Iam looking for a tool to extract the game DB files.
Anyone know what you can use to do this ?
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
Download that tool, then make a "gamedata" folder in your main stalker folder and then run the exe, select each .db file and extract to the new "gamedata" folder.
GF Pwns Me!
30th March 2007
make sure you have lots of HD space :)
Slightly cooler than a n00b
29th March 2007
Here's some basic information (based on a 1.0001 patched game) on what is in each db file, so you only have to extract files from the ones you want to edit:
DB0: directories: ai, anims, config, levels
files: game.graph, gamemtl.xr, lanims.xr, particles.xr, resource, senvironment.xr, shaders.xr, shaders_xrlc.xr, stalkergame
DB1: Directories: levels
DB2: Directories: levels
DB3: Directories: levels
DB4: Directories: levels, meshes, scripts, shaders, sounds
DB5: Directories: sounds, textures
DB6: Directories: textures
DB7: Directories: textures
DB8: Directories: spawns, textures
DB9: Directories: config, meshes, sounds
DBA: Directories: config, scripts, shaders, spawns
Files: game.graph, gamemtl.xr, lanims.xr, particles.xr, resource, senvironment.xr, shaders.xr, shaders_xrlc.xr, stalkergame
DBB: Directories: config, scripts, spawns, textures
Important Note: After extracting each DB file into a separate directory to figure this out there are some obvious file duplicates. I'm guessing that the later DB files (in the order I've listed them) have priority so those files should overwrite any "older ones". In other words if you extract the files into a single "gamedata" directory do so in this order, unless someone says otherwise.
If anyone finds any interesting stuff in these files post them in here. For instance in the sounds/music/save directory there are 4 tracks from some Russian rap band? I haven't heard in game. They also all seem to be the same song.
Anyone have a link to a good codec or program for listening to the sound files? They are mostly in OOG format but some are things like SFAPO and SFK files? I downloaded one OOG codec that allows you to play the files in windows media player but it doesn't register half the files.
That might help you a little if you don't like rapidshare.
The Internet ends at GF
26th April 2006
An easy way to play ogg music files, is to rename the extension from .ogg to .mp3. For example, change guitar_5.oggto guitar_5.mp3 and it should play.
Post Man Phat
12th June 2008
Hi, just curios...I want to change the guitar music played by npc's. So what i would want to do is download that tool thingy, extract the desired .db file (the guitar music) into gamedata folder and then just replace them with my own into the gamedata folder?
So where are the .db files located? I would assume in the Stalker root folder? (i'm not on the PC where it's installed so can't check it yet) So i just use the tool to extract the .db file? Which db file do i extract for the guitar music?
And when replaced do i just leave it in the gamedata folder or does it somehow have to be packed back into the original DB file?
Oblivion Lost supplier
25th March 2008
Polybius87;4383039Hi, just curios...I want to change the guitar music played by npc's. So what i would want to do is download that tool thingy, extract the desired .db file (the guitar music) into gamedata folder and then just replace them with my own into the gamedata folder?[/quote] Yes. You don't even have to extract the files, if you want to use your own. But since the audio directory structure is rather complicated, it might be better to extract the files and folders first.
Polybius87;4383039 So where are the .db files located? I would assume in the Stalker root folder? [/quote] Your assumptions are right.
[quote=Polybius87;4383039] Which db file do i extract for the guitar music?
Search for Stalker yellow pages and use them to find out.
[quote=Polybius87;4383039] And when replaced do i just leave it in the gamedata folder or does it somehow have to be packed back into the original DB file?
No re-packing necessary/possible.
Make sure you extract the DB files in order. From 1 to 9, then after that, A to C. So you should extract them like this: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c
I'm too cool to Post
22nd November 2000
I tried that unpacker (from rapidshare) and it didn't work. I put the english exe in the game (clear sky) directory and opened it. I then pointed it to the resources folder and chose "resources.db0". I then pointed it to the gamedata folder I created to extract to. I then got an error message saying "file not supported".