ZenHAX

Free Game Research Forum | Official QuickBMS support | twitter @zenhax | SSL HTTPS://zenhax.com
It is currently Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:19 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:54 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Posts: 6
Hi all

Complete newbie here so I apologise in advance if I make any mistakes or ask really dumb questions... :)

I'm attempting to rip the audio from this game but am not having any luck so far. I've tried using a piece of software called MFAUDIO but, from what I can tell, I need to enter exact settings for Frequency, Samples, Channels, Interleave + Offset - and it's a matter of guesswork as to what these settings are as they're different for every game... :shock:

Does anyone know if there's a giant list somewhere that has all these figures for each game? Or if there's another piece of software I could use that can make the task easier?

Thanks in advance


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:04 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Posts: 37
Use this QuickBMS script to extract the contents of the .ARK archives. The audio all seems to be in the .bd/.hd files, so you can use something like VGMTrans on those to get the proper audio.


Attachments:
ark.bms [1.11 KiB]
Downloaded 26 times

_________________
"You now stand on the cusp of two realities, about to leave all that you know behind. I have called many mortals here in ages past to call forth judgement and test the spirit in the hearts of men."
Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:33 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Posts: 6
Hi, thanks for the quick reply. Have managed to extract a stack of folders with tons of files in them, including .hd and .bd ones...

Am having a go at converting them with VGMTrans right now. I'm not really sure what I'm doing but, bear with... :)


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:18 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Posts: 6
Nope, I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Can someone help explain what I need to do in VGMTrans? I can open the .hd and .bd files in it and it's coming up with Sample Collections and Instrument Sets, but I can't see how you convert or export to a different format...


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:03 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Posts: 37
I couldn't get VGMTrans to work properly either, so I've done this script to extract them instead. It works on the few HD/BD files I've tested, so should work for any others. Use the HD file as the input for the script.


Attachments:
PS2_HD-BD.bms [1.59 KiB]
Downloaded 27 times

_________________
"You now stand on the cusp of two realities, about to leave all that you know behind. I have called many mortals here in ages past to call forth judgement and test the spirit in the hearts of men."
Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:22 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Posts: 6
Thanks! :)

Ok...... I've now extracted a huge number of .VAG files from the .HD files - and have converted a few to WAV files. But, they just sound like individual loops, beats, etc - not actual songs. Do I need to run them through something else to put the songs together or something?

(again, please forgive my ignorance, this isn't something I usually do...)


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:16 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Posts: 6
*Bump*

Still stuck on this, any further advice gratefully appreciated.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:07 am 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:23 am
Posts: 123
Maybe you can try ask around in HCS forum: https://hcs64.com/mboard/forum.php. Give them the sample files too don't forget (the BD and HD as well the MIDI files).


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:59 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Posts: 6
Will give it a go, thanks.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited