Battlespire enemies import mod and .bsi files open problem

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Sandman
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Battlespire enemies import mod and .bsi files open problem

Post by Sandman » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi,
I was planning to import enemies from Battlespire game in DU, but there is some problems with the textures file extension.
I explored Battlespire files and discovered BSI.BSA archive, then extracted it using Total Commander and Game Archive UnPacker. That archive contains a lot of strange named files with .bsi extension. There is a program "Vampyre Imaging Library" and an extension for it "Elder Imagery", which opens .bsi images. But most of that images are black-and-white, the others can't be read by the program. I found a code of Elder Imagery, but there is nothing what I can do to get the textures.
Maybe somebody can help me?

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Re: Battlespire enemies import mod and .bsi files open problem

Post by BadLuckBurt » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:57 pm

Sandman wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Hi,
I was planning to import enemies from Battlespire game in DU, but there is some problems with the textures file extension.
I explored Battlespire files and discovered BSI.BSA archive, then extracted it using Total Commander and Game Archive UnPacker. That archive contains a lot of strange named files with .bsi extension. There is a program "Vampyre Imaging Library" and an extension for it "Elder Imagery", which opens .bsi images. But most of that images are black-and-white, the others can't be read by the program. I found a code of Elder Imagery, but there is nothing what I can do to get the textures.
Maybe somebody can help me?
I dabbled with this a little bit, first with Vampyre like you described and ran into the same problem, it's all black and white. I then found this on Github: https://github.com/ariscop/battlespire-tools. It's a collection of Python scripts that can extract data from the Battlespire files.

I only tried it on textures but the format is weird to say the least. I have a zip on Mega with one texture: https://mega.nz/#!pMlFFCZS!VBtsLofsEQf4 ... iqw-pHvL_c

I have no idea how to merge those images into one texture and there seems to be no information on how BS does it.

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Re: Battlespire enemies import mod and .bsi files open problem

Post by Kamer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:50 pm

I also looked into it but it was a pain. There were already ripped graphics but the file packs no longer exist.

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