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Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

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Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by rengareng » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:11 am

Hi,

I'm sharing the vfx unpacker tool for the new Metro game.
Please let me know if you encounter any issue while unpacking.
You can selectively unpack files only you need using filter.

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----- Metro: Exodus - vfx unpacker ----
------- celikeins - 2019.02.16 --------
Usage: metro-vfx-unpacker.exe <command> <vfx file> [<filter>]
<command> is x or l: x to extract files, l to only list names without extracting
<vfx file>: vfx file
Optional <filter>: Filter to filter files by name
Examples:
The following command line will extract all files:
 metro-vfx-unpacker.exe x content.vfx
The following command line will extract only files with 'localization' in their path:
 metro-vfx-unpacker.exe x content.vfx localization
The following command line will list all files in the archive:
 metro-vfx-unpacker.exe l content.vfx
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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by AveryBlue » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:12 am

Hey Friend,

I've been searching the internet for a way to Extract the Files from Metro Exodus, specifically the Audio Files, and I found your tool. I tried using it and ran into some trouble. I was hoping you could help me. I saw where you said to make a shortcut of the EXE and in the properties target line of the shortcut I wrote ("D:\Remix\Metro Exodus\Tools\metro-vfx-tool\metro-vfx-unpacker.exe" x content.vfx) like instructed. I then moved Content.vfx to the folder the EXE was in and ran the shortcut. It generated a directory of folders but the directory was empty. I am also having trouble getting this to unpack the rest of the files as they are all in Vfs0, vfs1, vfs2, esc formats. When I try running the shortcut with files with the vfs extensions it doesn't work at all. I was wondering if I was somehow doing this wrong or if you knew a better way to rip the audio files from this game?

Thank you for your time,
Avery

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by alexsimm » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:19 pm

How to convert textures .512 .1024 ...?

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by rengareng » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:07 am

AveryBlue wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:12 am
Hey Friend,

I've been searching the internet for a way to Extract the Files from Metro Exodus, specifically the Audio Files, and I found your tool. I tried using it and ran into some trouble. I was hoping you could help me. I saw where you said to make a shortcut of the EXE and in the properties target line of the shortcut I wrote ("D:\Remix\Metro Exodus\Tools\metro-vfx-tool\metro-vfx-unpacker.exe" x content.vfx) like instructed. I then moved Content.vfx to the folder the EXE was in and ran the shortcut. It generated a directory of folders but the directory was empty. I am also having trouble getting this to unpack the rest of the files as they are all in Vfs0, vfs1, vfs2, esc formats. When I try running the shortcut with files with the vfs extensions it doesn't work at all. I was wondering if I was somehow doing this wrong or if you knew a better way to rip the audio files from this game?

Thank you for your time,
Avery
Hi Avery,

You should move EXE to the content.vfx folder. Because, content.vfx is index file and the actual content of files are in the vfs files.

Your welcome,

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by AveryBlue » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:52 pm

Ah I see!

With your help I was able to get it to work. Thank you so much, sir!

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by alexsimm » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:21 pm

alexsimm wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:19 pm
How to convert textures .512 .1024 ...?
?!

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by dizcordym » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:46 am

What image format do textures have?
png? tga?
how to convert them?

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by dizcordym » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:18 am

i tryed an old metro LL 4a game engine textures conventer to dds format
but seems it has wrong encrypting script that final result outgoing an image mess
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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by DandoSVK » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:22 am

Can you import the models properly into 3DS Max for example? old Redux (.mesh, .model and other Metro formats) importers dont work and models are mess :oops: :?:

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by binlv » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:44 pm

rengareng wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:11 am

For text:
The newest lng is in the patch_01_shared.vfx/vfs0 file
Unpack it with rengareng or iOrange tool
Edit it with rengareng tool
Make a folder eg: "patch" and put there without subfolders
Use my script to insert it, select patch_01_shared.vfx, then patch folder, rename the NEW vfx file, backup original

For font:
They are in the content files
Unpack them with rengareng tool then convert them to dds with Prodnik a1tt tool
Or save them directly as dds with iOrange tool
Edit them eg with Paint.NET and DDS FileType Plus plugin
Save as BC7 (Linear, DX 11+) Generate Mip Map
Cut the first 148 byte
Compress it with LZ4.exe best mode
Cut first 11 and last 8 byte from the compressed file
You can use my dds helper to do these 3 step above if you not familiar with hex editor
Rename to original name
Make a folder eg: "content" and put there without subfolders
Use my script to insert them, select content.vfx, then content folder, rename the NEW vfx file, backup original

rengareng vfx tool: https://zenhax.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9523
rengareng lng tool: https://zenhax.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t ... 573#p43573
iOrange and Prodnik tool: https://www.gameru.net/forum/index.php? ... 71879&st=0
Paint.NET: https://www.getpaint.net/
Paint.NET DDS FileType Plus: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/11173 ... 019-02-07/
LZ4: https://github.com/lz4/lz4/releases/tag/v1.8.3

Texttool sources: https://zenhax.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=645

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by Firephoenix1342 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:42 am

How to use this tool? I moved the program to the folder with the game, when I start it opens only for a moment, and then closes and nothing else happens.

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by R3VO » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:15 pm

MetroEX v0.1 Tool
Works with static meshes and textures
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Download:
https://www.gameru.net/forum/index.php? ... try1651324
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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by anthony78880 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:23 pm

I downloaded the tool could you tell me how to extract Metro Exodus

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Re: Metro Exodus vfx Unpacker

Post by benchmark7770 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:02 pm

Thank you for this tool : rengareng

I managed to extract and convert the textures, using your tool.

But now i am stuck at the process of repacking everything, your instructions say use my script,
which script is that? and how to use it? what tool to use while repacking and how to repack?

Thanks again.

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