archives (*.ehp, *.cip) in yu-gi-oh! tag force-games

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    i was about to mess a little bit with the tagforce-game-files within the iso to mod some text/graphics, but unfortunately, most of the files are packed in an (for me) unknown file-format
    the card graphics are packed into a *.cip file
    texts, like card-effects, card-names, and so on are packed into *.ehp files, as well as some charakter graphics

    a searched around, but couldn't find any unpacker/extractor for those file-formats

    so now, i'll try my luck here [IMG]
    any helpful information, how to extract/unpack these sort of files?
    did someone maybe got a tool, that would do this for me?

    thanks [IMG]
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    When I googled .cip files I see that it's either a kind of encrypted file (cryptolocker) or a ghost keylogger file. If it's encrypted you would have to decrypt it. That could get messy [IMG].

    .ehp is a helpl logic program file. Some sources say that you might be able to use notepad? Seems a bit wierd but what do I know.

    Dunno if these findings are correct, they might be more common in DS-roms and such and have another way of getting open.
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    in Yu-Gi-Oh 5, the EHP andd CIP files are actually unencrypted packed GIM files.
    There are some CIP/EHP files that don't contain any GIM files (like card\cardj256_a.cip)


    Here is picture from the file "\field\map\bg_01a.ehp" (GIM file #41)
    [IMG]

    Here is a picture I extracted from the file "card\cardh_e.cip" (GIM file #10)
    (That file contains a lot (2429 total) of small 5kb files like this)
    [IMG]

    And here is one from database\charalist.ehp (GIM file #18)
    [IMG]



    To extract them, you can use a program called 'textER'
    (aka "Textures Extractor/Reinserter v1.0b6 by Vash")
    its a command line program, to extract, use this command:
    TextER -e [filename.cip/ehp] -gim

    you will get your GIM files, to convert these to PNG
    you'll need a tool called 'GIMCONV', also a command line program:
    Gimconv [input.gim] -o [output.png]

    Here is a package I put together with the tools and a few helpful batch files.
    one to batch extract CIP/EHP files and one to batch convert GIMs to PNGs
    Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?68lktqjei1fxduy

    Tested and works on most of the CIP and EHP files in Yu-Gi-Oh 5 (USA), could work on the older games too...
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    found an ehp-extractor, which not only extracts gim-files, but bin(text) files as well
    but now im screwed, because one file is encrypted, so ican't translate it [IMG]
    ain't life a b****? [IMG]
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    anyone want to decrypt a file for me?
    i know nothing about this stuff...so if anyone wanna help, pm me :D
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    the link is broken, and I need that program. Can you upload it again?
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    It probably lacks the batch files but http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/659/ should be what you are after.

    I will have a poke around my machine to see if I have the original link though and edit this post later if I find it.
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    Hi! i am a newbie with this things, can you explain how to run the "TextER"? I just open with double click (or as administrator) and a new window appear and closes. I tried to find info about how to use this tool but i cant find anything. How the TextER works? well i hope your answear, thanks.
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    Do you still have the tools?
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    does anyone know where in game text is located
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    I'm also having problems with running TextER.exe, everytime i run the program a CMD window pops up and immediately closes. However i manage to get the program to stay open by typing [cmd.exe /k "C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\TextER.exe"] into Start>Run. Afterwards i typed TextER -e cardinfo_jpn.ehp -gim into the CMD window (cardinfo_jpn.ehp is the file i want to extract) and it tells me that "The file is marked read Only, or is used by another application or it doesn't exist". which of course isn't, can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong?
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    Try this create a folder to hold your ehp files in called "TEXTER". Then open your folder
    ->when inside the folder hold SHIFT and right click to "open command window here"
    ->then type "texter -e FILENAME.ehp -gim" into cmd.
    make sure the file your wanting to extract from has TextER.exe inside the folder with it. The program will create a folder called GIM and sub-directories for each file.
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    okay what i did was create a folder called TEXTER and moved cardinfo_jpn.ehp and TextER.exe into that folder. I hold shift and open command window here. Afterwards i typed in TextER -e cardinfo_jpn.ehp -gim into the command window and got this message: Sorry pal. No GIM files has been detected.

    Edit: nvm i was trying to find a way to extract the .bin file from .ehp not gim thanks anyways.
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    I've found some are like that which yugioh game are you using
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    I just tried that one as well and got the same message don't fret it may just not contain gim
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    im using the latest Tag Force Arv V, let me know if you make any progress.
    Edit: from what i understand it should contain a bin file with all the Japanese text, i could be wrong.
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    Yeah I havent found any tools for that. but will do
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    Don't worry, omarrrion is working on the translation, so far all the cards are 100% translated he's just working on the story mode.
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    nice I've got this running on my vita my native language will be even better

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