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Postby Parlamenter » 2006-09-12, 16:41

Good news! [pac|exp]-file format is fully decrypted right now. All will be posted tomorrow. I'll go to leaning Java... Just tomorrow...
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Postby CHYROS » 2006-09-12, 23:53

Wow, that's just excellent!! Thanks!
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Postby Parlamenter » 2006-09-13, 10:11

I sent e-mail to admin with unpacker.
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P.S. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F7SN2RN0
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Postby Tanel K » 2006-09-13, 19:38

Does it do anything else besides unpacking wardata.pac into the menu graphics?
Grats BTW.
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Postby BERSERK3R » 2006-09-13, 22:17

Man this is great, thanks!

I managed to extract the menu's and Z loading screen where you see space and a big Z with different loading text languages.
But that is all unfortunately.

Parlementer any idea about the ingame graphics like terrain, robotheads etc. instead of the menu's.

Do you have an idea where it's in?


EDIT: BTW, I cant seem to unpack Z.pac with your extracter.
So my guess is that there are the other craphics or in other pac files which cannot be extracted.
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Postby RavenTS » 2006-09-14, 00:10

What file-type are those extracted files, especially graphics and videos. I fear the BMBs used only "their" types, so you cant open them with usual proggrams like Irfanview or VLC-payer...
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Postby Parlamenter » 2006-09-14, 07:13

This unpacker is for unpacking ALL [pac|exp]-jmp2-files. Z95 has a little amount of files which called .exp but not in jmp2 format i.e. not packages.
You can unpack any or all [pac|exp]-jmp2-file this way:
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cd C:\Z (or C:\Z95)
for %i in (*.pac *.exp) do unpackit %i

LBM-files can be viewed by ACDsee for example.
Other format need reverseengineering.
Hey, programmers?
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Postby Parlamenter » 2006-09-14, 07:20

BERSERK3R wrote: EDIT: BTW, I cant seem to unpack Z.pac with your extracter.
Can you put it to megaupload and send me link as private message on the forum.
I havn't any Z.pac. Where did you get from?
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Postby Parlamenter » 2006-09-14, 07:36

Tanel K wrote:Does it do anything else besides unpacking wardata.pac into the menu graphics?
Grats BTW.
There is terrain graphics.
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Postby BERSERK3R » 2006-09-15, 00:50

Parlamenter wrote:
Tanel K wrote:Does it do anything else besides unpacking wardata.pac into the menu graphics?
Grats BTW.
There is terrain graphics.
Terrain graphics hm which file do I need to unpack cause I unpacked all pac files I could find (install folder and cdrom).

And about the Z.pac file I think it's located on the Root of the Z cd-rom.

Can you make a list of the files (pac, exp, etc) which can be extracted with the location and which files they contain?

Like this:

Z.pac (root cd) - menu's
Bla.pac (Z install folder) - terrain textures

or

Root cd -> Z.pac: terrain
Root cd -> bla.pac: menu's

etc etc
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Postby Parlamenter » 2006-09-15, 07:37

:rofl:
Wake up, man.

Can you upload CD-image to megaupload?
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Postby Zod » 2006-09-15, 13:36

Hi all,

Parlamenters unpacker is now available in ZZones Download section.

Best regards,
Zod
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Postby BERSERK3R » 2006-09-15, 19:28

Parlamenter wrote::rofl:
Wake up, man.

Can you upload CD-image to megaupload?
:rofl: You don't got a legal version, and you call yourself a Z fan :idiot:
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Postby Parlamenter » 2006-09-15, 21:27

BERSERK3R wrote:
Parlamenter wrote::rofl:
Wake up, man.

Can you upload CD-image to megaupload?
:rofl: You don't got a legal version, and you call yourself a Z fan :idiot:
I can't buy it in a shop. It don't distribute anymore. I don't want scratch my ass to find it somewhere. I've got a cd-copy and enjoy it sometimes. I make this tool just for fun to make some push to Z?s community.
I need not you copy of cd to play. I think to get some new data to explore.
Now I play in Perimeter. It?s cool.
Z... is just the best RTS in the past. It hasn't so good community like X-COM for example.
Now you must make decision: sleep in a bed with your legal version or attach to community and make Z a little better. :twisted:
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Postby nuFFi » 2006-09-20, 02:44

wow, great work parlamenter! too bad that the sprites aren't in such an pac-archive. the GSPRITES.RSC seems to be encrypted.

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