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//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // // GAME EXTRACTOR // // Extensible Game Archive Editor // // http://www.watto.org/extract // // // // Copyright (C) 2002-2017 wattostudios // // // //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // // About Game Extractor // // // //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Game Extractor is a program that reads and writes archives used in games. Game archives are the big files that contain the sounds, images, and other content used to create the game environment for the player. The job of Game Extractor is to allow you to open these game archives, to view and edit the content. For further information, downloads, and help, visit the website at http://www.watto.org/extract //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // // Installation Instructions // // // //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Game Extractor requires you to have Java Runtime Environment 8.0 (or 1.8) or later installed on your computer. This is a free download from http://www.java.com When you install Game Extractor, several shortcuts are created in the Start Menu or the main Windows tile screen. If one of the shortcuts doesn't work for you, try one of the other ones. More detailed instructions can be found below, or on the Game Extractor website. Preferred Windows Method 1. Install Java Runtime Environment 8.0 (or 1.8), or later, from http://www.java.com 2. Download GameExtractor.exe from http://www.watto.org/extract 3. Double-click on GameExtractor.exe to run the installation program 4. Double-click on any one of the following programs to run Game Extractor... a. GameExtractor.exe b. GameExtractor.bat c. GameExtractor.jar Alternative Windows Method 1. Install Java Runtime Environment 8.0 (or 1.8), or later, from http://www.java.com 2. Download GameExtractor.zip from http://www.watto.org/extract 3. Right-click on GameExtractor.zip and choose Extract 4. Follow the screens, and tell it to extract the file to c:\extract 5. Open a Command Prompt window (you can search for it in the Start Menu or Windows Tile screen) 6. Change to the Game Extractor directory by typing "cd c:\extract" 7a. Run Game Extractor by typing "java -jar GameExtractor.jar" 7b. If that doesn't work, try typing "c:\java\bin\java -jar GameExtractor.jar" 8. If none of that works, run Windows Explorer and double-click any of the following files in the c:\extract directory... a. GameExtractor.exe b. GameExtractor.bat c. GameExtractor.jar Other Operating Systems 1. Install Java Runtime Environment 8.0 (or 1.8), or later, from http://www.java.com 2. Download GameExtractor.zip from http://www.watto.org/extract 3. Using any zip program, unzip GameExtractor.zip to c:\extract 4. Open a Command Prompt window 5. Change to the Game Extractor directory by typing "cd c:\extract" 6a. Run Game Extractor by typing "java -jar GameExtractor.jar" 6b. If that doesn't work, try typing "c:\java\bin\java -jar GameExtractor.jar" //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // // Troubleshooting // // // //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// If you have a question about the commands and tools in Game Extractor, open up the Help window within the Game Extractor program. It also contains some tutorials documenting how to perform specific tasks, such as "How to Open an Archive". These help files can also be opened in any web browser - start with the file help/index.html If you have any other Game Extractor questions, browse the Help/FAQ pages on the website - http://www.watto.org/extract . These pages include help on general Game Extractor queries, common errors and problems, and information on the full version. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // // Contact Information // // // //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// For any questions, you should first visit the Game Extractor website at http://www.watto.org/extract to see if the answer to your question can be found. If not, you can find the contact form on the website as well. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // // Version History // // // //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Version 3.02 [I] Support for more games, including previews and thumbnails [+] Thumbnails are now only loaded for the tiles currently in the display - others are loaded as you scroll through the list. Added an option to do full thumbnail loads on archive open. This makes it much faster to load archives in Thumbnail View, and more seamless. [+] All popups now show as an overlay to the main window, instead of as separate modal popups. Makes the interface cleaner, and removes issues with popups hiding behind the main window. [+] Added a command line interface for extracting or listing files in an archive. Run the command "java -jar GameExtractor.jar -help" for details, or see the help pages in the program [+] File Lists can now be exported in JSON format [+] Preview and thumbnail support for Unreal Engine 4 "Texture2D" images (some games only) [A] When exporting files, optionally only display standard converters in the conversion list [A] If an image is smaller than the thumbnail, added an option to show it as the actual size instead of enlarging it to fill the thumbnail tile. [A] When you click in the current directory field of the DirectoryList, all the text is selected [A] Errors are no longer written to the error log for normal startup, unless DebugMode is enabled [B] Fixed further bugs that prevented image previews from displaying until you move the mouse [B] Fixed a bug where replacing files in an archive wouldn't update the thumbnail image Version 3.01 [I] Some new features, some improvements, bug fixes, and support for new games [+] When exporting files, you can optionally have Game Extractor try to convert images to a different format. For example, all images in an archive can be converted to PNG or JPEG. [+] Added support for several recent Unity3D archive formats, and TEX image viewers [+] Added support for Valve archives and VTF image viewers, in a variety of different pixel formats [+] Added many additional image formats that are readable/writable by Game Imager [+] You can now preview images with animations attached to them [+] Added support for InstallShield CAB and Microsoft Cabinet CAB archives, including finding these archives within self-extracting EXE files [A] The DirectoryList now shows the directory contents as a long vertically-scrollable list [A] You can now type a directory name or filename into the DirectoryList and it will change to the directory (and load the archive if you entered a filename) [A] Typing a key in a table will now scroll to the next matching file starting with that letter [A] If a preview can't be converted to a different format, the "Save Preview As" options are hidden [A] If you enable the "Show System-Specific Icons" seting, thumbnails for files without previewers will display as their system-specific icons [A] New splash screen images, including a separate one for the Basic Version [A] Clicking the image preview window will now toggle between a black/white background, to allow you to better view images that are mostly white or have low alpha values [B] Fixed several bugs where memory would not be released after generating thumbnail images [B] Fixed a bug where opening a preview when the SidePanel_Preview was already open would not show the preview until you move the mouse [B] When changing to the Thumbnail File List for the first time, when an archive is opened, the "Loading Thumbnails" popup will now be displayed [B] Table Columns will now retain their sizes better, instead of slowly shrinking left over time [B] Fixed a bug where thumbnails wouldn't generate correctly if performing large skip operations [B] Fixed a bug where the interface wasn't loaded from the default on first startup [-] The hover popup for Icon-only buttons has been removed, shows a tooltip in the statusbar instead Version 3.0 [I] New major release with the following significant changes... [I] Built on Java 8.0, implementation of Java Packages and other code enhancements [I] Development using Eclipse, build and deployment using Apache Ant [I] WSProgram 4.0 now used as the program base [I] New theme ButterflyLookAndFeel implemented by default [I] Using launch4J for building the Windows executable, NSIS 3.0 for the installer [+] Implemented additional image reading/writing formats from Game Imager (TGA, PCX) [+] Implemented a Thumbnail File List, which will use ViewerPlugins to show thumbnails of any compatible format for all images in an archive (also set Java Initial Memory to 1GB) [+] Implemented JLayer for playing MP3 audio files (removing a dependency on Java Media Framework) [+] Implemented FFMPEG command line wrapping for converting XWMA audio files to WAV for previewing [+] Reading support for several additional DDS image formats outside of the DXT1/3/5 formats [+] Added a Renamer Plugin for using regex (regular expressions) as the search term [+] Icon-only buttons now show the Name of the button when hovering over them for 2 seconds [B] Statusbar messages for image columns (icon, Added, Renamed, etc) now show real values [B] Clicking a drive letter in the OpenArchive screen now takes you to the drive correctly [B] Fixed several display issues due to Java 8.0, including drawing issues hanging over from 2.x [B] Custom table columns will now be shown if the setting is enabled [A] General interface improvements, such as alternate row shading for tables, and more field labels [A] Improved detection and handling of Unicode and UTF8 Strings for Viewer_TXT previews [A] ArchivePlugins can now force Resources to preview in a specific ViewerPlugin, eg Viewer_TXT for text documents where the file extension isn't *.txt For notes on Versions prior to 3.0, refer to the readme file for Game Extractor Version 2.x Legend [+] Added something [-] Removed something [B] Bug fix [A] Alteration [T] Testing [I] General Information
Source: readme.txt, updated 2017-07-10

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