The Great Seige - help needed

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The Great Seige - help needed

New postby slowrider on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:39 pm

Hello fellow mapmakers, I have recently decided to get back into map-making as a hobby but I found out that the map I was working on for 8 months got deleted somehow and I am left with the protected version. The map is a detailed castle defense with over 20 playable characters, hundreds of custom models and a save/load code. I heard that this site was good for requesting help and I wanted to know if anyone could assist me in de-protecting the map. It was protected with optimizer I believe so if anyone is up for the task let me know! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Also I will include you in the credits for the map :)

Link: http://www.epicwar.com/maps/125668/
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Re: The Great Seige - help needed

New postby 3ICE on Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:26 am

Your name (slowrider) is not in the map. I will need some sort of proof of ownership before I deprotect anything.

p.s.: Is the misspelled map name intentional? It is siege not seige.
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Re: The Great Seige - help needed

New postby slowrider on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:49 am

Hey, I thank you for your your willingness to help me, I am dondonda but I hope this is enough proof for you to de-protect the map for me. Here is the old thread for the map on TheHelper and I edited it and put slowrider as an alias. As for the spelling, English is a second language for me so spelling errors are still being edited (but it is sad that I misspelled the title... :? )

http://www.thehelper.net/forums/showthr ... reat+seige
thanks, slowrider(dondonda)
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Re: The Great Seige - help needed

New postby 3ICE on Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:06 pm

Good enough. 8-)

The bad news is, I can't recover triggers that were protected by the Optimizer. (Because it would take months of work!)

However I can get all your models, abilities, tooltips, terrain, doodads, items, etc back, to get you started on the project again, if you want. However, you would have to retrigger everything. (Which sucks.)
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Re: The Great Seige - help needed

New postby slowrider on Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:46 pm

That sounds great man!! Don't worry about the trigger since I was to redo them in Jass anyways! Ok let me know when you are finished and I can get the map from you. Also any critiquing is helpful If you want.
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Re: The Great Seige - help needed

New postby 3ICE on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:08 am

Grab NewGen and familiarize yourself with it. The regular world editor probably can't open deprotected maps reliably.
You can even copy over everything to a new, empty map if you want. I usually do it just to purge the extra bits still floating around in there after deprotection.

I found 406 imported files total.
Of which 352 files were successfully recovered.
56 files were not fully recoverable, because their name is missing. (The data is all there.) I named them 3ICE_#id#.ext, where #id# is their position on the list of files and ext is their extension. They are in the "Unknowns" folder. You'll have to try and see if you can remember their names, otherwise you will end up with broken links in models and some missing textures. (I'm sure one of them is called ArcaneSanctum.mdx, because of an error message I saw when opening the map. Not sure which of the 56 files it is though.)
Another one of those unknown files was actually an archive (named 3ICE_319.rar) for some reason. Why did you import a rar file? WC3 can't work with that.

All the preplaced units were lost, but you don't need to recreate them, simply execute lines 763-1128 in the trigger I named jass.
All your regions were lost. Use the jass trigger again (lines 4606-4797). It even recreates your custom weather effects.
The starting locations were lost too, I placed all 12 at the zero coordinates. (0,0)
Forces were lost as well.

EDIT: I just added strings.txt to the zip, in case you want some of your strings back. Took a while to collect them all...
EDIT2: When I said NewGen I meant the "JASS NewGen Pack". Clarification was necessary, because Googling NewGen alone does not yield the correct first result.
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