[Tool] TpacTool - An unofficial asset explorer [0.3.2]

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NLCRich

Squire
I've only used TpacTool with AssetPackages. I'd be surprised if it worked with EMAssetPackages as these weren't available for szszss to reverse engineer when she built TpacTool.
Are you sure you have .Net Framework 4.6.2. on your pc? TpacTool depends upon it.
Ok, thanks @NPC99. I appreciate all the help you give to our community on this forum. The EMAssetPackages is where it seems that most of the assets for the mod tools scene editor exist. I was trying to see if I could use the tool to get the base assets and then modify them in blender. Ultimately we might have to wait a while before playing with the scene editor assets... I checked and I do have the appropriate .Net Framework installed.
 

NPC99

Baron
M&BWBWF&SVC
@szszss has updated TpacTool while I had my back turned :smile:
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She's a star.
 

nsg3

Recruit
If Taleworlds is angry, there may not be a good MOD editor This will kill all mods. Or Taleworlds will be more likely to add more restrictions. Please stop the import function first. . Taleworlds needs more time to perfect its game.

IMO the perfection of this game is the modability. That's why the community has been so hype about the mod tools and there's already a lot of nice mods in such a short period of time. If they had just made base game & mod tools, with no campaign and left it all up to the modders, I still would have paid full price for the game... maybe that's just me.

Releasing tools like this will only attract people to this game... if I was in charge I would think this can only be good for business.

People want content. Then they want more content.

Most of the people on here modding will be playing this game for years to come. Everything they do(for free) will only enhance sales for TaleWorlds. So they're paying full price for a beta game, helping you debug the game(for free), and adding tons of content(for free).

If you look at it from a business stand point the system is setup for the developers to win, win, win. Allowing a tool like this let's the consumer win a little, think more highly of the company, and create lots of content for you(for free).

I can't understand why consoles don't realize this concept and start making games easily modable.
Humans like to customize their stuff. Clothes, cars, houses, phones, glasses, you name it we like to customize.
 

Silver Wolf

Archduke
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
I have a question.
Is it possible to open and export textures in the new version of TpacTools?

I've tested the previous one and it seemed that while some of the textures were accessible the majority were still unavailable (all of the armour textures for example).
 

NPC99

Baron
M&BWBWF&SVC
I have a question.
Is it possible to open and export textures in the new version of TpacTools?

I've tested the previous one and it seemed that while some of the textures were accessible the majority were still unavailable (all of the armour textures for example).
It's the same, TpacTool only exports those textures not locked in gtex tilesets. The changes have just improved visuals and exports for the larger unlocked textures.

EDIT - Correction. You can download any texture you want with TpacTool provided you load EmAssetPackages as opposed to AssetPackages. Textures locked in gtex tilesets in AssetPackages are normal unlocked textures in EmAssetPackages.
 
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NPC99

Baron
M&BWBWF&SVC
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nsg3

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@order_without_power 's investigations into hair meshes suggest that TpacTool might be losing vertex colours when exporting Bannerlord models.

This finding may be important as Bannerlord makes extensive use of vertex alphas for cloth physics. I have not tried it, but if correct, any exported model might need repainting for cloth physics before reimport.


Something is happening, and I'm not exactly sure how to make my cape act like a cape now. It just bends like I have poster board on my back.

I thought I could make a cloth_simulation material and apply to my cape, but that doesn't seem to work either. I might just not know what I'm doing, but I'm having a hard time getting the cloth to be cloth
 

NPC99

Baron
M&BWBWF&SVC
Something is happening, and I'm not exactly sure how to make my cape act like a cape now. It just bends like I have poster board on my back.

I thought I could make a cloth_simulation material and apply to my cape, but that doesn't seem to work either. I might just not know what I'm doing, but I'm having a hard time getting the cloth to be cloth
The only thing I've seen on vertex alpha painting cloth physics is in @John_M 's documentation https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aHBsO3mzkT0JsbCt9aCOh6CWAFATXwKtSaVb__TYIoo/edit
 

Silver Wolf

Archduke
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
Thanks for all the work szszss, this works really well already.

I also have a question for the people using the tool.
Does anyone know why almost all armour normal maps seem to be negatives (being yellow instead of blue).
 

NPC99

Baron
M&BWBWF&SVC
Thanks for all the work szszss, this works really well already.

I also have a question for the people using the tool.
Does anyone know why almost all armour normal maps seem to be negatives (being yellow instead of blue).
If you look at them in the Texture Inspector, you'll see that they only have information in the red and green channels. I believe the blue channel data can be calculated from the red and green channels at run time, allowing Taleworlds to optimise the storage requirements for normal maps. However, I'm no expert in these matters and could be wrong.
 

Silver Wolf

Archduke
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
If you look at them in the Texture Inspector, you'll see that they only have information in the red and green channels. I believe the blue channel data can be calculated from the red and green channels at run time, allowing Taleworlds to optimise the storage requirements for normal maps. However, I'm no expert in these matters and could be wrong.

They truly just seem to be negatives it seems, I've tried simply reversing them and they work just fine...

Also I haven't seen any roughness maps being extracted so far.
Seems weird considering Bannerlord uses PBR.
 

NPC99

Baron
M&BWBWF&SVC
They truly just seem to be negatives it seems, I've tried simply reversing them and they work just fine...

Also I haven't seen any roughness maps being extracted so far.
Seems weird considering Bannerlord uses PBR.
Bannerlord uses Gloss (inverted roughness) as part of the specular, which stacks Metallic in the red channel, Gloss in the green channel and Ambient Occlusion in the blue channel for PBR materials.
 
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