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Long time, no see, friends!
So with the release of the MS2 client, I downloaded it and started looking at the files. I will be posting here any and all updates that I get regarding these files as well as my unpacking endeavors.
So far I've got almost the entire format figured out. It's very simple, and I like it simple. Approximately 70% of the files are encrypted. However, the encryption looks to be a simple cipher that I might be able to crack. I'm still analyzing this, but it will take some time. At least the files that are encrypted have an "encrypted" flag set on it so I can skip over them. Perhaps the more frustrating thing is that the client is packed with Themida meaning I won't be able to get much from it.
So right now here's what I have:
- Some map images (backgrounds, parallax mapping, minimaps)
- NPC images
- UI elements
- Some formulas
- Interesting Excel files
- Animations (stored in GameBryo nif format)
There's probably a lot more. I just don't have a mass unpacker like I do for Maplestory 1. The Maplestory 2 formatted files are completely different, and MS1 unpackers are definitely not compatible with MS2.
Currently sound is packed in a different sort of archive and it will take a while for me to figure out. I'm deprioritizing it because right now all of the interesting stuff (XML files) are the encrypted files, and it's the encrypted files that interest me.
I have to leave for work in about 45 minutes, so I'll post all I can before then. Allow me to save some posts and I'll get to uploading.
As a preliminary sort of thing, if you want to see the images I'll be dumping, please download a DDS viewer. I found this one to be very basic but sufficient.