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FIFA 17 Modding Process & Resolving Files (Keep This Thread Clean)

Discussion in 'FIFA 17 Forum' started by Halilyc, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Halilyc

    Halilyc Senior Squad

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    Hi guys, I think FIFA17 News thread was mixed up with other news and questions. So, I created this topic for just modding process and file resolving.

    I wish all of us success on this modding "journey" ! :) We can do it again together (Y):clap:
     
  2. thebaddie

    thebaddie Fifa Baddie

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    Great idea.

    I was looking at .cat files, nothing really accurate btw

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  3. Halilyc

    Halilyc Senior Squad

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    Good work bro, I dont have any knowledge on hex editing but I hope this work be usefull for other guys (Arianos,Ariel,Shaw,şido e.t.c)
     
  4. SlimOntario2033

    SlimOntario2033 Senior Squad

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    If someone is interessted in decompressing files, just write me a pm. I'll add you in our discord where grey and other guys trying to decompress and find the algorithmus. Like I said... he decompressed a ebx file but we need to find out the algorithmus of compression....

    I'll share results here for sure!
     
  5. Halilyc

    Halilyc Senior Squad

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    We`re waiting good news from you and other guys bro. If I can, I want to help you too
     
  6. thebaddie

    thebaddie Fifa Baddie

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    And about easter eggs and hilarious things (thanks to GreyDynamics working hard)

    // // User and buttons
    // SWITCHING_LEVEL=0.5f
    // // 0: (DEFAULT)
    // // 1: Less assisted
    // // 2: FIFA06 level
    // // 3: Normal(default)
    // // 4: WE(PES) level
    // // 5: Most assisted

    that WE(PES) level :D
     
  7. regularcat

    regularcat Manager Moderator

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    Keep the bullshit out of this thread, if your post has no useful information we don't need to see it in this thread, use the FIFA 17 News thread.
     
  8. Centre

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    Probably better here.
     
  9. regularcat

    regularcat Manager Moderator

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    The issue with that post is it is using Frostbite 2 and FIFA is running on a newer more adapted Frostbite engine, 3 or 4 most likely.
     
  10. Damien

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    Some updates from Rinaldo after he emailed me today and shared the following discoveries:

    - He got the source code for the new frostbite file system from a Battlefied modding website and succesfully converted it in C# for his tools.

    - After this conversion he is now able to read the .toc, .sb and .cat files (with a few minor bugs) which are similar to the old .bh files.

    - He is currently working to figure out the .cas files which contains all the data of the game like textures, 3d models, etc.

    - If he manages to read the .cas files he will need to see if the file structure is the same as FIFA 16 or different and afterwards figure out how to mod it.

    Overall he is pretty optimistic and said he will share his sources in order to view the files as soon as he finish his research on the new engine system.
     
  11. regularcat

    regularcat Manager Moderator

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    I can tell you now the structure has changed and the layouts from root are now different.
     
  12. SlimOntario2033

    SlimOntario2033 Senior Squad

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    Could you tell him please: a group of modders from FIFA (ariel will join soon, arianos, thebaddie,fifaccitiu and some members of fifamods are already in there), the creator (and I'm sure the owner of the scripts rinaldo used) of Frostbite Editor 3 -> GreyDynamics and the owner of DAI Tools (Dragon Age, Frostbite modder too) are in there and are just on the cat/cas files... Grey got a dump of datas too! there you can see the filestructure:

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    We are chatting, sharing and these stuff via discord (a free website where you only have to enter your username) :ewan:
    Feel free to everyone to join. Link via PM because we don't want spam there..
     
  13. benqbiggis

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    how discord works ? plz provide me the link
     
  14. thebaddie

    thebaddie Fifa Baddie

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    The biggest issue is that .cas files (the ones containing the data) appear to be compressed and the algorithm is a custom version of what they used for bf or dragon age

    so basically the flow is:

    toc -> sb -> cat -> cas

    and it's not that difficult to move through this files (btw we didn't found an index for the correct cat in the sb so you have to search in every cat while you find the correct one)
     
  15. Fidel Gameplay

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    Yes bro, you're right and I can confirm: g_frostbiteRelease="2015.4".

    I had no doubt, super Rinaldo!
     
  16. shawminator

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    Thought i would throw what ive been playing about with out there,
    similair idea to the explorer from fifa 16 but still in early tests for obvious reasons. as people have said the flow for ther screen below is:-
    layout.toc>contentlaunchsb.toc>contentlaunchsb.sb.

    then we should be able to fetch the specific file from the cat/cas rather than searching through them

    there is alot of info for each part, the one below is the champions cup adboard. not sure what will be usefull for us, with the amount of people working on this i hopefull its only a matter of time.

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  17. thebaddie

    thebaddie Fifa Baddie

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    @shawminator
    greg came back to discord i'm working on the same think but you are a step ahead of me

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  18. thebaddie

    thebaddie Fifa Baddie

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    Here's the list of files from the demo or at least what i'm able to read

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  19. SlimOntario2033

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    thanks to Niko130391 for the hint!

    The Squadfiles are still the same (now like in FIFA 13,14 and 15 with a better name like "Squads[....]" not only "data" like in 16.... you can open them like in the past with internal manager 12 by rinaldo!

    The structure is the same so normally I think database structure will be the same too.
     
  20. iard68

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    So I think we can use the Exporter to save tables as .txt and the Merger to update and join data to a Fifa 16 database! Better than a kick in the ass!
     
      

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