Hello dear (almost vanished) no guts no galaxy mech commander fans!
Two weeks ago I found this old game and started playing again. After finishing the first two campaigns
Original (30 missions)
Desperate Measures (12 missions)
I downloaded the Bengal, X-Ray, exodus ... 3 major campaigns made by users with all in all 100 more missions to play.
The real bad thing for me was that you couldn't take over your team to the expansion after finishing original campaign.
I started to try doing it myself manually and failed handling with *.sav/*.pkk files at the beginning but then found your database and some information about a user called cmunsta. I downloaded his tools, found some other sites like Github and started to play with the gamefiles. First I learned how to get your team through all campaigns by hacking the start0.pkk files at campaigns beginnings.
But it wasn't enough to me. It is no pleasure to build new starting files after some missions.
So I decided to do what never has been done or finished before, merging all campaigns made by users in one major campaign.
To be faster I splitted to two campaigns I'm building:
1. The overwriting "original game" campaign including: original + all three available user campaigns (~80-100) missions playable in ONE major campaign.
2. The overwriting "expansion game" campaign including: desperate measures + three other expansion campaigns by users (~40-50) missions to play as one campaign.
So atleast it will also be possible to take your final team at the end of the first major campaign to the expansion but won't make much sense cause with this amount of missions you can see it playing two different stories then with two different starting conditions.
The biggest problem for me at the moment is how to get each data/terrain/mission.fit file extracted out of the mod campaigns .fst files.
So if anyone wants to help and knows more about extracting ALL files of a .fst tell me how it can be done. At the moment this is my only problem cause to load mission files with an editor I need to have the individual terrain.fit files for each mission which actually I can not extract.
At the moment I have a campaign with 9 original and 9 mod campaign missions working but to do more I need help in extracting or recreating the terrain.fit files.