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Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by ikskoks » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:18 am

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 version 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

Post by peter2005 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:43 am

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.

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by ikskoks » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:33 am

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. :)

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by peter2005 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:48 am

I have not tried it :)

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

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by Edison007 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:11 pm

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

Post by ikskoks » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:03 pm

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
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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by ikskoks » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:16 am

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

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by teddy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:32 am

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by ikskoks » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:45 pm

New download link regarding old BINK tools:
- RadTools 0.8i (1999)
- RADTools 1.0m (2000)
- RADTools 1.1b (2001)
- RADTools 1.5y (2003)
- RADTools 1.8b (2005)
- RADTools 1.994i (2014)
- RADTools 1.200h (2017)
- RADTools 2020.06.2 (2020)
- bink_DLL_collection_v01
- raddlls
- bikmod v0.3e

Edit: Two more tools have been added to the collection
- RadTools 0.9e RC2 (1999)
- SDK 0.9h (02.09.1999)


LINK --> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

I hope that someone will find it useful. :)

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by B3AK2020 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:26 pm

Thanks for the tools.

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by B3AK2020 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:50 pm

ikskoks wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:45 pm
I have some files to share regarding old BINK tools:
- RadTools 0.8i (1999)
- RADTools 1.0m (2000)
- RADTools 1.1b (2001)
- RADTools 1.5y (2003)
- RADTools 1.8b (2005)
- RADTools 1.994i (2014)
- RADTools 1.200h (2017)
- RADTools 2020.06.2 (2020)
- bink_DLL_collection_v01
- raddlls
- bikmod v0.3e

LINK --> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

I hope that someone will find it useful. :)
Thanks a million. Who knew there were such old tools?
This is getting off-topic, but I must ask:
Do you happen to have some EA/Electronic Arts (BlackBox) tools for .mad files?
I need to change audio from such files. But all I know is that it's an old format.
Currently I try to make new NFS Underground play new videos.
Thanks.

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by B3AK2020 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:51 pm

ikskoks wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:46 pm
@B3AK2020 Ok, here are the mirrors for those 2 files you requested:
https://file.io/tsFt1PKpM8he
https://file.io/gAtPbmFTeuXl
https://gofile.io/d/NTJiWY
https://gofile.io/d/6N3MGT
Thanks. It will make it easier for others.

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by ikskoks » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:00 pm

Do you happen to have some EA/Electronic Arts (BlackBox) tools for .mad files?
Check out these sites:
https://wiki.sc4devotion.com/index.php?title=MAD
https://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php/El ... ts_Formats
https://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?ti ... c_Arts_MAD

You can read there
FFmpeg can display and convert MAD files.

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Re: Replace video - old bink (BIK) files

Post by B3AK2020 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:06 pm

ikskoks wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Do you happen to have some EA/Electronic Arts (BlackBox) tools for .mad files?
Check out these sites:
https://wiki.sc4devotion.com/index.php?title=MAD
https://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php/El ... ts_Formats
https://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?ti ... c_Arts_MAD

You can read there
FFmpeg can display and convert MAD files.
Thank you very much. Big help for me
I will check it out.

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