WASSUP GUYS? :((
I made this thread for ultimate tools to get files from ps3 games.
The extensions we will use here are: XVAG, BIK, and PSARC.
- BIK and one of the most extension used for VIDEOS in PS3 games.
- XVAG is an extension for AUDIO(in other words: music) in many games.
- PSARC is also used in almost all Sony Computer Entertainment games, it's like a ZIP that contains many files.
NOTE: I don't take responsibility for any damage, although this is kinda harmless if you make backups for everything you use. I made these screenshots and this tutorial, but DIDN'T make any of these programs.
Download that contains all requirements(compatible with xp and above): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=57G7PJZ8
UPDATE (1/30/2012): Megaupload shut down, so uploaded to mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?24254kdo8jg3p0e
1- Extracting PSARC:
1- Extract the download to the desktop, it contains 1 file and 2 folders. Enter the PSARC folder, don't open PSARC.exe.
2- Get any PSARC from any game(using ftp or file manager...) and put it in the PSARC folder.
3- Drag the psarc file TO psarc.exe, and wait till it's extracted!
For an example, i took music.psarc from Uncharted 2, and it has the best music ever!
4- A new folder should be created. In that folder you have all extracted files from the psarc. If it is a music psarc, you might have XVAG files. I'll explain how to play them below.
2- Playing/Converting XVAG:
1- In the extracted folder, you have a Foobar2000 folder. Open it and install foobar2000.
2- After installing, don't open it. You see the plugins folder? You have to copy all the files IN it to the directory of foobar2000 in the components folder.
3- Now open FooBar2000.
4- Go to File>Add File and add the XVAG files that you want. They are not always in a PSARC. You can find them in the USRDIR folder of any game.
5- Click on play and listen!
6- To convert your favorite XVAG files, right-click on the file(in foobar2000) and click on Convert and it will be converted to WAV.
3- Playing/Converting BIK:
As a start, I can say that not all bik files can have audio when played. But still it's nice to watch them!
1- In the extracted folder, install RADtools.
2- Open RADtools.
3- Find your bik file and double click to play. For an example, I took the intro of inFamous.
4- To convert your files to AVI to watch using any video play, choose the bik and click on Convert a file.
5- To make YOUR OWN BIK, it's very simple, but it doesn't always work.
Click (in RADtools) on the video you want to convert, and click on Bink it!
6- Once it's created, replace it with the one in the game folder.
Thanks for reading and +rep!