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Unread 03-25-05, 01:51 AM   #1
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heh, sorry - Blp files

(Yes, I know, this is the wrong discussion for this thread to be in, but it was never going to get any views in the graphics-modification area).

How can I open/convert .blp files so that I can edit them in Photoshop?

I found a few programs that can do it for WC3, but they dont work for WoW.
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Unread 03-25-05, 01:57 AM   #2
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BLP2 Tools - http://www.cosmosui.org/vjeux/ - This allows you to open BLP files, which store the artwork / music for WoW.

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Unread 03-25-05, 01:59 AM   #3
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Thank you very, very much.
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any other tool? converting to bmp then back to blp always produces errors. Is there a recommended conversion practice. what to convert to, then how to convert back? Maybe a good how-to guide?
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You'll want to work in tga. Save in 32-bit (24-bit color + alpha) and make sure its edges are a power of 2: 8 64 128 256 512 etc

Unfortunately those tools only convert square TGAs to BLPs (but convert non-square BLP->TGA just fine). Wish I knew of one that could convert rectangles.

gimp 2.2 is a good free tga editor
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Originally Posted by Cairenn
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BLP2 Tools - http://www.cosmosui.org/vjeux/ - This allows you to open BLP files, which store the artwork / music for WoW.

/edit Moved back to the proper forum. It'll get seen there, even if only by me.
I have been referred to the vjeux directory (see link above) before (for other tools involved in the making of Mods), and so far I have never been able to access that link. I always get a 404 error when I try to click on that link (since Mid-Oct).

I also see that Curse Gaming had an old copy on their web site, but when I tried to download it, that also failed (as if the file didn't exist any more). Where else can I obtain a blp2 -> tga converter or other tool that will allow me to edit images in .blp format?
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Unread 10-26-05, 09:57 AM   #7
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Nothing on this? Can anyone else get to this directory, or is it closed off for everyone? Is there an alternate .BLP editing/converting tool that anyone would recommend?
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Unread 10-26-05, 10:23 AM   #8
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Cosmos revamped their site it seems. I can't find that specific tool but this one may work too:
http://tech.wc3campaigns.com/index.php?page=downloads

Unfortunately the best part of the link in the previous posts was the BLP2Viewer which let you browse the textures without extracting/converting them. I don't think this link will help for that, tho the ability to convert non-square TGAs to BLPs sounds awesome.

edit: Oh curse-gaming is back up. Looks like someone posted the BLP2Viewer there: http://www.curse-gaming.com/mod.php?addid=180

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How do i make a TGA file a BLP????
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