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Tp4 file

mighemighe Junior MemberPosts: 39
If I understood correctly, a tp4 file is an archive with images, sounds and XML files with page layout... is it possible to "unpack" the tp4 file and access to its resources?
I was thinking to software generate some pages in a batch-way without use the copy/paste way of tpdesign... :D


  • jdonachiue@shaw.ca[email protected] Junior Member Posts: 57
    You can export the images.
    Goto Resource Manager (Ctrl + M)
    Select Resources and Eport.
  • jjamesjjames Just another dude Posts: 2,906
    Technically speaking, yes, they are essentially archives, however, they appear to not be in a format that is:

    1) Not available to any (that I've found) archive software (i.e. WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRar, etc.)
    2) Not easily unpackable unless you have the file format.

    I've thought about tackling this to make a "delete-only" Explorer type interface to remove those pesky fonts that stick around when you're not using them. ;)

    Generating pages would be a whole other story, as the page definition files are in a compressed XML format.
  • ericmedleyericmedley Senior Member - 4000+ posts Posts: 4,177
    I would wonder if his would be a violation of the software license agreement...
  • jjamesjjames Just another dude Posts: 2,906
    What's the worst that could happen? They buy you out? ;)
  • DHawthorneDHawthorne Old Timer Posts: 4,584
    jjames wrote: »
    What's the worst that could happen? They buy you out? ;)

    Most often in such cases, a "cease and desist" order. If they can prove financial damage, they can sue for that. I wouldn't expect AMX to pursue either, not in a minor infraction, but that's what other companies have done.

    However, I find the entire "what can they do" argument very troubling. Is that what it's really come to? Agreements and promises mean nothing unless you get called on them?
  • jjamesjjames Just another dude Posts: 2,906
    Dave, it was more rhetorical than anything. I can name one company that was sued / bought out / etc. for extracting TPD4 files and put them on phones and tablets . . . I wonder how well they're doing now.
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