SA2:B Texturing Using VMT

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by qwertysonic, May 3, 2011.

  1. qwertysonic

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    Has anyone ever come across this hack by DarkyBenji?
    <a href="http://chao.hippotank.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26157" target="_blank">http://chao.hippotank.com/forum/viewtopic....f=7&t=26157</a>
    Also a video by the same guy. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgDH_fQhww" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgDH_fQhww</a>

    He says he uses a tool called VMT made by Schthack for PSO. VMT can open PVR files within a prs without having to decompress it. I found the tool but when ever I try to replace a texture, the prs file becomes a lot larger than the original file, so it cannot be put back into the GC iso. I was wondering if anyone else has ever used this tool, and if so if they could give me a few pointers. You can download VMT <a href="http://schtserv.com/app/vmt.rar" target="_blank">here</a>.
     
  2. Ritz

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    Those are some pretty whacked out chao he's got. He didn't hack any of them, did he? Tell me the watermelon one is legit.
     
  3. Dark Sonic

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    <!--quoteo(post=584139:date=May 3 2011, 06:22 PM:name=Ritz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ritz @ May 3 2011, 06:22 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=584139">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Those are some pretty whacked out chao he's got. He didn't hack any of them, did he? Tell me the watermelon one is legit.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Ya you can give Chao a watermelon to wear. It's just a helmet, there are no watermelon chao (Although that'd be quite awesome)
     
  4. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    <!--quoteo(post=584140:date=May 3 2011, 07:27 PM:name=Dark Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dark Sonic @ May 3 2011, 07:27 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=584140">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=584139:date=May 3 2011, 06:22 PM:name=Ritz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ritz @ May 3 2011, 06:22 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=584139">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Those are some pretty whacked out chao he's got. He didn't hack any of them, did he? Tell me the watermelon one is legit.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Ya you can give Chao a watermelon to wear. It's just a helmet, there are no watermelon chao (Although that'd be quite awesome)
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    It's entire body is watermelon colored.

    EDIT: Anyway, he has some hacked chao in there. Like the shiny clear Knuckles chao or that Purplish Amy chao.
     
  5. NomadTW

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    <!--quoteo(post=584162:date=May 3 2011, 11:31 PM:name=JaxTH)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (JaxTH @ May 3 2011, 11:31 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=584162">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=584140:date=May 3 2011, 07:27 PM:name=Dark Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dark Sonic @ May 3 2011, 07:27 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=584140">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=584139:date=May 3 2011, 06:22 PM:name=Ritz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ritz @ May 3 2011, 06:22 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=584139">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Those are some pretty whacked out chao he's got. He didn't hack any of them, did he? Tell me the watermelon one is legit.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Ya you can give Chao a watermelon to wear. It's just a helmet, there are no watermelon chao (Although that'd be quite awesome)
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    It's entire body is watermelon colored.

    EDIT: Anyway, he has some hacked chao in there. Like the shiny clear Knuckles chao or that Purplish Amy chao.
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    >watermelon Chao
    >Chao are essentially made of water

    I see what he did thar. :v:
     
  6. qwertysonic

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    So could I ask some of you to try this tool to see if you get any better results? I think VMT outputs it as a pvm so you could use stealth's prs compressor or puyo tools. I don't know which compression format on puyo tools .prs uses can anyone answer me that?
     
  7. MarkeyJester

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    I have by no means the understanding of the format and I won't pretend to either, however, nearly all compression formats I've known, compress much more easily when the data is less complexe, have you tried replacing the texture with something a lot more simpler? Surely upon compressing it again, the data would result a lot more smaller in size.

    Again, pardon my ignorance, like I said, I have no understanding of the format, just thought I'd give a suggestion.
     
  8. Trunks

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    I was super impressed that he had a Gamecube ISO running off an external drive, until I found out he was doing it through a hardware mod. Man, I wish we had a way to play gc ISOs off an hdd via softmod. :(
     
  9. Hitaxas

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    <!--quoteo(post=584920:date=May 7 2011, 01:12 PM:name=Trunks)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Trunks @ May 7 2011, 01:12 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=584920">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->until I found out he was doing it through a hardware mod. Man, I wish we had a way to play gc ISOs off an hdd via softmod. :(<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Yeah, me too. I have pretty much all of my Wii games backed up onto a harddrive and would have loved to know there was a way to play GC games through a softmod. =/