in Delphi 7 (and 3) - 32 bit.
Delphi is a wonderful tool for writing fast windows applications, but it is complex.
Therefore these programs will be updated irregularly as I get new bright ideas,
and more programs will follow.
The programs are now distributed as installing programs and zip-files.
Certain programs are bilingual (english/danish), see the installing directions.
All programs work fine on windows 95 to windows 10, in 64 bit too.
will be happy if you'll send me an email about how you like my
and whether you should like some things changed, and other comments.
After april 8 2014 Microsoft no longer offers updates to windows XP, neither to windows 7 now.
Most 32-bit programs
BUT NOT ALL, can run on 64-bit machines.
Sadly enough, Microsoft no longer includes winhlp32.exe from Vista and onwards.
You can still use 16-bit help files, but not 32-bits.
You can download htmlhelp.exe from Microsoft to convert your old winhelp projects to .chm files and make new ones.
Or you can copy winhlp32.exe from XP, or read further here:
Sorry, no help for windows
10 in this matter.
So I've transferred winhlp32.exe from windows XP and I now have these options:
a: Drag the help file to winhlp32.exe, it is then opened and can be read.
b: run winhlp32.exe and open the help file.
c: make a batchfile containing "(path1\)winhlp32.exe (path2\)filename.hlp" and run it.
d: I could attempt to install winhlp32.exe, but I haven't got it done yet.
It looks like winows 10 has started using the charset UTF-8.
This is bad news if your language is not english, but I have made a program that may be of a little help.
VSANSIedit is an alternative to window notepad that can edit and save texts in ANSI-format,
contrary to notepad which produces weird characters instead of Æ, Ø og Å if your computer uses UTF-8.
This is relevant for languages like danish, swedish, german, french, spanish and others that use special characters in print.
It didn't happen on my old computer which used an ANSI charset, but the UTF-8 on my new one
makes problems for my Delphi7 compiler when it comes to texts in danish. English works fine though.
I believe that UTF-8 has come to stay, but the trouble is that while most characters are coded with 1 byte like ANSI,
special characters are coded with 2-4 bytes. Therefore I must rewrite some of my programs in danish.
*Handles UTF-8 characters of 1 and 2 bytes plus the euro sign.
*Reads text in both codings (in ANSI internally).
*Insert special characters from an ANSI table. NOTE: the first 2 rows (apart from €)
are in fact control characters and should not appear in a normal text.
*Saves texts as ANSI or UTF-8.
*Prints texts with the help of windows notepad.
*Change font in the program window.
*Controls in english or danish.
*No attachment to *.txt files. But if you right-click a textfile and choose 'open with...' and find VSANSIedit, then VSANSIedit will now appear in the 'open with...' menu. (windows 10).
New: Fixed a bug in the euro sign conversion. Many cosmetic changes.
VSANSIedit-update 2-0,3 Mb as exe file-updated november 8, 2020.
VSANSIedit-update 2-0,3 Mb as zip file.
VSWolfTools 2 is a packet consisting of 4 programs for modifying
the data files of a
Wolfenstein/Spear of Destiny/Blake Stone/Operation Bodycount/C7 mod.
They all run nicely on windows 10 - 64 bit machines in contrast to Floedit II, which otherwise is a great mod editor (except for sprite handling).
My helpfiles are a little brief and technical, so I refer to that of Floedit II, which explains everything nicely..
You may copy your possible home-made descriptions files to the VSWolfTools\VSMAPED or \VSWAPED directories and uninstall your old VSWAPED and VSMAPED programs.
The programs can handle: Wolfenstein v1.0-v1.4 and Spear of Destiny, C7 and OBC mods, full or shareware, also many code-changed mods,
rectangular levels up to 180x180 blocks, 64x64 and 128x128 pixels graphics, floor and ceiling structures, all sprites, palettes.
In all of the programs you can add items to the data files.
You can always import from another datafile, for 3 of the programs from a new (or same) instance of the program using the 'App' button.
The results can be saved to the mod, but it is advisable to make a backup (filenames+'bk') of the files when asked.
First, you may also copy all of your mod to a backup directory for safety reasons.
I am trying to make it able to edit as many different mods as possible, but the peculiarities of unique mods is outside my scope (with the exception of OBC).
August 22-20: New in this update
August 22-20: Known Bugs or Shortcomings
Please report any bugs or shortcomings to me.
This should take care of all of the normal data files.
VSWAPED is an editor for VSWAP/GFXTILES files and a development of Wolfenpack which it replaces. Walls, sprites and sounds can be replaced in the VSWAP file of practically any game derived from Wolfenstein3D or Spear of Destiny with upto 6144 pointers.
All wall and sprite images can be seen and sounds heard, and anything can be saved as bitmaps and wavefiles. You can open a special palette if needed.
The sprites are packed and unpacked by delphi routines I have made. It works for all sprites and picture sizes.
Any number of walls or sprites can be animated.
Each picture/sound has a description that is read from a text file you can edit yourself. In many cases descriptions are not needed, though.
You can still use descriptions from Wolfenpack, maybe with a little post-editing.
In 7 minutes you can capture the palette of any mod.
There are many ways to skin a cat - and to pack a sprite. It may be packed 'tight', saving space and allowing for more complicated sprites.
You can add new walls, and for experts: sprites and sounds. You can get 70 new walls for a shareware mod!
Sprite unpacking routine-- updated may 09, 2015. update 1, includes 128x128 pixels graphics.
VSMUSED With this program you can replace chunks in the music AUDIOT.* file.
In theory you can replace anything with anything but be VERY careful not to mess up your mod. You can always replace IMF music, however.
You can also add or delete a number of sound or IMF chunks in the list.
VSVGAED allows you to change anything in the VGAGRAPH.* file: You can replace fonts, pictures, palettes, endscreens, demos, and texts.
You can't see examples of endscreens or fonts (yet), but you can replace them.
Text is best edited in the text window.
Be careful with picture dimensions when you are making changes, the result may surprise when you play the mod.
Notice the cool ID team ->.
You can add new fonts, pictures, endscreens, palettes, demos and texts. You can choose to rearrange the chunks like Floedit II does.
You can Insert a palette in a picture and use the palette tool of VSWAPED.
SEEFILES 5.1 allows you to peek into ANY file, or compare two files.
You have access to all bytes in a file, in a straighforward way.
Find text, tables, pictures and sounds and extract them.
Disassemble parts of the file and see histograms and representations in binary.
The program works with a file copy and is therefore safe to use.
Produce a HTML report of what you find in one or more files, with pigtures and playable sounds.
A logfile shows saved files.
You get the Wolfenstein palette and some others, and a small Space Invaders game. Also, you can make palette files from game screenshots or whatever.
SEEFILES 5.1--1.1 Mb-latest update
feb 27, 2020
VSPRINTS. You can print on A4 paper in millimeters or inches, any logarithms, polar, normal distribution and music paper, in good quality.
The prints are monochromic in the color you choose.
First time you may print a test page and enter the printing area's measures, then further printouts will be to correct scale.
Set your printer to photo quality, the lines are thin.
VSPRINTS --326 Kb-updated
VSPUZZLE. Use .bmp-.ico-.emf-.wmf-.jpg-.jpeg-.gif pictures of any size as a puzzle and solve it by dragging the pieces to the desired positions. You can save a puzzle and continue later. Up to 1024 pieces, but cheating (showing displaced pieces in negative) is allowed.
VSPUZZLE --433 Kb-updated aug 22, 2004
PATIENCE 2.0 is a generalized patience game program.
It can handle an unlimited number of different games, because each game is defined in a separate *.PAT file. You can install to an old patience directory without altering the game statistics.
110 games are here, Canfield, Pyramid etc. You may change the name of, and/or the text in the FIRST LINE of any pat file.
Mouse-sensitive help on the moves is shown in the top bar.
Table color and card backs may be changed.
The interface language is english or danish.
You may choose some patience games as your favorites.
PATIENCE--436 Kb-updated aug 23, 2004
RABBEL will turn ordinary texts into sophisticated nonsense.
In the intelligent person this may start new ways of thinking
about the nature of things. Otherwise beware!
RABBEL --335 Kb-updated aug 26, 2004