DATmanV1.2.zip 558.59K 592 downloads
Fred Simms said:
Some time ago I was wondering how to convert MIPs etc to BMPs in order to view them in a VB6 program (just like in WinMip2 or GPL Image Viewer). When I had figured it out, I wondered if I could put this knowledge to some practical use. One thing we don't have is a facility to view images contained in a .dat file so I wrote a little program that you may find useful. (dooDAT has a popup menu item to view images but it's disabled).
I know it's no great hassle to extract files using dooDAT or WinMip, run them through GPL Image Viewer and then delete the unwanted files afterwards, but you may prefer the directness and convenience of a purpose built tool.
I didn't want the utility to be just a viewer so I've added some other facilities: you can save image files (MIPs, SRBs and PBFs) as BMPs; pack or unpack files (all types of files, not just images); add or remove files; rename etc.
There are no help files, but any info you may need is contained in the accompanying .txt file.
Please note that there's no standard for DAT files: a DAT file is tailor made for the application that uses it. DATman will only work with GPL DAT files.
Any suggestions or comments would be welcome.
EDIT: There were three issues with DATman that needed to be addressed. This has been done and I now offer an updated (and hopefully, bug free) version.
This new, improved DATman is the v1.1 version which includes the facility to save GPL images as JPEGs.
EDIT: I've upgraded DATman and now offer v1.2.
A limitation of previous versions of DATman was the inability to include all files in the dat, regardless of extension. DATman v1.2, however, will recognise ANY three character extension plus the following two character extensions: fb, gp, lp (case is unimportant).
The zip includes FreeImage.dll which you will need to put in the same folder as DATman.exe.