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Hacking and Art => Vietcong 1 & 2 => Topic started by: jazznas on January 10, 2004, 06:41:13 pm

Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: jazznas on January 10, 2004, 06:41:13 pm
Before you read this, I will just say that I claim absolutely no credit for figuring out how to extract the .cbf files.
I read through tintin's tutorial on how to extract the demo .cbf files, then I applied what uplink said about extracting the retail files,
and I wrote a tutorial on how to do it. Enjoy!


I am using UltraEdit v10.00 for my hex editing, and v1.30 of Vietcong.

Notes:
Do not bother with creating a file in your temp directory.
You can only extract one .cbf file at a time.
You do *not* need the file disk01.cbf.

If you are trying to extract every .cbf file, the order to do it in is (I think!) vietcong_eu_01.cbf,
 vietcong_eu_02.cbf, vietcong_eu_dub.cbf, vietcong_eu_gsp.cbf, vietcong_eu_xtl.cbf, vietcong_101.cbf,
 vietcong_120.cbf(May not be there), vietcong_130.cbf.

Make a new installation of Vietcong. To keep your old copy, first rename your old vietcong folder to something else
(example: eoawjf). Then stick in the Vietcong CD#1, and click on 'uninstall' in the autorun. Uninstall the game,
 it will say its been uninstalled but it actually hasn't. Now you can run the autorun again, and install a new copy of Vietcong.

Patch your new install to v1.6

Create a new folder off your drive (ie: C:\bleh, not C:\moo\bleh).

Copy the files setup.exe, setup.bin and setup.cbf to the new folder.

Browse to your new installation of Vietcong, and copy the .cbf file that you want extracted to the other folder.

Open up the hex editor. Open up the setup.bin file. Goto Search > Find.
 In the dialog box that comes up, type in 'disk' into the first text box, and check the 'Find ASCII' box.
Click 'Find Next'. Then hit F3 3 times, on the right it should have the word 'disk' highlighted. Before the word disk,
there should be two sets of %s%02d (%s%02d..%s%02d.%s...disk...cbf.Arial). Make sure you have Read Only off (Search > Read Only).
Find the first %s%02d on the right. Select the first % sign. Now on the left, there should be a '25' highlighted. Start replacing
them with 00's. you should end up with '........%s%02d.%s...disk...cbf.Arial'. Save the file and close UltraEdit.

Browse to your Temp folder (Win2k/XP users: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp
(Local Settings folder might be hidden)). Empty your Temp folder of everything. This is not vital. When extracting the .cbf's,
it copies everything from your Temp folder into your Vietcong folder, so it just stops your Vietcong folder from getting cluttered up.

Now you are ready to start extracting!

Browse to the folder you created earlier, and run 'setup.exe'.
When you run setup.exe, it might only give you the options to 'Play' or 'Uninstall'.
If this is the case, go back to step 1, to trick it into thinking you want to install a new copy (don't actually install it!).
Click on 'Install', and go through the options, *deselecting* 'Install icons to desktop/start menu', and 'Install Gamespy'.
The game will say it is ready to install. Click next. Immediately, it will give you quite a few weird errors like '~WMP.TMP'.
Click cancel to them all. After about 5 of these, it will start to extract the .cbf file. After a while,
it will give you a few more of the wierd errors. It will then stop extracting, and say
'The following error occured during installation:' (no error is given). Hit ctrl+alt+del, bring up the task manager,
and end the program through that. Do NOT just click cancel, because it will delete all the extracted files.

And it's extracted! Browse to your Vietcong folder (wherever you chose to install to),
and you have one fully extracted .cbf file  Repeat these steps for other .cbf files.


Enjoy 
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 12:08:36 am
i think i did everything correct, bot it gives me this :S

(http://www.members.lycos.nl/databag/upload/catscreens_27.JPG)
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: [TKC]thejoker on September 19, 2004, 12:25:55 am
did you rename the cbf to disk01 ???
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 12:48:57 am
no bot i will thanks
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 12:58:03 am
damn it still asks the disk1 :S  (renamed it to disk01.cbf didnt work, and tryed just disk01, still nofting...)
i have tester everything, it wont work :S
i think i have changed the setup.bin wrong :S
i had little trouble with  that to..
renamed all %'s 25's to 00's on theas two sets..
here is an pic..
can u upload setup.bin  (edited one)

(http://www.members.lycos.nl/databag/upload/catscreens_29.JPG)
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: [TKC]thejoker on September 19, 2004, 01:55:28 am
message me ur msn or icq and i will send it to you
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 03:36:35 pm
something very messi!!!
if i use right edited setup.bin it gives some fatal error. -cannot load installer data file not found- sysdet.tga
not if i got that file from my other vietcong (its in ../vietcong/dev/editor/sysdet.tga
bot now i poutted that file in bleh folder, now it gives this: cannot load installer datafile (sysdet.tga
bot with original setup.bin it installs the cbf file (i renamed it to disk01.cbf)
it installs to 50% and then askes for cd2...
bot ther where i commanded it to install it wont extract the cbf there :S
wtf!
temp is emty to.
maybe its caus this that i got xp pro Service Pack 2.
 :?  :?  :shock:  :(
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: [TKC]thejoker on September 19, 2004, 05:05:12 pm
maybe, because service pack 2 suposedly sucks major ass, lots of people computers are fucking up because of it
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 05:20:35 pm
oh well :(
bot is there other ways to extract??
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 05:33:49 pm
ok now i used tkc patcher, and patched setup.bin, now it shuld be ok, bot now it is just asking for cd1..
bot i renemed the cbf to that what it was needed..
andy advise?
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: hoax-ravenheckler on September 19, 2004, 06:13:39 pm
You are talking about the Retail, and now about the demo right ?
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 07:28:26 pm
no im only talking of retail :P
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: hoax-ravenheckler on September 19, 2004, 08:34:43 pm
lol i ment NOT about the demo lol  :P
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 19, 2004, 10:44:40 pm
lol
i added u to msn..
can u accept :P
so u can give me some advice abaut extracting:P
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 20, 2004, 08:38:18 pm
i figured something out, i tryed to install (extract) it with with original disk01.cbf
it still asks for disk01.cbf..
i think the mistake is in setup.bin....
i use the one whats in tkc patch :S:S:S:S
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: MAX on September 20, 2004, 08:44:56 pm
can someone please creat a pack wher's setup.bin, setup.exe, setup.cbf
EDITED
please
test them before..
i got many versions none voring :S
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: [TKC]faB.fiVe~ on February 04, 2005, 12:29:10 am
i can do it..
i can give u the patched setup.bin if u want
its ok when it asks for the cd but then it should begin extracting.. if it always asks for the cd then u patched it wrong..
btw: patch it yourself not with the tkc file!
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: Flyin Hawaiian on February 27, 2005, 06:32:17 am
little late hehe, but ill send you an extractor package of mine that has the files you need to extract the cbf's if you still need it, and i could help you with other questions about extracting, i have messed with it for many many hours!!
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: bekir1010 on July 13, 2005, 11:17:20 pm
PLEASE DO TURKISH  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: bekir1010 on July 14, 2005, 12:14:10 am
Quote from: bekir1010
PLEASE DO TURKISH  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(

PLEASE :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: [TKC] IC3M@N on July 14, 2005, 01:51:12 am
BEKIR !!! LOOK PLEASE A LITTLE BETTER!!!
You are from turkish (good)
Iam from belgium and others are from germany, usa, england, french or italian or other we are all from the same earth and what is the international langage?????? it is english not more....please when you would like read or write just of english please.....thanks (it is not easy for me but the langage for the forum is english, not french not turkish not others just english) it is the same for all, when you can not english that is a problem, when you can please   continuous of english thanks... :D
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: bekir1010 on July 14, 2005, 02:51:29 am
Quote from: ICEMANbe
BEKIR !!! LOOK PLEASE A LITTLE BETTER!!!
You are from turkish (good)
Iam from belgium and others are from germany, usa, england, french or italian or other we are all from the same earth and what is the international langage?????? it is english not more....please when you would like read or write just of english please.....thanks (it is not easy for me but the langage for the forum is english, not french not turkish not others just english) it is the same for all, when you can not english that is a problem, when you can please   continuous of english thanks... :D


(SHIT ENGLISH)  :evil:  :evil:  :evil: :roll: TANKS
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: ZOldDude on July 14, 2005, 04:59:14 am
bekir1010....I think you are the only person here that speaks this.

If you take the files that are here already to school perhaps some body can translate them.

After that perhaps you can send them to the sysop (Mullah) and he will add them to the d/l section so other people in Turkey may understand and we will give you credit for your work. :wink:

Z
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: bekir1010 on July 14, 2005, 01:13:59 pm
Quote from: ZOldDude
bekir1010....I think you are the only person here that speaks this.

If you take the files that are here already to school perhaps some body can translate them.

After that perhaps you can send them to the sysop (Mullah) and he will add them to the d/l section so other people in Turkey may understand and we will give you credit for your work. :wink:

Z
I WAIT FOR  :roll:

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Title: WOW
Post by: Rav3n on May 19, 2006, 06:05:15 pm
I just followed the guide and it worked perfectly NO ERRORS im doing 1.01 i used CBFEXT.exe before but it didnt extract properly CBF files vietcong_eu_01 was only 177MB

GOOD JOB  GUYS
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: noobhunter on July 10, 2006, 02:00:45 pm
im having a problem... it wont let me rename the vietcong folder because its write proof etc.. help plz
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: [TKC] IC3M@N on July 10, 2006, 03:41:32 pm
yeah lolllllllllll(sry)

first try to close your game than try to modyfi your file..... :roll:
Title: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: noobhunter on July 11, 2006, 10:36:22 am
Quote from: [TKC] IC3M@N
yeah lolllllllllll(sry)

first try to close your game than try to modyfi your file..... :roll:



the game was closed when i tryed it... still wudnt let me
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: stad on August 17, 2006, 02:18:54 am
what is the use of extracting the cbf ?
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: [TKC] IC3M@N on August 17, 2006, 03:01:51 am
what is the use of extracting the cbf ?

When you exctract the file from the cbf archive you can modify it
fore create some cheat.

im having a problem... it wont let me rename the vietcong folder because its write proof etc.. help plz

the game was closed when i tryed it... still wudnt let me

Maybe look when if you did not forget to close Total commander

Push with the right clic of your folder than go to propeties and look to attributes 
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: stad on August 17, 2006, 03:55:39 am
what is the use of extracting the cbf ?

When you exctract the file from the cbf archive you can modify it
fore create some cheat.

im having a problem... it wont let me rename the vietcong folder because its write proof etc.. help plz

the game was closed when i tryed it... still wudnt let me

Maybe look when if you did not forget to close Total commander

Push with the right clic of your folder than go to propeties and look to attributes 

Thank you

can you post some links to the tuts on this forum what to do next plz
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: stad on August 18, 2006, 01:09:05 am
"
Copy the files setup.exe, setup.bin and setup.cbf to the new folder. "

where are these files ? in the vc directory ? cause i only see setup.cbf inthere...
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: stad on August 18, 2006, 04:15:56 am
can someone plz answer the question above this post. i want to continiue but cant go on without a answer
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: ZOldDude on August 18, 2006, 04:24:39 am
can someone plz answer the question above this post. i want to continiue but cant go on without a answer

Re-read the how-to and then read the rest of the forums....do not forget to read the Public Dev section.

Learn to use the SEARCH button.
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: stad on August 18, 2006, 04:28:20 am
can someone plz answer the question above this post. i want to continiue but cant go on without a answer

Re-read the how-to and then read the rest of the forums....do not forget to read the Public Dev section.

Learn to use the SEARCH button.

where is the public dev section ?
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: ZOldDude on August 18, 2006, 04:48:22 am
can someone plz answer the question above this post. i want to continiue but cant go on without a answer

Re-read the how-to and then read the rest of the forums....do not forget to read the Public Dev section.

Learn to use the SEARCH button.

where is the public dev section ?

Mmmmm....
Seems when the new forum software was put in use the Elvs and Brownies forgot to retain it.

I left a message to the webmaster and his crew so perhaps they can still add it and the info it had from a saved backup (might be one on the TKC mini server).
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: stad on August 18, 2006, 05:46:30 am
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Browse to the folder you created earlier, and run 'setup.exe'.
When you run setup.exe, it might only give you the options to 'Play' or 'Uninstall'.
If this is the case, go back to step 1, to trick it into thinking you want to install a new copy (don't actually install it!).
Click on 'Install', and go through the options, *deselecting* 'Install icons to desktop/start menu', and 'Install Gamespy'.
The game will say it is ready to install. Click next. Immediately, it will give you quite a few weird errors like '~WMP.TMP'.



when i do this and hit the next button i dont get the errors.. i asks me for vietcong cd1 ???
what to do now ?
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: Oynky on August 18, 2006, 02:24:38 pm
Sorry to say but this is the hard old vasion way. I did it, it sux at first time, but after its ok.
Anyway, there is an MUTCH easy erway.
the TC (TotalCommander) way.


U can just right click ur cbf and press extract... : |
Or u just right click an folder and press Pack... DOh
Doesnt that sounds easY t u?
use search and fill in Total commander, u will get loada info
I got one link for u already.

http://tkc-community.net/forum/index.php?topic=3062.0
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: stad on August 18, 2006, 02:53:10 pm
Sorry to say but this is the hard old vasion way. I did it, it sux at first time, but after its ok.
Anyway, there is an MUTCH easy erway.
the TC (TotalCommander) way.


U can just right click ur cbf and press extract... : |
Or u just right click an folder and press Pack... DOh
Doesnt that sounds easY t u?
use search and fill in Total commander, u will get loada info
I got one link for u already.

http://tkc-community.net/forum/index.php?topic=3062.0

it workt with total commander .. thanks allot
can someone now please help me with some tutorials on how to make easy hacks to practise a bit.
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: ZOldDude on August 20, 2006, 11:10:46 pm
@ stad:

Found the section (Public Dev/General Dev) that I thought was not included when the forum had the software change.

It was here the whole time but  I am not useing the templet I have for all this time so could not see it!

http://tkc-community.net/forum/index.php?board=14.0
Title: Re: Retail-Extraction: English, German,Swedish and Dutch verison
Post by: a2w on August 30, 2006, 05:55:11 pm
LoL  :lol:

Ummmm, im new to the retail full version, i have playing around with the demo too much.
 
It's working too well! When i extract the cbf files, i dont get any errors, but still the files are in my vc folder.

Just wanted to know, if this will effect me ? for better ot worser?

ty