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We'll try and maintain a list of useful files and apps for looking at the files and structure in bfbc2

FBRB ARCHIVES

QuickBMS for extracting files form .fbrb archives http://aluigi.org/papers.htm#quickbms

BMS file to use in QuickBMS: http://aluigi.org/papers/bms/fbrb.bms

RES FILES

.res files contain most game assets: Textures, Meshes, Sounds, Movies, Menus etc

Some .res files contain BIG files, which are themselves archives.

Textures / Images

Remdul's FrostyBits Texture Converter: The original RES texture converter. http://home.planet.nl/~buijs512/_temp/fbTexConvert.zip

PiratePlunder's ResView: For browsing, previewing and converting RES textures and DBX code files. http://www.filefront.com/15609927/ResView1_3_0.zip

Movies

BINK Movie Player: For viewing .bik files. http://www.radgametools.com/down/Bink/RADTools.exe

BIG Archives

Dragon Unpacker: For unpacking BIG Archives http://sourceforge.net/projects/dragonunpacker/

DBX FILES

.dbx files are binary files containing an object's code. Can probably be simplest thought of as the old .con and .tweak files of BF2. Basically anything that was previously a text file in BF2 is now a dbx. Most game assets: models, sounds, music have corresponding dbx files. Animation trees, gamemodes and AI settings also are in dbx format.

Frankelstner's DBXReader: For viewing contents of DBX files. http://www.speedyshare.com/files/20979469/dbxreader.rar

UberWazuSoldier's DBX Parser: For viewing contents of DBX files. http://www.filefront.com/15562407/dbx_parser_0.1.zip

PiratePlunder's ResView: For browsing, previewing and converting RES textures and DBX code files. http://www.filefront.com/15609927/ResView1_3_0.zip

Edited by PiratePlunder

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I can't get it to work, it says "wrong texture file format" whereas Remdul's converter does just fine with the same file.

Please try this new version with thous files

res2dds2png.exe

And you may try fbrb unpacker

unfbrb.exe

it's may to unpack files with mask and recursively

if you run this command in game folder, it unpack ALL files to folder named "root"

unfbrb.exe -r -d1000 -o root *.fbrb

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Can someone please re-upload the files in this thread?

Want:

PiratePlunder's ResView (and source code)

Frankelstner's DBXReader

UberWazuSoldier's DBX Parser

Remdul's FrostyBits Texture Converter

fbrbUnpack

Edited by Agret

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Can someone please re-upload the files in this thread?

Want:

PiratePlunder's ResView (and source code)

Frankelstner's DBXReader

UberWazuSoldier's DBX Parser

Remdul's FrostyBits Texture Converter

fbrbUnpack

Just for clarity (not really directed at you as you seem to have found your way around), everything dbx can be found here: http://www.bfeditor.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15517&view=findpost&p=105032

The other versions just aren't as complete as the one above. Also I will try to tidy and improve the code a bit in the next few days as there is interest again. The same thread also has a tool to pack files into fbrb. To extract fbrb files refer to the first two links in this thread.

So that's it for both fbrb and dbx.

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Please try this new version with thous files

res2dds2png.exe

And you may try fbrb unpacker

unfbrb.exe

it's may to unpack files with mask and recursively

if you run this command in game folder, it unpack ALL files to folder named "root"

unfbrb.exe -r -d1000 -o root *.fbrb

Can someone check if this guy's files are clean of things?

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that link is also dead, and there are many other dead links on here for most of the tools. There are no logner any dbx file viewers or Res image converters, so if anyone has them can they please upload to a long term site like gamefront, filefront, or other less volatile hosting site?

Try this one

http://www.mediafire.com/download/mgp1vf94mz4ldj8/fbTexConvert.rar

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