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.


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.