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Modding BIONICLE: The Game

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Cyrem

As I received my copy of the game today, I'm having a look into it and will post information in this topic as I look at the game.

Archive Types: VOL, ALV.

Extraction Software: Game Extractor (VOL, ALV)

Inside "General.VOL":

There are a number of files in here, however most refer to keyboard types and key locations. There is a config file:

NAME                    BIONICLE          // Name of game
WAD 9-98 // First WAD to read
LANGUAGE ENGLISH // Territory or language
PAL OFF // PAL or NTSC
DEBUG_CHEATS ON // Are debug cheats on/off
DEBUG_TEXT ON // Display debug text/gfx
DEBUG_FLY ON // Fly-through mode on/off
LEVEL_SELECT ON // Level select on/off
DEMO_LEVEL_SELECT OFF // Only show * levels in level select
SOUND OFF // Sound on/off

I have turned all the 'DEBUG' related things on as above. It shows memory/freespace on the game with DEBUG_TEXT on. I am yet to find these 'DEBUG_CHEATS'. 'DEBUG_FLY' was already on...

Other VOL/AVL files:

There are a heap more data files however when extracted there is a bunch of more data files (PCM,PCS,PCSI,PCA) which I have not found an extractor for yet.

Will post more info later.

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McJobless

I have a copy of this somewhere...I'll see if I can grab it and try modding that...

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Cyrem

I have a copy of this somewhere...I'll see if I can grab it and try modding that...

It's not one of the broken ones is it?

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McJobless

Well, "Not Really". It had a few scratches, but I do believe the last time I saw it and used it, I was able to play.

I'll get back to you on that though...

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JrMasterModelBuilder

Gar! I've had soo much school lately, ya beat me to the punch. :) Which, if any, of these things are on by default? Also, any ides how to use debug mode?

A side question. The extractor can edit, correct? Not just extract.

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Jessietail

Yay. I could never get past Gali's mission. And the graphics were HORRIBLE!!!! You dislikes LRR PS1 Graphics, you'll HATE these ones.

Anyways, school ends in a few weeks, so I'll go looking for this game.

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Cyrem

Gar! I've had soo much school lately, ya beat me to the punch. :) Which, if any, of these things are on by default? Also, any ides how to use debug mode?

A side question. The extractor can edit, correct? Not just extract.

Sadly, only if you donate $5. You could try MultiEx Commander, I think it does those formats too.

I bet that the PCM file is similar to the one you got in lego racers!

No, It's not. The file Header is 'BIGB' <level name> "-disablereport -platform" in the start of the file. PCM files have ADPCM in the header.

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Mysteli

Sadly, only if you donate $5. You could try MultiEx Commander, I think it does those formats too.

Haha, I searched gtc, and I see you posted about LR2. I'm going to bookmark and keep a watch on that topic. (and no I was not told that you posted about it there, so I didn't know.)

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Cyrem

Sadly, only if you donate $5. You could try MultiEx Commander, I think it does those formats too.

Haha, I searched gtc, and I see you posted about LR2. I'm going to bookmark and keep a watch on that topic. (and no I was not told that you posted about it there, so I didn't know.)

Yea, no help from there really, I've done all he said and it didn't get me anywhere.

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JrMasterModelBuilder

Gar! I've had soo much school lately, ya beat me to the punch. :) Which, if any, of these things are on by default? Also, any ides how to use debug mode?

A side question. The extractor can edit, correct? Not just extract.

Sadly, only if you donate $5. You could try MultiEx Commander, I think it does those formats too.

I'll check it out! Free I hope?

What's this about a GTC file?

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Mysteli
Yea, no help from there really, I've done all he said and it didn't get me anywhere.
Yah, I see hmm.png?t=1272494738. I've been having a big urge to want to mod LR2 lately. But this isn't the topic to talk about that because this is the BIONICLE topic.

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Cyrem

Gar! I've had soo much school lately, ya beat me to the punch. :) Which, if any, of these things are on by default? Also, any ides how to use debug mode?

A side question. The extractor can edit, correct? Not just extract.

Sadly, only if you donate $5. You could try MultiEx Commander, I think it does those formats too.

I'll check it out! Free I hope?

What's this about a GTC file?

Yea should be, it's the LR2 data file (but this is the wrong topic for talking about it).

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JrMasterModelBuilder

Gar! I've had soo much school lately, ya beat me to the punch. :) Which, if any, of these things are on by default? Also, any ides how to use debug mode?

A side question. The extractor can edit, correct? Not just extract.

Sadly, only if you donate $5. You could try MultiEx Commander, I think it does those formats too.

I'll check it out! Free I hope?

What's this about a GTC file?

Yea should be, it's the LR2 data file (but this is the wrong topic for talking about it).

O.K. I was looking at a Dragon UnPACKer, and it didn't look like you could make changes.

Fweeew. I was starting to worry BIONICLE had one of those GTCs. :P

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Cyrem

O.K. I was looking at a Dragon UnPACKer, and it didn't look like you could make changes.

Fweeew. I was starting to worry BIONICLE had one of those GTCs. :P

Nope, instead it's got a different unknown format inside the data files.

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Jessietail

Bump? :/

Nothing has happened here. If I find disc 2 I'll try to see if I can do anything.

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Vahkiti

Bump? :/

Nothing has happened here. If I find disc 2 I'll try to see if I can do anything.

I have the Gamecube and PS2 version but I've been trying to mod the GC and PC backup. The main thing I'm trying to figure out is getting level select working.

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Hexadecimal Mantis

Doing some thread necromancy here. I have been researching the file formats used in this game for a while now, and I have made some significant progress in terms of mods. Specifically for the PS2 port.
 

The first in-depth modification I did restored the unique unused HUD energy bars for each of the Toa:

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And more recently after learning the model format, I managed to successfully swap Lewa Mata's model from the extras menu over Lewa Nuva!:

Mbzfvtc.png

 

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aidenpons

Niiiice! How did you manage to do that? And will what you've done there be possible in the PC version?

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Hexadecimal Mantis
39 minutes ago, aidenpons said:

Niiiice! How did you manage to do that? And will what you've done there be possible in the PC version?

I already have texture control on the PC port, so the first mod should be able to be replicated fairly easily, albeit differently. As for swapping models on the PC port, I would need to look into it, since the format is completely different.

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