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Advanced Genie Editor

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stsb77
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Version: Age of Kings
Introducing the Advanced Genie Editor!

Current Version: 2.0 can be found here

Note: For those having trouble getting this version 1.8 to work, you can easily get it to work by folling these steps
  • Open AGE 1.8
  • Set the folder for AoK to your game's installation directory (for most it will be C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\
  • Click the save button below that section
  • Set any options in the lower section of the options screen and click the save button below that section
  • Select The Conquerors (or Age of Kings) in the dropdown box on the top-left
  • Select Main Dat File in the top-middle dropdown box
  • You are now ready to start editing data!

    Advanced Genie Editor Thread

    After some hard work from both me, and my testers, it's is now available. The current release supports both AoK's and TC's data files (C-Patch Required).

    Version History:

    Version 1.8:
    -removed registry reading/writing
    -removed commandline file loading

    Version 1.7:
    -fixed various bugs
    -added Export Data section
    -added Apf file support

    Version 1.6:
    -fixed Drs Section bug
    -added Sounds Section
    -added batch export to Drs Section
    -changed language ID's to unsigned
    -fixed a reloading bug

    Version 1.5.1:
    -added "Load Drs Files" option

    Version 1.5:
    -changed the way game versions are handled, previously all games files would be loaded, now only one version will be loaded at a time
    -added Drs File support
    -fixed the Unit Translation bug (function that translates Unit IDs into Unit Names)
    -changed the operation of most top level buttons to support multi-section pruposes

    Version 1.4 Revision 1:
    -fixed Graphic Update
    -fixed Unit Abilities List
    -made some provisions for future sections (DRS data)

    Version 1.4:
    -added Graphics Section

    Version 1.3 Revision 3:
    -changed the options screen so that saving settings only reloads your files if you change locations
    -fixed Graphic copying bugs, made it so that if the include graphics option is checked (under the Units Section), then pasting a unit will paste the graphics as well, otherwise it won't, before the graphics would always be pasted

    Version 1.3 Revision 2:
    -fixed a loading bug introduced in previous version

    Version 1.3 Revision 1:
    -moved the Unit Abilities into their own section
    -changed some of the text boxes in the Unit Section into check boxes

    Version 1.3:
    -fixed Prompt for Save bug
    -added Launch Game button
    -added ability to open Unz, Dat, Apf (Future Use), and Apr (Future Use) files
    -changed dynamic arrays to vectors (should fix most if not all memory related crashes)
    -changed techage effect type 103 from "Free Tech" to "Tech Research Cost Modifier"
    -removed the adding of registry entries on first run (caused a lot of problems, will be readded and fixed later)

    Version 1.2:
    -fixed the Save and Open dialogs on Win 98
    -fixed the font handling, and included the MS Sans Serif font, for those who don't have it
    -changed the section selection from radio buttons to a drop down box, added the options into the list, removed the options button
    -added an "Include Graphics" checkbox beside the copy to civ... buttons
    -added an auto-copy to civs option
    -added a reg file for uninstalling
    -added some file associations (installed on first run only) reg file included
    -added the waiting cursor (hourglass) for when it is working
    -added more status text for operations that use the waiting cursor

    Version 1.1:
    -fixed many bugs from version 1.0

    Version 1.0:
    -original release

    Note: No help files are included.

    Major credit goes to Ykkrosh for his work on GeniEd1. Also credit goes to:
    Ancient Warrior/Taichi San - help with some data structures/beta testing
    DiGiT - his wiki helped a lot in some places
    ModRocker - beta tester
    ARG_Explorer - bug testing
    qaz123tfg - writing the help files/beta tester

    Please keep in mind that this is my first *real* program that I've written. It's not the fastest program, but it should run fast enough. If it seems to not be responding, give it a few minutes. Some things (saving mostly) make it seem unresponsive. This is normal and is no cause for alarm. If you get any unknown errors or have any questions, please post them in the Advanced Genie Editor thread (link provided above). I may not answer right away, but you should get an answer in a few days. It may take time for me to find the answer to your question.

    The current version uses the loading cursor now, as well as saying whats going on in the status area (bottom left part of the window).
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    AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
    Taichi San
    Rating
    4.5
    Breakdown
    Usefulness/Novelty4.5
    Quality/Instructions4.5
    Yea, I dont want to end up in such an standard formatted review. ;)
    It's because that TechEdit became much more then that!

    This program surpasses geniedt on all areas ;)
    Now to the point:

    This program has an realy quick easy and handy interface though.
    Also, this program has the amazing possibility to add and remove data from the unitdata file.
    This program includes incredibly handy buttons like cut copy paste move replace replace all, and much more like that stuff.

    Useability:
    As I said before, this program is fast and easy to use, and savely creates backup of all used files, so that you can recover them.

    Errors/Bugs:
    Exept on that the tool chrashes if I click to load all aok files, all goes well, and I dont blame this, because you didnt got that far yet to make full support for all other games.

    Functionality:
    This program allows streight access to almost every part of the unitdata file, and drs files that are now supported. As i am writing this review, were deeping in on how to let the program work to edit terrain structures, all though that it is possible to add or remove terrains, it will never be possible to add them to the mapeditor allthough
    But i gurantee, if this feature is ready, its an GOD-Tool. ;)

    Installation:
    Yea the install goes a bit rough, if you dont know where to place the files if you dont know where to install them.

    Creativity:
    Yea its awesome how you have put so incredibly much functionality in such an small userinterface, this makes it realy handy

    Additional comment:
    This is only personal, but future Total conversions of this game will take less time and space, so it ables us to make more easily incredible mods.
    By giving me the latest release yet, I was planning to resume my lost Age of Aristocacy project.

    I am helping stbs with this program to find out new unit data structures, and other testing stuff.

    STBS: Im offering you that I am going to make an installation wizard made in installshield 2008 Pro to solve this. I will ask it on msn soon btw.


    Rating: 4.5

    [Edited on 05/05/08 @ 08:57 PM]

    CRAZEDMANIAC The latest version includes many changes...I will change my review to support the latest changes
    Woad85 I cannot open the 1.7 Genie editor version. It says the program not responding or app is error.
    Admiral_Loki The Advanced Genie Editor 1.7 is not working under Win98SE !

    Recommendable for Win98SE is A.G.E. 1.6 !!!

    [Edited on 06/28/08 @ 09:07 PM]

    stsb77
    File Author
    For those of you having trouble with 1.7, I have uploaded 1.6 as well.

    Also, please do not post comments here as I do not check this as often as the thread (I only check here every few weeks or so).

    [Edited on 07/01/08 @ 09:49 AM]

    Woad85 It works in Vista too. I already try it.

    Edit: Even Windows Vista cannot open the 1.7 Genie Editor not respponding, maybe i just use 1.4 (old version) or 1.6 Genie Editor. Only 1.4 cannot open "empire_x1" without expansion.
    I already resreach 1.7 and 1.6 genie editor. My Computer is not 16-bit computer (2000/98/95). but why 1.7version always not responding!?

    [Edited on 07/06/08 @ 05:25 AM]

    tomasalbot how do you work and download it
    i put it in the data file but when i open the editor nothing is on it
    tomasalbot Can some one walk me through on how to use this?
    I extracted all the files to the data folder, but every time I open the editor everything is blank, why does this happen?

    [Edited on 07/13/08 @ 05:25 PM]

    Keisari Tapsa This is awesome program! Thank thou who continue releasing new versions!
    But there is some things that needs improvements.
    LOS and maximum number of hitpoints and resources capacity.
    Example LOS just can not be more than 20 or something like that, when I last time tested it. Maybe it works now, but there is still hitpoint and capacity problems. I think that the answer may be in game engine, so there is nothing that can be done.
    Buildings(and other things possible) can not have more than 30 000 hitpoints, I tried this, and buildings will be destroyed automatically when trying to build them.
    And what comes to resources, example Gold Mine can not have 10 000 gold stockpile. By the way, 10 000 stockpiles is possible in Galactic Battleground, but I think it works just because of updated game engine.

    Can someone convert Galactic Battlegrounds game engine into Age of Empires..?
    Woad85 The 1.7 not suitable or support for windows, only 1.6 is suitable.
    Why the 1.7 is always error, is Genie Editor support Linux or pocket pc??
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    Rating
    4.9
    Breakdown
    Usefulness/Novelty4.9
    Quality/Instructions4.9
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    Downloads:22,394
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    Size:4.56 MB
    Added:01/18/08
    Updated:05/21/10