Paulus' CoDDump

This utility seems very useful, but to be honest, after reading through the ReadMe a couple times, I still can't understand why or how. :P...

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This utility seems very useful, but to be honest, after reading through the ReadMe a couple times, I still can't understand why or how. :P Sorry, PaulusT... Maybe somebody could explain in the comments!

UPDATE: PaulusT offered a great explanation of this utility:

Call of Duty 4 has new files called "fast files" (e.g. "ui.ff" ). They are encrypted/compressed in an unknown format. These "fast files" actually contain more files inside them and it is not possible to create most mods without access to these "inner files". The only way to get the "inner files" is to "dump"/save the files from memory once they have been loaded by CoD4. The files that are output include gamescript files, configuration files and others. In a sentence: CoDDump retrieves files (from within fastfiles) which allow the creation of mods (before the development tools are released).
Great work, PaulusT! :thumbsup: -xXezekielXx

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Readme
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== Paulus' CoDDump ==
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(for CoD4 v1.2)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591648780

This is an application to make Call of Duty 4 Mulitplayer "dump"
the contents of certain plain text files within *.ff files.

This may be unnecessary with the release of the Development Tools
but if some people know how to get the files, then I feel that
everyone should be given the ability to do it.

Usage:
Place "CoDDump.flt" into your "miles" folder, located in CoD's folder.
e.g.
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\miles\

Now run Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer. A message box will be displayed
if CoDDump loaded successfully.

Plain text files that are accessed within *.ff files will be "dumped",
meaning that if you need to get files associated with a certain level,
then you may need to load that level.

Files are output into a folder called "CoDDump", which will be created
wherever the game was run from (usually the CoD folder).

For troubleshooting, news, feedback and other applications/mods, please
visit the CoDDump facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591648780
and add him as a friend. You can post problems on the wall.

Note that CoDDump disables PunkBuster to prevent CoDDump being detected
as a "hack". It does this by hiding files whose paths' contain "/pb/" so
if your configuration involves a folder called "pb", CoDDump may prevent
it from working. Of course, your configuration will return to normal as
soon as you remove "CoDDump.flt" from the "miles" folder.

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