Posts by IronBeer

    It's an interesting feeling to be making the first thread in a board.


    Anyhow, I've been a fan of Starlancer for quite some time, but it was only recently that I discovered that it was possible to get into the game's very unusual .HOG archive format. After digging up another archive tool that could handle the format, and poking around a bit, I found the Pilots archive file. There is every reason to suspect that this archive contains all the in-game head animations played alongside audio messages. I would like to extract and convert these animations for use in some other projects of mine, but there is one not-so-small problem: the animations are in the .fm8 format.


    There is absolutely zero information on the 'net about .fm8s as animations. I've posed this question to friends, other gaming communities, Microsoft itself, and gotten nothing useful. So, finally, I come here- in the wake of Lancer Reactor's resurrection, I come humbly before you requesting information and/or a tool to do something with these arcane .fm8s.


    If anybody has information, I implore you- please don't hold back. Deciphering this format has become something of a personal quest, and I am absolutely at wit's end. Somebody, somewhere has to know something that can help.