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Zipper Interactive (ZBD) Files

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:50 pm
by Cosmas47
Hey all,
Piggy-backing off of this thread: https://forum.xentax.com/viewtopic.php?p=150718#p150718
I'm looking to find out how to read/write ZBD files. It seems compressed as it has a 2byte lead, but beyond that I can't tell much about it.
Very new to reverse engineering. Any suggestions?

Company also produced Mech Warrior 3 around the same time. Maybe the formats are similar?

Re: Zipper Interactive (ZBD) Files

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:40 am
by IronArthur
I tried to reverse some of the ZBD files.

interp.zbd it´s a really easy "pak" file, uncompressed and unencrypted.
interpZBD.PNG
The structure is first a definition/index array of files and an offset of the same file, in this case the file is like a hash of words or actions to take like an script language: "GameZReadZBDFile: %MissionZBDFile%"

But it seems like this is only one type of zbd file, the are other type of zbd files with similar but different structure to pak files like textures or whatever. they seem to be nor compressed nor encrypted.

bye,