Animal Crossing (GCN) JaiSeq by aerorime at 2:03 AM EDT on June 6, 2024
Hey so I was looking into trying to make a rip of Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, but I'm stuck trying to figure out how to extract the Jai Sequence files from this file called audiorom.img.

I figured out that audiorom.img contains a bunch of these sequences from the beginning of the file to 0xAA82F, but I cannot confirm whether those sequences are bms or not, because I could not find a header anywhere in audiorom.img or in any of the other files. I tried testing a few of the sequences with BMS_DEC to see if I could output a midi from any of them, but the tool did not output anything with these sequences, so I do not know anything about them.

In main.dol for the game, I found out that the samples are located in a JaiSeq file called "" somewhere in the game. Simlarly, I found the .aw file in audiorom.img from offset 0x137380 to the very end of the file. I extracted it and played it raw through audacity (~0.20 times the speed at 44100hz), and can almost clearly hear the instruments despite the static (it still needs to be decoded).

Now I'm guessing that there's supposed to be an initializer file (i.e. JaiInit.aaf) for playing the sequences or ripping the singular sound bank, because I've used tools like GCTools and JaiSeqX for other JaiSeq games like Pikmin or Wind Waker. However the only thing I found between 0xAA820 and 0x13737F of audiorom.img was this weird section that starts with "== MML PASS CHECK ==" followed by something I cannot read (I'm guessing the Jai stuff starts around 0xCF700, but I do not know since it's still kinda formatted in a crazy way).

Is there anyone who's an expert on JaiSeq stuff that can look into audiorom.img? I did not find any documentation relating to bms sequences in Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, but I wanted to look in a few places around the fourm before staring a thread here:

Let me know if you need me to upload any of the files. I'm new around here and do not know the best method to upload any of the files in question!

edited 7:14 PM EDT June 6, 2024
So it does not use JaiSeq by aerorime at 4:40 PM EDT on June 18, 2024
So I was trying out more tools to rip the music from Animal Crossing, and I unfortunately found out that it does not use JaiSeq. is not in audiorom.img. It's embedded in main.dol along with an unnamed .bx file. I figured this out when I was comparing the IBNK portion of the .bx file with pikiseq.bx from Pikmin 1. After using IBNKTool and WSYSTool from the JamTool website created by XAYRGA, I found and extracted the two wavs that play on boot.

All the sequences in audiorom.img are n64 sequences. I used the standalone version of seq64 (version 2.3.2), to extract some of the sequences (I was able to extract 237 of them, but idk if that's all of them yet...) Other than the sequences being n64 sequences, I have not been able to figure out what to do with the unknown waveforms containing all the samples in the game, and still cannot make out the stuff between the sequences and the waveforms.

Since Animal Crossing does not use JaiSeq outside of just the boot, I'm going to stop there for now. I do not know anything about anything about the "== MML PASS CHECK ==" part of audiorom.img other than that it probably has to do with foresta.rel interacting with the file. I booted the game up on Dolphin out of curiosity to see if I could trace where the music and sounds were being played through the logs, but only found a section of hexadecimals in foresta.rel that I cannot make out. Hopefully whoever is doing the decomp on the game can figure out how to "emulate" the music and sounds that are being played in-game assuming that the sound system used for this port is custom-made.

JaiSeq extracts
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