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#1 CD82

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 04:29 PM

hello all ive been doing some snooping around. i was playin forza an have my xbox modded. so i was looking thorugh some files. and noticed cars.cab. and also noticed there were cab files for eatch car in the game. in the directory of the game well ive got my self a copy of MultiEx. and also the CabExtract Release 2 by Angerwound (thank you Anger for taking the tiem to create this file).

i want to study on this type of thing for learning only

now ive used both to extract the files do you have to do stuff in both of thease files maybe?
car wditing an such

then there is repacking them the editied cab file im guessing using multiEx or? something else?

any help whould be great i want to learn this stuff to help provide the comunity with info an help others
id love to learn anything

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:02 AM

the cab file contains i think the car model and sound files and BS. Multi EX and Game Extracter striaght up blow so your on your own here man for repacking. learn the file format.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:07 AM

hey thanks for replying man!!

yes i have noticed it does suck i have been playing around with game extractor as well.


yeah ive been lookin some at the file format i guess people have been compling there own in c++ or?



#4 CD82

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:10 PM

well anyone else gonna reply??

what are people using to extract the files if peopel dont like multi ex an game extractor

#5 CD82

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:01 PM

are people coding there own pack and unpacking app for this or what??

any further info whould help and be grateful

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:37 PM

Well the specs are on xentax,
http://wiki.xentax.c..._MotorSport_CAB
-that should save you having to figure out the format from scratch.

To repack the files you will need to code your own app, unless someone here shares theirs (unlikely).
I recommend using Delphi if you are a programming newbie &/or you want a gui.
Otherwise check out C++Builder/Dev-Cpp/VC++.
You will need also to get zlib, for delphi you could use this:
http://www.dellapasqua.com/delphizlib/

I'm not sure if there are crc's/zlib version checks in the xbe for the cab files, there are for the ca2's.
If there are you will need to patch these (Not easy, unless you are good with assembly).
Of course if you don't want to use the modded files with the game you don't need to worry about that.

Have fun,

KM

Edited by ekszbox, 22 July 2007 - 11:40 PM.


#7 Kudoz

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE(ekszbox @ Jul 22 2007, 03:13 PM) View Post

Well the specs are on xentax,
http://wiki.xentax.c..._MotorSport_CAB
-that should save you having to figure out the format from scratch.

To repack the files you will need to code your own app, unless someone here shares theirs (unlikely).
I recommend using Delphi if you are a programming newbie &/or you want a gui.
Otherwise check out C++Builder/Dev-Cpp/VC++.
You will need also to get zlib, for delphi you could use this:
http://www.dellapasqua.com/delphizlib/

I'm not sure if there are crc's/zlib version checks in the xbe for the cab files, there are for the ca2's.
If there are you will need to patch these (Not easy, unless you are good with assembly).
Of course if you don't want to use the modded files with the game you don't need to worry about that.

Have fun,

KM

Note well what he has said here because i know that he knows what he's talkng about and he's dan good and unlike every1 else here that just talks he will give u advice and maybe some help along the way oh and ill also take a look at this stuff tongue.gif it shud be interesting lol.

Edited by Kudoz, 27 July 2007 - 10:02 PM.


#8 Kudoz

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:57 AM

HAHA i have taken a look at this and this might help with the app i have in mind. i was gonna try and make an app that allows you to edit the text about the engines and maybe even create your own it might take alot of work but ive got a the best programmer i know helping me out so we'll be successful i wont call his name he knows himself lol well ill keep you guys up to date on this app pop.gif it will be awesome biggrin.gif




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