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#1 dangermouse

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Posted May 14 2008 - 02:05 AM

You can now get this cool tool right here:

Attached File  DATmanV1.2.zip   558.59K   531 downloads



Fred Simms said:

Here's a little utility I've written just for fun, which, for want of a better name, I've called DATman. Unlike my previous programs, which were written in Excel VBA, this is a VB6 application so anyone can use it.

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.

Regards

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.


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Posted Jun 15 2008 - 03:53 AM

IMPORTANT NOTE - If you've made a clean install of Vista or have bought a new PC with Vista pre-loaded, then you'll need these two VB runtime files. You can obtain the instructions from here. Upgraders from XP to Vista will not need to download these files - you will already have the files installed.

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Edited by Fred Simms, Jun 19 2008 - 03:23 AM.


#3 S.Beuchert

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Posted Jan 29 2009 - 01:13 PM

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Here's the file

Attached File  DATmanV1.2.zip   558.59K   126 downloads

Edited by S.Beuchert, Jan 29 2009 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted Mar 04 2009 - 07:47 AM

This is a very nice tool and comes really handy.

Thank you very much, Fred.


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Posted Oct 06 2015 - 02:58 AM

I have a new laptop, but can't run Datman. I get the message that I need COMDLG32.OCX. I'm nervous about just downloading a generic copy of the file from the internet, can anyone help?

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Posted Oct 06 2015 - 07:55 AM

JonnyA, there is no need to "... downloading a generic copy of the file..."  Go to this Microsoft web site to download the registered files:

http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=10019

Follow the installation instructions and you'll 'be in business'.  :)

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Posted Oct 06 2015 - 12:24 PM

Thanks gliebzeit, I downloaded and ran the installer and was told Visual Basic is updated, but still get the same error message. Can anyone tell me where to manually check the correct file is in place? Thanks.

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Posted Oct 06 2015 - 04:39 PM

Jonny, you can call me just Greg.  Thanks!

I am using Win7 64-bit so the comdlg32.ocx file is in the Windows/SysWOW64 folder.

I believe that if you have a 32-bit OS the file needs to be in Windows/System32 folder.

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Posted Oct 07 2015 - 05:38 AM

Greg,

I have a .dll in both folders, but no .ocx. Do you happen to know a safe place I can download the .ocx directly, not via an installer?
Thanks.

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Posted Oct 07 2015 - 05:49 AM

Johnny :)
I have these 2 in my SysWOW64 folder

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