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Easy XNB (EXNB), is a full featured user interface for XNB NODE!

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EASYXNB(EXNB)


Are you tired of having to type out commands every single time you want to extract or pack an XNB file?
I know I was...
To those that said yes, I present to you, EASY XNB!

Easy XNB is a batch file I created for the purpose of making XNB NODE by Draivin, (an XNB extraction and packing tool), as user friendly as possible all while adding a few features to the base functionality of the program.


FEATURES:
EXNB features a user interface that opens in its own window, allowing you to Extract & Pack files by simply typing a "1 or 2", respectively, and hitting enter. When your work is finished just type a "0" and hit enter or close it by clicking the X in the corner just like any other window.
Note: You WILL still have to manually place the files you would like to Extract or Pack into their respective folders.

Any action you take within EXNB will be displayed on screen as well as wrote to a log file, "EXNB_LOG.txt", allowing you to see everything you have done complete with the date and time of when the action took place. You can open this file with any text program, or if you prefer, you may also read this log file straight through EXNB, by typing the number "3" and hitting Enter. Some may argue that a log file is a supplemental feature, but to those that do a lot of editing, (such as myself), I find it very beneficial to be able to verify what files I have started working on as well as finished preparing, and when. To those who don't, it can be disabled if you so choose. By typing the number "4" and hitting enter, the logging function will be disabled and no log file will be created.
Note: Logging is Enabled by Default, so if you don't want to log your activity, you will need to Disable it each time you open the program.
Note: If there is ever a demand for a version without logging entirely, please ask and you may receive. :)


Every action you can make will be listed on screen at all times.
"EXNB" speaks for itself, and will hold your hand every step of the way if you let it.


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INSTALLATION:
Extract Zip to your Stardew Valley folder, (commonly at, C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley).
You should have my main file "EXNB.bat", and two folders, "XNB" and "YAML-PNG" in the same folder as Stardew Valley.exe as well as the XNB NODE files, "xnb_node.cmd" and an"app" folder. ALL IN THE SAME FOLDER.


!~ MUST BE INSTALLED IN THE SAME FOLDER THAT XNB NODE IS LOCATED ~! XNB NODE IS REQUIRED!

There are two versions to choose from:
My original, XNB-YAML version, and the classic more familiar, PACKED-UNPACKED version.
The only difference between the two is the folder names.
!! USE ONLY ONE VERSION !!

Need help with installing XNB NODE?:
1.) As of now, the newest version of XNB NODE is version 0.2.2 and can be found HERE. If the link is ever severed you can always find the newest version of XNB NODE at Draivin's GitHub HERE.

2.) Unzip the contents of the zip file to your Stardew Valley folder, so that "xnb_node.cmd" and the "app" folder are in the same folder as Stardew Valley.exe. My file, "EXNB.bat", should also reside in the same location.

3.) Skip any other tutorial you've read, and then just run, "EXNB.bat"



Installation Summary:
If everything has been installed correctly you should have all of the following files in your Stardew Valley folder.
"EXNB.bat", "xnb_node.cmd", then 3 folders, named, "XNB", "YAML-PNG",  and "app".

!!Once again, all in the same folder as Stardew Valley.exe!!
Note: If you are using the classic Packed-Unpacked version, you will have a "Packed" and "Unpacked" folder instead of the aforementioned "XNB" "YAML" folders.

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F.A.Q:

Isn't this pretty much the same as XNBExtract?

Well, yes.. and no...The basic functions are the same, both relying on the processing of XNB NODE, but EXNB does things a bit differently , (and better IMO), featuring a user interface and logging capabilities. 
To be completely honest, I had no idea that XNBExtract even existed until I was almost finished with my version. After using XNBExtract for a while, I have to say, theres absolutely nothing wrong with it, It does what its supposed to do, though..., I do still prefer my batch file "EXNB". ;)

What is this weird " _ " file that pops up in my installation folder?
The short answer is that it is a completely harmless temp file.
To explain it a bit more, it is a temporary file EXNB uses for its copy and paste function, a dedicated clipboard, if you will. It's sole purpose is to copy text used in the batch process so that it may be shown in the "EXNB GUI" and the "EXNB_LOG.txt" at the same time while keeping my code short as possible. If you are curious to see what is currently stored in this file, just open it with any text program and you can view its contents.

Is it ok to rename any of the files or folders?
I do not recommend this as "EXNB" uses every file name that comes in the zip file to sort everything out, but, because I assume many of you already have been using Xnb Node and may have gotten used to the folder names included with it, I HAVE included an optional download that uses the classic folder names "Packed" and "UnPacked", titled "Packed-Unpacked Version" as opposed to my version the "XNB-YAML Version"

Alternatively, If you have experience with batch files you could always open 
"EXNB.bat" in a text program and find and replace all the folder names with the names you would like. Just make sure to also rename the actual folders as well. While on that note, with editing the file yourself, please do not assume I will take responsible for fixing your installation due to user error. If you do try to edit the batch file yourself, and have issues, please just save yourself some trouble and redownload a fresh copy. :)



Liability Disclaimer:
Easy XNB is not, (nor can be), responsible for any kind of damages to your files, computer, you, or anything else. Due to the nature of EXNB, all base functions of XNB NODE by Draivin, still soley rely on XNB NODE to perform its functions. Therefore any responsibility due to damage, errors, bugs or otherwise to the files you pack or extract in using EXNB along with XNB NODE, still soley belong to the processes of XNB NODE, or in most cases, user error. To significantly limit the possibility of these cases, be sure to always use the newest version of XNB NODE.
Affiliation Disclaimer:
I, (Atomos), am not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to "XNB NODE by Draivin" or "XNBExtract by Drogean". The names “XNB NODE”, and "XNBExtract" as well as any related names, marks, emblems and images are the property of their respective creators and fall under their own personal Licenses, Permissions, and terms of Usage.
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