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I have released a beta testing version of the W3D Export tools to allow the new BFME2 DirectX Material feature to be tested.
Unless you are modding BFME2 you probably don't need to upgrade.
This pack contains:
W3D Exporter for 3DS Max 2017 - New tools for Max 2017 to export W3D files from
W3D Viewer - A model viewer for W3D files
W3D Dump - A tool to open W3D files and see the contents
The source code to to the W3D Exporter, wdump.exe and memorymanager.dll
Read the readme.txt file for details of how to install the plugin and how to work with the BFME2 materials (especially take note of the the need to install the latest release of Max 2017 from the provided link and the note that people using the DirectX Materials need to switch to the "Legacy Direct3D" driver in max for the shader files to work)
If you have any questions, you can find me here, on the w3dhub discord or over on The 3rd Age discord (I mention that last one because that's where the BFME2 modders seem to hang out.
The current release version of the plugin can be found at
if you need it (e.g. if you want to uninstall the beta) or if you want to see the full release history of the plugin.
I have not published anything special for quite some time. So, to compensate that emptiness, here it is, a long-awaited interview with Frank Klepacki about Tiberian Sons, Red Alert, new album, and also about few other things. After release of Coded Number in Spotify (that was awesome to hear that Spotify is now in Russia too, that was a shame for us to not have that) and in other services, we had awesome conversation which was, of course, planned two years ago when we were talking about Transform and how it has come to my hands. Enjoy, boys, you are doing great games on W3D Hub engine, so keep rockin' together with Frank!
>> Interview with Frank Klepacki, two days after release of his new music album Coded Number <<
It works if you direct connect, but not currently when you use "set nickname" on the launcher. I am inquiring about this. Keep in mind, if you direct connect to the APB server with these characters, they may appear to be shovels instead of the character you want. We can fix the shovels thing in a future update if people really want to use that character or the [ and ] characters (which show as other icons).
P.S. your forum avatar is fitting. :D