Hi Geekrocket -- we are excited to have Xeen Wiki as part of the Wikia community!
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Best wishes, Catherine Munro
I'm PanSola, a helper on Wikia Gaming stuff. I want to cheer you on for having started a new gaming-related wiki, and see if there is anything I can help a fellow Wikian with. I have been an admin on the GuildWiki for quite a while, and have hung around a number of different wikis. So if you need help with any thing, don't hesitate to ask!
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Thank you for the welcome. I want to work on an open-source library called XeenTools that can handle the various World of Xeen file formats. The problem with ambitious projects like source ports is often that the goals are set too high for one person, that's why I would like to work towards a smaller goal that can be completed in a realistic time frame.
The library is written in C with no dependencies, so it should run everywhere. Currently it can handle CC files, sprite files, CFG files and DAT files. The goal is to support all file types to allow reading data from them in a format that can then be passed to the rest of the application. For example, a source port could use XeenTools to read a sprite and receive a fully decompressed pixel array with width and height wrapped in a struct. The programmer can then use that to render the sprite using whatever framework he chooses.
The library is accompanied by a host of command-line applications. They can print information or contents of files. For example, the cc_extract program allows you to print a file from a CC file or the table of contents, and the sprite_extract program can print a cell or frame of a sprite file as an image file or information about the sprite. They are just barebones programs, one source file each, using the XeenTools library to do the heavy lifting.
The repository is on GitHub now:
The advantage of this library over a full program is that even if I decided to to drop the entire thing, it is so modular that the things already working can stand on their own and be used.
If you like it or have suggestions let me know. You can write to my talk page or file an issue on GitHub.