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This file appears to be difficult to get a hold of for whatever reason. It allows you to extract files that’re packaged together into a texture pack (for texmod / umod) to be extracted back into dds/ddo files.

However the original site(s) that hosted this file, and opentpf appear to have gone. Not even existing on the web archive (some of the sites are purposefully excluded from the web archive).

TPFextract is most usable with TPFextractGUI.

TPFextractGUI comes with its source code. TPFextract I think, used to be on Google Code, which is now defunct/archive only.

So I’ve attached TPFextract to this blog post. TPFextractGUI is still available online.


From what I can gather. If you have a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 you’re going to have a hard time.

When you update the firmware/perform a reset on the system the first problem you encounter is that your WiFi stops working. Granted this may not happen to everyone. So once you’ve updated that driver, the next flaw you have is that you’ve got an ‘Unknown Device‘ in your device manager.

This problem is documented, complained about, etc. What I haven’t found, is a direct driver link. Everyone assumes that it’s in the driver pack you download from Microsoft.

I haven’t seen it.

So here you go. Take it. I pulled this from a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet before it was wiped/reset/updated.

surfacecovertelemetry.inf_amd64_636da5188c4bd231.zip 78kB

Then maybe you want to rebuild your recovery partition.

Arduino IDE on Windows with Minimus32 Profile

Some time ago I typed up an explanation and presented a download of a compressed file for the Arduino IDE on Windows which included libraries for the Minimus32.

The zip file was/is unnecessarily bulky and has folders in places where they don’t need to be. So I decided to create a script.

The script downloads the Arduino IDE, of a version which you specify from the Arduino Website along with PBrook’s Minimus32 and OneWire components from his GitHub page and also the pre-compiled version 4.7.0 of AVR-GCC for windows (if you want a different version then feel free to update and compile from the source code yourself but for now it’s supplied by yours truly).

It then puts it all in a folder called ‘ide’ and it should copy/rename/move everything in its correct place within a sub-folder. The drivers still have to be manually installed.

There are some thoughts on what I’ve done:

1. Alter the script so that it scrapes the Arduino site for the latest stable revision number.
2. Have the drivers self-signed so that the don’t prompt with an error message. This can’t be done as self signing only works for the system it is signed upon.
3. Use a command line tool to inject the drivers into Windows / auto install them.
4. Perform error checking in the script. I have since done this to at least check that the files exist, but nothing more.

The over-all benefit of this, I feel, is that it’s not waiting for me to do a ‘snapshot’ and anyone can now check the latest version (if they modify the script a bit), type it into the script and when it’s finished downloading it should just work nicely without having to do anything (much) extra.

So once you’ve downloaded it. Extract it to wherever you have write access to, then just double-click or run install.cmd from a command prompt.

You shouldn’t need to, but run it as Administrator if you really get into trouble.

I mainly wrote this for myself, because I’m lazy. So if it does help anyone else, great. I am also aware it could be implemented a lot better, so go ahead.

Download: Arduino IDE Download Script for Windows with AVR-GCC 4.7.0 + Paul’s Minimus32 Profile & Internal PullUp OneWire Library (2.98mB)