Gilgamesh of Uruk
"deadbolt107" said ...There's essentially two ways to get a model off any console - use an emulator and rip as with any PC game, or hope that it's using a well-known model format (typically for games running off UnrealEngine or the like). AFAIK, there is no PS3 emulator yet, which rules out the first. The difficulty of the PS3 isn't really the uniqueness of the architecture (many early consoles were far weirder, it's only weird in comparison to the PC, 360 and Wii), it's that much of it is undocumented - in particular, the SPE instruction set is poorly-understood. The oddities of the architecture might make *efficient* emulation tricky, but we're nearing a point where you can just throw a full x86 core at the task of emulating each stripped-down SPE, eliminating the weird bandwidth issues you might otherwise get. Or OpenCL might be a good way to get the parallel processing power. In any case, it's more a matter of having to reverse-engineer the minute details, and also a fear of Sony's lawyers, rather than weirdness of the general architecture. The second is not likely for this game. Quantic Dream develops their own engine in-house, which is very unlikely to use a common model format. If someone were extremely motivated, they might try to reverse-engineer it anyways (which would require little more than a Blu-Ray drive, a hex editor, and an unbelievable amount of skill, patience and luck), but I don't think anyone here has those skills. So yeah, if you want that exact model, your best bet is to break into Quantic Dream's office and steal a copy of the original model files, then have someone compile them for Source. And if you're not up for breaking-and-entering, the best bet's making a new one from scratch.
I've heard that it's incredibly difficult to rip anything from PS3 games considering how unique the PS3 hardware alone is. Unless someone does an original model I wouldn't count on this being ripped any time soon at the very least.
"deadbolt107" said ...She should be fucking suing David Cage not Sony
I've heard that it's incredibly difficult to rip anything from PS3 games considering how unique the PS3 hardware alone is. Unless someone does an original model I wouldn't count on this being ripped any time soon at the very least. What's funny is that Ellen Page is apparently suing Sony and Quantic Dreams (The developer of Beyond Two Souls) for this very reason, causing Sony to do some damage control. At first I was skeptical about her motivation, but I don't think she had ever planned on Quantic Dreams being this graphic with the model by actually including genitalia on the model. Most of the time, like in Mass Effect, any nude scenes that are developed typically have the models looking like Barbie/Ken dolls and using some creative camera work to hide this. Maybe Quantic Dreams weren't exactly specific about how explicit her in-game model was going to be. If that's the case, I can see why she would be suing and I wouldn't blame her. I don't think she's an idiot in how game companies do business either because it's not exactly the norm for game developers to be THAT explicit in their modelling.
"deadbolt107" said ...Quantic Dream is the developer but Sony is the publisher. That's why they're liable. Sony making the hardware the game runs on doesn't really factor in, legally speaking. Well, not directly, at leastâ¦ there are lots of blurry lines with traditional consoles because the hardware manufacturer maintains so much control over the entire publishing process. But, Sony's name is on the box. They paid for the development. They advertised it. They called the press conference to announce it. More than likely, Ellen Page's contract is with Sony, not with Quantic Dreams. For all legal purposes, Sony is the publisher of the game even though the dev work was done by Quantic Dreams. That means Ellen Page probably has no standing to sue Quantic Dreams, and even if she did, Sony's got the deep pockets and US corporate presence (Quantic Dreams is out of Paris), making them a lot easier to go after legally.
It's a legal thing. It is on their console and they're liable. If ms. Page wins or settles then sony could sue quantic dreams since they were at fault.