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#1 Surma

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:28 PM

I want to be able to access some different files, just for the sake of curiosity, this specific being .cvr files, used in a game. All my ordinary spying around, notepad and google gave no results. Any recommendations for a good site containing that sort of stuff? It looks a bit weird, like loads of other stuff found in files with notepad and the word hex editor pops up in my mind for some reason. I know what a hex editor is, so how do i find one?
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:25 PM

I'm not too sure on the boards policy for posting links so I will remove this is if a mod asks...
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Hex+editor+windows+free
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:51 PM

No, the link is fine: Hex Editors are not evil!

As far as I can tell, .cvr files are used in some fax programs... but you say they're in a game? Try Googling for the name of the game followed by something like, ".cvr file viewer"

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 05:54 AM

yeah, i realised that i had google about 10 seconds after i posted...
I found one, it seemed nice. The contents was utter jibberish.
Is it so that hex editors reads 16 bits at a time and interprets that as one symbol? if so maybe one symbol is represented by 8 bits. It is 16 bit graphics and old, like in the 5-8 yo class.

Edit: Ya know what, i tried googoleing the name of the game, and what pops up?

"Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, FIRAXIS' second title, was released in February 1999."
Its that old... And it has an expansion pack and patches. I really have to use google more often.

Edit2: Well, wada ya know, the .cvr files contain the animations!
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8709176
"From my understanding, CVR files contain animation of 3D pixels, with the geometry positions and animations, etc of each pixel."

Edited by Surma, 23 December 2009 - 06:10 AM.

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