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[PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« on: February 11, 2013, 03:29:23 am »


Hello. I need help with unpacking and repacking archive KKIIDDZZ.DAT in this game. Can someone look at this files and create quick bms script or tool/unpacker? Please :)

This game has these files/folders:

DEMO folder - there are many files with *.str extension (movies in psx games)
MINIGAME folder - many files with *.BIN extension and few files with *.GRD and *.EXE extension
STR folder - sounds and possibly movies
KKIIDDZZ.BNS - I'm not sure
KKIIDDZZ.DAT - archive or just container with data
KKIIDDZZ.HED - small file with header or something like that
SCUS_944.23 / SYSTEM.CNF - default psx files, not very important

I think that textures, models, texts and scripts are compressed in this KKIIDDZZ.DAT file, so it is very important for me to extract and import them to this file ;)

I also uploaded cutted files (KKIIDDZZ.BNS / KKIIDDZZ.DAT / KKIIDDZZ.HED) for analysis. Download below.









DOWNLOAD FILES FOR ANALYSIS

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I am also posting a link to DEMO version of the Ape Escape. Maybe it will help a little with analysis process.
Any help with that is appreciated :)

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« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 07:16:49 am by danke »

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Re: [PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 04:11:24 am »
You might wanna check out Xentax for this kinda thing. People here aren't likely to bother doing the work for you.

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Re: [PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 12:04:10 pm »
@Rhys: haha, it's funny you post that because if you would try to download his files, you would notice he come from Xentax :p

@ikskoks: well link files to download to a forum where you have to be registred and you need to pay something to register, it's not a good idea.
I wanted to register longtime ago to Xentax but I don't use paypal so i can not register :(

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Re: [PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 04:02:30 pm »
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@ikskoks: well link files to download to a forum where you have to be registred and you need to pay something to register, it's not a good idea.
I wanted to register longtime ago to Xentax but I don't use paypal so i can not register

I uploaded this files also on my website. They are free to download. You can do with them whatever you want. Any help with Ape Escape is very appreciated. :)

DOWNLOAD APE ESCAPE CUTTED FILES


I can also upload full files, but only if it is legal and not forbidden on this site ^^

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Re: [PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 04:45:58 pm »
What is your goal??
You want to translate the game??
You want to rip the graphics??
Anyway KKIIDDZZ.HED is clearly a pointer table probably for KKIIDDZZ.DAT that contains tons of tims.
No custom programs needed for this.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 05:14:06 pm by Auryn »

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Re: [PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 06:38:57 pm »
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What is your goal??
You want to translate the game??

Yes, I want to translate the game, but i have trouble with that. I can find text to translate using SnesEdit, but it is very old hex editor and I'm looking for easier way to do it for example with some kind of script or text tool. Do you know something like that?

I have also problem with movies with .str extension. I can't convert them to AVI using str converter. Do you have any idea how can i convert STR to AVI and then AVI to STR?

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Re: [PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 04:08:54 pm »
You can see something with Tim Viewer using the scan raw?

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Re: [PSX] Ape Escape (Saru Get You) - KKIIDDZZ.DAT
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 05:00:57 pm »
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You can see something with Tim Viewer using the scan raw?

Yes. TIM Viewer shows me about 3500 files (all textures and fonts). But the main problem is get full access to the text in game. I can find text only using SnesEdit or WindHex with relative searching. I know that all texts from game are compressed or encrypted in KKIIDDZZ.DAT

I checked it:



So, on the picture word sound is "B>D=3." in this file ;p

And translating a game using this old hex editors and tables is hard and uncomfortable, so i thought maybe someone is interested in creating unpacker or text tool and this game could be more popular in other countries with other languages ;p
I really want to translate it into polish ^^

And I have great tool to convert STR (psx movies) to AVI and AVI to STR (to make subtitles in STR files), but in this case it isn't working at all, so here it comes other important obstacle in translating :(