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  1. Late in... I haven't looked that much at it (although I bought it on release date), but telarium did notify me that it worked. And yeah, from what I've heard, I mostly heard reuse too. Although to be fair, they did up the sample rate, I think? (to give as good a quality as the original GrimE supported - but still lossy VIMA compression).
  2. I.e., "DXT5" [width] [height] [gzipped (and DXT5 compressed) data]
  3. ... and the image data in the .dxt files is gzipped.
  4. Just in case you haven't already done it, bg (I can't tell from the thread), the filename table offsets in .PAK should simply be ignored completely - the entries of the filename table are actually stored in the same order as the entires of the file offsets/size table, so for the first file, start from the beginning of the name table and just read the name up until the null terminator. For the next file, read from there until the next, etc. Still no idea where the hell those name table offsets come from, but since monkey1.pak had the file table in the same order as the actual file content (while monkey2.pak doesn't), there's probably a bug there, and they never actually use the filename table offsets in either game.
  5. Indeed. Add to that that iMUSE also allowed programmatic transposition of the individual instrument tracks, which was also used some places in MI2 and FOA. Then we're starting to add quite a few CPU cycles to the sound engine. This is, almost for sure, one of the places they'll compromise. And knowing how high the music department is on the budget list on most games these days (which is to say, not very high at all), I have a feeling it will be a lot more compromised than that. I.e., most of what MrC says, is not gonna happen in the Special Edition.
  6. HighLand is infected too - and it certainly doesn't run on Wordpress - not sure Wordpress even existed when that site was made. Predates lowercase HTML too ;-) And I don't remember the FTP account (as usual), so...
  7. It was a very conscious attempt to get the steel drum sound from COMI - the organ probably has a DOTT vibe - although I think especially the bit for the organ "solo" that telarium insisted should be reperformed, since it's in the original ;-) OK, now I like it too... - the organ playing chords through the rest was - at least intended to be - a more ska sound. Glad people like it. I personally was never quite happy with it, but at least more so than Opening 1 which has yet to be released.
  8. There's not enough interest/time from my side to actually do much. I meant generally
  9. I doubt it Merely saying that if a layout works, it's mostly a good idea to stick with it, rather than adding "too many cooks". I'm not a big believer in collaborative art/design/layout without one person to guide and veto the process. If you provide a template with some grid guidelines for illustrations etc., I'm sure there'll be plenty of people willing to work on filling it out LucasArts have changed (most current and former employees were quite reluctant to say anything at all about their employment at the time of CMI, GF and later on, for various reasons that probably won't be in the Secret History either ) -- so I'd say it's worth a shot. Their PR department ought to be well aware of how things work in the Web 2.0 culture -- and they've shown some efforts towards somewhat embracing that. Somewhere on some stashed away CD-R archives, I have some stuff that might be of use (when judiciously edited) -- if I can find it (and it'll take months before I can get to those CDs) -- and get permission from those involved. Still funny -- wouldn't have imagined such an interest in doing a fan-book just a year ago
  10. Nah, not at all, from what I can tell from web samples of the book (I haven't read it). I'm actually talking about a single body text column, with a left column for nothing but images and very short notes -- pretty much the kind of notes you'd write in the margin when studying -- even though that column's space is actually wider than the body text column. But it's not anything I'm proposing for this, just an example of my whitespace preference, so let's leave it at that Which is why I said "whatever you say" (which wasn't meant in a sarcastic way) -- you have a vision for the layout, and it works well, so you really should have the say, rather than adding random preferences from here and there. The only one I could really make an argument for is slightly more space between columns, but that might actually eat up more margin space, since the column width is around the ideal and shouldn't be narrower
  11. Don't take it the wrong way. I'm just a sucker for whitespace, and lots of it :-) My favorite non-fiction book layouts are the ones that have HUGE whitespace on the left and use it for occassional "side notes" or short "paragraph headlines" ;-)
  12. And don't use Verdana, Tahoma or Georgia for printed text either, please Whitespace is never wasted space, but whatever you say
  13. Looks good to me, for someone who claims not to know layout (and even someone who doesn't). What typeface is that? Myriad? Good choice too, in any event. Maybe add slightly more margin and column whitespace.
  14. And then the files are ordered by that CRC - figured search index or hash table - but it stumped me for some reason, because the table was numerically sorted :-P Thanks, Ben :-) I'd just given up on it, since it wasn't needed to unpack.
  15. ... and now I'll leave the SCUMM hacking community alone for a few weeks. Looking forward to hearing music and seeing CMI Guybrush in SOMI when I get back Have fun
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