their system to kill my launcher was very timely, because 1.28 also killed the mod itself.
        May 8, 2018
      3. Retera
        Retera
        I have a theory that I could split Heavens Fall into two mods, each with 3 races, and release them for Patch 1.29, and allow them to join each other's game. So, these two compatible mods could play LAN or Battle.net together in the same game, but you would be restricted to 3 of the 6 races based on which MPQ you were using. That is one possible way I could deploy on 1.29, but it's only a theory. And, Computer players would have to inherit their race from the host mod, but would show incorrectly on the joining mod, and so it would be confusing and bad for computer players.
        May 8, 2018
    2. pyf
      pyf
      It seems unlikely at this point, that the 100 likes milestone will be reached for the WC3 v1.52 video
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      2. pyf
        pyf
        May 6, 2018
      3. Retera
        Retera
        May 7, 2018
      4. pyf
        pyf
        100 views, 2 likes.

        The worldwide WC3 community is so very amazing.
        X|
        May 26, 2018
    3. Stefan.K
      Stefan.K
      Hey, man. How's stuff going?
      I wanted to ask what program do you use to record your videos?
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Going okay. Typically I have been using Fraps to record videos, but it only works on Windows 7, and not on newer windows versions, so when I upgrade I will probably have to start using something else. I heard OBS is good but haven't really tried using it yet.
        Apr 15, 2018
      2. Stefan.K
        Stefan.K
        Ooh, I didn't know it works only on windows 7...
        Apr 15, 2018
      3. Retera
        Retera
        There might be some way to get it to work sometimes on Windows 8/10. But, in my experience, it was not able to record the graphics of the desktop window manager in the same way, so you could not just record the desktop environment with Fraps like I do on Windows 7 with a lot of my videos.
        It's also possible that Fraps might have made some update that I don't know about. But, last time I tried it on my Windows 10 computer, it wouldn't record the desktop.
        Apr 15, 2018
    4. Skyfira
      Skyfira
      Hey Retera! I wanted to ask you about your Mursoph Emperor model. I really believe that it would make a great standalone model without the murloc as there isn't really many custom Sea Giant models available. So essentially, I suppose I am making a request for this if possible with maybe some swimming animations too? XD Honestly, I'm hoping to be able to use your model for my next race I'm working on. However, it's entirely up to you as I'm sure you're a very busy person! Also thank you again for the Pit Lord edit you did for me a few months back I ended up using it in my Legion's Advance map.
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Feb 25, 2018
      2. Skyfira
        Skyfira
        You're the best Retera =) Thank you!
        Feb 26, 2018
    5. infrenus
      infrenus
      Retera, if you even want help updateing some of the old Heaven's fall models, give me a hint, I would love to make some things for your altered melee!
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Sure! Direfury's been working on new Lost Tribe unit models. Maybe you could make some awesome new stuff for the Zear? I had some WIPs for a new Encampment building and an updated Sky Cannon that never got incorporated into the mod, but a lot of the other models in the Zear are very old. I would say make whatever sounds fun to make, and we can probably stick it into the map/mod :)
        Feb 18, 2018
    6. Maxwell
      Maxwell
      Hello there Retera! Can I ask you for something? Can you give me one model from Heavens Fall - Oblivion Maw, or how it is named (Forgotten one with roots.)
      I would be grateful for it <3
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Feb 18, 2018
      2. Maxwell
        Maxwell
        Yey! Thank you a lot Retera! This "roots" are great :p
        Feb 18, 2018
    7. Hazop
      Hazop
      I really like your tools, and was thinking, could you make a tool where you can import models and tint them different colours based on RGB
      1. Alethos
        Alethos
        Check out my post in your thread- There's really no reason to make another tool to do this when it's super easy and takes a minute to do in Magos.
        Feb 11, 2018
      2. Hazop
        Hazop
        didn't work for me ._.
        Feb 11, 2018
    8. Alxen345
      Alxen345
      Your models! They amaze me! Great creativity :D
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Many of them are years and years old. It leaves me to worry whether my greatest creative moments are in my past rather than my future.
        Feb 6, 2018
      2. Alxen345
        Alxen345
        Well, great art comes in any way. Keep doing your best :D
        Feb 6, 2018
    9. maxxxus
      maxxxus
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      2. maxxxus
        maxxxus
        i try to use this program for modding only, but i thought this bug could be a problem. so this bug is not a problem, right?
        Feb 3, 2018
      3. Retera
        Retera
        I'm not sure how you define problem. It's a problem that can't be solved until I write a bunch of new code.
        Feb 3, 2018
      4. maxxxus
        maxxxus
        ok, it really doesn't care if the rest works well. but i wondered if it could be a problem for the whole program. thx.
        Feb 3, 2018
    10. istvan921
      istvan921
    11. Daffa the Mage
      Daffa the Mage
      If you one day make portrait maker, would be a blessing :D
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Like the "Create Camera from Current View" function in Magos? I was thinking they already had that covered, but I guess a person could write some sort of lip animation generator
        Jan 30, 2018
    12. Cuore
      Cuore
      So many unique models all at once! Wow what a great endeavor! Congrats!
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Most of them are about 6-8 years old, I was just trying to crack open heavens fall and share some my creations.
        Jan 29, 2018
      2. Retera
        Retera
        This is only a small part of the hundreds of Heavens Fall models I created the past decade. I just had to go to bed last night to stop. I'll probably keep uploading again tonight. Akin to the Spitting Snap Dragon, many were recolors, though -- and recolored ability spells and effects. So although there are hundreds inside the project many of them may not be fit for uploading. I was doing some cherry picking last night, I'll probably do that again tonight.
        Jan 29, 2018
      3. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        That is very great. I would also highly suggest you upload all the rest; if you think the resource section CANNOT HANDLE IT, a simple thread will do it.
        Jan 30, 2018
    13. Redsteel1
      Redsteel1
      Great work!
    14. Daffa the Mage
      Daffa the Mage
      How to import potrait so it become one with the model?
      1. Daffa the Mage
        Daffa the Mage
        Just to be precise, I would like, if possible, to do this via Matrix Eater :)
        Jan 24, 2018
      2. Retera
        Retera
        Jan 28, 2018
      3. Retera
        Retera
        Here's another second video on how to do it when you want to use the same model for the portrait as you do for the base model:
        https://youtu.be/QDKN-phRecs
        Jan 28, 2018
    15. Stefan.K
      Stefan.K
      I wonder how you never released some models considering the fact you have your own modeling program...Still working on models or you just want to make the matrix eater a better tool?
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Some people have been saying that to me... Seems like maybe I'll have to upload some of the stuff I've.
        I would say I have still used the Matrix Eater probably once every couple of days for various for-fun things, requests for people, hobby projects that die, etc. But I haven't really posted the things that I created.
        Jan 28, 2018
    16. MasterHaosis
      MasterHaosis
      Retera, :cgrin:
    17. wolgan666
      wolgan666
      Hello retera
      I would like to produce a mod too.
      Could you explain to me how I can do? Or to give a written link where I can have explanations.
      Thanks in advance
    18. Mister_Haudrauf
      Mister_Haudrauf
      Say is it possible to write a program that detects unnecessary animation frames and deletes them? Or is it too complicated?
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Dec 3, 2017
    19. Leo Akastenix
      Leo Akastenix
      I downloaaded Java for MatrixEater and it still doesnt work..
      1. Retera
        Retera
        Well, that's not good. What kind of java did you download?
        When all else fails, if you go to the CMD terminal in windows, if Java is correctly installed it should let you type "java -version" in that window, and it will show the version. If it says "java not found" or something, then it isn't fully installed.

        If it IS installed, then you should be able to type "cd C:/path/to/matrix/eater" then after that type "java -jar MatrixEater3D.jar" and this should make it work for sure.
        Aug 27, 2017
      2. Leo Akastenix
        Leo Akastenix
        Thanks will try that
        Aug 27, 2017
      3. Retera
        Retera
        I know it's a little crazy, but I really hope it works out for you. Basically, you just have to do *something* to make the "java interpreter" program, java.exe, run where the input it is given is the "MatrixEater3D.jar" file.

        But getting it to go can be hard. The MatrixEater3D.exe file is not very smart, and if you install a better java, it will still use the one that comes with the MatrixEater download.
        If the thing I said about CMD works, then you should be able to go to Program Files to your Java folder, find it, and replace the contents of "Matrix Eater 3D Model Editor/jre" with the contents of a "Program Files/Java/jre" folder you installed. Then the silly MatrixEater3D.exe app would start using that one. That should fix it for good if the CMD thing allows you to start the program.

        The EXE I included with the Matrix Eater download will always look in its "jre" folder, and not to an installed Java.
        Aug 28, 2017
    20. Misha
      Misha
      Hmm.. is it a good thing that I wait on a particular matrix eater feature to be added, instead of just getting it over with and merging stuff myself? .u.
      1. Retera
        Retera
        I've had this running project of trying to rewrite a bunch of code in the matrix eater, but I keep on not finishing it, so then it's like I'm just getting nothing done. I guess it's just because I'm trying to change too many things at once, wanting the Matrix Eater to be the even better program that I want it to be, regardless of what other people are really looking for.

        If I finish these concepts in my head to make the program what I want it to be, then I'll get back to that feeling that the version the world has and the version I'm working on are one product, where I can really easily add a feature.
        But, in its current state, my upgraded version doesn't even work. It really bothers me. Sometimes I just swap out all the code for the old code, then stop upgrading, and just run it a bunch to use it.
        Aug 27, 2017
      2. Misha
        Misha
        a'right 'u'
        Aug 27, 2017
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