Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PSX MC Manager

 I started this a long time ago but I had some trouble with it as it was my first Android app. I've got some more experience now and I've finally managed to get it mostly working. Still some features to add but it should be pretty straightforward now.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I never realized how linear MGS is...

There are a few rooms missing on the way but it doesn't matter. You literally travel in a straight line from start to finish. I never really noticed when I was playing. I suppose that's an indication of good game design. :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MGS Overview

If anyone is interested :D The gcx files are scripting data for events and whatnot as far as I can tell. The meshes are inside, for example, 'stg_mdl1.dar'. Likewise, the textures are inside 'stg_tex1.dar' etc. There is a build of unmass that deals very well with packing and unpacking the dar files. I've got textures fully documented(not complicated) and loading into a simulated VRAM straight from the dar as you can see in my most recent posts. As for the meshes, I wrote a program that reads the KMD files that are stored in the mdl dar files and exports them to obj files which pretty much any modeling program worth its weight is able to read. I haven't figured out how it deals with texturing yet, its kind of a mess. It's also been brought to my attention recently that the hzm files contain collision and radar data though I haven't done any work documenting them just yet.