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[PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

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[PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Flower35 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:41 pm

Hello everyone. Here i'd like to present some documentation on file formats found in "Kao the Kangaroo" series.

PDF documents
Animated models format (Kao1)
English: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g0gnn ... geV5HMrOqI
Polish: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OiJ-D ... gesP-cKi0h
World maps format (Kao1)
Coming soon.
PAK archives (Kao1, Kao2)
English: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jloDq ... 2rdGT5HqZq
Polish: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ICCb0 ... WbXRi1b6h3

PAK extracting/reimporting tools:
KAO1: https://github.com/Flower35/KAO_PAK
KAO2: https://github.com/Flower35/KAO2_PAK

ZookieWizard (in development)
Features:
- Reading and saving AR files from "Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2" and "Kao: Mystery of the Volcano"
- Converting maps from "Kao the Kangaroo" to "Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2" engine.
- Viewing geometry, viewing animations
- Exporting 3D meshes to OBJ format, importing custom level layouts
Link (+ YouTube tutorials in README): https://github.com/Flower35/ZookieWizard
Current release: https://www.mediafire.com/file/gllhgzdx ... d.zip/file

KAO_tools.exe (very old tool)
Features:
- Kao1 TextFileReader (encode/decode text files)
- Kao2 PPTokenizer (encode/decode text files)
- Kao1 World Maps (incomplete)
- Kao1 Animated Models (incomplete)
- KAO1 SaveGame
- KAO2 SaveGame
- Kao2 *.ar textures export (and some other info exported to a *.log file)

Feel free to ask questions. I am open for conversation. :)
You can also join KAO Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/zbfEFXH
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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Flower35 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:10 pm

Tutaj macie kilka screenów jak wygląda output :). (ciekawe ile Polaków jest na tym forum?)
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Here you have some screenshots of how output :). (I wonder how many Poles in this forum?)
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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Flower35 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:56 pm

I wrote simple command-line tool, so you can try it out yourself if you have the game ;).

But I don't see anybody interested in modding the KAO games at this moment.
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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Mr.Mouse » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:27 pm

Great work! :ninja:

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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Flower35 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:19 pm

Small update to my tools application.
You can read about it in first post :).

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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Detexki99 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:08 am

Hi, I did Parrot Model, I edit Ninja Ripper is Dolphin Emulator.
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Maybe that model download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/um2fc ... Papuga.zip

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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Bogus » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:21 pm

Hi Flower35, i tried a few years ago import models to blender, least can import vertices and triangles, on characters models are distorted.
link to my topic:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9534&hilit=kao+the+kangaroo
I also i am from Poland.
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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Tosyk » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:06 am

Flower35 wrote:...
KAO_tools.exe (old tool)
Features:
- Kao1 TextFileReader (encode/decode text files)
- Kao2 PPTokenizer (encode/decode text files)
- Kao1 World Maps (incomplete)
- Kao1 Animated Models (incomplete)
- KAO1 SaveGame
- KAO2 SaveGame
- Kao2 *.ar textures export (and some other info exported to a *.log file)https://discord.gg/B33jjUu
hello,
thanks for your hard work, Flower! :)
can you type a corresponded file formats your tools can work with like you did for KAO2 textures (*.ar format)?
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Re: [PC] Kao the Kangaroo series

Post by Flower35 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:33 pm

Hello everybody. :)

The first post was updated with a link to the currently developed modding tool for Kao2 – "ZookieWizard".

This program supports all games from Kao the Kangaroo series that were developed on the "elephant" engine – that is all PC and console releases of "Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2", as well as "Kao: Mystery of the Volcano".

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