Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Corrupt Open Live Writer draft fix

I use Open Live Writer to create posts for this blog.

Recently one of my draft posts became corrupted.

In a draft of about 100 lines and many pictures only the first few lines were selectable in the Edit view.

When I switched to Source view all the unselectable text and pictures disappeared destroying my post.

The problem was a stray </div> tag in the post that somehow appeared after inserted a split post.

Since most of the text disappeared when I switched to Source view I had trouble deleting the problematic </div>.

The solution was to close Open Live Writer and restart. But before loading my corrupt draft file, switch to Source view.

This way all the html source appeared and I was able to delete the unmatched </div> tag.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Building Tomb Raider III in Visual Studio 2019

This post will outline the steps involved in building the leaked Tomb Raider 3 code in Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition.


Friday, 8 May 2020

Sunday, 1 December 2019

UV mapped model to TRLE wad using Blender 2.79

teme9 posted a technique for getting a UV mapped model into a Tomb Raider Level Editor (TRLE) wad [link] but since the information is scattered throughout the thread I decided to gather it all together here.

Tutorial for Blender 2.80 is here [link].

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

UV mapped model to TRLE wad using Blender 2.80

teme9 published a technique for converting a UV mapped model to a form that was suitable for a Tomb Raider level Editor (TRLE) .wad file using Blender 2.7x.

https://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=208076

This post is an update of teme9’s tutorial for Blender 2.80.


Friday, 17 May 2019

Reading .zip files in Delphi and Python

Metasequoia uses a new default file format from version 4.7 which has extension *.mqoz.
This a just a *.zip file that contains an *.mqo file and a thumbnail.jpg file and maybe an *.mqx file.

Below are examples in Delphi 10.2 and Python 2.7 that show how to read the *.mqo inside the *.zip.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Automatic mouse cursor move program

I needed a program to move the mouse cursor every so often to stop a PC from timing out while I was watching videos.

I didn't have admin rights for the PC so I could not adjust the timeout settings.