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What the heck is a .SEZ file? (PlayStation)

Started by TheColorRedYT, September 23, 2022, 07:08:36 PM

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TheColorRedYT

I was poking around the files of an old PlayStation game to see if I could figure out how to translate the menus a little bit. It looks like the graphics are in the .TIM format (ImageMagick fails to open them despite claiming to support the format oddly enough), but the music appears to be in the .SEZ format. I can't find anything about it, so does anyone here know about it?

FAST6191

Neither https://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=Category:Game_Formats nor http://wiki.xentax.com/index.php/Game_File_Format_Central nor https://github.com/vgmtrans/vgmtrans have a listing for SEZ so it is likely something quite custom or quite obscure, though it is ringing a bell for some other PS1 game I looked at once but I was thinking more general archive.

TIM files you might be better off using a more dedicated tool https://www.romhacking.net/?page=utilities&category=&platform=&game=&author=&os=&level=&perpage=20&title=&desc=TIM&utilsearch=Go support in general image editors is not unknown for game related formats but it is usually more spotty/clunky than the hacker made stuff.

Jorpho

There has been a lot of discussion of .SEZ files here in the past, but that was in regards to the PC ports of the Megaman X games and there's no reason that someone else couldn't use the name ".SEZ" for something else entirely.

But if it is the same, then it's just a bunch of .WAV files stuck together with a little header.

If you open the file with a hex editor, can you find multiple instances of "RIFF" ?
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TheColorRedYT

Quote from: Jorpho on September 24, 2022, 01:54:47 PMThere has been a lot of discussion of .SEZ files here in the past, but that was in regards to the PC ports of the Megaman X games and there's no reason that someone else couldn't use the name ".SEZ" for something else entirely.

But if it is the same, then it's just a bunch of .WAV files stuck together with a little header.

If you open the file with a hex editor, can you find multiple instances of "RIFF" ?
Sadly enough, there are no instances of that string in the file.

TheColorRedYT

To be honest, I think these .SEZ files might be a mash together of .SEQ files, as the game has two loose .SEQ files as well as a .SEZ file in the BGM folder.