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God of Thunder

Post by Cheez » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:51 pm

It's a pretty old DOS game, old enough that it's now freeware (here), and something has been eating at me for ages. I can extract the sounds in voc format in any plain old file ripping program, but the format of anything else, including music, eludes me. I'm not sure if the exe files have anything in them, but for sure got.res had the voc files and whatever else may be in there. I hope there's a way to tear this thing apart and discover not only the files but what format they may be in. I have 0 knowledge in this area.

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Re: God of Thunder

Post by Strobe » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:48 pm

Music is Adlib. graphics unknown so far, im investigating.

the problem here is that the mainarchive IS compressed.

however, only the VOX sounds are raw. (because they would gain nothing on the compression anyways)

but the graphics and music score data is compressed. im trying to circumvent it by
running the game in DosBOX and memory dump it, and then scan the raw mem dump.

ill be back.

Edit:
i found out a name of one of the involved in this game is Jason Blochowiak, he happened to have created
an Adlib format named IMF (ID Software Music File) , so my guess is that this is the format they use
for this game aswell.

HOWEVER, i cant rip it out yet =D . im working on it.

graphics files are still a puzzle.

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Re: God of Thunder

Post by Cheez » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:47 pm

That's awesome, and it told me a few things I never even knew before.

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Re: God of Thunder

Post by john_doe » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:09 am

Hi,
I've made an extractor for the DAT file. The directory is "encrypted" with XORing and the single files are compressed with a variation of the LZSS algorithm.
I'll try to get the code cleaned up and upload it this weekend.

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Re: God of Thunder

Post by Cheez » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:04 am

that'd be awesome, thanks.

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Re: God of Thunder

Post by Cheez » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:26 pm

uh, I take it by the silence that nobody knows enough about it to say anything?

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Re: God of Thunder

Post by szevvy » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:39 am

Some guy named Grom PE has put a complete extractor + source up.

http://grompe.org.ru/

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Re: God of Thunder

Post by Cheez » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:56 am

oh, thank you very much for that link... I don't know how you found this.

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