Newbie looking to unpack .pbos
I downloaded the CPBO tool for my Arma 2 1.08 on Windows 7, but I can't get it to work. The tool claims that is has been synced to the files, but clicking on a given .pbo only brings up a black script box for a fraction of a second.
Looking around here, it seems I have to mess with my registry to get it to work, and I'd rather not do that. Does anyone know of a tool that will work out of the box, and does it come with a detailed readme or tutorial. Any linked or posted help would be much appreciated as I am a complete beginner. Google hasn't yielded too many good results.
If anyone is interested, I intend to mess around with ACE 2 recoil configs for personal use. I'm told it's as simple as finding the file and changing things in notepad, so if there's likely to be any hidden pitfalls, let me know.
Anyone? Is this the right forum? There has to be at least a good tutorial somewhere.
if you don't want to mess with your registry, you can still use cpbo from command line.
to extract use cpbo.exe -e somefile.pbo
to make pbo use cpbo.exe -p directory somefile.pbo
...you can see the options available when you run cpbo from the command line.
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Be smart, use Sprocket!
That sounds more like it...
Originally Posted by 5133p39
I typed exactly that into command line (a black script box, never used it before) and hit enter but it didn't recognized cpb.exe as a program.
I've been messing with the various PBO unpacking and viewing apps for a day or two now. CPBO works by registering itself with PBO packages in the windows interface. Because of that, it needs to edit the registry, which Windows 7 by default does not allow programs to do. If you right click the CPBO.exe and select 'run as administrator,' entering any passwords if needed, it should be able to register itself and should start giving you options on the right click menu for PBO's.
I tried to run it as administrator already. I think I have to edit the registry to allow it to edit the registry.
Pbo View is a handy little tool but it doesn't seem able to unpack BAF or PMC pbo files )and yes, I got the updated version).
I really want to have a look at the PMC missions but can't unpack the pbo. cpbo returns an unkown block in header error (even using the 7.7.2010 release) and DeBpo returns an unknown header type error (got the very latest from Mikeroo's page on DH). I also tried MacsTools pbo but it just crashes.
Does anyone know how to unpack PMC pbo's?
PMC and BAF pbos have an encrypted header that's why tools do not work.
If you installed CPBO which you did, right click the pbo you want to unpack and go to open with,
and browse for cbo, once you have it then cpbo icon will show in the list,click on it and hit ok and you will unpack the pbo.
A folder with the same title as the pbo will showup either right underneath the pbo,
or at the end of the folder the pbo is in.