TES3 Edit (Tool)

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TES3Edit for Morrowind?

Yes
5
56%
Really, picking no doesn't help the progression of the Morrowind modding community... (But this would be "No")
2
22%
Later, OpenMW isn't ready for a TES3Edit yet
2
22%
 
Total votes: 9

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AnyOldName3
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Re: TES3 Edit (Tool)

Post by AnyOldName3 » 12 Sep 2019, 20:11

I'll forward this to ElminsterAU, but I'd be surprised if he's going to bend over backwards to change what libraries everything uses. If you want to have a play around with it and see if you can get it working, though, that might be accepted as a pull request.
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Re: TES3 Edit (Tool)

Post by AnyOldName3 » 13 Sep 2019, 14:18

Apparently VCL was the only viable option when xEdit was started back in 2007. Someone could potentially fork it and port it to use something else, but it's not a priority. https://www.crossvcl.com/ exists now, though, which might be of some help, even though it's closed-source, and recent Delphi versions can compile for Linux now with the free (as in beer) version, even though it's still closed-source.

If you go to the xEdit Discord server, they have instructions on how to build xEdit, which might be easily adapted to work on Linux, and from there, someone could work on gradually replacing everything that doesn't work with FLOSS compilers and libraries.
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Re: TES3 Edit (Tool)

Post by LoneWolf » 01 Oct 2019, 17:01

I did find crossvlc and got interested until I saw this :
https://www.crossvcl.com/guide.html wrote: Prerequisites

CrossVcl requires Embarcadero Delphi 10.2 with macOS compiler. Enterprise version requires to Linux development.
If a proprietary solution was acceptable the firemonkey framework and https://www.fmxlinux.com/ seems a better choice.

As for going discord : I don't use social media.
If those instructions for building are publicly visible somewhere, I'll look at them.

The main reason I posted was that I have programmed some in Delphi long ago (before 2004).

I'm trying to keep an open mind, but atm it seems a cross platform future for xEdit is very far away.

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