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Retera
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    1. Daffa
      Daffa
      Hey Retera, what software do you use to develop your apps? I was thinking of re-writing old stuffs with Java to allow Mac support.
      1. Retera
        Retera
        There's a video posted by my YouTube account called Matrix Eater developer setup that might still work. Basically it uses Java's standard libraries for everything except when necessary. MPQs are parsed by DrSuperGood's MPQ parser, BLP parsed by DrSuperGood's BLP-iio parser plugin, MDX parsed using the parser by Oger-Lord, and 3d is drawn with OpenGL bindings through LWJGL (the game library used to make Minecraft iirc)

        So, these libraries are all already included if you follow the Matrix Eater Developer Tutorial video, but you could go get the latest versions to make your own project.

        For parsing SLK and unit data stuff I use code that I wrote, combined with some code from Deoad's ODE, combined with a port (from C++ to Java, by me) of PitzerMike's object data code used in ObjectMerger and Witgetizer. But that stuff, although included in the project, is more relevant to the custom Object Editor that I was writing.
        Jul 18, 2018
      2. Daffa
        Daffa
        For Mac support, does all the libs support mac?
        Aug 11, 2018
      3. Retera
        Retera
        In general, yes. I was told by Hayate that he was able to run the Matrix Eater on Mac, but he also said that sometimes he had to resize the window to cause it to refresh the 3d display, and that if he did not the 3D display would be on top of other parts of the program visually. So, it sounded like it was slightly buggy, but all of the libraries were functioning.
        Aug 11, 2018
    2. deepstrasz
      deepstrasz
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      2. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        Can I change the paths? I would just like to leave them without Textures/ or whatever.
        I mean, the program allows me to delete/rename stuff there.
        Jul 15, 2018
      3. Retera
        Retera
        Yeah all my content is pretty much all derivative works of Blizzard Entertainment; I believe deriving works from them had a tremendous beneficial impact on my life. I would never want to stop someone from making derivative works of Wc3 models I make. I believe everyone should be able to enjoy the game as I did, and modifying the Maw of Oblivion falls in that category.

        The Maw of Oblivion was made many years ago almost entirely in Notepad++ and Oinkerwinkle's tools before I created my own model editing software. But hopefully someday it will be a sample of what is possible with a few minutes with good software.
        Jul 15, 2018
      4. deepstrasz
        deepstrasz
        Coolio.
        Jul 15, 2018
    3. MrRious
      MrRious
      Who made ground texture for your Draenei buildings?
      1. Retera
        Jul 12, 2018
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. Alexen
      Alexen
      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. Alexen
        Alexen
        Well, great art comes in any way. Keep doing your best :D
        Feb 6, 2018
    12. 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
    13. istvan921
      istvan921
    14. Daffa
      Daffa
      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
    15. 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
    16. Redsteel1
      Redsteel1
      Great work!
    17. Daffa
      Daffa
      How to import potrait so it become one with the model?
      1. Daffa
        Daffa
        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
    18. 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
    19. MasterHaosis
      MasterHaosis
      Retera, :cgrin:
    20. 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
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    Home Page:
    http://etheller.com
    Current Project:
    WarCraft III: Heaven's Fall

    Races:
    Zear Fallen
    The Enlightened Tide
    Lost Tribe
    Freezing Legion
    Voidspawn
    Final Alliance
    The Risen
    High Elves; Wielders of Mana
    ~TBD 8th Race
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