New host, new domain

Hey everyone,

the blog just got a new domain and a brand new host. I’ll keep the content live on this blog for some time but i won’t post any updates here anymore.

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Venusaur [Pokemon Battle Revolution]


This is a 2-day work on some wii files extracted from the game iso.

It was a little complicated to implement an LZSS decompression to decompress the initial .fsys file. After the decompression things are pretty easy since the recognition of the data on the file(s).
I’ve identified many sections but for now i can only read the model parts. There is a really interesting way that Nintendo(???) uses in order to store the indices on the file, which is by splitting the sections depending on the material applied on specific faces. Pretty much like Blender allows on applying materials on selections of vertices, but it is not that profinite when you are checking bytes ๐Ÿ˜›

There are lots of textures in the files as well but it seems like there are many many many different formats in there, so i’ll take my time to study them and extract them as well.

I’ve also found some data that possibly contain animation data and i think that its a very good opportunity to see how i can import keyframe data in blender (including armatures and bones of course).

So here is Venusaur (003) ๐Ÿ˜€

If you wish to see any other pokemon (up to id 601), just comment below.
The whole code is in pure python, and as soon as i can assemble a single script that does both the decompression and the reading, i’ll release it.

Credits toย ImaginaryZ for his C++ Extractor that helped me compare my results and Tiberius of VG-Resource who posted about ImaginaryZ ๐Ÿ˜›

Minions :D

I guess that pretty much everyone knows about minions.

I don’t know how many know that there is actually a game about them though ๐Ÿ˜€

Its called Minion Rush, its available for Iphone,Android and Windows 8.

I would not try to load any of the models, but a couple of days ago i tried the Windows 8 version of the game, and i’d say that the models used are extremely good and immensly detailed.
So here are some screenshots from some of the models extracted:


I am planning to release a pack of all the exported models, as soon as i have the textures exported as well. So stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜€

Rugby Challenge 2 Models

A bit of a break from FIFA :D.A couple of days ago i fell upon Rugby Challenge 2. I found it an awesome game, and after some threatening (thanks robbie :D) i decided to try and import the models. Here are the results :D:D

A lot of very well made stadiums in there. Since the importer is pretty much complete, i’ll try to post more screens too ๐Ÿ˜€