Generic DL1 SAV Converter

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Generic DL1 SAV Converter

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Dear GalliusIV members,

I am glad to announce that we have received requests to support old save games since early 1996, which would effectively make the testing team of the original Deadlock happy to revive their efforts and replay their games.

Imagine their tears of happiness when they find to be able to resume their autosaved games created during multiplayer sessions by converting these games to English 1.31!

While I don't know how far I can keep to your expectations, I am here to provide a simple gift for you on this special day.

Here you have a simple console based converter for your save games.
You don't need to use the console, using Windows: if you just drag a save game on its icon, it is going to convert the save game to DL1 for Windows 1.31.

This way you can easily revive your old game and share it with other user that play Deadlock 1 using other languages.
Use the console for exporting to other formats.

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C:\>genericdl1sav-conv.exe
Generic Deadlock 1 for Windows Converter.
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Usage: C:\genericdl1sav-conv.exe [-<format>] [-p] <inputfile> [<outputfile>]
Where -<format> is a letter to specify the output format, according to the list:
-a : Deadlock 1 For Windows, English 1.20
-b : Deadlock 1 For Windows, Portuguese (Brazilian) 1.20
-c : Deadlock 1 For Windows, Italian 1.20
-d : Deadlock 1 For Windows, German 1.30
-e : Deadlock 1 For Windows, English or Spanish 1.30
-f : Deadlock 1 For Windows, French 1.30
-g : Deadlock 1 For Windows, English 1.31 (Default)

The input format is automatically detected, but only accepted if supported.
Extra padding workaround: Include the "-p" parameter if a 1.20 version game fails to load.
Hint: It should be easy to remember most languages, I arranged them using the following mnemonics:
-b for "Portugues Brasil"
-d for "Deustche"
-e for "Español"
-f for "Français"
Well and -c for Italian, because all Roman letters came from Italy...capisci?

Simple "to English 1.31" example:

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C:\>genericdl1sav-conv.exe c:\PROGRAMF\ACCOLADE\DEADLOCK\testing2.SAV             
Selected output version: Deadlock 1 For Windows, English 1.31 (Default)
Input file name:  c:\PROGRAMF\ACCOLADE\DEADLOCK\testing2.SAV
Output file name: c:\PROGRAMF\ACCOLADE\DEADLOCK\testing2-converted.SAV
Loading file... Load complete.
Detected input version: Deadlock 1 For Windows, English 1.31 (Default)
Output complete.
Wrote file with version: Deadlock 1 For Windows, English 1.31 (Default)
English to Italian conversion example:

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genericdl1sav-conv.exe -c c:\PROGRAMF\ACCOLADE\DEADLOCK\testing2.SAV c:\PROGRAMF\ACCOLADE\DEADLOCK\testing2-italian.SAV
Selected output version: Deadlock 1 For Windows, Italian 1.20
Input file name:  c:\PROGRAMF\ACCOLADE\DEADLOCK\testing2.SAV
Output file name: c:\PROGRAMF\ACCOLADE\DEADLOCK\testing2-italian.SAV
Loading file... Load complete.
Detected input version: Deadlock 1 For Windows, English 1.31 (Default)
Output complete.
Wrote file with version: Deadlock 1 For Windows, Italian 1.20
Attachments
genericdl1sav.zip
Genericdl1 save converter for Windows, first version, compiled with DMC.
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