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[PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by mnn » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:36 pm

leroyjenkins: No, I have my own SFAR packer.

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by leroyjenkins » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:28 am

I made an updated version of my sfar Packer, now it works for me, I hope it works for you.
I tested with Win7 Ultimate x64: http://www.mediafire.com/?cmiapy1ndoyv207
Mass Effect 3 Default.sfar Explorer v1.1.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?o56z866a44dn3bv
Folder of all my Mass Effect 3 DLC programs: http://www.mediafire.com/?qyzdci68fx6cf
SVN Folder: http://amarok86-me3-tools.googlecode.com/svn/

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by Scorpick » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:58 am

leroyjenkins wrote:I made an updated version of my sfar Packer, now it works for me, I hope it works for you.
I tested with Win7 Ultimate x64: http://www.mediafire.com/?cmiapy1ndoyv207
Thank you, it works fine now. Tested on From Ashes savegame.

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by leroyjenkins » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:05 pm

I'm posting a new one (D'oh) which works for win xp too: http://www.mediafire.com/?dvloc1ym11rpqwm. Maybe I have to create a new thread for this :P
Mass Effect 3 Default.sfar Explorer v1.1.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?o56z866a44dn3bv
Folder of all my Mass Effect 3 DLC programs: http://www.mediafire.com/?qyzdci68fx6cf
SVN Folder: http://amarok86-me3-tools.googlecode.com/svn/

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by ballsofsteel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:08 pm

leroyjenkins wrote:I made an updated version of my sfar Packer, now it works for me, I hope it works for you.
I tested with Win7 Ultimate x64: http://www.mediafire.com/?cmiapy1ndoyv207
Link broken. :(

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by leroyjenkins » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:26 pm

ballsofsteel wrote:
leroyjenkins wrote:I made an updated version of my sfar Packer, now it works for me, I hope it works for you.
I tested with Win7 Ultimate x64: http://www.mediafire.com/?cmiapy1ndoyv207
Link broken. :(
download it from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?dvloc1ym11rpqwm
Mass Effect 3 Default.sfar Explorer v1.1.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?o56z866a44dn3bv
Folder of all my Mass Effect 3 DLC programs: http://www.mediafire.com/?qyzdci68fx6cf
SVN Folder: http://amarok86-me3-tools.googlecode.com/svn/

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by ballsofsteel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:13 pm

Well, I unpacked Default.sfar (589.839kb) with Rick's unpacker, translated some lines with Mass Effect 2 tlk tool, then I repacked default folder with AK86SfarPacker.0.99.1. I replaced old Default.sfar with the new one (257.452kb). After game checked downloadable content, I tried to load a save game but game crashed.

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by leroyjenkins » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:54 pm

ballsofsteel wrote:Well, I unpacked Default.sfar (589.839kb) with Rick's unpacker, translated some lines with Mass Effect 2 tlk tool, then I repacked default folder with AK86SfarPacker.0.99.1. I replaced old Default.sfar with the new one (257.452kb). After game checked downloadable content, I tried to load a save game but game crashed.
That's odd, if you haven't delete any file the size must be similar to the original. Also, like Rick said before
Rick wrote:If you change any file sizes you definitely need to update PCConsoleTOC.bin, as sizes are listed there, if the size is wrong the game will fail to load the file properly.
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Mass Effect 3 Default.sfar Explorer v1.1.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?o56z866a44dn3bv
Folder of all my Mass Effect 3 DLC programs: http://www.mediafire.com/?qyzdci68fx6cf
SVN Folder: http://amarok86-me3-tools.googlecode.com/svn/

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by ballsofsteel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:07 pm

"If you change any file sizes you definitely need to update PCConsoleTOC.bin, as sizes are listed there, if the size is wrong the game will fail to load the file properly."

How can I update PCConsoleTOC.bin?

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by leroyjenkins » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:15 pm

Sorry I don't know how to modify it, I haven't find any program to edit it.
Mass Effect 3 Default.sfar Explorer v1.1.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?o56z866a44dn3bv
Folder of all my Mass Effect 3 DLC programs: http://www.mediafire.com/?qyzdci68fx6cf
SVN Folder: http://amarok86-me3-tools.googlecode.com/svn/

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by mnn » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:13 pm

Guys: original size of DLC_HEN_PR_INT.tlk is 55 110 bytes - size of translated file is 58 420 bytes (using my own TLK editor). Game functions as normal. I haven't seen your packer code, but it must produce somehow malformed SFAR file.

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by leroyjenkins » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:30 pm

mnn wrote:Guys: original size of DLC_HEN_PR_INT.tlk is 55 110 bytes - size of translated file is 58 420 bytes (using my own TLK editor). Game functions as normal. I haven't seen your packer code, but it must produce somehow malformed SFAR file.
I repeat, like Rick said before, if you change a file dimension you have to modify PCConsoleTOC.bin because inside it there is a list of the packed files + their dimensions and other stuff.

Try this:
- open From Ashes PCConsoleTOC.bin with a hex editor
- go to offset 0x3518 (watch out is hex, not decimal number!)
- change the value 46 D7 (reversed because is little endian is D746, in decimal is 55110, the dimension of the file)
to 34 E4 (again, reversed is E434, in decimal is 58420, the new dimension)
- save the file, compress all and try
Mass Effect 3 Default.sfar Explorer v1.1.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?o56z866a44dn3bv
Folder of all my Mass Effect 3 DLC programs: http://www.mediafire.com/?qyzdci68fx6cf
SVN Folder: http://amarok86-me3-tools.googlecode.com/svn/

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by mnn » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:21 pm

leroyjenkins wrote:I repeat, like Rick said before, if you change a file dimension you have to modify PCConsoleTOC.bin because inside it there is a list of the packed files + their dimensions and other stuff.
Do I really have show you proof?

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I'm not saying it shouldn't be modified, I'm saying it's not necessary. If you properly modify SFAR file, then the game will accept it (and use it, of course).
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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by leroyjenkins » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Ok so it's not needed. I've only unpack/repack the dlc to delete the unuseful extras .bik files, I haven't edited or added anything. But why do you say that my packer produce a malformed sfar file? I've tested and it works.
Mass Effect 3 Default.sfar Explorer v1.1.0.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?o56z866a44dn3bv
Folder of all my Mass Effect 3 DLC programs: http://www.mediafire.com/?qyzdci68fx6cf
SVN Folder: http://amarok86-me3-tools.googlecode.com/svn/

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Re: [PC] Mass Effect 3 DLC (sfar)

Post by mnn » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:46 pm

Because, you've said game crashes, when you modify SFAR file.

Also you shouldn't remove any files from SFAR, because other files might reference them. If you want to get rid of movies, you should replace them with blank ones (I'm sure you find working ones somewhere).

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