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I just had to reformat my computer and lost a lot of my presets becuase they got corrupted on my external some how. A lot of these presets are no longer hosted and I want them back. My question is, is there any way to OPEN a .q5q and .q9q file say in like notepad or something so that I may be able to view the settings used along with the the names of the bitmaps and textures? I just want to recreate the ones that are bad and save them under the correct designer. Alot of these are my faves. I tried to recreate something like them but it just isnt the same.... Thanks in advance!!
You can only edit these preset files with a hex editor. Type "free hex editor" in Google. You will have a problem identifying the settings in there, but the texture paths are visible.
If you have the preset files, why not simply open then in the plugin?
If you open in Notepad you will be able to see what files were used but the rest won't make sense.
But as Harald says, why don't you open in SBP, unless of course you meant by corrupted that they won't open anymore.
If they are old presets they may appear different then what they used to with the new SBP versions as some settings have changed.
I'd suggest on your new setup you do something like mine.
I save each Designers presets in their own Folders inside a folder with the Designer's name. I also leave in those folders a copy of all textures and environment files etc so if something happened I know what files went with what presets. The files are small so it doesn't increase folder size by that much.
I have collected many presets over the years and may have the ones you need to replace. Can you get a list together of what you need? I realize quite a bit of time has passed since you posted the message, but I just registered for this forum and so only saw it just now. Please reply if your request is still active, and we'll figure out a way to do this (I'm thinking via email?)
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