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by Droolie
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Compressed files and methods
Topic: Deserializing UbiArt files
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Deserializing UbiArt files

I've been editing files manually, but I can't do much. I can change textures, change size of the font sometimes, remove items and sometimes add. I've been hoping something can be done with those damn serialized files to make editing easier. I've been trying to edit size and placement of certain tex...
by Droolie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Compressed files and methods
Topic: Deserializing UbiArt files
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Deserializing UbiArt files

Hi, I'm the author of ubi-canvas. :) Sadly, even I can't help you and I doubt there is anyone who can... Here's why: UbiArt is an engine that has thousands of differently serialized classes baked into the exe files, with even classes that are common across multiple games having differences per game/...
by Droolie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Compressed files and methods
Topic: (Solved) Terra Battle 2 resource files
Replies: 0
Views: 459

(Solved) Terra Battle 2 resource files

Hey there, I'm looking for assistance to decompress Terra Battle 2's resource files. They're extensionless and seem to be headerless as well - just compressed (at least it seems to be compressed) blocks of data. I can find references to zlib as well as lzma in the game's code, but I don't see how I ...
by Droolie
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Compressed files and methods
Topic: Rayman 2 *.dsb files
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Rayman 2 *.dsb files

Hey there! I'm looking to decompress (and recompress) the *.dsb files found in the PC version of Rayman 2, but I haven't been able to figure out the compression format yet. I suspect these are compressed versions of the *.dsc files used in Tonic Trouble (which used the same engine), which were long ...
by Droolie
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Audio file formats
Topic: Ubisoft MPEG files (Tonic Trouble)
Replies: 17
Views: 5234

Re: Tonic Trouble MPX files

I'm still looking for this, and any help at all would be fantastic. I figured out a little more by doing some tests while playing and updated the first post with all the relevant details on the format I was able to figure out (not much). I also added 3 examples of mono Ubisoft MPEG files (they're vo...
by Droolie
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Audio file formats
Topic: Ubisoft MPEG files (Tonic Trouble)
Replies: 17
Views: 5234

Re: Tonic Trouble MPX files

My apologies for the constant necroing of this topic... but whoever helps with this will be my personal hero!
by Droolie
Mon May 05, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Compressed files and methods
Topic: Rayman 2 - (LZSS?) Compression
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: Rayman 2 - (LZSS?) Compression

Thanks, but I have. The PVR files I extracted from the archives don't work in it because they seem to use another compression on top of the PVR format (should be LZSS) - that's what my question is about. The uncompressed files should be viewable with PVR Viewer. ;)
by Droolie
Sun May 04, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Compressed files and methods
Topic: Rayman 2 - (LZSS?) Compression
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Rayman 2 - (LZSS?) Compression

Hey everyone, I'm trying to extract textures from Rayman 2 for Dreamcast. They're in the PVR format , but it seems they are compressed. I extracted the textures from an archive with a "LZSS" header - so that's why I think they might be LZSS-compressed. Any help? :) Here's my script for the archives,...
by Droolie
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Graphic file formats
Topic: Rayman 3 (PS2) *.TBF files
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Rayman 3 (PS2) *.TBF files

Hi guys, I have ventured into graphics file formats before, but I know absolutely zero about PS2 graphics formats. If you do, I could definitely use your help with these files! https://app.box.com/s/irky7011bmvwmbgbob22 They're from an early demo of Rayman 3 and I think there might be some interesti...
by Droolie
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Archive
Topic: Researching of a .dat archive with a .mnf file.
Replies: 63
Views: 18471

Re: Researching of a .dat archive with a .mnf file.

After the latest update, it seems that as LennardF1989 said, eso0000.dat is compressed differently, or the MNF records are just wrong for that file. I haven't got the time to analyze it properly, so is anyone interested? I'm currently using this adapted script to extract the audio and the ZOSFT only...
by Droolie
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Audio file formats
Topic: Ubisoft MPEG files (Tonic Trouble)
Replies: 17
Views: 5234

Re: Tonic Trouble MPX files

I'm still looking at this and still quite stuck. I've started actually playing the game and trying to see how it plays the music. It seems if you change the "2RUS" to "1RUS", it attempts to play the tracks in mono, showing how the channels in these files are interleaved.

Any help please?
by Droolie
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Audio file formats
Topic: Ubisoft MPEG files (Tonic Trouble)
Replies: 17
Views: 5234

Re: Tonic Trouble MPX files

Here's a quick bump, adding more files and hoping that someone might look at it: https://app.box.com/s/4a8u0kbfe1izlewedqjl
I also attached the DLL files that are used to play these MPEG audio files.
dll.zip
Will anyone take a look or am I doomed to search alone forever? :)
by Droolie
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Audio file formats
Topic: Ubisoft MPEG files (Tonic Trouble)
Replies: 17
Views: 5234

Re: Tonic Trouble MPX files

My apologies for again necroing this old thread, but could anyone please look at this? I've attached two files to my post that should each contain a small segment of a song. According to descriptions in the CSB and BNK soundbank files, they should be 44100Hz, 16 bits and stereo... 2RUS.zip This is w...
by Droolie
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Archive
Topic: Researching of a .dat archive with a .mnf file.
Replies: 63
Views: 18471

Re: Researching of a .dat archive with a .mnf file.

Extracting the audio is easy, you can do it with my QuickBMS scripts to extract everything using the MNF files. You'd better just extract all the archives in one go though, because the files the MNF file points to is divided over all of those DAT files. Psst! If you know how to use Google, you can a...
by Droolie
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Archive
Topic: Researching of a .dat archive with a .mnf file.
Replies: 63
Views: 18471

Re: Researching of a .dat archive with a .mnf file.

Interesting - there are only 1768 valid indices in the MNF, although there are 1772 records in the ZOSFT file. It's not so hard to combine those indices with the ZOSFT without checking their validity though: they return in ZOSFT block 2.3 (that is, the third zlib block of the second big block, so it...