View Full Version : s4pe 0.4 beta

14th Sep 2015, 8:23 PM
Since most of the recent commits have been stuck now for more than two weeks, here is a beta release for everyone to play with:


Note that github uploads need to be extracted with 7zip! (or something else that can deal with LZMA-compressed zips .. I can't upload there when I use the default format)

Includes contributions from CmarNYC, Buzzler, Inge Jones and myself:

Catalogue tags: Replaced hard-coded tag lists with a separate XML file being parsed into tags and categories (which makes it easier for end users to update -> simply replace the XML with one from the current game files). Includes custom Grid editors for tags/categories (COBJ and others) and compound tags (CASP); they support autocomplete. See also here (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=562681)

Updated OBJD to correctly parse EnvironmentScoreEmotionTags. This is based on Inge’s and Snaitf’s wrappers from here (http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUploadsRemote/uploads/3306/) (refactored to meet naming conventions)

Fixed MTST (fix by Inge from last November (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=541447))

Updated FTPT, TONE, RSLT based on Maxis binary templates; more info here (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=552540)

New folder bookmark functionality (Top menu > Settings; save settings when you're done)

Screenshot of the category/tag editor:



Please see the links linked above for more detailed info. If you want to post in this thread with feedback about a specific update, please tag the respective authors!

16th Sep 2015, 11:28 AM
To Do / Known Issues:

* Labels in COBJ: UnkCommon07 | SwatchTextureIID, UnkIID01 | SlotTypeSetIID (should have been in this release but apparently I forgot to commit that)

* One type of CWAL is not being parsed (e.g. 1144A in DeltaBuild0, this has a different (shorter) WallImgGroupList (or something like that) where it starts to read one byte too late)

16th Sep 2015, 1:30 PM
As requested, I am posting my feedback about this version of s4pe.

Unfortunately, for some reasons version 0.4 beta does not work correctly on my PC - it can open packages, showing the resources they contain, but is unable to show information different from "Error reading resource [...]", even if I try to open the same resources I could see in version 0.3c; moreover, it causes a "could not find a resource handler" error if I try to export a resource, whatever it is, again differently from version 0.3c (I can send you a PM with details about the error, if you want).

This was the issue. After your suggestion - using 7zip instead of WinRAR in order to unzip files -, I replaced the previous s4pe files with the newly extracted ones, and this led to the desired behaviour of s4pe. Github has probably unzipped files using WinRAR or another program different from 7zip exactly as I did, then it's all OK now, problem solved! Thanks.

16th Sep 2015, 1:44 PM
Thanks for getting back! Good to know it was the compression (as usual). If anyone has an idea what compression format one could use that works with both github AND winrar, I'm all ears .. as long as as the entire project is on github I don't really want to post uploads elsewhere, that only makes it more complicated to track I'm afraid =/.

20th Sep 2015, 3:57 AM
Github won't accept a Deflate-compressed ZIP? That's really strange.