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Community => Feedback/Suggestions/Problems => Topic started by: CK9 on October 14, 2003, 07:09:01 PM

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Post by: CK9 on October 14, 2003, 07:09:01 PM
...a Hacking forum.  I want to know if anyone has created a .bin reader
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Post by: xfir on October 14, 2003, 07:12:07 PM
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...a Hacking forum.  I want to know if anyone has created a .bin reader
You mean just a general hacking forum?

Hum...
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Post by: CK9 on October 14, 2003, 07:15:37 PM
yep.
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Post by: BlackBox on October 17, 2003, 02:28:37 PM
what do you mean, a .bin reader?
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Post by: CK9 on October 17, 2003, 09:22:12 PM
I want to look into .bin files.  All games have .bin files and I want to look into some of them, mainly to seeif there are any FMV's in them.
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Post by: BlackBox on October 18, 2003, 07:48:31 AM
oh ok, so you just mean a game file reader? This one reads a LOT of formats....


http://drgsoft.free.fr/download/dup5/dup500rc1-setup.exe (http://drgsoft.free.fr/download/dup5/dup500rc1-setup.exe)
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Post by: Leviathan on October 19, 2003, 07:50:01 AM
arnt .bin files cd image files? they r usealy with a .cue file
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Post by: BlackBox on October 19, 2003, 09:03:42 AM
Well, in that case I guess but programs will use the letters "BIN" to mean "binary file", same with DAT, they use it all over as a "generic" extension.

Personally I think it's way overused.
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Post by: CK9 on October 19, 2003, 11:54:31 AM
Is a .bin file likely to have FMV sequences in it?
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Post by: BlackBox on October 19, 2003, 12:05:13 PM
don't know... Probably if it is big....

Sometimes though the data will be embedded in other files, (for example, in Starcraft the FMV sequences are hidden in the install file, which basically contains EVERYTHING...... that's why its ~600 mb)
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Post by: Ex Death on October 20, 2003, 01:33:22 PM
thats one Big Install file..
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Post by: BlackBox on October 20, 2003, 03:12:55 PM
Yeah, but it's an efficient way to store stuff. (What it really is is an installer EXE stub + a game archive (MPQ aka MoPaq)
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Post by: Ex Death on October 21, 2003, 08:55:56 AM
Ah, I get you. it just holds stuff better than most do.
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Post by: CK9 on October 21, 2003, 01:15:09 PM
But it can't read PS files
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Post by: BlackBox on October 21, 2003, 04:26:53 PM
hmm, best thing I can think of is to search the net for information on PS file formats.
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Post by: Ex Death on October 21, 2003, 05:30:49 PM
What exactly is a PS file? I've never heard of tthem.
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Post by: xfir on October 21, 2003, 05:34:22 PM
... It's not so much a "PS" file extention.. more like a Playstation game.
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Post by: Ex Death on October 21, 2003, 05:41:08 PM
Ahh, those are ISO and other file Extintions, I'v messed with them some.

thats how my Op2 game is, its an ISO, never need the CD.  B)  
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Post by: CK9 on October 21, 2003, 09:17:50 PM
I'm trying to get an FMV off of one of my game disks.
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Post by: Ex Death on October 22, 2003, 10:22:01 AM
That can get pretty hard be cause there is a quite a few files inside the disk in Alot of different file extintions.  So its like hunting for the needle in a hey stack.
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Post by: CK9 on October 22, 2003, 01:07:18 PM
Think you caould help me?
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Post by: BlackBox on October 26, 2003, 10:15:46 AM
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... It's not so much a "PS" file extention.. more like a Playstation game.
I mean though, the PS has standard APIs for accessing from some sort of packages.... (like Windows has for accessing files)

So when I am referring to "PS File" that means, any file that is readable by the PS filesystem.... sort of like the Virtual File Systems employed by most newer games... (examples:

PAK, WAD - Half Life / Quake
VOL - Outpost2
MPQ, SCM, SCX, ... - Starcraft, Warcraft3, Diablo2+, most newer Blizzard games
WAR - Warcraft 1 and 2
MIX, MMX, MMP, ... - Westwood / Command & Conquer (newer versions, Tiberian sun, RA, and up)
DRS - Age of Empires 1 and 2
... you get the point)

they treat each of these files as a sort of "Hard drive in a file". I imagine it's the same way for the PS/PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/ etc.
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Post by: Ex Death on October 30, 2003, 05:21:15 PM
@_@ Wha?  I just got a whole lot of nothing from that..