Hak Pak Editor

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Overview

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First let me reitterate:

Hakpaks are the official Bioware method for distributing Custom Content.

With that said, following are the details you need to know to use the NWN Hak Pak Editor Utility. Remeber this is information on the use of the utility, to learn how to impliment Hakpaks in the toolset, see Adding Custom Content and Hakpak

Location

If you installed neverwinter in the default directory, the Hak Pak Editor utility path should be NeverwinterNights\NWN\utils\nwhak.exe. If not, you will have to search for nwhak.exe on your computer.

If nwhak.exe is not on your computer you can download it at ?.


Menu

File|New 
Discontinue editing the current Hakpak, and start a new one.
File|Open 
Open an existing Hakpak file for editing.
File|Merge... 
For merging multipule Hakpaks together, see Merging Hakpaks.
File|Close 
Close the current Hakpak file.
File|Save 
Saves the current Hakpak file with its present name.
File|Save AS 
Saves the current Hakpak file with a different name.
File|Exit 
Exit the Hak Pak Editor.
Resource|Add 
Browse for resource files to add to the Hakpak file.
Resource|Remove 
Remove currently highlighted resource(s) from the Hakpak file.
Resource|Export 
Export the currently highlighted resource from the Hakpak, for use outside of the Hakpak file; see Getting Resources from a Hakpak file.
Resource|Export All 
Export all of the resources in the current Hakpak, for use outside of the Hakpak file; see Getting Resources from a Hakpak file.


Fields

Title - a descriptive tile for the Hakpak.

URL: - a field to advertise your web address.

Description - as it says a description of the Hakpak; things like: what's in it, what module it is used with, effects it has on game play, etc.

Resource List Box - An itemized list of all the resources contained in the Hakpak file. You can effect the display order of the files by utilizing the Resource, Type, and Size buttons at the top of the list.

  • To add resources:
    • Drag n' Drop the files from a folder onto the Hak Pack Editor; or
    • Use Resource|Add to browse for the files.
  • To remove resources:
    • Highlight the resource in the list box and press the Delete key on your keyboard; or
    • Highlight the resources and use Resource|Remove form the menu bar.

Use

Making a New Hakpak

To make a new Hakpak:

  1. Start the Hak Pak Editor utility.
  2. Fill in the fields.
  3. Add/remove resources from the list.
  4. Save with File|Save or File|Save As to create the Hakpak file.
  5. Exit the Hak Pak Editor.

By default the Hak Pak Editor will save to your NWN hak directory (where Hakpak need to be for use in game and in the toolset), however you can change the path it saves to when saving.

Making Changes to a Hakpak

To make changes to an existing Hakpak:

  1. Start the Hak Pak Editor utility.
  2. Open an existing Hakpak file.
  3. Add/remove resource as required.
  4. Remember to edit the other fields as necessary.
  5. Save the Hakpak file with the same or different name.
  6. Exit the Hak Pak Editor.

Merging Hakpaks

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Getting Resources from a Hakpak

To get resource files from a Hakpak:

  1. Start the Hak Pak Editor utility.
  2. Open an existing Hakpak file.
  3. Extract resources:
    • Highlight resource(s) in the list box and use Resource|Export; or
    • use Resource|Export All to export all of the resource files.
  4. Exit the Hak Pak Editor.

Notes

While using any of the menu commands on resources files in the resource list box, remember that <shift> and <ctrl> can speed up your file selection process.


Links

Adding Custom Content

Hakpak

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