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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« on: October 30, 2020, 16:48 »

Game: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope (steam page)
UE4 version: 4.24 (old versions) / 4.26 (current version)

Almost all works fine - including meshes, textures and animations - with the latest umodel build (1589 at the moment). To load most of skeletal meshes, you should disable Morph Targets option on the umodel startup, otherwise you'll get an error. Also, trying to load all possible animations for a model at once will lead to umodel crash, so it's better to search and apply them manually.

Update: They've updated the game to more recent engine, used in latest games from the series, and now it's also using ACL for animations. For latest game versions use specific build from this topic - no special override is required, simply choose proper engine version.



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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 02:23 »

Strange. I can open and export most SkeletalMeshes, but I open the game with MorphTargets disabled. This is the same issue with MoM, MorphTargets don't work for some reason. 
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 04:07 »

@Arty: You are right. For some reason I forgot to check compatibility with that option disabled. I've edited first post to clarify that.
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 06:11 »

Update: For anyone that's broke, the game is being shipped within the patches on the PS4 ala Crash 4. However, the game does NOT use the default passcode.
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 12:07 »

Hi how I can play animations with Umodel not working

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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 16:48 »

@Fuegoo: But it works just fine. Though keep in mind that animations for heads are separated from animations for bodies, so you should apply and export then accordingly. You can add separate folders with animations to a mesh with "open folder content (append)" option in context menu.
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2020, 17:59 »

@spiritovod

Thank you Grin
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2020, 18:21 »

I would wonder if MorphTarget support will be worked on/expanded in the future. I know that it worked with MoM in an older Umodel version, but later versions seem to have broken it.
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2020, 19:04 »

@Arty: Could you please explain what do you mean? I've just checked Man of Medan (MoM) and it has the same compatibility with umodel as Little Hope, with the same settings. The reason why older umodel builds could work with MoM without additional actions is because they didn't support morphs, so umodel simply ignored them and could open skeletal meshes "as is". If you're sure that morphs actually worked on some build and stopped working at some point, it can be possible degradation. You can try to find this out by using older umodel builds - if you don't know how to find them, check FAQ -> "Where could I get older version of UModel?", and also this post about older SDL2 library.
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2023, 05:41 »

Hello,

I've been trying to export characters from the game for a long time (through UE viewer / UModel)

I have also followed everything that was given as tips here, but I keep getting error messages and my program then closes again and again. After porting I get the following:

Memory: bad allocation size -612099200 bytes
appMalloc: size=-612099200 (total=49 Mbytes) <- FArray::Empty: 258871406 x 64 <- TArray::Serialize: 0/0 <- FSkelMeshSection4::SerializeRenderItem <- TArray::Serialize: 1/8 <- FStaticLODModel4::SerializeRenderItem <- TArray::Serialize: 0/3 <- USkeletalMesh4::Serialize <- LoadObject: SkeletalMesh4'AndrewStandardBody.AndrewStandardBody', pos=136C6E, ver=518/0 (unversioned), game=ue4.24 <- UObject::EndLoad <- LoadWholePackage: /Game/Characters/Models/Andrew/Body/Standard/AndrewStandardBody.uasset <- ExportPackages <- CUmodelApp::ShowPackageUI <- Main: umodel_build=1587


I would be grateful for any help.  Cheesy
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2023, 19:09 »

@Black5Unit: Apparently they've upgraded the game to more recent engine, which is used in latest Dark Pictures games. I've updated the first post with relevant info. And morphs targets should be still disabled for most skeletal meshes to load properly.
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