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Does anyone know how to rip from Dolphin? (Read 7715 times)

Started by Drex, December 31, 2009, 11:11:39 AM
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Does anyone know how to rip from Dolphin?
#1  December 31, 2009, 11:11:39 AM
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I want to rip some graphics and sounds from a Wii game using Dolphin. I have the program TexMod that works great on nullDC, but has no effect on this emulator. Any suggestions.
Last Edit: January 04, 2010, 09:15:55 PM by Drex
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#2  December 31, 2009, 01:26:20 PM
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to be honest, I haven't ripped any graphics from the Wii at all.  Sounds, yes.... but only at times when Dolphin is buggy enough to -refuse- to play the bgm (background music)... at which point ripping the character voices as as simple as opening up GoldWave and recording the voice effects as I make the object character perform his/her attacks or whatever.

Graphics can be ripped... the old fashioned way.  Taking snapshots using print screen and going into MSPaint.

I have no idea if anybody knows how to use ArtMoney on Dolphin to disable backgrounds and to disable alpha-channel transparencies on sprites to make them easier to select in graphics programs.

Yes, you woke me up... my forum account is tied to my mobile phone.  hahaha  j/k.  No problems man!  Hope this helps.
Re: Does anyone know how to rip from Dolphi?
#3  December 31, 2009, 11:45:56 PM
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Are you ripping 3D or 2D? I've ripped some 3D models and textures from Dolphin but using a N64 game. Here's some tools you can try. If these don't work well it gives you a start on what stuff to look for.

To rip the models you can use either 3DVia's 3D PrintScreen
3D Ripper DX
or
OGLE

To convert meshs ripped from 3DVia's 3D PrintScreen I use
3dsMaxConvertXML

3D Ripper DX comes with a plugin for 3D Studio Max 9 which should install itself if you install 3D Ripper Dx.

To rip from Gamecube/Wii. I found a build that can allow you to rip with 3D Ripper Dx if you use DirectX for the graphics. Dolphin SVN Rev 2630

You'd have to estimate the FOV if ripping with 3D Ripper Dx or modify the Z-width in the 3D software. Also you'd have to delete out the other 3D stuff that you don't need from the rip.
Re: Does anyone know how to rip from Dolphi?
#4  January 04, 2010, 01:21:07 AM
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I aplogize for my lacking response. Thank you for your replies so far.

I'm trying to rip effects from Tatsunoko vs Capcom. Textrue rips would be good, but I'd prefer to rip them as the appear ingame. So I need either a program that can remove the models and backgrounds leaving only the effects or a a texture mod tool (like TexMod) that will allow me to add textures to the game(i.e making all of the textures black/invisible except the effects).
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#5  January 04, 2010, 03:51:06 AM
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#6  January 04, 2010, 06:49:03 AM
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I appreciate the response, but I am looking into ripping the effects which use transparencies that can overlap with it's surroundings. Thank you though.
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#7  January 04, 2010, 11:38:24 AM
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I haven't played that game. But if I'm not mistaken, wouldn't you just have to rip the shape, make it one color, and then apply transparency or have I missed something?
Re: Does anyone know how to rip from Dolphin?
#8  January 04, 2010, 09:35:24 PM
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Utilizing TexMod, I'll use CvS2 as an example:



Effects with alpha channels blend in with the background.



Which is why one would need a tool that can black out or remove the background entirely.

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While I'm at it, to explain my earlier point about ripping the effects as they appear in-game, most of them are actually 3d model with with semi-transparent textures, so ripping the textures alone would not grant me the desired effect. I need a way to remove or black out the characters and backgrounds to get what I need.

Re: Does anyone know how to rip from Dolphin?
#9  January 04, 2010, 11:40:59 PM
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Nevermind. If I had actually looked into the emulator's built in texture dumping and loading features I would've never had to ask this dumb question in the first plac.
Re: Does anyone know how to rip from Dolphin?
#10  January 17, 2010, 11:58:12 PM
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That was not a silly question. I also wonder the same as I use a lot of this emulator and now can run Wii games on it. If we discovered it would be great!