Telltale Games "Almost-All-In-One" Model Importer

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Telltale Games "Almost-All-In-One" Model Importer

Post by RandomTBush » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:44 am

UPDATED 03/03/2018:

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Added support for Back to the Future: The Game (30th Anniversary Edition), PS4 version only!
Fixed D3DTX-to-DDS QuickBMS scripts so that file size is applied properly, whoops!
This MaxScript set is the result of a year's worth of work. Well, not completely, I started working on this back in July 2013, left it for a few months in half-complete state and just recently finished it up. This bundle of scripts for 3DS Max will import the models from the majority of games that Telltale Games developed, with the original bone structures and rigging information (which by the way was no fun to fix up).

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What games will this work with? [PC, unless stated otherwise]:
  • Back to the Future: The Game (30th Anniversary Edition) [PS4]
    Batman: The Telltale Series [PC]
    Batman: The Enemy Within
    Bone: Out from Boneville
    Bone: The Great Cow Race
    CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder
    CSI: Hard Evidence
    Game of Thrones
    Jurassic Park: The Game
    Law & Order: Legacies
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy [PC]
    Minecraft: Story Mode [PC / PS4]
    Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2
    Poker Night 2
    Sam & Max Season 1
    Sam & Max Season 2
    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1 (Homestar Ruiner)
    Tales from the Borderlands [PC / PS4]
    Telltale Texas Hold'em
    The Walking Dead Season 1 [PC / PS4 (use TWD:S2/TWAU importer instead!)]
    The Walking Dead Season 2
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Season 3)
    The Walking Dead: Michonne
    The Wolf Among Us [PC and PS4]
What games will this NOT work with (yet)?:
  • Back to the Future: The Game [PC]
    CSI: Deadly Intent
    CSI: Fatal Conspiracy
    Poker Night at the Inventory
    Sam & Max Season 3
    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episodes 2-5
    Tales of Monkey Island
    Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures
All because of compressed vertex/face buffers. Blame Telltale.

Important things to keep in mind:
  • You'll need both the *.D3DMesh and *.SKL files, which should be in the same folder.
    Most of the earlier games will import with the textures pre-applied if you have the *.DDS files in a "Textures" subfolder, newer games won't due to material hashes that I've yet to figure out.
    Bone names in the newer games are hashed the same way, but I've added a list of "default" names to replace 'em where applicable.
    Use the QuickBMS scripts supplied to convert the D3DTX files to DDS, if necessary.
Download MaxScript
Download D3DTX to DDS QuickBMS Script

Please let me know if there are problems importing any of the models using this script, and I'll do what I can to fix it!
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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by TRDaz » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:36 pm

Awesome job on this :D Question though, I have The Wolf Among Us but im not sure how to extract the ttarch2 files, how would i extract them?

EDIT: I found the ttarchext that works, but it doesnt work when i add the -m command for the dds textures. Also, where are the .skl files found? :/
Nvm, think I just figured it out :P

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by pepsiguy2 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:37 am

how did you get dds textures?

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by TRDaz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:45 am

I didn't get them yet actually, i've asked on the thread where ttarchext was posted.

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by RandomTBush » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:50 am

pepsiguy2 wrote:how did you get dds textures?
I just spliced the data from the *.d3dtx into a DDS file and trimmed it to the proper resolutions.

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by pepsiguy2 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:55 am

RandomTBush wrote:
pepsiguy2 wrote:how did you get dds textures?
I just spliced the data from the *.d3dtx into a DDS file and trimmed it to the proper resolutions.
after or before the header?

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by RandomTBush » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:46 pm

pepsiguy2 wrote:
RandomTBush wrote:
pepsiguy2 wrote:how did you get dds textures?
I just spliced the data from the *.d3dtx into a DDS file and trimmed it to the proper resolutions.
after or before the header?
After. The largest mipmap is stored at the end of the file. I would advise using that one TextureFinder program to find the starting offset, if you've got it.

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by TRDaz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:42 pm

I'm confused which part to cut from the d3dtx, ive tried texturefinder, found the correct texture and offset but the file apparently doesnt have that offset in hex editor.

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by TRDaz » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:18 pm

Any help? It's been frustrating me because I want these models and they are not useful without textures :/

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by RandomTBush » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:12 pm

I'm thinking of something. Maybe I can set up like what chrrox had for the PSSG script, and locate/extract DDS files that way.

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by TRDaz » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:08 am

Oh ok thank you :)

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by pepsiguy2 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:19 pm

TRDaz wrote:Any help? It's been frustrating me because I want these models and they are not useful without textures :/
I just gave up and started using Ninja Ripper/Texmod for the textures, lol.

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by TRDaz » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:37 pm

I had a few ninja ripper rips before, that I used for a model, but I feel like thats a tedious way to do it :/

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by RandomTBush » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:50 pm

I've looked through the D3DTX files, and I've now added a button at the bottom of the pop-up which will allow you to convert the textures into DDS -- just re-download the script in the first post and use that. I know it works with (and will autodetect) DXT1, DXT5, and the greyscale-paletted images for the lines in The Wolf Among Us. Please inform me if you find a texture it doesn't work with -- I've only tested it with a handful of them!

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Re: Telltale Almost-All-In-One Model Importer

Post by TRDaz » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:10 pm

Thank you!! Ill test that out later, thanks for doing that! :D

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