Ahh yes, we now have the means to make a RFA file and do things a little more proper.
A quick bit from the read me:
"This program requires the Microsoft .Net Framework.
This is a beta version, it is not guranteed to work in all situations."
So as with the RFA extractor you need the .NET Framework to run this application. You can get a basic set of components which will allow you to run .NET applications at the following link http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/msdn-files/027/001/829/msdncompositedoc.xml
This program also isnt very user friendly and can take a very long time to make a RFA. Please view the read me and make sure you know what your doing.
----------------------- MakeRFA Beta version by Ryan Foss firstname.lastname@example.org ----------------------- This program requires the Microsoft .Net Framework. This is a beta version, it is not guranteed to work in all situations. To create a new .RFA, do the following. 1. Create a directory on your Hard Drive to be used as the base directory for the new .RFA. (ex. D:\NewRFA) 2. Put all files and directories that you would like to include in the new .RFA into a sub-directory of the directory you just made. (ex. D:\NewRFA\texture) (ex. D:\NewRFA\texture\my_p51.dds) 3. Run MakeRFA. When prompted for the root directory, enter the path of the sub-directory you just created. (ex. D:\NewRFA\texture) 4. When prompted for the base .RFA path, enter the directory that the files and directories will be stored in once they are in the .RFA. (ex. MyTextures) This will put all files under the D:\NewRFA\texture directory into the MyTextures directory in the .RFA. (ex. MyTextures/my_P51.dds) The next prompt will allow you to view the directories that will be created in the new .RFA. 5. Next enter the name of the .RFA you would like to create. (ex. MyTextures.rfa) 6. Choose if you'd like to compress the files that will be inserted into the .RFA. The compression is VERY SLOW at this point. Expect up to 30 minutes to compress large .RFAs. If you choose to not use compression, the .RFA will be created with a "fake" compression scheme that is compatable with the normal compression. 7. I will not provide any info here for getting the game to recognize and use the .RFA files that are created. Look on the www.bf42.com Editing forum for more info. Enjoy! -Tip for making new .RFAs If you Put MakeRFA.exe into a directory such as "D:\NewRFA", when prompted for the root directory, entering "texture\Africa" will use all files from the "D:\NewRFA\texture\Africa" directory. -Example of creating a new .RFA for a level. Enter the root directory to compress: D:\NewRFA\bf1942\levels\Midway Enter base .rfa path: bf1942/levels/Midway
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