Hello there .o/
I'm looking for a program which does the following :
- can run on both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows
- lets the user specify several binary patterns and associated file extensions (either within the program's interface or via a simple editable text configuration file), a source file to "scan", and a destination folder
- looks for the binary patterns in the source file to "cut" it into new files: each output file being a slice of the "source" file, starting where a matching pattern was found. The extension for each slice should be the one the user associated to the corresponding binary pattern.
The main point of the thing is to easily "extract" some files which are actually uncompressed concatenated binary resources such as pictures or sounds, which quite a few video games use, based on their file format headers.
The good news is it actually already exists as free and open source software — see http://trollz1.free.fr/?p=deconcat
— however :
- I've had it fail to work unexpectedly several times, so I guess a more stable version would be a great improvement ^^'
- it would also be nice if it didn't have that 4 GB file limitation
- it could be much more user friendly as it's console driven (I guess a GUI would help)
I've also found a while ago a program named ripper5 which seems to do a similar job but it was made for DOS and, as such, can't run natively on 64 bit Windows.
Can someone please either have a look at deconcat to make it work better, or make a new similar program (the choice is yours ^^) ?
I would be very grateful :}