[editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

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CeeJay
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[editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by CeeJay »

Is there way to view/import/extract the contents of DF's .WAX file nowadays? I know there is the old DFUSE utilities but these won't work under modern systems.

For those who are not aware, .WAX files are used by Star Wars: Dark Forces for the games sprites.

I have a group of WAX's I'd like extracted and so far I am having no luck.
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Cherno
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by Cherno »

Spriters Resource has monster and weapon sprites, maybe you can extract the rest from a Dark Forces TC?
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by Guest »

Well, the sprites in question aren't stock ones. Those I can find with no problem. I'm looking to acces sprtes from some mods made for the game.
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by wildweasel »

The last I recall, XWE was known to open them, but I can't remember if support was formally finished or if there were bugs with it.
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

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XWE is very buggy, I tend to avoid it like the plague (thank God for Slade) but last time I checked it had partial support for .GOB containers but no real support for the actual file formats within, including WAX.
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by Gez »

You can open them with SLADE 3.0.1. The code was broken at some point during development of 3.0.2 so it was disabled and then since it's a very low priority feature, it's been completely forgotten about.
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by CeeJay »

Well, that worked :D thanks guys


EDIT: Is it possible to extract the individual frames from the WAX?
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by Gez »

Right-click->Graphics->Export as PNG?
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Re: [editing] Star Wars Dark Forces

Post by CeeJay »

Nope, it'll only extract the first frame regardless of which one I have in the view.

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