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Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

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Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by akderebur » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:14 pm

Better late than never :D Here is a tool for loading/extracting models from VP2. I focused mainly on the characters, but monsters and npcs seem fine too. Map geometry will be loaded, but no proper positioning makes it kind of useless.

It supports geometry, skeleton, skinning and materials (badly). Skeleton is mostly loaded properly (few exceptions), but some dummy bones might be positioned wrongly which don't effect the skinning. Material support is there to give an idea of what textures are used, since there are lots of copies of the same model. It doesn't work well on more complex models.

Overview of the tool and example exported model

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How to use

Load (File Menu)
  • Load PK1 : Loads the files inside the PK1 archives and adds them to the list. Not all files contain model data. Read below for getting PK1 files from the game disc.
  • Load SLZ/DAT : Loads single files that are extracted from the PK1 archives.
  • Load DAT Folder: Loads the folder extracted with "VP2 Model Searcher". Also read below for that.
Export
  • NEX : Exports the model in custom binary format (.nex), intended to be loaded by Noesis. Noesis script for this format : Nex Script
  • IQE : Exports the model in IQE format. Read here to see how to load IQE : viewtopic.php?p=138153#p138153
  • PNG : Exports the textures in PNG format. Only 8bpp textures are supported.
  • Note : Models and textures will be exported into the folder Export.
Download : https://www.mediafire.com/file/63371kae ... r.rar/file

Getting the game files

Download the "VP2ArchiveTools.rar" attached to this post below. First you need to extract the files from the game iso. Use triAce-PS2.exe for this. Example usage : triAce-PS2.exe vp2.iso outfolder . It will export bunch of files to the output folder. We are mainly interested in PK1 because they have the models, along with other stuff.

At this point you can load the extracted PK1 directly into the viewer, or extract them with the bms script and load them. Still it might take some time to find what you are looking for. So I made another tool to search all the PK1 files and extract model related files based on their type.

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Program is called "VP2ModelSearch.exe" and you can find it inside the downloaded files. Basically you select the input folder(output folder of triAce-PS2.exe), select the model type (Character/NPC/Monster), and click Extract. Wait for it it to complete. After that you can load the whole folder (extracted model files) in the viewer using File -> Load DAT Folder.

Feel free to report the errors, but I might not fix them :D The model format wasn't that easy, and I think I have spent enough time on it. There are problems, still I am more or less happy with the current state of the program.

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CUE - SLZ Decompressor and archive tools
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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by einherjar007 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:49 pm

This will work perfectly for me and many Valkyrie Profile Fans!
Thank you for completing the difficult work!

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I finished the conversion work of all the main characters.
All models work properly. No problem. Next I will try NPC's.
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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by blacknight411 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:30 pm

the extract the files game iso to the outfolder not working.

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by akderebur » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:59 pm

blacknight411 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:30 pm
the extract the files game iso to the outfolder not working.
You must be doing something wrong. Maybe you are running the program with wrong parameters. I can't say much without seeing an error message, or what you are trying to do.

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by phay008 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:45 am

I find some models’ texture are wrong。
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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by akderebur » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:51 am

phay008 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:45 am
I find some models’ texture are wrong。
Yes, they won't work properly for every model. Assign/fix them manually.

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by blacknight411 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:34 am

Ok let go step by step Load PK1 : Loads the files inside the PK1 archives and adds them to the list. what is archives what list file
Load SLZ/DAT : Loads single files that are extracted from the PK1 archives. where do you get dat. Exports the model in custom binary format (.nex), intended to be loaded by Noesis. Noesis script for this format. custom binary to Noesis script First you need to extract the files from the game iso. Use triAce-PS2.exe for this. Example usage : triAce-PS2.exe vp2.iso outfolder. ok this one I do not understand I extracted iso I took the game part. I dump the ios part and the triAce-PS2.exe and put a folder it did not work and that is my problems.









































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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by akderebur » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:12 pm

Maybe post the cmd output as screenshot? What happens when you run "triAce-PS2.exe"? Nothing happens or do you get some an error message?

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by blacknight411 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm

Run triAce-PS2.exe with pk1 Nothing happens no error message nothing.

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by akderebur » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:47 pm

blacknight411 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Run triAce-PS2.exe with pk1 Nothing happens no error message nothing.
"triAce-PS2.exe" is for the iso file only. Once you have the pk1 files, either use "VP2ModelSearch.exe", or load them directly with the model viewer. Read the first post carefully, I have explained everything there.

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by Darkhowlings » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:25 am

Finally!!!!!! I've being waiting for this for years!!

And more because they never remake it for PS3/4, Xbox360/One or PC

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by blacknight411 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:43 am

I drag the ios and the triAce-PS2.exe but none happened.

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by blacknight411 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:06 pm

Ok I see the file lists but keep getting error.

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by einherjar007 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:58 pm

triAce-PS2.exe is a command line tool.
You should be able to use it by specifying the properly ripped iso. "triAce-PS2.exe VALKYRIEPROFILE2.ISO Newfolder"

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Re: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Tool

Post by Darkhowlings » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 pm

Tested and I've to admit its a marvelous tool. It did extract pretty much all the models of the game with correct in all (except the textures, but, that can manual be fix).

The only problem was the viewer, for constantly reset the view every time after open a new model. But besides that, I cannot complain many for something I've being waiting more than 10 years to happen

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