Hi, thanks for the fast response.
Now as you say it, it would be much more easy to make the game read files outside of the lot files. I tested a lot and found out, the the final game (1.2.8 GOG) will ignore files outside the lot files but strangely the Demo will not.
I unpacked the Demos lot files and copied the contend into the main folder (not the LotFiles Folder) and changed some txt and xml files and it just worked fine. I was even able to rename the LotFiles folder without any problems.
I too copied the Demos DLL Libaries into the Final (1.2.8 GOG) and the Final was still not willing to read the non-lot files.
So I think its either the Exe or the suspicious LoadSequence.lot wich can not be opened by your Porgram and seems to be extra encrypted.
I'll put my hopes into the Beta 3.2.? for tomorrow, but today its a bit late.
by the Way I'm not a programmer or something, I'm might be wrong.
Greetings and спокойной ночи
These tools purpose was to extract game graphics - please note that is8totga has additional "/32" commandline argument for proper image extraction, by default all images will be extracted in 16BPP mode (smaller files, faster extraction, but without proper transparency). The tools we made was tested only on demo and the person who paid for them tested on his own final version of the game (this was work supported by donations). So we didn't have the final version of the game and we didn't look at the repacking before. Probably some code didn't exist anymore in final version of the game or somehow disabled, since .LOT unpacking done only by "Throne.exe" executable file (i.e. at least in demo all code related to archives was there). We tested a few things in demo today and it looks like File Allocation Table / Table Of Contents (FAT/TOC) in .LOT archives must be always packed. The good news is that you can use type 1 (no compression, copy data as is), but you still need to pack blocks with large available size or the game stops unpacking in the middle of data. It's awkward and inconvenient but bearable. Gute Nacht.