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Halo: Cea Compression Tools

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Here you go, some of the first modding tools for CEA. One of them is ceaunpack, which can decompress the .maps in maps_original as well as the .s3dpaks in paks360. The other is ceapack, which can re-compress the files after you edit them (note that it's rather slow ATM, but you'll just have to accept that).

Both of them are command-line programs which require one parameter and accept another optional one. The first parameter is the path to the input file, and the optional second parameter is the path to the output file. If an output path isn't specified, then the file name will be suffixed with "_compressed" or "_decompressed" depending on which tool you used.

If you want to use them from Windows Explorer, just drag the file onto the .EXE (not run the EXE first and then drag the file on) and it will open it. Look for your file but with "_compressed" or "_decompressed" in its name when the program closes.

Hopefully this will help open some doors to figuring out the map structure. Source code is included under the GPLv2 (this means no stealing, leeches).

http://xboxchaos.com/cea/hcea_compression.zip

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Added recompressor

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Do you have an ETA on when a compressor will be released?

Either later today or tomorrow. DeadCanadian and I have it working, I just have to clean up the source code a bit and speed it up.

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Either later today or tomorrow. DeadCanadian and I have it working, I just have to clean up the source code a bit and speed it up.

Cool cant wait!, i wish i could get someone to teach me how to work with this kind of code

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Just letting you guys know that the re-compressor is now available to the public. If I gave it to you earlier, I would recommend re-downloading since I optimized it a lot.

See the link in the original post.

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Just letting you guys know that the re-compressor is now available to the public. If I gave it to you earlier, I would recommend re-downloading since I optimized it a lot.

See the link in the original post.

Good work AMD. ^^

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