Professor Layton Series: .arc files (help needed!)

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by mysticdistance, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. mysticdistance

    mysticdistance Fan Translator

    Sep 28, 2012
    United States
    So, I'm sure many of you are familiar with the .arc format used on GC/Wii/NDS, but this file is very odd, like a puzzle (pun intended).

    Here's the file's hex coding, tell me if there's any way to view this image, whether it be in a tile viewer or whatever.

    At the end of each .arc file, there is a text that says "Create an animation" with the file name or whatever. There are even .arj files with similar coding. Any way to open this?

    Here is an image of the file I am referring to (all files are similar BTW).

  2. Jasper Peters

    Jasper Peters Member

    Jul 12, 2014
    Leiden, Netherlands
    I'm trying this myself too, without any luck.

    I found online that .arc is an archive but I cannot open it in winrar or freearc (a .arc opening tool...).

    I've also tried tile viewers etc. no luck.

    Would love to see if someone has figured out how to open these files...
  3. Pablitox

    Pablitox GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 18, 2011
    You guys could just use tinke, a tool made by pleonex, to open the game and search, I cannot remember if it could open .arc files, but you could give it a try.
  4. MRJPGames

    MRJPGames Pretty great guy

    Aug 17, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I evently found tinke myself too, it does open .arc files but you cannot replace the images so it still isn't of much use to me :(
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