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Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by SteamyJ » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:33 pm

Greetings all. I've been posting here a bit about Bomberman and it's an ongoing hobby of mine. I figured it would be best to just make a general thread since I plan on popping in and out frequently with questions, if that's all right. Please feel free to help in any way possible as we go.

Currently I'm looking into Saturn Bomberman and Saturn Bomberman Fight!!. I used PowerISO and was able to find the voice files in Saturn as .AIF files but it seems the sound effects are still lurking deeper. Anyone have any idea how to investigate further?

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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by DKDave » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:06 pm

From what I can see in Saturn Bomberman:

In the BOMSS folder - .CPK are the video files (with some dialogue), .AIF are voice files.
In the NETLINK folder - the .WAV files are sound effects.

There doesn't appear to be any other sounds than those above.
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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by SteamyJ » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:32 am

This is where I got stuck. The .WAV files in the Netlink folder are for the Netlink capabilities and not the game itself. Do you think they could be in the .bin files in the BOMSS folder? I'm unable to extract anything from those files with PowerISO.

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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by DKDave » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:54 pm

I think you're right. The PROGRAM.BIN file is an archive of lots of files, I can hear some 8-bit signed audio data in there, which is all the sound effects and in-game voices. I can't see a way to easily extract them at the moment. I'm thinking there must be a table somewhere to reference this, so I'll have a look.
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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by SteamyJ » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:43 am

I showed this to a friend and he was able to find a few things of interest. Using Audacity, he was able to locate some of the sounds in the PROGRAM.BIN file.

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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by SteamyJ » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:46 am

Hey all. Lately I shifted gears and have been working on Super Bomberman R on Steam. I have located where the sound files are but Windows can't seem to identify what they are. I turned off the "Hide extensions for known file types" and got nothing. It won't open with Foobar either. Any thoughts?

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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by DKDave » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Hello again!

I'm guessing it's an archive. Can you upload one of them so we can check?
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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by SteamyJ » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:59 am

Hello again Dave! Here's that file: https://mega.nz/#!soZjRCRB!h0_uEuo4Qlv8 ... oE6X2FErwQ

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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by DKDave » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:32 pm

There's nothing obvious in the file, so it's either compressed or encrypted. I looked at various compression methods and couldn't find anything, so it's more likely encrypted. I don't know much about decryption, so hopefully someone else might.
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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by SteamyJ » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks for trying Dave.

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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by SteamyJ » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:40 am

Hello all. I've switched my tune and have been looking at Bomberman Blast for Wii, the Japanese version. I've been trying to rip the music/sound effects from the game. I used Dolphin and extracted a .brsar file but can't seem to get much done with it. BrawlBox only plays like 5 sounds of the entire thing, brsar unpacker won't open when I try to run it, and I even tried a .brsar extractor. Anyone out there have experience with these files?

The brsar file: https://mega.nz/file/c0YgzaqL#eqkqW01v2 ... Yk0O3LNkTA

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Re: Bomberman Series Sound Effects

Post by DKDave » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:05 pm

The brsar file follows the same format as the Nintendo DS .sdat files. In this case, each file seems to start with "RWAV"

Should be possible to write an extractor if there isn't already one!
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