Question about extracting games

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by darkamy, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. darkamy
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    darkamy Newbie

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    Heya guys,

    I have been curious about the new Harvest moon game ( 牧場物語 ふたごの村)

    I used taxahan to extract it but it seems like the interesting stuff is inside the .bin files

    and I dunno how i can extract them.

    Can anyone help me ?

    Tank you
     
  2. McFlurry

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    I don't completely understand you, but if you want to extract .bin files from a .nds file, use
    NDS Editor (kiwi.ds made it)
    search on filetrip
     
  3. Shorkio

    Shorkio GBAtemp Regular

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    Your harddrive
    I think He (or she?) wants to open *.bin- files.
    I have similar problem, but files from Mario and luigi: Bowser's inside story are *.dat- files... [​IMG]
     
  4. McFlurry

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    opening .bin or .dat files? uuhhh...no I don't know any programs for that!!
    but for extracting those you can use NDS Editor!
     
  5. darkamy
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    darkamy Newbie

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    well the editor you said freezes x_X

    but i already did extract the .bin files from the .nds file

    now i want to know whats inside of those .bin files
     
  6. FAST6191

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    dat and bin are generic extensions across computing- no one tool will be able to do much with them.

    I have not looked at the new harvest moon game but the rune factory and earlier harvest moon titles with nothing that complex (common pointer types and shiftJIS in the Japanese releases for text and if I recall correctly uncompressed or BIOS compatible compression for images and looking on other systems mapping and game logic was nice enough as well) and it a good bet on these series that nothing much changed down at the code level.
     
  7. darkamy
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    darkamy Newbie

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    I just looked at it and it seems rune factory 3 is a little different than harvest moon.

    It only has a utility.bin file which taxahan can extract while harvest moon is stuffed with .bin and .all files.
     
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    I should have mentioned that- utility.bin (at least on the DS) is (in every rom I have pulled apart) the wifi/download play binary/file bundle/"rom" part and has never had anything to do with the game proper.

    As for what tahaxan (and the similar tools like crystaltile2 and Low Lines' The Console Tool) can extract it is a great little tool but I would not place too much stock in it- they are general purpose tools for pulling apart roms and if they have specs for a file type great. It is and this side of good AI always will be up to the hacker to figure things out.
     
  9. darkamy
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    awww k

    evil marvelous [​IMG]

    too bad i dont have any programmer experience

    but still thanks for your answer