Question about reverse engineer file format

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Arubaro, May 13, 2017.

  1. Arubaro
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    Arubaro Soulspace Guardian

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    Until now I've seen some file formats very similar (I don't remember the exact extension, they were files from Lord of Magna and Crimson Shroud), something like a magic word, a couple of integers about the size of the file, parts of the file, etc... a pointer table and then the data.

    I've been able to know some of these facts just by making simple operations, guessing and by luck, but I assume this is not the proper method, so I was wondering what kind of tests and things do you guys do to get this kind of info about an unknown file format.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Shadow#1

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    What's your end goal?
     
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    Arubaro Soulspace Guardian

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    It's curiosity.
    Just want to know what kind of steps people do to get info about a file format, nothing serious
     
  4. Shadow#1

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    Then reason u to continue