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Any good program to rip a game's files?
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by:MarcG
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I didn't hear about something like this for windows, anyway, there is no common standard how these files are packed to a game, for Diablo(II) there exist some programms to get the sounds, music and video etc out of the files but these won't work for any other programms (well maybe for other blizzard software but i'm not sure) Like this it should be for practically all games. sometimes the music is on cd-audio tracks and you can copy it from there or sometimes it is included as wave or in newer games even as mp3. so you can just copy it (you have to look throught the directories to find them).
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by:trailblazer
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No, the music is not on CD or MP3 format.
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by:MarcG
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what format is it in, or better do you know where it is stored ? what ending does the file have ?
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by:MadYugoslav
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Do you can describe little more your question.
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by:lyonst
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Hi,

Well a simple way of doing this is to play the game - connect the output soucke on your sound card ie where the speakeris connected to into the input/mic socket on you sound card and record away .... if you need to recoed a lot of sound then this is probably not a very efficient way to do it but it is quick and simple if you just need small pieces of sound.

Cheers,

T.
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by:zwox
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Sometimes game makers have a very dodgy way of disguising mp3s by just changing the extension.  If this is what has happened here, just change it back to mp3 and you should be able to play it like any other mp3.

Hope it helps!
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by:Porphyre
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One game, System Shock 2, had sound files (I can't recall if this included music) in wav format in an uncompressed zip file with a made-up extension.   If the game has just a few sound files, try Winzip.

Then again, one truely hopeless case would be system shock 1, which composed its musical scores each level from scattered bits of .midi files.   Someone was actually good enough to reconstruct them, though; I highly recommend the elevator music. :-)
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by:VanDamM
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Try use resource rippers (can rip gfx, sound & etc):
1. Resource Thief (can rip from exe files)
ftp://ftp.ware.ru/win/mycomputer/utility/ResThief.zip

2. Mega Ripper V4.95
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 rippes from demos / games 64 diff. filetypes
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FLT4, M.K., M!K!, 6CHN, 8CHN, OKTO, FLT8, RIFF
FORM, 16CH, PSM,  STM,  LBM,  S3M,  STM,  DMF
XM,   MTM,  PTM,  FAR,  ULT,  AMS,  FNK,  PLM
AMF,  MTR,  GDM,  RAD,  PAC,  DTM,  MED,  MID
CMF,  MUS,  PAT,  HMI,  HMP,  XMI,  GIF,  JPG
PCX,  IT,   AMD,  MDL,  SND,  U8,   RMI,  3DS
BMP,  FLI,  AMS,  FLC,  RIX,  WAV,  IFF,  VOC
and can extract WAV out of    MOV,  AVI,  WAD
and can detect/extract  LZ91,PKlite,Dlz  EXE
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I can send to you this program by e-mail...

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by:VanDamM
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I find last version Mega Ripper v5.0

The Easy Way To Search, Find & Extract Sounds, Pictures And Tons More
A Ripper is a program that let you extract different files out of Demos, Games or others so you can get all the MUS-midi files from Doom or all the MOD-files from the demo "Unreal".
supported formats :
Currently there are supportet 70 file formats with over 90 subformats!
? 3DS : GFX    : Autodesk 3D Studio Mesh file
? 8SX : SAMPLE : Amiga Sample file
? AIF : SAMPLE : IFF-Sample file                      
? ANM : GFX    : Deluxe Paint Animation file
? AMD : MIDI   : Adlib Tracker Module (packed,unpacked)
? AMF : MODULE : Otto Chron`s DSMI - format, used by Games/Demos, 5 versions
? AMF : MODULE : Asylum Module Format (only known from Crusader game ? )     ?
? AMS : MODULE : Extreme Tracker, Velvet Studio, v1.3 and v2.2 supported     ?
? AVI : SPECIAL: WAV- Extraction from AVI-Animation files                    ?
? AVI : GFX    : Movie file                                                  ?
? BMP : GFX    : Picture file... Windows BitMap (RLE,Unpacked supported)     ?
? CMF : MIDI   : Creative Labs MIDI file                                     ?
? D00 : MIDI   : Vibrants Adlib Song                                         ?
? DLZ : SPECIAL: with DIET packed data-file                                  ?
? DMF : MODULE : Delusion`s XTracker module format                           ?
? DSM : MODULE : Dynamic SoundStudio                                         ?
? DTM : MODULE : DigiTrecker Module                                          ?
? EXE : SPECIAL: executable ... packed or not                                ?
? FLI : GFX    : ADesk Animation .. 320x200                                  ?
? FLC : GFX    : ADesk Animation .. > 320x200                                ?
? FMC : MODULE : Faust Module                                                ?
? FNK : MODULE : FunkTrackers Module                                         ?
? FNT : GFX    : 8 Bit Text Font                                             ?
? GDM : MODULE : "Bells,Whistles and Sound Boards" internal module format    ?
? GIF : GFX    : versions 89a and 87a are supported                          ?
? HMP : MIDI   : Human Machines MIDI- file .. used by several games          ?
? HMI : MIDI   : Human Machines MIDI- file .. older version ???              ?
? IFF : Special: data-file ... may be picture, sound, (several subformats)   ?
? IT  : MODULE : Impulse Tracker Module                                      ?
? JPG : GFX    : Truecolor picture file                                      ?
? LBM : GFX    : Picture used by Deluxe Paint (2 Versions implemented)       ?
? MDL : MODULE : DigiTrakker 2.x/3.x Module                                  ?
? MED : MODULE : OctaMED Module ... Amiga                                    ?
? MID : MIDI   : MIDI-File ... support for format 1 and 0                    ?
? MM  : MODULE : Midas internal module format .. (only the s3m converted)    ?
? MOD : MODULE : used by many Trackers ... up to 32 channels                 ?
? MOV : SPECIAL: WAV- Extraction from MOV-Animation files                    ?
? MTM : MODULE : MultiTracker Module ...                                     ?
? MTR : MODULE : MasterTrackers Module                                       ?
? MUS : MIDI   : used by some games ... like the ID-series DOOM              ?
? PAC : MODULE : SBStudio 2.0 Module                                         ?
? PAT : SAMPLE : Gravis Ultrasound Patch File                                ?
? PCX : GFX    : Picture file by Z-Soft ... 2 versions implemented           ?
? PLM : MODULE : Disorder Tracker Module                                     ?
? PNP : GFX    : Portable Network Picture                                    ?
? PSM : MODULE : ProSound Studio Module ... used by Epic Games (2 Versions)  ?
? PTM : MODULE : PolyTracker Module                                          ?
? RAD : MIDI   : Real Adlib Tracker                                          ?
? RAW : GFX    : HSI RAW Picture                                             ?
? RIF : Special: data-file ... may be picture, sound, (several subformats)   ?
? RIX : GFX    : ColoRix picture file                                        ?
? RMI : MIDI   : MIDI file                                                   ?
? S3M : MODULE : ScreamTracker, versions 3.x are implemented                 ?
? SA2 : MIDI   : Adlib Music Module                                          ?
? SBK : SAMPLE : AWE32 Sample Bank                                           ?
? SND : SAMPLE : Sample file ... used by some Trackers                       ?
? SNG : MODULE : Faust Module, Adlib                                         ?
? STM : MODULE : Screamtracker, version 2.x                                  ?
? TGA : GFX    : Picture file ... unpacked... 3 versions implemented         ?
? TIF : GFX    : Picture file                                                ?
? ULT : MODULE : UltraTracker Module ...                                     ?
? UNI : MODULE : MiKMOD Internal Module (all 5 versions implemented)         ?
? VOC : SAMPLE : Creative Voice file                                         ?
? WAD : SPECIAL: WAV- Extraction from DOOM-WAD files                         ?
? WAV : SAMPLE : Windows sample file                                         ?
? XM  : MODULE : Fastracker 2.x Module                                       ?
? XMI : MIDI   : eXtended MIDI file ... 2 versions implemented               ?
? XMS : MIDI   : Madokan`s Adlib Tune                                        ?
?                                                          

supported Filelibraries :

? XLink 1.x : The Coexistance                                                ?
? EMF-Lib   : Electromotive                                                  ?
? FC-Lib    : Future Crew                                                    ?
? RT-Lib    : RealTech                                                       ?
? Evitan    : The Natives                                                    ?
? FLIB      : Psychic Links                                                  ?
? GOB       : Dark Forces                                                    ?
? DN3D      : Duke Nukem 3D (Just 2 min coding .. so i support this flib)    ?
? Quake     : Quake 3D (similar to DN3D just supported for fun :)            ?
? Beyond    : Beyond File Library                                            ?
? and some other subformats                                                  ?
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by:n_isenberg
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Use the program CDEX you can get it at download.com
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by:Sheallaidh
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Go here:- http://www.mpegx.com/audio.asp?dcat=AudioRecorder&detail=257 and download Total Recorder.

This program will not rip music from the file, but rather will record it as you play the game (no need for a microphone).

It is perfect for ripping music from DvDs and games without any technical knowledge or ripping know-how.

Remember though, to comply with copyright laws you can only use the music in your own home, for your own use.

With that said, happy ripping! =)
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