Help with Tzar: The burden of the crown animations

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Help with Tzar: The burden of the crown animations

Post by Ogodei » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:51 am

Hello :) ,

As the title says, I need help in extracting the animations of Tzar: The burden of the Crown. This game uses the ".rle" extension for the unit sprites, and I can't find a program which is able to open them or at least to convert them in .bmp or .gif.
I'd be thankful if someone could give me a piece of advice about what to do or which program is needed.

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Re: Help with Tzar: The burden of the crown animations

Post by mikemillaire » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:03 am

Hi,

RLEs belong in the 90s :mrgreen:
If Photoshop can't handle them, I suggest you try using the Utah Raster Toolkit to convert them to a less ancient format.

Do tell if you get this working. I haven't seen Tzar in ages.

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Re: Help with Tzar: The burden of the crown animations

Post by Ogodei » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:58 am

Hello,

Thanks for your tips, but unfortunately every program I tried is unable to open tzar's .RLE files. I suspect that the developers did something to prevent us from opening them, and that could explain why there are no downloadable sprites of Tzar on the web :\

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Re: Help with Tzar: The burden of the crown animations

Post by mikemillaire » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:28 pm

Oh, you're right. The .rle files are indeed a bit different from what Utah can handle. But no worries, I'll help you.

Here is a dedicated rle-bmp converter for Tzar files and an extraction tutorial. There's also a video guide you can follow. Thing is, it's all in Spanish. I guess you could use translator software if that's not a language you read.

Cheers :cool:


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Re: Help with Tzar: The burden of the crown animations

Post by mikemillaire » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:11 pm

Looking great :mrgreen:

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Re: Help with Tzar: The burden of the crown animations

Post by prodigypm » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:01 am

As a bulgarian Im really honored to see animations from this epic game as it was from my childhood days.It really gives me nostalgia in big doses , looking forward to see a mod using them.
We're moving faster than lights and dealing with these demons inside so , Where are the ones who made us now!?

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