[Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's)

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[Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's)

Post by szfzafa » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:02 pm

The game is called Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces.
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Here are some samples of .pac package, from ?:\PSP_GAME\USRDIR\
http://www.gamefront.com/files/20246953/pac_samples.rar

They contain .gim images/textures and .gmo 3d models. You can see filenames inside them.

Also, I found some bytes with certain meanings:
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But still cannot get the correct file context. Maybe it's using a LZS algorithm.

Anyone take a look into this format would be a great help.. thx~

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Re: [Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Post by aluigi » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:14 pm

I don't know what compression it is or if it could be an lzss with different parameters (those I tested gave no good results) so the following is the script without decompression:

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# NO DECOMPRESSION
idstring "add"
goto 0x10
get FILES long
goto 0x20
for i = 0 < FILES
    get OFFSET long
    get SIZE long
    get DUMMY long
    get DUMMY long
    get NAME_OFF long
    get DUMMY long
    get DUMMY long
    get DUMMY long
    savepos TMP
    goto NAME_OFF
    get NAME string
    goto OFFSET
    getdstring SIGN 3
    if SIGN == "LZS"
        get DUMMY byte
        get DUMMY long
        get HEAD_SIZE long
        get DUMMY long
        get SIZE long
        get ZSIZE long
        math ZSIZE  -= HEAD_SIZE
        math OFFSET += HEAD_SIZE
        #clog NAME OFFSET ZSIZE SIZE
        log NAME OFFSET ZSIZE
    else
        log NAME OFFSET SIZE
    endif
    goto TMP
next i
so it's mainly for developers who want to find what is the algorithm

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Re: [Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Post by szfzafa » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:59 pm

aluigi wrote:I don't know what compression it is or if it could be an lzss with different parameters (those I tested gave no good results) so the following is the script without decompression:
......
so it's mainly for developers who want to find what is the algorithm
Seems hopeless.. :(
This game cannot be emulated yet; it's almost impossible to get assembly instructions. Then how can we know the algorithm? That's really hard.. :cry:

Correctly I even dunno if this compression is in byte-level or bit-level.. :scaredy:

Anyway, thx 4 your scripts! :keke:

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Re: [Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Post by szfzafa » Fri May 13, 2011 6:09 am

aluigi wrote:...
problem solved.
take a look at this: viewtopic.php?p=53922#p53922 :wink:

if u really care about the details, i'll translate the Chinese comments in the src into English. :oops: but i still misunderstand how unpac works..

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Re: [Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Post by chrrox » Fri May 13, 2011 10:04 am

post the tool?

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Re: [Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Post by szfzafa » Fri May 13, 2011 11:22 am

chrrox wrote:post the tool?
As i said in viewtopic.php?p=53907#p53907, leoheart, the translator, posted the tool in his fc2 blog (http://leoheart.blog43.fc2.com/?mode=edit&rno=2150) in a MF link.
don't forget to add "-z" parameter. usage: viewtopic.php?p=53926#p53926

btw, i saw u in gameresearch.5d6d, chrrox~ :P

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Re: [Req] .pac format for PSP (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Post by kinlyki » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:06 pm

Can someone reupload the unpac tool? The mediafire link is dead

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