Maxis DBPF

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DAT


Format Specifications

char {4}     - Header (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


MultiEx BMS Script

Not written yet

Notes and Comments

  • Some files use compression



Compatible Programs

Other Games

These games also use this file format

  • Simcity 4 *.dat
  • The Sims 2 *.package
  • The Sims Online *.dat