TECHREP #00039

reported by Julien Vida on June 22, 2017

FROM: Tools Commissar
TO: Arma 3 Modders
CIRCUMSTANCES: Update 1.012 (BankRev, Publisher, Work Drive, WavToWSS)
SIZE: ~2.8 MB / ~0.1 MB


This update is part of the roadmap for the Tools package (mentioned in the Roadmap 20016-17 blog post) and brings some general improvements, tweaks, and fixes.

In one of the previous updates, ImageToPAA and DSUtils had received a new UI, which significantly simplified the batch processing. BankRev and WavToWSS are now getting the same treatment. WavToWSS still converts WAV files into WSS, while BankRev's functionality was expanded a bit. It now considers the PBO prefix and is able to unbinarize relevant files (config, RVMAT, ...). Later, more tools might receive similar improvements, but it's too early to provide precise estimates.

The next topic is the (not so well known) O2Scripts. This tool is used by Object Builder to automatize some operations with 3D models. The namedSelections script, which can be used to perform actions on selections (renaming, merging, deleting, and others), has been sightly improved with some handy additions. These include the ability to filter selections, and support for wildcards while replacing selections. More information can be found in the header of the script itself, located in the ObjectBuilder\O2Scripts\ folder along with more of these useful scripts.

Finally, as expected, Publisher and Work Drive have been updated to support Malden DLC.

We invite the most curious of you to have a look at the full change log. As per usual, issues and suggestions are very welcome on our official channels: Feedback Tracker and the forums.



  • BankRev
    • Added: New UI for batch file processing (BankRev\BankRevGUI.exe)
    • Added: Unbinarization of the relevant files (configs)
  • Publisher
  • Work Drive
    • Added: Support for Malden DLC
    • Fixed: Potential crash while searching for the files to process
    • Fixed: The exclusion list (addon type) was considered when trying to extract a single PBO
  • WaveToWSS
    • Added: New UI for batch file processing (Audio\SoundTools.exe)
  • Object Builder
    • Added: Script namedSelections - Filtering by selections
    • Added: Script namedSelections - Support for Find and Replace, with wildcards
    • Fixed: Script namedSelections - Variables are no longer reset after each action
    • Tweaked: Script namedSelections - The dialog box has been resized
  • FSM Editor
  • ImageToPAA
    • Fixed: Potential crash while searching for the files to process
  • DSUtils
    • Fixed: Potential crash while searching for the files to process
  • Steam dumpAccountInfo
    • Added: Support for Jets DLC
    • Added: Support for DLC Bundle 2
    • Fixed: The application sometimes was started twice
  • Steam configuration
    • Changed: Incremented version to reflect the current stage (1.012)



  • Not all documentation yet reflects these changes.
  • In case of any issue, please, let us know on our usual channels: Feedback Tracker or the forums.
  • You can subscribe (for free) to the Tools and Samples packages from the Steam store. Once done, you will find these application in your Steam library (switch the filter to "Tools").
  • You will need to start the primary tool once to add all needed registry entries.