Weird file format

Gallstaff

Member
I just got resident evil for saturn (finally!) off an ftp but it came in a weird format. It wasn't rared but i downloded one file called track 1.zip_new , one called resident evil.sfv which is just the sfv file. Then i got one zip called track1.zip but there's nothing in there and another one called track2.zip and in that one there's just a lilttle 3 second mp3 saying RESIDENT EVIL you know in the beginning of the game. So should i change the name of track1.zip_new to track1.zip to see if it can be opened cause right now it's that little piece of paper icon with shapes on it meaning windows doesn't know what to do with it.
 

Gallstaff

Member
well i just did andit just turns the icon into a rar icon with a .zip extension and it says unknown or corrupt file format. Any other, useful suggestions?

EDIT: nevermind i just changed it to iso and for some reason it works now.
 

antime

Extra Hard Mid Boss
Look at the start of the file with a binary file viewer. All formats carry some sort of signature.
 

Taelon

Member
I just open unknown files with Wordpad.


Bad idea though if the file is very big...it'll make Wordpad slow to a crawl and eventually freeze up.

NoteTab Light, on the other hand....nifty program. Can't remember the homepage right now...
 

Taelon

Member
Text.

More precisely, some kind of tell-tale sign right at the beginning of the file that identifies its type (and contents).
 

MasterAkumaMatata

Staff member
Header of a MODE1/2048 mixed mode BIN image of a Saturn disc shown with a hex editor. Notice it starts with readable text that SatConv shows you?



Header info of above BIN image shown with SatConv.



Cue sheet for the mixde mode BIN image above.



Header of RAR file shown with a hex editor containing BIN+CUE files from above. Notice it starts with Rar?



Header of ZIP file shown with a hex editor containing BIN+CUE files from above. Notice it starts with PK?

 
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