How to unpack and repack Unreal Engine 4 files

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  1. ecl0674

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    Problem with Dragon Quest XI Demo. v4 pak and says "This compression type not supported". I found this script for quickbms https://pastebin.com/RePzSkST but also doesnt work =(
     
  2. masagrator
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    They modified zlib compression for smaller files. Probably as some type of encryption.
    https://zenhax.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12413

    It still can unpack bigger zlib files and smaller not compressed files.
     
  3. gbouzab

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    Trying to unpack a .pak "pakchunk0-WindowsNoEditor.pak" file with v7 gives me the following Error:

    LogPaths: Warning: No paths for game localization data were specifed in the game configuration.
    LogInit: Warning: No paths for engine localization data were specifed in the engine configuration.
    LogPakFile: Display: Using command line for crypto configuration
    LogWindows: Error: === Critical error: ===
    LogWindows: Error:
    LogWindows: Error: Assertion failed: Key.IsValid() [File:D:\Build\++UE4\Sync\Engine\Source\Runtime\PakFile\Private\IPlatformFilePak.cpp] [Line: 195]

    Any clues why is it not working?
     
  4. masagrator
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    Probably because it's encrypted (most Windows UE4 games are encrypted).

    For unpacking encrypted files better to use QuickBMS. Here is topic where you share exe of your game and someone maybe will extract encryption key (first better to search this topic because maybe it's already shared).
    https://zenhax.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1005&start=1080


    You can use my tutorial to pack files or make patches, because there is no need for all pak files to be encrypted.
     
    Last edited by masagrator, Aug 23, 2019
  5. Luke94

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    Is it possible to make at least unofficially open source/freeware character mods for Fortnite Battle Royale? If that's so how to downgrade from season 10 into season 1? Are Lawbreakers and Radical Heights modable too, but abandoned just like unreal tournament 2016? Wasn't QuickBMS also used for extracting Sonic Generations PC files usually for game modding purposes.
     
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  6. yyoossk

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    LogPakFile: Warning: Missing file
     
  7. masagrator
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    OK.
     
  8. Luke94

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    Is it possible to downgrade from season 10 into season 1? Anyway it seems I downloaded Fortnite Battle Royale from The Pirate Bay,but I can't run the game I was trying to open it even "as administrator"on my pc. Can you tell me how to extract and pack character models in Fortnite? You know as at least unofficial,open source,freeware character modding. I also heard some kid got lawsuit for showing on youtube some Fortnite modding tools,but I heard video was deleted. So it sounds very risky.
     
  9. Haku0011

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    So what should i do with sig file? Patcher doesn't works if file don't have sig file.
     
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    I didn't find any Switch game using sig file. If you are talking about PC, you are on your own.
     
  11. Yanda

    Yanda GBAtemp Regular

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    I tried to unpack the DXM (demo) .pak file using this god tool.
    The extract seems to be successful, but the files are only .uasset and .uexp files.
    I wanted to read text data and parameters, but it is undecipherable.
    help...
    dxm1. dxm2. dxm3.
     
  12. masagrator
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    Welcome to modding games. You won't get clean text files for everything.
    This is how they look like.
    Decide what you want exactly, because different things require different approach.

    For extracting parameters you can use JohnWickParse.
    For extracting text data - if it's .uasset & .uexp, then you won't find any tool because this means text files are custom. Standard for UE4 is .locres
     
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  13. Yanda

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    Thank you for good guidance. I almost achieved my goal.
     
  14. Luke94

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    So is it possible to make open source/freeware(do not distribute officially and publically) because it's dmca violation and it might result lawsuit,right? Without Fortnite Battle Royale source code?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=Br6NuaBQ2QI I want to know how to unofficially downgrade it from Fortnite season 10 into season 1.
    For Epic Games/Tencent in their point of view it's illegal,risky,dangerous,but enjoyable. "Forbidden fruit tastes the best"
     
  15. Radu13

    Radu13 Newbie

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    Hello, nice tool!
    I'm getting a stupid error using pack and unpack cmd files:
    "v5\2\3\UnrealPak.exe" is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    I'm missing UnrealPal.exe file basically.

    EDIT: I didn't read that is missing on purpose.
    Btw i'm trying to work on DxM as well!
     
    Last edited by Radu13, Sep 19, 2019
  16. masagrator
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    Or you didn't copy UnrealPak from Unreal Engine 4, or you are running this in administator mode
     
  17. Radu13

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    Didn't copy the file, all good now, thanks!
     
  18. Radu13

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    Extracted the files, but the initial pak was 1.6 GB, the extracted stuff weight is only 90MB, am I missing something?
     
  19. masagrator
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    Definitely. I extracted without issue DxM, so this is something on your side.
     
  20. Radu13

    Radu13 Newbie

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    I was looking the wrong folder lol
    I looked into "Engine" and not "Turtle", my bad!
     
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