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You're nearly done with the UCC tutorial, you've finished setting UCC up using the .ini files and familiarized yourself with it's folders and their uses.

Now it's time to take a look at how to use UCC once you run it using the Converter.exe file.

Let's begin with the UCC visual guide...

Using UCC - Visual Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Start Converter.exe, after a couple of seconds you will be greeted by the new UCC "Splash" screen.
    Splash

    Figure 1: The UCC Splash Scrren

  2. A few seconds after that you will see a message pop-up, this message warns you that anti-virus software may sometime interfere with the compression process.
    Warnning

    Figure 2: The AV Warning Messge

    The message will disappear after 10 seconds or you can press OK to close it and continue.
  3. This will bring you the to first screen of UCC, on the screen you will see all the relevant information about the conversion you are making, UCC will now ask you to select the location where the game is installed.
    SelectGameFolder

    Figure 3: Game Folder Selection

    At this point if you press the Cancel button you will be asked if you wish to use the default game folder as defined by the UCC Settings.ini file
    UseDefaultGameFolderQuestion

    Figure 4: Do you wish to use the default game folder?

    Please Note: Unlike in Figure 4, in the final version of UCC v4.1.3.2 the default folder path will be shown.
Once the game folder is selected, if UCC finds the game executable in the selected folder it will show the "Game Executable Found" message as seen below
ExeFound

Figure 5: Game Exe Found

  1. After the game folder have been set UCC will continue and ask you if you want to use the default conversion output folder or choose a custom output folder of your own, UCC will show you the current default folder path as shown in Figure 6.
    UseDefaultOutputQuestion

    Figure 6: Choose between default or custom output folders

    At this point, if you choose to select a custom folder a folder selection dialogue window will open
    OutputFolderSelection

    Figure 7: Selecting a custom output folder

    This will allow you to select any folder on your computer as an output location, as well as creating a new folder, once done you can press OK to confirm your selection and continue, if you press Cancel, either by intention to mistake, UCC will display the following selection:
    OutputSelectCancel

    Figure 8: Output Selection Cancelled

    Just like it says in the UCC console, you have 30 seconds to perform a selection, after 30 seconds UCC will continue and will opt to use the default folder location.
  2. Once the output selection is completed UCC will ask you a few more questions to defined what to do after the conversion is ready.
First up, UCC will ask what do you wish to do and everything else is finished, you can choose to either exit UCC, Reboot or Shutdown your computer.
EndAction

Figure 9: Choosing the End Action

Once you made your selection UCC will ask if you wish to create ISO files when the conversion is ready
CreateISOQuestion

Figure 10: ISO Creation Prompt

At this point, if you answer yes UCC will show you the default location for the ISO files and ask if you wish to select a different location, if you answer yes again UCC will show you another folder selection dialogue window
ISOLocation

Figure 11: Selection ISO Location

If you click Cancel at this point UCC will use the default location for the ISO files.
  1. If the option MoveRedist and all it's sub-options was set-up correctly in the Settings.ini file UCC will now move the redist folder out of the game directory
    MoveRedist

    Figure 12: Moving Redist

  2. The next part depends of the type of splitting that was defined in the Settings.ini file if at all, for the purpose of this guide I'll assume splitting is required but for the archive and not game files, in that case, UCC will now begin compressing the game files.
    Compressing

    Figure 13: Compressing Files

    Please Note: If you decided to split game files rather than the data archive UCC will start the splitting operation instead.
Once UCC finished creating the archive it will inform you about it on the screen, at which point it will either continue to the next archive if there is any or tell you the compression is completed.
CompressDone

Figure 14: Data File Ready

CompressComplete

Figure 15: Compression Completed

  1. At this point, if UCC was set to split the created archive, it will notify you that file splitting is needed then start the UCC splitter and begin the splitting operation:
    SplitRequired

    Figure 16: Splitting is Required

    SplittingFile

    Figure 17: UCC Splitting the file

    If by any chance the file size for the split wasn't set in the Settings.ini UCC will display a menu to allow the user to select the desired size, for now we'll assume it was set correctly, after a while, depends on the split size and size of the original file the splitting operation will be completed and UCC will tell you just that.
    SplitComplete

    Figure 18: Splitting Operation Completed

  2. UCC will now begin to distribute the various files into the correct folders, files like Setup.exe, Setup.ini, the Redist and any other files you may added in the [Misc] folder.
    PlacingFiles

    Figure 19: UCC Distributing Files

  3. Now, if the splitter function was used to split the compressed data file, UCC will generate the required Records.ini file for use with CIUv2
    Records

    Figure 20: Generating Records.ini

  4. You're almost done, the conversion is completed, if you chose to create ISO files UCC will display the location where they will be created and then start ImgBurn to create the ISO files.
    CreatingISO

    Figure 21: Starting ISO Creation

    ImgBurn

    Figure 22: ImgBurn Creating the ISO Files

  5. Once ImgBurn finished creating all the relevant ISO files for each of the discs in the conversion UCC will display the "Conversion Complete" message
    ConversionEnd

    Figure 23: Conversion Completed

    Please Note: The message shown in Figure 22 is different than the one in the final v4.1.3.2 of UCC, it will also change according to your selections when UCC ask you what to do at the end and if you want to create ISO files.
After a few seconds UCC will display a message similar to the "Splash" screen that it started with that will thank you for using UCC, at which point UCC will perform the action chosen at the beginning and will either Exit/Reboot/Shutdown.
That's it, you're all done.

Enjoy Using the Ultimate Conversion Compressor (UCC)

Ron Vollach (VollachR)

Creator of UCC & Author of UCC Wiki

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