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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:34 am
by ds9490
It does'nt work!
It might be because i use c# not c++.

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:31 pm
by Godzilla
I downloaded the exe, I open it and it closes after a second?

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:37 pm
by Gez
Godzilla wrote:I downloaded the exe, I open it and it closes after a second?

And that's how you can tell that it's a command-line tool.

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:50 am
by Nirvana
Gez wrote:
Godzilla wrote:I downloaded the exe, I open it and it closes after a second?

And that's how you can tell that it's a command-line tool.


This was a poke at me, wasn't it? haha

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 am
by InsanityBringer
what?

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:07 pm
by Slasher
Perhaps he is suggesting that he is actually Godzilla? :shrug:

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:07 pm
by Project Dark Fox
Nirvana wrote:
Gez wrote:
Godzilla wrote:I downloaded the exe, I open it and it closes after a second?

And that's how you can tell that it's a command-line tool.


This was a poke at me, wasn't it? haha

If you call poking you from the FUTURE, yes. Way to bump a (stickied) thread that is two months old. :|

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:11 pm
by printz
Does it convert Eternity map-info as well?

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:38 am
by Gez
Why would it?

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:27 am
by Xaser
Despite having the same name, ZDoom and Eternity's MAPINFO syntax are completely different.

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:44 pm
by Gez
Actually, Eternity uses EMAPINFO while ZDoom uses ZMAPINFO. So the names aren't the same.

(Yeah I know you can use just plain MAPINFO with ZDoom but if you're using the new ZDoom format you should rather use ZMAPINFO to avoid crossport compatibility issues. Even for a ZDoom-only mod, if only to acquire a good habit.)

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:39 pm
by printz
Gez wrote:Why would it?

So as to ensure cross-port compatibility with lightly modded Eternity maps :)

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:38 am
by Gez
Two issues here:
1. This was never said to be in the scope for that program. The aim was to convert old format to new; and so mostly to quickly build a corpus of MAPINFOs to test the implementation of the new format.
2. The ZDoom and Eternity MAPINFO feature sets are not homothetic: there are ZDoom MAPINFO functions that you cannot translate to an EMAPINFO function; making the conversion an incomplete and destructive one.

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:42 am
by Graf Zahl
Totally outside the scope of this program. It's merely a syntax converter, not a content converter which would be necessary for handling EMAPINFO. The tool doesn't even check the validity of the converted definitions.

Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:15 pm
by randi
I have un-stickied this because it's on the downloads page now.