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Author Topic: .an8 File Format Spec  (Read 587 times)

tazdij

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.an8 File Format Spec
« on: January 06, 2017, 02:01:27 am »

Hey there, I have a really simple question I couldn't find an answer for.

How up to date is the .an8 file format specification document? The date in the file is super old, relative to the changes that anim8or has been undergoing recently.

If it is out of date, what are the chances of getting some documentation of the new "chunks" available if any?

I am planning on writing a format translator to be able to convert an8 files to be used in my game engine, supporting the needed features. And I would prefer to implement the most recent spec available. I do understand from the file format, it is extremely backward and forward compatible. I want to make sure that I account for any new features which might affect the design of my parser.

Thanks,
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Steve

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Re: .an8 File Format Spec
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 11:43:22 pm »

The spec is out of date. It's correct as far as it goes but there's been more added since it was written. I'll try to make it more up to date in a couple of months.
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tazdij

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Re: .an8 File Format Spec
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 04:11:39 am »

Ok, thank you for the info. I have a good amount of work to keep me busy until the new updated spec is online.  :)
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