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Post September 10th, 2009, 6:57 pm

ThunderGraft is now undead

As announced by the man behind the curtain himself, Quantam has revived ThunderGraft and aims to complete the MP3 music-enabling plugin. A debug build is currently available for download.

Quantam wrote:Well, as a lot of people know, I'm primarily motivated by my whims. As it turns out, writing this pseudo-eulogy for ThunderGraft last week made me want to get it working again. So, here it is, about ready for beta-testing. And now that I'm able to compile it for the first time in many years, I can actually look at fixing bugs, if any are found.

For those who aren't familiar with it, ThunderGraft allows Diablo through Diablo II (including Starcraft and Warcraft II BNE) to use modern audio compression algorithms (those games only natively support uncompressed WAVs and WAVs compressed with a lossy 4:1 compression that noticably affects audio quality). MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC are all supported, as well as the other recent ones (the only common one it doesn't support is MP4). Save for FLAC (which is lossless), these allow for superior quality and less than 1/2 the file size compared to compressed WAVs, or about 1/4 the file size for the same quality.

To preempt a couple questions:
  1. This is a debug build. Like all the other debug builds, it produces debug log files. They're now, however, in the temp directory for your Windows user.
  2. There are some really strange problems with this and FireGraft, and it currently does not work with FireGraft. I'm talking with DiscipleOfAdun about it.
You should read the readme, as it contains some info that will help avoid certain problems.

Also, in the process of getting this thing working again I found 5 different MPQDraft bugs, which I'm really surprised nobody mentioned to me in the last 6 months (2 of them were major, and all of them were pretty stupid little mistakes). There will be a new build of MPQDraft in the very near future.



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Post September 21st, 2009, 12:50 am

Re: ThunderGraft is now undead

it seems like a good amount of the people from the past are coming back alive. Sweet.


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Post December 3rd, 2009, 10:56 am

Re: ThunderGraft is now undead

I made a post at CCreations in regards to this, but no response. Not sure why I am posting here, but Modcrafters appears to have claimed itself as the official modding forum of the community so here goes.

After extensive testing of this plugin, a network error that crashes game continues to come up and so I was forced to remove it from mod. In doing so, the error disappeared.
Once again, I have the files to recreate this should the developer be interested. My days of expending a bunch of energy hunting down ppl however are done.

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