Author: Kegetys
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 7.7.2010

Short description: Tools for Armed Assault and Arma 2
Date: 2010-07-07 15:18
Submitted by: Armaholic

Comments: (11)


Arma Tools

Based largely on file format information from BIS wiki, thanks
to everyone who contributed on those.

Extracts and creates PBO files. Run from windows explorer to
associate it with directories and PBO files, after which you
can extract PBO files by double clicking, and create PBO files
by right clicking a directory. Also can be used from console.
The PBO path prefix is saved to and read from a special file
called $PBOPREFIX$ in the directory.

"Decodes" raP encoded files, such as config.bin and rvmat files.
Run the exe from windows explorer and select the file(s) you want
to decode, or use from console.
unRap overwrites all files it needs without asking, so be
careful when working with original game files.

Experimental PAA format plugin for Adobe Photoshop.

SQS/SQF syntax highlighting for UltraEdit.

cpbo creates its shell integration using the following
registry keys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pbo\shell\Extract all
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pbo\shell\Extract PBO...
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\create PBO\
You can remove these keys with regedit to remove the explorer integration.

Association fix:
With Windows 7 there might be an issue with the association of CPBO which will prevent correct usage of this tool.
Tankbuster made a util to fix the associations, you can download it from here.

Credits & Thanks:
Based largely on file format information from BIS wiki, thanks
to everyone who contributed on those.

- fixed cpbo crash when extracting PBOs without header block

- fixed cpbo extraction issues with some PBOs

- cpbo now has an optional GUI for selecting files to extract:
right click a PBO and select 'Extract PBO...' to show the
dialog. (run the cpbo.exe first to create the registry association)
- PAAplug support for loading ArmA 2 LZO compressed PAA files
- Fix for FLAG tag saving (mipmap filtering)

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Cpbo,   Paaplug,   Unrap