Posted on 06/25/12 @ 10:53 PM (updated 02/21/16
Turtle Pack, a game data editing software package of AOE1, AOE2 and Star Wars, was called SLP Editor before.
it includes 3 tools, as follow:
DRS Editor -- can be used for modifying the game data file
SLP Editor --can be used for modifying the game images
Animation Preview --can be used to do visual evaluating specially for SLP images
This is a well-designed software, you will feel like using it for its convenience.
About the Language:
The default language of Turtle Pack is English. You can check in the languages
folder to see if your preferred language is available - if yes, copy the language.lg
to the main directory and replace the original one; if not, you may used notepad or
other text editor to edit and translate the language.lg you are your language.
When modifying language.lg, remember to keep the original texts in the same lines.
Use the google translation:
Every time I update the Turtle Pack. Always need to seek help from their friends - for text translation.
Trisolo (scenario_t_c) help me to do a lot of work I am very grateful to him.
To seek help from others, I feel a headache so I could no longer continue to update this software.
+ Might be able to open some SLP/DRS files that didn't work before.
(1)DRS Editor: Enter the name of the form can not be AOE-TC recognition errors
(2)SLP Editor: Zoom state mouse set anchor BUG;Multi-frame mouse settings when selected anchor correction;Terrain split and merge error.
Please note, the terrain of the SLP use a different algorithm to generate the data, the same time, SLP Editor Only in "split and merge" functions support to create terrain SLP, so please do not use Menus-> Edit-> New Frame this interface to add terrain frame.
New features: SLP Editor, use "Merger and Shear" output bitmap can add the dividing line.
Fix: modify the default palette AOE2 last color value (255). Changed to the correct black from white.
New features: in DRS Editor, Render speed of SLP can be adjusted. Addition, the mouse click on the Paint Box, single-frame stepping.
New function: Frames can be got together into a big picture, and such big picture can be cropped into single frames.
Using SLP Editor->tools->Mergers and shear button.
(Some units maker like to combine all frames into a big picture to operate their art work more easily. Now it can be done automaltically.
After combination, please don't forget to use "Crop Blank Pixels" button for getting rid of the surplus background colour.)
And, there are also fixes of existing bugs.
Essential bugfix: Error in opening some SLP files from AoE/RoR.
Revised: change resource id to do reshow the Note; Font size reset to 9 of text editor.
New Function: SLP Editor would insert the filename of SLP when exporting the bitmaps.
New Utility: Texts Editor.
And most importantly, DRS Editor would now allow you to freely modify all texts or palettes inside a DRS, instead of the old method of replacing original resources.
Revised: Move any small bug.
Revised: The DRS Editor, change the resource ID, you can not get a reminder of file_change.
New Utility: Palette Editor, located at the tool menu of Drs Editor.
New Utility: Terrain Cutjoiner,located at the tool menu of SLP Editor.
Additional hints at the tool menu.
New features: file association for *. Slp *. Drs.
New features: CTRL + mouse click and drag to quickly set the anchor.
New features: Extract bitmap can choose the background color.
New features: anchor data support the export and import using csv file storage.
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The Turtle Pack is a combination of several Beta Modding tools. This utility is extremely useful for 64 Bit Windows users, who want to do graphical modding without having to install a virtual system first. The DRS Editor is of good quality, with its SLP Preview mode its easy to find the graphics you are looking for without having to use a drs graphics list. One shortcome though is, that you cannot cannot extract a single frame as a BMP file, you first have to extract the SLP, and then open it with the SLP Editor, to save it as Bitmap. The SLP Editor is the same as uploaded here in the AoKH Blacksmith, so i won't go more indepth about it. The Animation Preview is the probaly the Highlight of this Pack besides that you can run the entire thing on 64 Bit Computers. You can just import the SLPs and command your unit, wich is very useful if you want to see how the grapics of the different SLP's are working together.
A high quality utility i'd say, a must download for Modders who are using a 64 bit System.
This is one of the most important modding tools in AOK history. No longer do we have to use long and tedious methods to insert slps into the drs file, or even edit slp's themselves.
With a very easy and quick to learn interface, you'll be turning those custom images into mods in no time.
I fully recommend downloading this tool. It practically replaces most other modding tools out there.
It's absolutely brilliant. It even allows you to edit the binary text files stored in the drs files, which is really important if you want to get into the nitty gritty parts of modding.
It also allows you to edit the sound files (even in the interface.drs!!!
The quality and ease of use of this programme is exceptional. Everything is so easy to do. A right click on an slp or a sound and you get options such as add new file, replace file, delete file or extract file.
It doesn't stop there though. It pretty much has everything you'll ever need to mod the game.
***Changed Review Scoring.
I have updated my score to represent the new edition of this programme. I would like to thank the authors and developers for first of all not only listening to my suggestions but also implementing them in a very speedy manner. This is a really brilliant programme and I advice anyone who mods to download it.
Apart from data modelling (which AGE 2 is for) it simply does EVERYTHING you need it to and makes creating mods very very easy. It truely is the best modding tool ever created for AOK.
Overall. If you're a modder then DOWNLOAD IT! It's the best modding programme I've ever used and it's probably the best tool ever created for AOK (even better than mod pack studio).
I truely thank the authors for spending the time to create this programme.
[Edited on 07/18/12 @ 04:09 PM]
There are very few tools available for modding actually. If you plan on changing graphics, you are basically stuck choosing between MWS and MPS. MWS is powerful but not user friendly or streamlined, and MPS is user friendly but limited and buggy.
At last, there's a simple program that makes perfect slp's from frames without problems. Just select all your frames and bring them in. Turtle Pack can automatically detect background pixels (MPS cannot, MWS can), can select different player colors on import (MPS can, MWS can't easily to miy knowledge), adjust anchors on multiple frames at once (neither do this without excel), create gifs, and more. It's all so damn simple I could cry.
Speaking of simple, the layout and naming of each function is simple and straightforward. Anyone with a modding background should be able to jump right in with hardly any delay. It really is idiot proof.
Already a 5.0 just for the slp editor, Turtle pack does more than just greate slps. It is perhaps the simplest best modding tool to come out since AGE, with less of that programs bugs and all of its common sense layout.
If you mod, you need this program. Simple.
Turtle pack is really great. I'm using a 64 Bit Win7 and it works great and does the things it should do really fast.
I really want to thank the authors of this program as it does much of sensefull work which was hard before.
The interface is easy to understand and easy to handle.
All necessary data formats can be read an exported very easily: sounds, graphics (even with the anchor points!), binaries, aso.
I really recommend everyone to download this tool!
This is the best modding program since ModPack Studio which is not that good compared to this. Very simple. Recommend for beginners and advanced people. I used it a lot for my graphic mods. I should give this a million stars.
Now the author gave a brilliant amount of information about how to use all 3 programs. Also the programs are simple to understand but can be advanced for editing 256-color-bitmaps.
Cons: 2 Cons
One thing I don't like about any modding program that doesn't allow you to edit in the program. But
it is hard to make one thing that edits the bmp's.
It is an amazing program. I think it should be rated 10/10 stars and because of the convert to bmp feature that tops it off.
[Edited on 07/22/12 @ 01:43 AM]
Turtle Pack is a modding program that acts as a solution to Mod Pack Studio, for players on 64 bit operating systems, who cannot install the later program. The program is complication of two popular modding tools that are extremely useful for graphic modder; SLP Editor & DRS Editor. Turtle Pack is alot better than MPS because it is easier to use and alot more up to date. The program also comes with another tool called Animation Previewer, which is useful when designing graphics such as units that require multiple frames to make it animated. This tool helps the modder to see how his animation looks without having to go in game.
The Quality of the program is exceptional. The program is easy to use, and has a simple interface, that is easy to navigate. The program runs fast, and the main highlight is the fact that, unlike Mod Pack Studio, it can run on 64-bit Operating Systems. The readme that comes with the download is clear and tells you how to install and use the program correctly. It is the perfect tool for Graphic Modders
The Most Useful Modding tool in AOK History. Note that it doesn't have any use for data modding, that is what AGE is for.
Thank You For This Brilliant Tool