EA BIG BIGF Archive

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BIG

  • Format Type : Archive
  • Endian Order : Little Endian / Big Endian
  • Signatures : BIGF / BIGH


Format Specifications

// BIG/VIV file format
// EA's Playground (WII)

// big endian / little endian


// header
4 bytes (char) - signature  // "BIGF" or "BIGH"
4 bytes (uint32) - archive size  // stored as little endian
4 bytes (uint32) - number of files  // stored as big endian
4 bytes (uint32) - header size  // stored as big endian


// directory
number_of_files *
{
   4 bytes (uint32) - file offset
   4 bytes (uint32) - file size
   x bytes (char) - file name  // e.g. "jazz.gsh"
   1 byte (uint8) - null terminator
}
4 bytes (char) - directory name // e.g. "L234"
x bytes - padding


// data
number_of_files *
{
   x bytes - file data
}

Notes

  • Whole archive may be compressed with Refpack compression.
  • In BIGF files archive size is represented as little endian but other bytes are big endian.

QuickBMS Script

Compatible Programs

Games

These games use this file format

  • Ajax Club Football 2005 *.big
  • Battlefield 2 (PS2) *.viv
  • Command And Conquer: Generals *.big
  • Command And Conquer: Tiberian Wars (Demo) *.big
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Dead Space 2
  • Def Jam: Fight For NY *.big *.viv
  • EA Cricket 2005 *.big
  • Euro 2000 *.big
  • FIFA 1999 *.big *.viv
  • FIFA 2000 *.abg *.ama *.big *.dua *.fra *.gea *.poa *.spa *.swa *.uka *.viv
  • FIFA 2001 *.big *.viv
  • FIFA 2002 *.big *.viv
  • FIFA 2003 *.big *.viv
  • FIFA 2004 *.big *.viv
  • FIFA 2005 *.big
  • FIFA 2006 *.big
  • FIFA Manager 2006 *.big
  • The Godfather 2 The Game *.viv
  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince *.big
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire *.big
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (PS2) *.big
  • Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix *.big
  • NBA 2003 *.big
  • NBA 2004 *.big
  • NBA 2005 *.big
  • Need For Speed *.viv
  • Need For Speed 2 *.viv
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit *.viv
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 *.viv
  • Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed *.viv
  • NHL 2003 *.big
  • NHL 2004 *.big
  • NHL 2005 *.big
  • NHL 2006 *.big *.viv
  • PGA Tour 97 (PS1) *.viv
  • SSX 3 *.big
  • Starlancer *.hog
  • The Godfather II (X360) (*.VIV)
  • UEFA Champions League 2004 *.big
  • UEFA Champions League 2005 *.big
  • UEFA Euro 2004 *.big

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