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I put my original mod on hold since someone else is making it. And, wow, does it look good! So, on to the most neglected project: a new DeNCS. It's currently able to interpret op codes and arguments, so the next step is the higher-level control flow. Here's where you can help: Byte Code - I obtained a list of op codes from here. I need to make sure it's complete and correct. NWScript - I am compiling a list of operators, punctuators, and keywords from here, and here. I need to make sure it's complete and correct. Mapping - This is the big one, making sure script converts to byte code, and vice versa. 100% identical conversion, every time. No pressure. DOT Diagram - I need a program that can make diagrams from DOT DOT Generator - I can generate the DOT from my code, but it would be helpful if something could do this for me, as well. Name - Right now, it's called DeNCS 2020. Narrowly edging out NewNCS. Please, give it a good name. A couple of things I want to address. DeNCS sometimes reports a partial-byte mismatch. At first, I ignored this just like every other modder. However, while testing this tool I compared the output of an NCS file straight from the game to the output DeNCS generated... Well, it looks like DeNCS attempts to convert the NCS to source code, then attempts to convert the source code back to an NCS file. Then, it compares the original NCS to the new one. And, if they don't match? Partial-byte mismatch. I don't know why DeNCS doesn't always perform a perfect conversion, but it's something to investigate. Particularly, since there are reports that even NCS files generated by Bioware and Obsidian had bugs in them. Troubleshooting the NCS files will make this longer since I have no way of knowing what the original files should have looked like. (But, I can guess just like DeNCS seems to do.) This is command-line only. There was never any intention to make this a stand-alone tool. However, development will take longer than I expected, which means a GUI is the least of my priorities. At some point, I want to merge this into a toolset, maybe even the one up above. So, no GUI. (That also means the stand-alone tool won't be around for very long.) Got any feedback? Thanks! Edit: I just downloaded Graphviz, so I am covered with DOT diagrams. I think the included library will allow me to generate DOT, too.
Is there a list of the files modified by TSLRCM? There are errors in the NCS files, and I'd like to know if these are errors in the vanilla code or TSLRCM. I already have TSLRCM installed and would like to avoid uninstalling and reinstalling to see what is vanilla and what is modified. For those who don't know, I'm working on an NCS decompiler. If these are errors in the vanilla code then I *may* ignore them and assume they work the way BioWare intended. (Even though it's wrong. I'll spare everyone the details since they only make sense to a programmer.) But if it's TSLRCM we may need an update, and I don't want to be the one to have to do it. 🤣 One file in particular is k_contain_unlock.ncs. I've found two separate errors: one misinterprets the type of the input data, the second is a logic error. Neither of these are game-breaking in this file, but they may produce unintended results if they are present in other files. On the positive side, I may be able to finish this by the end of September! 🎆🎉
I've been having a hell of a time attempting to get scripts decompiled. I've tried DeNCS (keeps failing), KotOR Scipting Tool (errors out and crashes), and xoreos-tools (I can't read bytes). If anyone would be so kind, I'm attempting to get the holo scripts from the Rancor Trio room on Taris. (I believe the mod is tar_m03ad.) There are some scripts in there named holoon, holooff, holoboom, etc. I've tried to find the source, but couldn't find anything that matched up. So if anyone would be so kind as to attempt a decompile on their end, I'd be much obliged. TYIA.