The GSB2 Pak Exporter Utility


#1

Ok, here is a simple command line tool that you can use to export GSBs pak files to get at the internal.s
Just drag and drop a pak file onto this programs icon (its a command line tool) and it will extract the whole thing…


Download link:
http://www.gratuitousspacebattles2.com/downloads/PakExporter.exe

Let me know if you have any problems with it!


#2

I get the error “cannot start because d3dx9_41 dll missing” upon launching.

DIrectx is fully updated and the dll is definitely present in the system32 folder.

any advice?


#3

This tool for pak export does not function with the Mac version of the game. How soon may we expect one that does?


#4

hmmm. That DLL is in the games main folder (with the exe). Does copying it to the same folder as the exporter fix it?


#5

Balls…good point. I shall have to investigate this…


#6

Please take note that a Mac version of the pak exporter (the current quick version here, as well as the fully-featured version to follow it) is going to need to accommodate Mac users across a wide expanse of operating systems as well as hardware.

This ranges from the 32-bit 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, to 64-bit Lion (post-10.7.5), and fully 64-bit operating systems Mountain Lion 10.8, Mavericks 10.9, and Yosemite 10.10. (And God-only-knows what new iteration of OS X that Apple chooses to release later this year.) Whoever is porting this pak program from Windows to Mac (or writing one as a 100% Mac-native utility?) should be mindful of this. Thank you!