[App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

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[App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by Modzy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:25 am

Official Release

Pearl 2 is a total conversion application used for porting mods from Halo Demo to Halo Full/MD, or for converting CE maps to Halo Full/MD.

The following features apply:
*Converts Demo maps to Full/MD
*Converts CE maps to Full/MD
*Built-in MD support
*Converts protected maps
*Automatic Updating

Pearl is sticking to a simple UI:
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Built-in HaloMD support allows you to select mods or maps to convert, and automatically add them to your HaloMD mods folder, complete with MDRenamer built-in:

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CE Maps, even protected ones, convert:

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Notes:
Pearl 2
Official Release
The following apply to this update:

*Spaces allowed in MD mod names
*No longer need to select a "Full" maps folder for
Demo to Full conversions
*Cancel button for the MD formatting sheet
*File open button

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Pearl 2 Beta
Version 1.2
The following apply to this update:

*Fixed an issue with writing bad meta size in main header

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Pearl 2 Beta
Version 1.1
The following apply to this update:

*Option selection bugs
This version of Pearl also includes automatic updating, so you will no longer need to check the forums for new versions. Pearl will prompt you in the event there is a new version.
**Windows beta does not include auto-updates.
This official release build will MUST be downloaded manually. Beta versions will not auto-update due to changes in Dropbox.
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Re: [App] Pearl 2 Beta 1.2

Post by nil » Mon May 20, 2013 10:05 am

Bugs:
Allow spaces in friendly mod name for MD conversions.
If Pearl does not need Full maps for a Demo -> MD conversion (I do not think it does), leave Convert button enabled if Full maps path is blanked out.
Have a Cancel button on the MD-formatting sheet...
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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by Modzy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:22 am

I've updated a few things and posted the download above.

Please note that beta versions of Pearl 2 will not auto-update to this new release version because of changes in Dropbox hosting (where I host the updates).

Thus as the title states you must manually update.


Windows version is also available.

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by 002 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:14 am

So I right-click a bloodgulch.map and on the drop-down list of applications to "Open With", it lists Pearl as a choice.

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I clicked on Pearl, and Pearl spits out a message...

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What is it not supporting and why does it not support it?

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by Modzy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:51 am

Spits out that message if it is a full map. The app is meant from taking any demo or CE maps and making them work in full, so full map support opening was taking because full > full is lol.

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by 002 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:06 pm

Modzy wrote:Spits out that message if it is a full map. The app is meant from taking any demo or CE maps and making them work in full, so full map support opening was taking because full > full is lol.
Couldn't it be more specific, then? Like with a message that says something along the lines of "Full version to demo/CE isn't supported." since "Not supported at this time." implies that it will be supported in the future, plus it's very vague and I don't know what it's talking about. At first I thought it meant that opening any map with Pearl would fail.

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by troyl9 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:05 pm

I am having a problem with a map called "Chronopolis_C3_Public_Beta0.2"

Idk if i am not doing this one right or if this one isn't supported. I can't get any CE maps to convert. am I doing something wrong?

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by Modzy » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:29 pm

troyl9 wrote:I am having a problem with a map called "Chronopolis_C3_Public_Beta0.2"

Idk if i am not doing this one right or if this one isn't supported. I can't get any CE maps to convert. am I doing something wrong?
CE maps require Halo Full maps folder. Do you have that?

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by troyl9 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:32 pm

I guess not. I set the target for the full map folder as my Multiplayer maps folder. will that not work?

if that was to noobish to ask can you please forward me to the answer. I've been trying to find the answer all day.

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by WaeV » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:12 pm

troyl9 wrote:I guess not. I set the target for the full map folder as my Multiplayer maps folder. will that not work?
"full" is in reference to the full edition of Halo, which comes with all the campaign maps and dozen or so multiplayer maps. The default HaloMD maps are not enough, I suspect.
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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by troyl9 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:20 pm

ok please elaborate more. I am on a mac. what is the folder location i need and what are the mandatory files needed?

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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by troyl9 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:46 pm

I finally got them to convert but the files seem to be messed up when loaded. like the hands are stretched out like 20 feet and texture moves around you.

Here is the files, just incase you want to test it. http://www.mediafire.com/folder/m9boyyc ... halo_files

contains the original and converted.

I've tried 2 files and the same thing happens so I know it isn't the file.

thanks for the help.
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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by WaeV » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:05 am

troyl9 wrote:what are the mandatory files needed?
I'm not on a Mac, nor have I used Pearl 2, but all the "Halo Full" maps are as follows:
a10.map
a30.map
a50.map
b30.map
b40.map
beavercreek.map
bitmaps.map
bloodgulch.map
boardingaction.map
c10.map
c20.map
c40.map
carousel.map
chillout.map
d20.map
d40.map
damnation.map
dangercanyon.map
deathisland.map
gephyrophobia.map
hangemhigh.map
icefields.map
infinity.map
longest.map
prisoner.map
putput.map
ratrace.map
sidewinder.map
sounds.map
timberland.map
ui.map
wizard.map

I'm not sure which of these are actually required for Pearl 2 to operate. (Before you ask, we're not allowed to distribute stock maps. I'm not sure where you can get legally get them these days.)
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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by TaxiService » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:47 am

IIRC there are download links at hce.halomaps.org.

Actually no; it's just the multiplayer maps. Link anyway.
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Re: [App] Pearl 2 (Manual Update)

Post by troyl9 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:59 am

I went and got my hands on Halo full and installed it and finally got them to convert but the files seem to be messed up when loaded. like the hands are stretched out like 20 feet and texture moves around you.

Here is the files, just incase you want to test it. http://www.mediafire.com/folder/m9boyyc ... halo_files

contains the original and converted.

I've tried 2 files and the same thing happens so I know it isn't the file.

thanks for the help.

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