Sage Cameo Mapper 1.0
Posted on February 22, 2007 by
Today sees the release of two new tools (they've been done for a while, I just haven't released them). The first is Sage Cameo Mapper 1.0. This is a complete rewrite of GenCameoMapper, using C# and the .NET Framework 2.0. This means that you will need to have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed. I think the application installer will check that and prompt you to install it, but I'm not entirely sure. You can find the installer package here. You may receive a warning that the publisher cannot be verified, which is normal, since the binary is not signed by Microsoft. You can feel free to install it if you trust me (The URL listed is for Mastermind Development which is my personal development "firm").
The second project is the Sage Command Set Validator, or Sage CSV. It is another C# application (I think) that will check to ensure that all buttons referenced in the command sets are valid. This can be a source of annoying errors, and somewhat difficult to track (at least I remember it being a hassle). You choose the location of the Command Set file, and it will automatically load the Command Button file from the same location. It will then point out any errors, which you can fix in the big pane (I don't have the INI files handy to test myself, so I'm going on memory...). You can grab the executable in a zip file here. Just extract and double click to run.
Both of these are technically beta, and I don't have any plans to support Sage CSV. I know a couple people have found it useful, so I'm releasing it, but I make no guarantees that it won't destroy your command set or command button file, or if it is compatible with anything other than Generals and Zero Hour. Happy Testing!
GenCameoMapper 3 Released
Posted on September 19, 2005 by
It's been in private beta for a while, but GenCameoMapper 3 is now available for download. You can get it from the downloads page here. New features include a bounding box shown when an image is mapped, the ability to map multiple images in a single session, and the ability to tweak the colors of both the bounding box, and the background for mapping (only when loading a new image). You can also now adjust the coordinates while mapping (by using the text boxes at the far right of the screen) and see the results by hitting the Update Coordinates button. I will hopefully be updating the About page soon, and also adding a new tutorial about using the new and updated features in GCM 3.
Lack of Updates
Posted on March 22, 2005 by
I apologize for the lack of updates recently. I tend to get very busy with all the other random things I do, and GenDev suffers accordingly. If you are interested in things I've been working on, you can go to Derelict Studios and check out the promo for their newest mod, Iron Curtain. I was one of the people to help with the recreation of the Red Alert opening sequence that is at the end of that. Otherwise, school work has been taking a lot of my time. I'm hoping to get a new update with something of substance out this week, so keep an eye out.
Posted on February 17, 2005 by
Well, it's been a while since I've done anything for the Dev half of GenDev, so today I'm happy to announce the latest GenDev project. I'm currently working on developing GenCameoMapper 2.5. This will bring a few neat new features, including a bounding box showing the currently mapped section of an image. As I have just started development on this evolution of GenCameoMapper, I am still open to feature suggestions. Feel free to use our forums to suggest things you would like to see in version 2.5 of GenCameoMapper.
Posted on January 29, 2005 by
I've been meaning to post this for a while, I've just forgotten about it for a while. GenDev has its largest update in memory with 10 new models. I'll go through them all, with a picture or two of the best ones.
Chinese TOS 1
US Laser Sentry Drone
US Laser Tank
US Mammoth Tank
US Heavy Avenger
Chinese Double Gatling Tank
US Rocket Avenger
US Fixed Sentry Drone
Here's a pic of my personal favorite, the TOS-1: