Sunday, May 11, 2014

New site link

Check it:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Upcoming stuff

Well it's the 1st of May. I've already seen the tool being used quite a lot to create awesome looking videos. I'm sure that in future the videos can be even more awesome once all the new features get in. 

Rewriting the whole thing allowed me to rethink some things and make them better. The 1st person camera, for example, now works on infantry and every vehicle + I added better controller support. You can lock onto the weapon or the bones of the player model. If you're alone, you can make the 1p camera a freecamera, which allows you to film yourself running around etc.

I've also improved the 3p cameras a bit. Currently if you edit the 3p values, go to another vehicle and get its 3p values, you wouldn't be able to reset the first vehicle anymore. I've made it so it actually backs up the data when you first get the values for a vehicle. For example you get in a tank, it backs up the original values. Then you go to another vehicle and it backs up its values too. Now you go back to the tank, but this time it doesn't back up anything because the original data is already backed up. If you've edited the tank values, you can just click reset and it'll change the values to BF4 defaults. There will also be an indicator which tells you what vehicle you are editing. In spectator mode there are three different 3p cameras: infantry, vehicle and jet camera.

Earlier I posted a reminder not to use the tool on PB servers, because it is easily detected by PB. I changed some things and successfully removed the cause of the violation. I didn't do it to make it safe to use on PB servers, but rather to give people, who use it on PB servers either by accident or out of stupidity, a better chance of not getting banned. The tool can still be detected by PB, but it won't be as obvious as before. 

Besides me there are two other people working on the program. Ricky (known from Blue Entertainment) is making an awesome-looking website for the tool and it's going to replace Blogger. I'll be sure to throw a link here once it's ready and then this site wont be used anymore. Another awesome person working on the project is wirrew. He is mostly known for his BF3 GUI concept  that got a lot of attention, but sadly DICE never seemed to respond to it AFAIK. Wirrew is redesigning the whole UI. It'll be prettier and, more importantly, a lot more user-friendlier than before.

I think that's all for now. If you use ECT to make an awesome video, feel free to give us even a tiny bit of credit. I don't demand it nor do I feel bad if you don't, but it'd be nice.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Reminder: Do not use on PB/FF Enabled servers

Decided to test and see if a PB Signature scanner could find anything, and it sure did. This is just to remind everyone that using the tool on PB/FF servers isn't a good idea. If you get unlucky, it will be detected as an "Attempted PunkBuster hack" and you will be banned globally from all ranked servers.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Switching to 64-bit

Just a heads up that I've started rewriting the Extended Cinematic Tools .dll file for 64-bit version of BF4 and the next release wont be until I've gotten that ready. I will probably stop updating the 32-bit version if there's no one that absolutely needs it. I also hope that rewriting the whole thing will make it more managed code-wise because the current project is a big mess.

Only thing that will change is that you don't have to launch in 32-bit and you need an injector that is capable of injecting to 64-bit programs. Oh and about the videos on my channel: You probably wont see anything in ECT that would be able to change emitters around or stop players, but the emitter timescale is planned.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BF4 Alternative Emblem Network

Here's something I think needs more publicity and users. BF4 AEN lets you have custom-made emblems by redirecting the EA Assets to their own. It's allowed, you can't get banned from it and at least DarkLord (DICE dev) said it's fine.

Here's the link:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Extended Cinematic Tools 15.04.2014

-Added Film Grain and Character Lighting to Visual Environment tab.
-You can now select between Sprite DoF and Simple DoF.
-Added color pickers so it's easier to change color values. 
-Added Global FOV Override to Misc/Info tab. Default value is -1 (disabled). 

DO NOT use on ranked / Punkbuster- or FairFight-enabled servers