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FFXI Maps 1.4 [Nov. 20th, 2007|10:28 pm]
brandson
It's been a while, but while waiting for FFXI to patch today, I decided to update some map dats. I added dats for Alzadaal Ruins and all the Remnants, as well as added some more directions to sky maps, and a few other small things. The maps are largely based on maps in Sean's map pack and ffxiclopedia, so if the info is wrong, it's not my fault.

If any of these maps crash the game, please let me know and I'll try to fix the problem. I don't play FFXI anymore so it's hard for me to throughly test this.

You can download the DATs from filefront.com, or savefile.com.

To install the files, make sure you are fully logged out of FFXI and PlayOnline, then simply unzip the zip file to your PlayOnline\SquareEnix\Final Fantasy XI directory.

DO NOT INSTALL WHILE LOGGED INTO FFXI or POL or the game may crash or behave strangely.
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[User Picture]From: thistle_chaser
2007-11-21 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Especially since you don't play anymore! Your work makes all the difference. :)
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[User Picture]From: salute77
2007-11-21 05:14 am (UTC)
It really does, I'd say you have no idea how much we appreciate this stuff, but from all these damn comments in the UI+maps posts, I bet you do :D take care!
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[User Picture]From: kurokikaze01
2007-11-21 05:35 am (UTC)
You sir are the man. Come back and let's do that crazy new job static. Lv42 in 2 days!
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[User Picture]From: brandson
2007-11-21 05:50 am (UTC)
Hey Kuro! New job statics were awesome! Unfortunately, I'm working on a new job in real life right now and don't have that kind of time anymore. Are the new ffxi jobs cool or useful? I haven't been following the ffxi news at all.
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[User Picture]From: jowy10
2007-11-21 08:12 am (UTC)
Thank youuuuuuuuuu
You saved my eyes, and my wedding D: Ty brandsonnnnn!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-21 08:36 am (UTC)
Thankyou for all ur nice work to make the life in FF better :D
Really great work!!

just a short sidequestion.
is it also possible to add the nyzul isle maps for the assaults there ?
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[User Picture]From: da1x
2007-11-21 11:43 am (UTC)
I want to have your babies.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-21 03:24 pm (UTC)
thanks a ton for all the update's even though u dont play anymore. makes the game so much nicer :D
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-21 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-21 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Brandson!!!!
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From: neoxianwu
2007-11-21 11:59 pm (UTC)
you are truly a god amongst men, sir.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-24 01:48 am (UTC)

Light Blue Macro Palette

I figured this might be a decent place to post. Since most of you are familiar with .dat files, do you know which .dat is the new light blue palette background that SE made? Somehow mine was reverted back to the same color background as my text box =\
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-24 05:08 pm (UTC)

Thanks, Brandson!

Thank you very much for this, and the UI. It makes playing FFXI so much more enjoyable.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-25 03:27 am (UTC)

Thanks again

Thanks again for another great gui and map pack
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-25 11:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, really appreciate the map pack and GUI update. However, I was curious about the process you go through to update the maps dats. I can't seem to find a list of the new map dats anywhere, and I have no idea which tools are used to say, convert a BMP from ffxi-atlas into a map dat usable ingame.

If you could point me towards a tutorial on how to do this, and possibly an updated list of the WoTG dats, I would be very thankful.
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[User Picture]From: brandson
2007-11-27 03:48 am (UTC)
I have a guide on how to use changetex somewhere in the archives of my livejournal. You can search for it if you want. Just so you know, some maps are stored as DXT3 files (which you can save in Photoshop with the Nvidia DDS plugin) and some maps are BMP files. If the game expects one type of map but you saved a map in the other format, the game will crash when you try to load it. Generally, maps that were created pre-Zilart are BMP, and all the rest are DXT3, but there are a few exceptions. It's pretty easy to tell which is which since the BMP and DXT3 maps have different file sizes.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-27 12:15 am (UTC)

WoTG maps

Brandson
Will you be adding maps for WotG? I love your map pack, but I'd like to be able to navigate these new areas better.
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[User Picture]From: brandson
2007-11-27 03:50 am (UTC)

Re: WoTG maps

I can add WOTG maps whenever someone makes them. I don't have WOTG and don't plan on getting it so it would be difficult for me to create maps for zones I've never seen.
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From: ext_71534
2007-11-27 11:00 pm (UTC)

WotG MapPack

Hey guys, I've been wondering the same thing about the maps, and thanks to Brandson's tutorial about ChangeTex, I compiled the new maps together and made a map pack for them. I also changed a few of the things with some of the maps, as someone said Pashhow had the wrong location from Grauberg, and a few other locations were changed/added. It's working fine on my pc and my wife's, but this is my first attempt with changing the maps. Anyways, if you'd like to try it out, I have it on my site http://repository.sharpfire.net/patches/ffxi-atlas.WotG.A.zip . Let me know if it's working for you guys!

Also, a HUGE thanks to Brandson for putting that tutorial up and for making these amazing mods. It's such an improvement to an already great game. If it wasn't for him, I would've been waiting months before someone else did it. Thanks a TON Brandson!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-30 12:37 am (UTC)

Re: WotG MapPack

works great for me ^^ great job and as always Brandson u da man
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