Maxis DBPF

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DAT, PACKAGE, SC4

  • Format Type : Archive
  • Endian Order : Little Endian
  • Signature : DBPF


Format Specifications (version 1)

char {4}     - Signature (DBPF)
uint32 {4}   - Version (1)
byte {16}    - null
uint32 {4}   - Archive ID?
uint32 {4}   - Archive Type
uint32 {4}   - Unknown (7)
uint32 {4}   - Number Of Files
uint32 {4}   - Directory Offset
uint32 {4}   - Directory Size
byte {48}    - null

byte {X}     - File Data

// Directory

// for each file
uint32 {4}   - Type ID
uint32 {4}   - Group ID
uint32 {4}   - Instance ID
uint32 {4}   - Offset
uint32 {4}   - Size


quickBMS Script

Not written yet.

Notes and Comments

  • Archive format used by many games developed by Maxis.
  • Some files use RefPack/QFS compression.



Compatible Programs


Games

These games use this file format:

  • SimCity 4 Deluxe (PC) (*.DAT / *.SC4)
  • Spore
  • The Sims 2 (*.PACKAGE)
  • The Sims Online (*.DAT)

See Also