This file package contains Luis Guzman's Shapefile tools for MechCommander Modding. Have fun modding MechCommander!
DAT Tool features:
Additional DAT features:
Allows browsing any folder to see all files allowed for OpenGeneral
Allow watching details for PG2's SHP files
Special options for SHP files
Insert icon on a specific position inside Shp file
Append icon at the end of Shp file
For new icon image, you can pick a BMP file (no restrictions on bitmap file name - just pick it)
Remove icon from Shp file
Icons can be shown as single, collage, zoomed or mirrored.
Can save single icons, all icons or collage view as BMP.
Can create a new SHP file picking Bitmap icons.
Select any bitmap icon to a Shp list..
Add remove any item just by double clicking
Change order moving items up/down
... and Make the SHP with a simple click
Includes also an Special Express mode:
Allows selecting multiples bitmap icons to create a new Shp file for each bitmap on a single click. Each Shp file will hold 9 icons all with same picture than bitmap.
Appending icons when fake icons were included, made the dat file to lose as many items as fake icons
New option to Create/Update datfile with a list of icons defined in an external text file
New option to extract icons as defined in a list to read from external text file
Dat tool reports tweaked to use the OpenGeneral's "OpenIcons.keep", so "fake" icons can be checked easier when comparing.
Be aware that to use the .keep file, Openicons.dat matching OpenIcons.keep must be loaded in dat-tool, and then select another dat-file to compare
Can type ^ prefix (when filtering by icon names) to filter icons starting with the string you enter, so entering ^p won't include all icons having 'p' but only icons starting with p (similar to p*)
Disabled some buttons in toolbars depending icon format (png, shp, s16) and number or icons to avoid using wrong options for certain actions
(my best guess of course)
Catalog report was not working, it is fixed and now will include the files you see in the list of icons, thus allowing to filter.
Also can define to get a text report with the list of icons.
Compare tool for datfiles was not working properly either and has been reworked
Working with datfiles will try now to load a .csv description file (delimited fields) as Suite, allowing to filter using the same icon's with descriptions, allowing to filter icons by different fields
There is a new tool to crop png icon files to the standard size (240 x150)
There is a new tool to convert all png-icons included in list (either ShpView or DatView) as .shp compatible with PG2
A new "log filter" option is added to report the list of filtered items to a text file
Mar 2014 PG2 Shp Tool has been renamed as IconsTool to include in a future full support for SHP and S16 formats.
This release allows new posibilities to convert from Shp or s16 formats to either Bmp or Png, with all existing options that was available for SHP format only until this release (single icon, 3x3 block OpenGen compatible, collage, of files in a folder).
This tool is actually an expansion of previous PG2 Shp Tool, updated to support all formats for either Open General, PG2 and/or PeG (PNG, JPG, SHP and S16 formats.
To see PG2 Shp Tool's changelog please goto PG2 Shp Tool.
This tool was made for Panzer General 2. But the programmer says it also works for MCG files.
(c) by RizZ 2018