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by kode54 at 9:58 PM EDT on April 27, 2017
@bnnm: Appears to be a Quick Macros compiled executable, too bad they didn't post the source code.
by AnonRunzes at 11:31 PM EDT on April 27, 2017
@kode54 - "too bad they didn't post the source code."
Well, unless one knows how to decompile that executable somehow, it seems like reverse-engineering the format from scratch(and I mean anything that uses an codec that vgmstream doesn`t cover, not just Croc 2 .ASF files) is the only solution.

If any of you were even capable of that, that is.

edited 11:32 PM EDT April 27, 2017
by kode54 at 11:56 PM EDT on April 27, 2017
It's an executable compiled from a scripting language, whose documentation even goes so far as to report not being able to decompile the scripts. Lots of people even use it for random lazy ass shit.
by AnonRunzes at 12:37 AM EDT on April 28, 2017
@kode54 - Yeah, so what? That`s why I said that reverse-engineering the audio format(and the codec with it if it doesn`t use an already-covered audio codec on vgmstream) from scratch - as in, not "borrowing" from any "source-code" files whatsoever - is the only solution.
by Ultrafighter at 4:17 AM EDT on April 28, 2017
@Bnnm - would you like to get all BGMs from those 2 VGs? For example in Terminator 3 a few tracks sound almost crystal clear but some other ones are played back with quite a bit of static. Maybe comparing the former to the latter can help you improve support of the codec (or MDS variant of DSP to be entirely correct)?
Goodbye!
by bnnm at 11:45 AM EDT on April 28, 2017
@Ultrafighter - sure, I could take a look. Similary sized files that sound roughly the same (like 2 variations of the same song/sfx) also help.
by Ultrafighter at 12:10 PM EDT on April 28, 2017
This is Mission Impossible & this is Terminator 3. The former has bonus SFX which I'd not normally call music (like whistling or belling) and the latter contains only BGM (there're pairs of tracks with the same play lengths so they may have roughly the same file sizes).
Cheers!

edited 12:11 PM EDT April 28, 2017
by kode54 at 10:12 PM EDT on April 28, 2017
Hi, in case you were wondering, I have not actually performed any reverse engineering for this project. My work consists entirely of melding together existing source code. I leave that IDA shit to the bored.
by bxaimc at 10:18 AM EDT on May 3, 2017
lol, aye that was more of hcs' and fastelbja's department back in the day.
by AnonRunzes at 10:32 AM EDT on May 3, 2017
@kode54 - "I leave that IDA shit to the bored."
Guess you`re not up to the challenge?

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