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(PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by JBieber » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:35 am

Rick how to use your tool?
I don't understand how to use ArchiveViewer and PackBig
How to unpack, pack .dat files? Please tell me :P

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by Skymmer » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:33 am

Oh my... If the people can't use simple GUI and old good conzoleee, then I probably completly f**ked up.

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by OrangeC » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:07 am

How do i get complete lists for dante's inferno ps3? i keep getting mostly unknown files.

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by Rick » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:32 am

Strange, accidentally corrupted DS2DAT0.DAT so I redownloaded the game from EADM, and it gave me PAL data too alongside the NTSC data I got before, my local install now has data for ntsc_en_fr, pal_de_en, and pal_es_it. :?

Oh well, I can make some better file lists with this I think. :)
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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by ZerOHearth » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:01 pm

Rick wrote:ArchiveViewer = Unpack (need to write an UnpackBig too) big (viv, dat)
PackBig = Pack big (viv, dat)
Sorry, my fold. I have found out how I can unpack the *.dat - files.

Can you fill the UNKOWN files for DEAD SPACE 2, too???

And how can i REPACK modded files with your tool to an *.dat archiv???
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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by Herdell » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:18 pm

How to import modified files back to the .dat file?
Or how to extract and reapck the whole file?
I have some modified files here and wanna put it back in the .dat
and try out in the game.

Help...

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by Rick » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:05 am

Each command-line tool gives instructions on its usage, if you don't have the capability to use command-line tools then I'm afraid I can't help you. BigViewer = unpack .dat/.viv, BigPack = pack .dat/.viv. StrUnpack = unpack .str, StrPack = pack .str.

Unknown files are a work in progress; for Dead Space 2 the only unknowns left are audio files which are a very low priority for me. I am not really interested in audio files.

I've committed updates to StrUnpack and committed an implementation of StrPack that I used to create a mod already (and it works) that unlocks the Conduit doors on PC version of the game.
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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by Rick » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:10 am

To easily override content (at least in the PC version of Dead Space 2), you can do the following:

Depending on your version of the game, you may need to do some file shuffling to make this mod work.

If you have a DS2DAT0.DAT, you'll need to rename all existing DS2DAT#.DAT to one number higher, eg:

DS2DAT0.DAT -> DS2DAT1.DAT
DS2DAT1.DAT -> DS2DAT2.DAT
DS2DAT2.DAT -> DS2DAT3.DAT
DS2DAT3.DAT -> DS2DAT4.DAT
DS2DAT4.DAT -> DS2DAT5.DAT
DS2DAT5.DAT -> DS2DAT6.DAT
DS2DAT6.DAT -> DS2DAT7.DAT
DS2DAT7.DAT -> DS2DAT8.DAT
DS2DAT8.DAT -> DS2DAT9.DAT
DS2DAT9.DAT -> DS2DAT10.DAT

Then pack whatever files you want to override into a new DS2DAT0.DAT and the game will use that to override other files.
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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by jaden » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:12 am

thanks rick

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by JBieber » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:04 am

Rick wrote:Each command-line tool gives instructions on its usage, if you don't have the capability to use command-line tools then I'm afraid I can't help you. BigViewer = unpack .dat/.viv, BigPack = pack .dat/.viv. StrUnpack = unpack .str, StrPack = pack .str.
http://svn.gib.me/public/visceral/trunk/ i can't find command line tool only strange code.
I'm ultra noob but i can use command line tool. I don't know where to put this code (for unpack, pack .dat files) or how to use.
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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by iluvjesus » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:24 am

can anyone help me in using this tool? can't seem to start this up in c#

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by iluvjesus » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:54 am

can anyone help me on opening these?

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by StaticTheFox » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:00 am

Curious as to what type of data the texture and model formats use.

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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by Rick » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:02 am

StaticTheFox wrote:Curious as to what type of data the texture and model formats use.
Textures use DXT compression, not exactly DDS files but can be converted pretty easily using Squish. Have not looked at models.
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Re: (PC) Dead Spece 2 (.dat)

Post by StaticTheFox » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:16 am

Rick wrote:
StaticTheFox wrote:Curious as to what type of data the texture and model formats use.
Textures use DXT compression, not exactly DDS files but can be converted pretty easily using Squish. Have not looked at models.
Dumb question, but is it bad that I can't find an EXE to it? I compiled everything correctly. :eek:

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