Newest Translations

Volleyball Soccer Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun Mach Rider

Newest Utilities

ALttP Chest Alt-Item Editor CD-Tool RGB2GBC (Color Ripper) LODModS

Newest Reviews

Zelda III: Hyrule Explorer Rockman 4 EX: Dr. Wily no Yabou!! Super Mario World Voice Removal Zelda III: Hyrule Explorer

Newest Homebrew

Simplistic Tower of Hanoi Chicken of the Farm PROTO DERE .NES

Featured Hack Images

Protect and Shell Improvement Bubble Bobble Ultra Metroid Super Zero Mission Hard Edition Tecmo Super Bowl: 1998

Featured Translation Images

Final Fantasy III Sonic Eraser Werewolf: The Last Warrior 1991 Du Ma Racing

Recent Updates

The Definitive Guide to Exploring File Formats

File Formats

Description:

Computer games are vast and many, however most computer games have something in common – they need a place to store all their important files like images, movies and sounds. To do this, computer game developers typically store their data into a big archive file.

There are many reasons for storing all your data files in one big archive, some reasons include reducing the number of files on a CD, hiding the data files to stop people hacking the game, and so that all data files can be accessed using a single data stream.

This brings us to the focus of the tutorial – how to explore the archives and grab the files from within them. This tutorial will attempt to make it easy for anyone to explore a new format, with the aim of promoting game modifications and enhancements by the community.

From there, we will explain the fundamentals of cracking a file format, including the tools you use, and the patterns to look out for.

Links:

User Review Information

No User Reviews!