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Hi, everyone! I have been visiting this site as a guest for so long. I have always been interested in F-22 TAW, and recently I rediscovered it. I was wondering if someone still has got Krusade's Extractors for TAW's .dat files, mentioned here: https://taw.fandom.com/wiki/ADF/TAW_Architecture_and_Modding. I have been doing some modding to the original TAW 2.30, and I would like to investigate the original F-22 ADF and RSO files. I have already installed F-22 ADF + RSO on a virtual machine, and I have the .dat files ready to be extracted. 

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Here's Krusade's extractor for the English version:

https://app.box.com/s/al47krcbsubsy59or8ih4cjvxqhnqak5

...although I doubt it will work with ADF.

 

I have Python scripts that can extract TAW's .dat file, or at least could in 2013. Moving from 32bit Python2 to 64bit Python3 seems to have made them inoperable.

It shouldn't be too difficult to get them working again and for ADF as well.

 

 

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Thank you very much, mikew! I'll test it with ADF too. I know that Krusade extracted ADF missions, so it should work with ADF's .dat files as well, I think. Looking forward to the Python scripts!

 

EDIT: indeed, it works with TAW only; basically it uses the .dat executable (renamed to .core extension) and a .txt file containing a list of files to extract (almost) everything accordingly. It seems your Python scripts will be useful for the matter. If you still have the originals in Python2, I might try them to see if they work. I'll have to install Python 2 though, I have 3 installed.

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It's not just Python2->Python3. There were some other changes needed to make the code more flexible to handle ADF.

 

Well, here you go:

https://app.box.com/s/aq3uxsiq8vccvnqts72wfarn2potvbsj

Unzip to an empty folder and follow the instructions in ReadMe.txt.

 

The file 'raw_names_list.txt' contain all the names we know about for TAW. Most of these will be common with ADF, but things like the RSO mission names are unlikely to be there. They may already be extracted as part of the TAW2.30 file package though.

 

Good luck!

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5 hours ago, mikew said:

The file 'raw_names_list.txt' contain all the names we know about for TAW. Most of these will be common with ADF, but things like the RSO mission names are unlikely to be there. They may already be extracted as part of the TAW2.30 file package though.

 

Good luck!

 

That was quick! Thank you very much for the steadfast help, very kind of you!

RSO missions have all been extracted already and are included in TAW 2.30; a few ADF training missions are out though, so I hope to get those extracted for use in TAW. I also wonder if we'll ever be able to hack the F22.dat executable of TAW, so that the Tour and Arcade modes from ADF could be "reactivated": https://taw.fandom.com/wiki/Category:.taw_Menu_Files

Those .dat executables cannot be extracted, but there should be a way to find similarities and what not with ADF's F22.dat via hex editing, I guess.

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@mikew Thank you so much, the Python scripts work flawlessly. I had to update the raw_names_list.txt to get those ADF and RSO missions extracted. Here's the updated package, in case you might need it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/slf9tl2f35hktx7/adftaw_dat_extract_py3_7.zip?dl=0

More than 500 files are still without name from TAW, and more than 1,000 from ADF. But I got what I needed for the moment.

I discovered some unused things, and I also extracted the quick combat mission from ADF. I wonder if it can work in TAW as it is, since it was used for ADF's arcade mode. I'll surely do some testing.

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