i covered a bit of ground this weekend. as it turns out my original .iso rip of Jungle Storm along with some of the files i extracted were corrupt. it was no wonder i was having such a hard time opening/extracting files. so i re ripped my JS disc and extracted it using a new method (shout out to the plugin author at zenhax). there was a noticeable file size difference from my previous extraction which means the files are non corrupt and usable. i am now able to open all .mis files along with anything else that can be viewed as a text file. also able to view a few .rsb files but ill explain that in a bit. so i made a small test mod where i copied all the important files pertaining to maps from JS. I activated it and it showed up on the mission list in GR. i went to load it and naturally it crashed. as of now i have the .env .mis .sht .pob .qob files. i checked the crash log and the 2 reasons it crashed were 1. missing a few textures and 2. obviously the most important file was missing, the .map file. There isn't a .map file in the JS folder but there is a .maz file that is roughly the same size as a .map file would be. a little research and i found this: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/ENU/3DSMax/files/GUID-89B9DA21-987D-411B-9F8C-19455A8CD7D1-htm.html now assuming this is how to get that .map file, a JS map can successfully be opened in GR. Now it wont have textures but extracting the .rsb files needed isn't much of a priority and worse case scenario they can be textured from existing IT .rsb files, which most of the maps were anyway. there is an .rsb extractor out there but its untested with my new non corrupt files. there's also several video files for the IT/JS campaigns but again priority number one is the .map file. i could use some help from 3ds veterans. im having a hard time setting up the maxunzip utility. i have what ever JS files you may need just send me a pm.
I finally stopped playing GR, but it took ARMA III to make that happen. In all the intervening years there just hasn't been anything as straightforward gameplay-wise until I found the latest ARMA. OGR kept me plenty happy in the mean time. So my latest entry in this thread would be, "You play GR too much when it takes you 12 years to find a worthy successor." However, once an OGR, always an OGR! -Doc