Archive for October, 2006
Deniz Oezmen and Benjamin Haisch (John_doe) reverse engineer compression or encryption techniques while you wait! Visitors of the Xentax boards will have met Deniz and Benjamin before and have seen their prowess. I felt it time to set the spotlight on them for some excellent work they did. While I am not afraid of reverse engineering compression/encryption techniques (read the Definitive Guide), I am absolutely no expert. However, these guys play that game in a higher league. Two pieces of work I’ll highlight.
There’s a new plugin available for Just Cause .ARC and SARC files. By request, a plugin for Just Cause files was created. Read the post at the forum. This should open .ARC files (providing .tab and .txt files are in the same folder) and SARC files contained within the .ARC files. Additional info is given at the forum. Update: Info also entered at the wiki: ARC and SARC.
Mr.Mouse created three new MexScripts to use in MexCom. The MexScripts are also available from the WIKI source from within MexCom. Set the BMS source to WIKI in Options. Note that the scripts are still unofficial so set the source also to unofficial in the Load Archive dialog. Play with the All and Ext filter to see the new games in the Type lists. The new game resource archives supported are : Breath of Fire 4 (PSX) *.EMI files, Wing Commander 3 (PSX) &.LIB files and The Cars THQ (PC) *.RES files. Don’t forget to Vote for the scripts if they function okay for you. To do this, select the Supported Games list in Help and double click on vote for the appropriate game/archive.
Finally, after more than a year, we release the latest installment of MexCom to the public. As other activities had priority for quite a while, users of MexCom had to wait, but now there’s the new version. And what has it got to offer? I think it best to just show the readme for all to see. If you don’t care and just want to get it, hop on to the download page. Otherwise: (more…)
The current issue of the Belgian PC games magazine PC Gameplay (October 2006) features MexCom! With the new release, 4.3.0, comes the Dutch language as optional language setting for the GUI. PC Gameplay was able to offer it to their Dutch-speaking readers exclusively before the rest of the world on September the 28th. Later today, we’ll release MexCom 4.3.0 to the public. Some quotes of their review of the new version: “MexCom uses a very simple user-interface that enables us to do much with just a few clicks“, “you always have a good overview of what’s going on“, “We were very positive about MexCom ‘s user-friendliness and support by its community“. Want to read the whole feature for yourself? Then rush out and buy the magazine!