How to open bin file?

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Jul 7, 2008

How to open bin file? by Marcel100 at 7:11 AM (2,188 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Marcel100
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    I unpacked rom with DS Lazy and I've got utility.bin. I know it is an archive but I don't know how to unpack it. Do you have some suggestions?
     
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    utility.bin files are usually connected to the wifi and nifi aspects of a game (open it in a hex editor and you will get messages in ASCII like "can not connect to the server"/"can not resolve DNS"). On rare occasions I have seen them or similarly named files in RPGs for something else but that is usually just text and will be with all the other files like it.

    That is about all I know about them though as the wireless stuff is not usually my concern when hacking roms (all the important text is client side and what is in the utility.bin is usually in a European language even for Japanese roms).
     
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    Can you tell me where can I find Hex Editors? I can't seem to find any
     
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    A bit of copying and pasting from another reply I just made:
    I have several hex editors I use. I posted them a few times elsewhere but can not seem to find it quickly
    As for the already mentioned:
    http://www.romhacking.net/?category=13&amp...itle=&desc=

    Hex Workshop (older version), features a lot of manipulation options (byte flipping and boolean logic especially). Although it is not brilliant and lacks a few features I like from other editors it is the workhorse for any rom hacking work. http://www.bpsoft.com/
    crystaltile2 has a hex editor with support for tables and stuff like shiftJIS is inbuilt. http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=81767&hl=
    HxD http://www.mh-nexus.de/hxd/
    tinyhexer (now dead but every download site seems to have it).
    notepad++ (simple editor) http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
    x-ways (search for xways forensics) http://www.x-ways.net/winhex/index-m.html
    hex editors from romhacking.net if I need to use a table file (here it is take your pick really, there are several and each works)
    xvi32 (freeware, fairly simple but a solid app). http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/free...xvi32/xvi32.htm

    Also I use spreadsheet apps as they have awesome hex manipulation abilities (ability to set up crude algorithms and run analysis) for rom hacking.

    I also test out new hex editors all the time when I come across them.
     
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    WindHex is also a good one.
     
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    I unpacked this bin file with Tahaxan and it has several files inside. I'm interested in one of them named sound_dat.sdat.l. Tahaxan tell it's compressed file. I know how to open sdat file but I don't know how to open sdat.l file. Do you know something about sdat.l files?
     

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