Thanks. I downloaded it but when I used it it said "convertdata not found for the expansion chosen. looked for convertdata?originalsins0.exe here, and did not find it. please copy it into this location". I guess the problem is, I have no idea how to use this stuff. How DO I use it. I'm not interested in converting from text to binary just binary to text. How do I use it?
I had designed the text bin gui to use the folder name with version number to determine which version of the convertdata to use.
my reference folder layout is
f:\sins\reference\sins of a solar empire 1.17
f:\sins\reference\ sins 1.181
if you use a similar layout ie the version number at the end of the sins/expansion IT WILL work for you,
OR you could locate the original 1.0 text bin gui which only uses the convertdata's in the sins folder, but can fail to convert files that had been binned with older versions of the convertdata's.
also it is a good idea to post questions in the thread for the mod/utility as the modders/porgrammers often check their threads first