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Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:44 pm
by pineapples721
Update - Version 1.3.1
User @cire992 discovered an issue that I overlooked. If a texture has TopMips or Mips, the texture will fail to load.

Version 1.3.1 has been released, with this fix and other fixes.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:36 pm
by cire992
Excellent, just tested with a bunch of textures from Origins and Odyssey. Everything previewed and extracted successfully. Glad to hear it was just a minor issue. I haven't been able to reproduce the exception with the mesh decompression in either Origins or Odyssey. In both cases, meshes seem to be decompressing normally, so I think its safe to say that both bugs I mentioned in my last post are well and truly squashed. Stellar work as always, man. I'll let you know if I run into anything. In all honesty, though, I'm having a blast just rummaging through the art in these games. As a fan of both 3d art and ancient history, these games have a special appeal to me. so, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, thanks again for all your efforts on this program. :D

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:54 pm
by Sovereign
cire992 what have you managed to extract? I am new to both the Assassin's Creed series and poking around this file format. I am looking for Kassandra and Alexios to make action figures on my 3D printer and have no idea where to start digging.

Thanks!

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:31 pm
by luckso
Hello and thx or your effort.
Same for me I want the 3d models with textures. I don't know where to find them.

thx again.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:00 pm
by cire992
Oh, I haven't really looked at any of the character models yet, I wouldn't know where to look. Sorry about that.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:07 pm
by pineapples721
luckso wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Hello and thx or your effort.
Same for me I want the 3d models with textures. I don't know where to find them.

thx again.
Start rummaging through each .forge file, then you will find 3D models and textures. 3D model support is nowhere near completed. Texture support is complete.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:26 pm
by Sovereign
Once a search feature is implemented (ideally wildcard supporting) finding files should be easier--like *Kassandra* or *ship*.

Is it possible to code something that would pseudo collapse the lengthy file prefixes like GEN_STUFF_HERE_ActualTextOfInterest? So Gen, Stuff, and Here would be treated as virtual folders.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:41 pm
by luckso
ok Thanks a lot.
I work on Maya.
Just in case if I can be of any help, creating models with mesh and texture, let me know.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:14 pm
by pineapples721
Sovereign wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Once a search feature is implemented (ideally wildcard supporting) finding files should be easier--like *Kassandra* or *ship*.

Is it possible to code something that would pseudo collapse the lengthy file prefixes like GEN_STUFF_HERE_ActualTextOfInterest? So Gen, Stuff, and Here would be treated as virtual folders.
Correct! There will be a functional Find/Search feature in the next version. Wildcards and RegEx are possibilities.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:15 am
by Sovereign
Out of curiosity, are there files whose names aren't decoding yet?

Example: File_0x1840ee8dfce in DataPC_ACD_Greece.forge.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:37 am
by pineapples721
Sovereign wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:15 am
Out of curiosity, are there files whose names aren't decoding yet?

Example: File_0x1840ee8dfce in DataPC_ACD_Greece.forge.
Yes, that is normal behavior. Look in the .forge file itself (with a hex editor) and you will find hashed names like this.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:54 am
by Sovereign
Okay cool that's what I thought.

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:11 pm
by Ezekiel
Amazing Work

I peak in to Origins Textures
Diffuse and Normal Maps are readable only,some dds are not,even some other tools can't read it.
I can't export Alpha Textures properly even with dds programs,hope you will also see what's up with that.
(they are without alpha mask that's all)

I can't remember last time someone dedicated time to make a good program for exploring game archives like this.
Keep rocking.

#legendary

Edit:
Looks like Alpha is with Normals,so it's not Blacksmith mistake
https://i.imgur.com/p9bpmsp.jpg

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 pm
by YurkP
Hello! First of all, thank you for developing such application. However, I can't manage how to use it. When I try to load AC Odyssey forge file, I receive a message: "Loaded the subentries from ..." and nothing happens. Plus sign dissappears and there are no files inside. Could you help me please?
https://imgur.com/a/urlczre

Re: Blacksmith - an Assassin's Creed: Odyssey extraction tool

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:03 am
by Sovereign
Some assets are not decoding yet. This is normal as far as I know until the tool is fully completed.