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Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:18 am
by ikskoks
Hello. Has anybody tried to replace BIK files in some old games? I want to generate BIK file using RAD Video Tools, but after replacing game crashes, because replaced file is "too new" for this game. I tried also generate BIK using old version of RAD Video Tools, but the oldest vesrion I found is 1100k (https://www.videohelp.com/software/Rad- ... d-versions).

Any suggestions? :)

Here is the screenshot from original BIK file's info:
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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:43 am
by peter2005
hi,

what year is the game from? The oldest version of radtools on the site is from 2014 , my guess is, it's not old enough. Have you checked if the game video files are BIK1 or BIK2 ?
I have a really old radgametools installer year ~2001, maybe it could help.

Have you tried to replace old bink dll in the game with newer one, perhaps it could play your new video files.

Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:33 am
by ikskoks
Have you tried to replace old bink dll in the game with newer one
Yeah, I tried that (a few different versions of binkw32.dll). That trick worked in game Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal, but in my case that's not enough.
what year is the game from? The oldest version of radtools on the site is from 2014 , my guess is, it's not old enough. Have you checked if the game video files are BIK1 or BIK2 ?
Game is from 1999. It's called Urban Chaos. Format is BIK1, you can see that on the screenshot.
I have a really old radgametools installer year ~2001, maybe it could help.
Please, upload it for me. It could be really helpfull. :)

Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:48 am
by peter2005
I have not tried it :)

www101.zippyshare.com/v/VTOBdZp3/file.html

Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:11 pm
by Edison007
ikskoks wrote:Any suggestions? :)
Use value to compress audio above 100, for example 104.
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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:03 pm
by ikskoks
Thank you Edison007 and peter2005 for your replies, but unfortunately none of these methods works. Game still crashes or skips BIK when I try to load old BIK or BIK with 104 sound.

I discoverd that game uses version 0.8 or 0.9 of binkw32.dll and RAD Tools newer than 1.0 didn't work in that case. To solve this problem I need RAD Tools 0.9n or older. (http://www.radgametools.com/bnkhist.htm). If someone have this version, please share it with me. :)

And these are files that I manage to find in web since my last post (and a mirror of your installer, peter2005). Maybe someone find it useful someday.

RAD Tools 1.1b (from year 2001) --> http://ikskoks.pl/wp-content/uploads/20 ... n_2001.zip
RAD Tools 1.0m (from year 2000) --> http://ikskoks.pl/wp-content/uploads/20 ... -1.0_2.zip or ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/drivers/unso ... dtools.exe
Collection of binkw32.dll (from version 0.5a to 1.8g) --> http://ikskoks.pl/wp-content/uploads/20 ... addlls.zip
Another (larger) collection of binkw32.dll --> http://ikskoks.pl/wp-content/uploads/20 ... tion_2.zip
Bink2 dlls --> http://ikskoks.pl/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bink2.7z
Some mirrors --> http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=1 ... c&start=20

Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:16 am
by ikskoks
Yes! I have finnally found it! Problem solved. Grab it and make buckups while you can. :)
Rad Tools 0.8i (from year 1999) --> http://ikskoks.pl/wp-content/uploads/20 ... s_0.8i.zip


There is also an interesting mod of bink library. It can be useful in some cases.
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6444

Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:32 am
by teddy
Thanks for the link, ikskoks!