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trying to mod an old game with .BSA extension
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:08:40 pm »
Sorry I don't know where else to post this so I thought I would do it here since you guys seem to know a whole lot. As many of you know I am a huge bowling video game fan. I am trying to re-skin PBA Bowling 2 for windows XP. This game was made by Bethesda and all of the data files are in.BSA format. I googled that format and found a utility that was used for later games released by the software company called the bethesda Software extractor but it only works with newer games and not one that is this old. This game came out in 1999 I believe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot


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Re: trying to mod an old game with .BSA extension
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 05:02:56 pm »
Never heard of the format myself, much less pulled it apart. However most programmers are lazy (it is one of the virtues of the craft) so even if the newer version does not work I would still look for a breakdown of that as there is a very good chance it is related enough that you can figure things out from it.

Also here is a breakdown of an older flavour of the format that might be closer to what you want
http://wiki.xentax.com/index.php/Battlespire_BSA

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Re: trying to mod an old game with .BSA extension
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 09:31:12 pm »
Never heard of the format myself, much less pulled it apart. However most programmers are lazy (it is one of the virtues of the craft) so even if the newer version does not work I would still look for a breakdown of that as there is a very good chance it is related enough that you can figure things out from it.

Also here is a breakdown of an older flavour of the format that might be closer to what you want
http://wiki.xentax.com/index.php/Battlespire_BSA

ok, thanks. here is the demo for the game

http://download.cnet.com/PBA-Bowling-2-demo/3000-2117_4-10034625.html