MAPINFO conversion tool

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ds9490
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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It does'nt work!
It might be because i use c# not c++.
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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I downloaded the exe, I open it and it closes after a second?
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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.
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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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
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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what?
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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Perhaps he is suggesting that he is actually Godzilla? :shrug:
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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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. :|
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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Does it convert Eternity map-info as well?
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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Why would it?
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Despite having the same name, ZDoom and Eternity's MAPINFO syntax are completely different.
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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.)
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Gez wrote:Why would it?
So as to ensure cross-port compatibility with lightly modded Eternity maps :)
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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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.
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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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.
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Re: MAPINFO conversion tool

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I have un-stickied this because it's on the downloads page now.

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