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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by blacklotus » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:11 am

Laos wrote:Did anybody manage to decrypt these files with .xml extension, but which in fact are not xml files, when opened ?
I can't find how to decrypt thoses files ... if someone know how to :)

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by chrrox » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:51 am

If you look at the xml files in a hex editor all they did was pas the file with 00 on every other byte.
it is in plain text and easy to read / edit.

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by Katadin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:09 am

Its because its encoded as UTF-16/Unicode.

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by Laos » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:01 am

It's not only unicode. Second part of file is binary data.

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by Mark » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:21 pm

I don't know if this will help you guys with the XML files, but here's an executable I found in one of the .pak files. It doesn't seem to do anything, but judging by its name it must do something... :oops:
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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by nicoli_s » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:22 pm

any plans to make this work with the english client? can be downloaded here ftp://ftp.aiononline.com/client/

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by nicoli_s » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:32 pm

actually, it seems to work just fine with the english client, anyone else had any success with the encrypted part of the xml files?

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by iamhere » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:40 pm

Thanks to this awesome topic I've suceeded to export everything from the client. I've managed to open everything except animations. Anyone have a clue how to convert or view the animations? They are .caf extensions, I have no clue what that is.

Would be really pleased if someone could help, I'd actually pay for a converter if you make one.

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by nicoli_s » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:57 pm

you figured out the proprietary xml format?

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by Theran » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:37 am

iamhere wrote:Thanks to this awesome topic I've suceeded to export everything from the client. I've managed to open everything except animations. Anyone have a clue how to convert or view the animations? They are .caf extensions, I have no clue what that is.

Would be really pleased if someone could help, I'd actually pay for a converter if you make one.
What did you use to unpack the pak files? I tried RPGViewer 3.0 with the Chinese client, but all the extracted files were 0kb. Any ideas?

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by iamhere » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:18 pm

Theran wrote:
iamhere wrote:Thanks to this awesome topic I've suceeded to export everything from the client. I've managed to open everything except animations. Anyone have a clue how to convert or view the animations? They are .caf extensions, I have no clue what that is.

Would be really pleased if someone could help, I'd actually pay for a converter if you make one.
What did you use to unpack the pak files? I tried RPGViewer 3.0 with the Chinese client, but all the extracted files were 0kb. Any ideas?

Currently RPGViewer doesn't support higher version than AION_Setup_0.9.0.0. You've probably installed AION_Setup_0.9.5.0.

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by Theran » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:55 pm

iamhere wrote:
Theran wrote:
iamhere wrote:Thanks to this awesome topic I've suceeded to export everything from the client. I've managed to open everything except animations. Anyone have a clue how to convert or view the animations? They are .caf extensions, I have no clue what that is.

Would be really pleased if someone could help, I'd actually pay for a converter if you make one.
What did you use to unpack the pak files? I tried RPGViewer 3.0 with the Chinese client, but all the extracted files were 0kb. Any ideas?

Currently RPGViewer doesn't support higher version than AION_Setup_0.9.0.0. You've probably installed AION_Setup_0.9.5.0.
Probably so. Though I did manage to setup that python script to work, so I did get to convert them to zip and extract them. Been going over the cgf files to try to figure out their format.

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by Rick » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:56 pm

http://gib.me/aion/ConvertXml.zip

Really makes it obvious why they went with their binary XML format (client_items.xml goes from ~12MB to ~115MB).
http://blog.gib.me/

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by nicoli_s » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:10 pm

any chance you'd be willing to share the format specification for it? i'm pretty close as it is, just not sure what the 03, 02, bytes do

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Re: new AION .pak file format.need help!

Post by Rick » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:15 pm

nicoli_s wrote:any chance you'd be willing to share the format specification for it? i'm pretty close as it is, just not sure what the 03, 02, bytes do
http://svn.slurm.us/public/aion/trunk/
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