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#1 Dr Salty

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

I created a simple commandline application that creates a .BIG file from a folder location.

 

https://github.com/s...mans/BigCreator

 

This commandline application can be used to pack up your mods for distribution for example. I needed this because i wanted to be able to programmatically change mods for a project I had in mind and sadly mods only work for me when it's packed in a .big file.

 

At first i searched for something that could do this for me, but the only program i could find was FinalBig, which has no way of programmatically calling it. After this setback I just started to find out how a .BIG file is created byte for byte, which i did with the help of this information: http://wiki.xentax.c...IG_BIGF_Archive

 

 

It is not the best code I have written (It does not have any comments yet) and C# might not have been the best language for this project, but for me it works a lot faster than FinalBig.

 

I hope this is usefull for some of you!



#2 MattTheLegoman

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

G'day Dr Salty,

 

I've shared this topic with the SAGE modding community, I believe like they'd be interested in it. Thanks for creating this.


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