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by Benjamin Nitschke 20. July 2005 07:00

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NormalMapCompressor - An useful tool to automatically compress your normal maps.

by Benjamin Nitschke 5. July 2005 01:25
I've just posted a new article on The Code Project about normal map compression, as I mentioned I would do a few days ago.
Click here to read the article and find out why compressing normal maps is so important and tricky.

If you just want to download the NormalMapInstaller, click here (or on the big picture).
For the sourcecode, click here.

If you have trouble starting NormalMapCompressor even with DirectX 9 installed and you are getting a "Microsoft.DirectX.dll not found" error, you have most likely no Managed DirectX installed (or for some reason your managed DirectX doesn't want to start with NormalMapCompressor). To download the latest DirectX version visit Microsofts DirectX site. You might have to install DirectX with "dxsetup.exe /InstallManagedDX" (sorry can't include that 32 Mb file into the installer). Sorry about the inconvenience, on some computers it works instantly, on others there are only problems.

Other than that I'm pretty tired right now and need to sleep, I hope you find NormalMapCompressor useful. For any problems installing please read the article.

Info 2005-07-14: 2 Updates (v1.1 and v1.2) have already happend, just download the program again. New features include better generated mipmaps, fixed errors with DXT5Switched saving and few small new features (like flipping color channels).

EuroVernichter v1.3 Update and NormalMapCompressor sneak preview

by Benjamin Nitschke 1. July 2005 01:03
Hi everyone. The last couple of days this site and some related sites were down because we (exDream entertainment) moved to a new location and hadn't internet for a while. Now everything is back up and working again.

The EuroVernichter game v1.2 had also some troubles with the last static ip we had and now no longer maintain, so it needed an update (it was originally written in 2003). For this reason I've implemented some cool new features and also fixed the online-score reporting, version 1.3 can be downloaded now. There isn't much text in the game and it can be played without much problems even if you don't know the german language.

As stated on the new features are:

  • A new fancy powerup, which allows you to switch all coins of a type to another type with just 1 click (see the screenshot).
  • 5 new hidden ranks, the ranking goes now from 0 to 2000 euros. The old ranks are now reached easier und this brings hopefully newer players into the highscore :)
  • Fixed server-update technique to upload your online score, also a couple of new sound effects for victory and powerups.

I have also been working on another small useful tool, which I will present you tomorrow (with an nice article and sourcecode), here is a small preview:

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