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Short:Tools to UNPACK/PACK/VIEW CPS/CMP/VCN/VMP
Author:(Bertrand JARDEL)
Uploader:cfou whdload de (Bertrand JARDEL)
Type:util/pack
Version:0.9
Replaces:UnCPS-AGA.lha
Requires:m68020-AmigaOS>=3.0
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >=3.0+AGA
Distribution:Aminet
Date:2006-09-09
Download:http://aminet.net/util/pack/UnCPS-AGA.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/pack/UnCPS-AGA.readme
Downloads:410
History:
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 V0.3 (06.07.06)
 First public release

 V0.4 (08.07.06)
 - Better error messages
 - CLI problem fixed (Arguments was not found sometimes)
 - VIEW option used by default
 - HELP command added

 V0.5 (14.07.06)
 - Intuition screen used instead of home made copperlist
 - WB launch problem fixed
 - ".PAL" & ".COL" seeked for palette 
 - Reqtools.lbrary support added
    (Multi files selection with pattern possible to pack, unpack or view 
     several files in 3 mouse clicks!!)
 - Multi options supported (VIEW & PACK / VIEW & UNPACK)

 V0.6 (20.07.06)
 - A stupid bug fixed (You cought not load file in a root of device :()
 - Freeze without reqtools fixed
 - Problem with read file sub-routine fixed

 V0.7 (28.07.06)
 - FILE/K argument fixed
 - Message added when a file is packing
 - C2P & P2C command added

 V0.8 (18.08.06)
 - CPS format detection upgraded
 - EOB2's CPS format with inside palettes & multi screens supported (SOUTx.CPS)
   (You must click LMB to select next palette)  
 - VCN/VMP format supported (you must use command VCN/S)
   (all 8x8 Blocks, Background and wallsets are shown)

 V0.9 (08.09.06)
 - AGA test added (for some ECS limitations)
 - WaitButton code update (Asked by Wepl)
 - CPS inside VGA palette supported (Lands Of Lore's files)
 - LandsOfLore's VCN/VMP format supported (128 colors)
 - westwoodtool.library used

Description:
-----------
 UnCPS-AGA is a tool to VIEW westwood's CPS/CMP picture format
 and to pack/unpacked datas or pictures in CPS format

 It was tested with amiga EOB1 & 2 files and PC VGA EOB1 & 2 files
 (EOB1 VGA files extracted with tool WESTPAK2 (TOOL for PC users))

Needed:
------
- OS 3.0+
- reqtools.library v2.0+
- westwoodtool.library v1.0 (included)
- 68020 (chunky2planar routine)

Features: 
--------
- VIEW or V command to try to view a CPS/CMP VGA or 32 colors picture.
  (if you load a file named 'NAME.CPS', aumatically inside palettes is used
   but if palette is not found a file named 'NAME.COL' is loaded 

- PACK or P command to pack a file in CPS format (Method 4: FORMAT80)
  (If no OUPUT file is defined (using SAVEGAME parameter) a file with
   '.CPS' extension is saved)

- UNPACK or U command to unpack a CPS/CMP compatible file (Method 4: FORMAT80)
  (If no OUPUT file is defined (using SAVEGAME parameter) a file with
   '.RAW' extension is saved)

- C2P (Chunky2Planar) command to convert a VGA picture (Chunky RAW format)
   in 8 bitmaps amiga RAW format (Files size must be $fa00 octets).
  (If no OUPUT file is defined (using SAVEGAME parameter) a file with
   '.BITMAP' extension is saved)

- P2C (Planar2Chunky) command to convert an Amiga picture (8 bitmaps RAW format)
   in a VGA chunky RAW format file (Files size must be $fa00 octets).
  (If no OUPUT file is defined (using SAVEGAME parameter) a file with
   '.CHUNKY' extension is saved)

- VCN command to display PC VGA or Amiga ECS pictures using Westwood's VCN
format.
  All 8x8 blocks, background & Wallsets are shown using ".VMP" file   (Inside
palette are used (ECS) or external ".PAL" or ".COL" palette are loaded)

- SAVEFILE or S parameter to define name of OUTPUT file

- COLORFILE or C parameter to define name of the palette to load
  (AMIGA 32 colors palette file must have a size of 64 octets,
   PC 256 colors palette file must have a size of 768 octets)

 - HELP or H to read some explains


Installation:
------------
copy 'UnCPS-AGA' in your workbench's folder 'C:'

copy last 'westwoodtool.library' in your workbench's folder "LIBS:"


Usage: 
------
Arguments: 
 F=FILE/K,V=VIEW/S,U=UNPACK/S,P=PACK/S,C2P/S,P2C/S,VCN/S
 S=SAVEFILE/K,C=COLORSFILE/K,H=HELP/S

Examples: 
 UnCPS-AGA				;To view picture file(s) selected by
					 a requester

 UnCPS-AGA U				;To unpack file(s) selected by
					 a requester

 UnCPS-AGA P				;To pack file(s) selected by
					 a requester

 UnCPS-AGA C2P 				;a requester asks to select
					 1 or more VGA RAW file(s) to convert
					 in 8 Bitmaps RAW Format

 UnCPS-AGA P2C 				;a requester asks to select
					 1 or more 8Bitmaps RAW file(s)
					 to convert in VGA RAW Format (Chunky)

 UnCPS-AGA VCN 				;a requester asks to select
					 1 or more VCN file(s) to display
					 
 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.CMP			;KING.CMP picture is displayed

 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.CMP V			;idem

 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.CPS U			;KING.RAW file is saved (unpacked datas)

 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.CPS U S=K.UNPACKED	;K.UNPACKED file is saved (unpacked datas)

 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.RAW P			;KING.CPS file is saved (packed datas)

 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.RAW P S=K.PACKED	;K.PACKED file is saved (packed datas)

 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.CMP V C=WTRDP2.COL	;KING.CMP picture is displayed using
					;WRTDP2.COL palette

 UnCPS-AGA F=KING.CMP V U S=RAM:TOTO	;KING.CMP picture is displayed
					 & unpacked in file 'RAM:TOTO'

This package contents following files:
-------------------------------------
  UnCPS-AGA
  UnCPS-AGA.readme
  westwoodtool.library
  westwoodtool_lib.i
  westwoodtool.doc
  westwoodtool.readme


Status:
-------
This tool is freeware but if you want support futur project as EOB1/EOB2/DUNE2 
 AGA conversion, you can contact me via email to send anything or financial 
 contributions or just a friendly message ;)

To do:
-----
 1) support for method 1 packed files (wizard.CPS)
 2) perhaps an dungeon explorer using 'MAZ' Files


Contents of util/pack/UnCPS-AGA.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 4053    8676  46.7% -lh5- 4552 Sep  9 18:14 UnCPS-AGA
[generic]                 2254    5616  40.1% -lh5- 2088 Sep  9 18:50 UnCPS-AGA.readme
[generic]                 4130   23970  17.2% -lh5- f5cd Sep  9 18:44 westwoodtool.doc
[generic]                 7415   17072  43.4% -lh5- c43c Sep  9 18:32 westwoodtool.library
[generic]                  918    1792  51.2% -lh5- 48c7 Sep  9 18:52 westwoodtool.readme
[generic]                  679    2188  31.0% -lh5- aad7 Sep  9 03:58 westwoodtool_lib.i
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         6 files   19449   59314  32.8%            Sep  9 21:36

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