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Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by InnocentSam2 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:27 pm

Using Xeeynamo's unpacker, I've been through the files and I've been looking for the files that contain the language or text strings, and I think I've found three possibilities: .MES, .PAK or .PAC

Below are links to all three, I beg of you to decrypt these files or at least disprove what I think they are :)

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.MES: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17887537/Steve01_1.mes
.PAK: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17887537/itemshop.pak
.PAC: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17887537/quickchr.pac

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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

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

I can work on PAK stuff :)

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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by 3pacalypse » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:34 pm

Im also looking for the text in the game, but I still havent found nothing...
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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by evin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:44 pm

pac/pak
I saw only PS2 texture files. Header: TIM2

You can unpack them with data ripper, like Jaedernaub.

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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by iamatmylimit » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:27 pm

Searching also for the text in this game. Well where its stored.

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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by InnocentSam2 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:25 pm

Me and Xeeynamo have looked and can't find where the strings are kept. Let us know if you find anything!

I'd personally like to find how the weapons are kept (i.e. perhaps a table file that determines all the weapons and what model they use), as this would mean making our own weapons out of models already in the game :)

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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by 1jn14r » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:29 pm

OK it seems .Pak is just like .Img and contains TM2 files. Here's the interesting bit, .Pac files contain TM2 but sometimes a .Mot. I have mad no progress on .Mes files

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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by 1jn14r » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:48 pm

OK .Pak can also have .mot files but .Mes is our string files, anyone know how to decrypt these?

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Re: Dark Cloud - Strings/Texts?

Post by FurryFan » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:56 pm

1jn14r wrote:OK .Pak can also have .mot files but .Mes is our string files, anyone know how to decrypt these?
Here are my observations about Dark Cloud 2 (which uses a very similar or identical format as Dark Cloud 1)
There are some files, which can be opened up like text files, but some of the text in quotation marks are 4byte binary integers, so they will show up like "#@$@"
For example
HitPoints = "#%@#"

So to summaries mostly ASCII, but with important things as raw 4ByteIntegers always surrounded by quotation marks.
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