View Full Version : How to extract from DAT files

21-07-2003, 07:48 PM
Hi ya all.
Installed a game. While info was being extracted from the DAT file, with the CRC check ok next to it, I noticed the first 10 or so files had 0% next to them. Now the sound doesnt work although the game goes ok. It says No Audio Hardware. The first time I ran the game, it didnt detect hardware like a lot do.

Question: Can I open that DAT file in any way to manually extract the info that failed.


21-07-2003, 11:43 PM
Unlikely most Dat files are hard to understand.

23-07-2003, 01:57 PM
Open up in Wordpad. Should be enough although the formatting & encoding can be pretty impossible to decypher, most of our work data is in DAT's created via likes of JADE & JS. Worth a shot..

Graham L
23-07-2003, 02:25 PM
Probably not worth trying. :D It's almost certainly compressed. Unless you know what compression method, and any keys used, it is likely to be a major "opportunity".