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What is Neverwinter Nights model format?

Postby MasterGod » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:38 pm

What is the format for the Neverwinter Nights models?
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Postby JP » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:34 am

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Postby kburkhart84 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:50 pm

I'm pretty sure that milkshape 3d can handle those too.
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Postby MasterGod » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:23 pm

GameStudio A5 MDL & Serious Sam MDL are the supported MDLs in MilkShape 3D 1.8.0.

Does anyone knows which editor "handles" NWN's MDL?
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Postby kburkhart84 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:47 pm

I'd almost swear I've seen neverwinter nights on the list in Milkshape. What are you trying to do exactly? Maybe we can give a different solution.
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Postby MasterGod » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:54 pm

Use NWN models in my game. Well, not the official ones, the free ones.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:57 pm

I think NWN MDL is also supported by Milkshape, just as several others. BTW: When I talked about mdl files elsewhere I meant Quake MDL.
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Postby JP » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:05 pm

NWN .mdl doesn't seem to be supported in my version of milkshape, just gamestudio and serious sam as mentioned before.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:08 pm

Yes, you're right. there are also some other formats, but not NWN:
http://chumbalum.swissquake.ch/ms3d/index.html
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Postby MasterGod » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:15 pm

(So hoping I'll get the answer here without creating another thread cause it's still bout the subject) How can I load the NWN .mdl models in my game?
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Postby hybrid » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:07 am

You need a tool to handle this format. There's also a small amount of information on NWN mdl files on the net. So you could also try to make your own loader.
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Postby MasterGod » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:02 pm

hybrid wrote:You need a tool to handle this format. There's also a small amount of information on NWN mdl files on the net.

Ok, I'll search the net for it!:wink:
hybrid wrote:So you could also try to make your own loader.

I don't have a clue on making loaders to formats like those but just for the fun of learning, can someone shed a light on the subject?

Thank you all!
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Postby BlindSide » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:34 pm

Im surprised hybrid didnt mention this: http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19815 project... (Posting full url for visibility, yeah I know it lacks style.)

Infact, taken right out of that thread:
hybrid wrote:Hmm, MDL is not really an important format anymore. Moreover, the md2 code seems to be very similar. I guess it would be quite simple to add the mdl loader based on the MD2 code. Maybe I'll add it with the new animation system...
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Postby hybrid » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:38 pm

Yeah, but that post of mine was regarding the quake mdl, which seems to be somewhat different to NWN mdl. And GameMaker's mdl7 seems to be a completely different story. Sounds like bsp levels to me. Every game comes with its own flavor. And most of them are only documented by reverse engineers.
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Postby MasterGod » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:03 pm

BlindSide wrote:Im surprised hybrid didnt mention this: http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19815 project...


I see he wrote there that everything about the NWN MDL is in the MDL folder. I tried to understand what he has done there but without success.
I know its a real long shot but..
Hybrid, or anyone else who's up for it, can you look at it and maybe take this project of making a NWN's MDL loader to irrlicht?

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Maybe I should ask this in the Irrlicht Challenge forum?..
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