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Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool) (ACCEPTED)
« on: 06 Feb 2009, 03:35:56 »


Roller is a community made software developed by Spooner to convert and process OFP and ArmA island files.

Its primary purpose is to convert OFP islands to ArmA for the ACE Island Pack, but it can also do some processing that could be useful to people making new ArmA islands.

Formats that can be imported
    * 4WVR WRP (OFP unbinarized)
    * 8WVR WRP (ArmA unbinarized)

Formats that can be exported
    * 8WVR WRP (ArmA unbinarized)
    * XYZ height data (text file), suitable for import into Visitor 3
    * Object data list (text file), suitable for import into Visitor 3
    * Mask texture (PNG)

Additional features
    * Generate satellite mask texture (customizable coloring based on terrain point height, definition of forest and urban areas, customizable texture size)
    * Replace forest block with customizable single objects (type, density, relative frequency)
    * Replace single objects with optional offset (1:n and n:1)
    * Reduce cell size for more height data points (useful if you want to add bumps), or increase cell size for less detail
    * Make terrain bumpy
    * Raise/lower sea level
    * Generate list of unique objects present in source file
    * Replace textures (1:n and n:1)
    * Set terrain point height at the edges (to avoid endless repeated terrain)
    * Processing summary

Links
Download at OFPEC (zip)

Released at Dev Heaven
    * Download (7z)
    * Full documentation
    * Known bugs
    * Report bugs and suggest features
    * Roadmap

Please directly request bug fixes and suggest features at the new Dev Heaven site. We won't ignore posts in other forums, but you'd help us a lot (i.e. helping us get more done!) by wandering over to Dev Heaven, which is a great place to both develop and host your ArmA work!

Credits
- The Roller team
    * Project manager: kju
    * Ruby developer: Spooner
    * Configuration: the-f
    * Testing: kju, the-f & looz
    * Roller image: Pufu

- Externals
    * Windows executable built with rubyscript2exe by Erik Veenstra.
    * OFP to ArmA object mappings based on work by Snake Man and others.
    * Details of 4WVR and 8WVR file formats documented on the Biki by Mikero, Snake Man, Sy & T_D.
« Last Edit: 07 Feb 2009, 04:31:03 by Spooner »
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Re: Roller v0.1.0 (Island tool)
« Reply #1 on: 06 Feb 2009, 03:54:14 »
 :)

many hours in this... good job!

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Re: Roller v0.1.0 (Island tool)
« Reply #2 on: 06 Feb 2009, 11:04:46 »
Monsieur  :clap: Impressive project.  :good:

Sorry for stealing so much of Spooner's time.
It is for a good cause. I swear.  :yes:

Roller makes converting your OFP islands to ArmA a child's play.  :)
If you want to convert other peoples islands please get their
permission to do so!

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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool)
« Reply #3 on: 06 Feb 2009, 14:31:51 »
Updated to v0.1.1
* FIXED: Executable version fails to run [Reported by T_D]

Sorry again for this silly mistake...I need to give this up and become a goatherd or something easier :P
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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool)
« Reply #4 on: 06 Feb 2009, 17:40:15 »
SPOONAH. SSSSSPOONAH, good work lol
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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool)
« Reply #5 on: 06 Feb 2009, 19:01:06 »
Awesome, great stuff!  :clap: :good:
Will come in good use :)


Maybe some sort of log output could be useful, especially for people who are not too familiar with using batch files (the cmd prompt closes within a nanosecond when the program closes)? :dunno:
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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool)
« Reply #6 on: 06 Feb 2009, 19:16:41 »
If you want a log to file, just use "> output.txt" at the end of the command. When using a batch file for the command, put a "pause" command at the end, so the window won't close until you press a key.
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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool)
« Reply #7 on: 06 Feb 2009, 20:02:58 »
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put a "pause" command at the end
Yup, I know that but I was thinking of people who might not know their way around simple batch files (not too familiar with them myself, just the very basics)..

Anyhoo, cool tool.
Again makes me wish I could actually do something useful with computers..  :weeping:
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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool) (ACCEPTED)
« Reply #8 on: 06 Feb 2009, 20:34:20 »
Nice work Spooner et co.  :good:

Took the opportunity of uploading it to the AD -> Linky, although I for some reason had to change it to a .zip to be able to do that. :dry: Ah well, it's there anyway!

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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool) (ACCEPTED)
« Reply #9 on: 07 Feb 2009, 04:29:11 »
Thanks Wolfrug!

Yes, OFPEC policy is not to host 7z because it isn't a globally readable format (zip is readable by anyone with XP or onwards without even having to download anything).

As far as explaining batch files, it is something we considered. We felt that the subject was quite involved and that better tutorials would be available via the oracle that is Google anyway. Realistically though, if people don't either understand the basics of batch files, or couldn't learn the basics from a quick search, then they are also unlikely to really get much from Roller.
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Re: Roller v0.1.1 (Island tool) (ACCEPTED)
« Reply #10 on: 09 Feb 2009, 19:51:21 »
The tool may seem complicated at first in its use.
Please check the 'Sample conversion process' wiki page.
It was a bit hidden and the end of the list with the name Visitor 3.  :whi:

Feel free to visit the project site to ask your question!  :)