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Autor:  doomgun [ Dienstag 3. Oktober 2017, 11:49 ]
Betreff des Beitrags:  msh format found

Hi guys. I was surfing AN 2 files again and found some models which are not encrypted(I think). I am talking about some models which using format .msh instead of .msb but again, we need some kind of plugin to open this models. And msbtox can't convert it.

Maybe from this .msh file we can figure out how to export and import models to AquaNox? I mean, someone can figure, cause I am dumb at programming and math's stuff. And in these files maybe there is coordinates for UVmap.

Code of part of sizzler weapon:
https://pastebin.com/GkdRwSGy

Autor:  doomgun [ Mittwoch 4. Oktober 2017, 08:11 ]
Betreff des Beitrags:  Re: msh format found

So I tried to make a simple box(I edited coordinates in code, I didn't use any 3d programs) and put it in game. I replaced Strega's ship with this box. Yeah, it looks so small, cause I didn't know that it would be so small.

It works! But with some glitches...maybe cause I did it a little bit wrong. You can see this glitch on upper-left side of screen, on "lock on" menu.
All polygons are in model, but some of them are flipped to other side.

Screenshots are here:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1157284391
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1157284385

It's not textured, cause I don't understand how to apply texture on a model using only code. And I don't understand some things in code, such as: "G","P0", "P1", "P2" under [Polygon] section. I think with this we can make custom models for ships and other stuff, but again we need someone who can write plugin to make models easily.

Code of box model:

https://pastebin.com/Lu7hc7K2

Autor:  Rikki-Tikki-Tavi [ Mittwoch 11. Oktober 2017, 15:52 ]
Betreff des Beitrags:  Re: msh format found

I remember Godgell and me replaced one of the multiplayer maps once in Aquanox once. I think we only got it working locally, not on a server, but that was a very long time ago, and I allmost certainly don't have the files anymore, sorry.

Autor:  doomgun [ Donnerstag 12. Oktober 2017, 07:01 ]
Betreff des Beitrags:  Re: msh format found

Wow, really? I wanna see it, but you don't have it. Maybe you remember how to do this?

Interesting about terrain for maps, I think game building terrain by special textures.

Autor:  Rikki-Tikki-Tavi [ Montag 16. Oktober 2017, 21:58 ]
Betreff des Beitrags:  Re: msh format found

I don't think I have any of the old files, but I can see if I can help you have any specific problems. You may have figured this out by now, but AN and AN2 load files from the filesystem before the .pak files, if you put the contents in the same directory as they are in the pak.

The heightmaps were a type of tif encoding that GIMP could make when I fiddled with the settings. There is a lua-script file to control each mission. It contains a lot of stuff that isn't immediately obvious, so I may have to look at one again, to recap.

/edit: I didn't know GodGell uploaded his stuff to ModDB, and I have just had a look at it. Very nice.

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