Extraction tools

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MultiEx Commander

The Original Multi Game Archive Extractor from the same guys that host this WIKI. MultiEx Commander is a tool that extracts from and edits 400 games at least! Aims at 100% working with all the games it supports. (Auto)Preview of pictures, sounds and the like. Comprehensive editor included. Scripted process enables users to support new games themselves!

Platform: Windows XP/Windows 98
Installation: Setup .exe
Support files needed: None
Type: Shareware
Website: http://multiex.xentax.com

Game Extractor

A tool that extracts files from over 2900 game archives. Many archives can also be edited and saved. Includes file previews for many common file types, and a scanner to locate sounds and images in unsupported archives. Display files in an archive as a table, or as a list of thumbnail images, allowing you to quickly see all the images in an archive.

Platform: Windows, Mac OS, Linux/Unix, Solaris
Installation: Setup .exe or .zip
Support files needed: Java Runtime Environment 8
Type: GPL, Java (Basic Version), Shareware (Full Version)
Website: http://www.watto.org/game_extractor.html
Source Code: Available at http://www.sf.net/projects/gameextractor

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Main Game Extractor Interface

Dragon Unpacker

A tool that extracts from and edits a massive number of Game Resource Archives.

Platform: Windows XP/Windows 98
Installation: Setup .exe or .7z
Support files needed: None
Type: MPL, Delphi
Website: http://www.dragonunpacker.com

Game File Explorer

A tool that extracts from a number of Game Resource Archives. Includes a scanner that will look for sounds and images in unsupported archives.

Platform: Windows 98 (no known bugs on XP)
Installation: Zipped DLLs and executable
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware
Website: http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/8271/ (broken link)
Mirror: http://www.oocities.org/timessquare/8271/

Game Audio Player

A tool that can read directly (or embedded) music/sound of Game Resource Archives.

Platform: Windows XP/Windows 98
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware
Website: http://bim.km.ru/gap/ (broken link)

Magic Extractor / Magic Packer

A tool that extracts from and edits a massive number of Game Resource Archives.

Platform: Windows XP/Windows 98
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware
Website:http://magicteam.ag.ru (old) http://magicteam.narod.ru/ (new)
Download:Magic Extractor 1.9 Magic Packer 1.2

Game Archive UnPacker

Plugin for Total Commander that extracts from and edits a massive number of Game Resource Archives.
The PRO version of GAUP also can add files to Game Resource Archives!

Platform: Windows XP/Windows 98
Installation: Zipped DLLs
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware/Shareware
Details:http://forrox.narod.ru/readme.htm
Website:http://forrox.narod.ru or Game_Archive_UnPacker_(GAUP_plugin)
Download:https://totalcmd.net/plugring/gaup.html

Wombat Game Tools / Wombat File Tools

A tool that extracts, views, and allows import on around 50 older games, mainly from Apogee and Epic MegaGames.

Platform: Windows XP/98
Installation: Zipped program
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware
Website: http://www.szevvy.net (old) https://www.szevvy.com/ (new)
Download: https://www.szevvy.com/download
Supported games/formats: PCX images, LBM images, VOC audio, Alien Carnage, Ancients I: Deathwatch, Baron Baldric, Battlechess 4000, Biomenace, Cannon Fodder I and II, Captain Comic I, Captain Comic II, Clyde's Adventure, Clyde's Revenge, Commander Keen 1-3, Commander Keen Dreams, Commander Keen 4-6, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, Crystal Caves, Dangerous Dave, Dangerous Dave 2, Dark Ages, Desert Strike, Dig It!, Donald Duck's Playground, Doom, Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem 2, Duke Dukem 3D, Dune 2, Electranoid, Fuzzy's World of Miniature Space Golf, Gateworld, God of Thunder, Gold Rush!, Halloween Harry, Heroes of Might and Magic I, Heroes of Might and Magic II, Hocus Pocus, Jazz Jackrabbit, Jill of the Jungle, Jump 'n' Bump, Jungle Strike, King's Quest, King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne, King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human, King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella, Laser Light, Leisure Suite Larry, Major Stryker, Manhunter, Manhunter 2: San Francisco, Math Rescue, Mixed-Up Mother Goose, Monster Bash, Mystic Towers, Nitemare 3D, One Must Fall 2097, Oregon Trail, Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel, Prehistorik, Rescue Rover, Secret Agent, Shadow Knights, Simcity 2000 (DOS), Sink or Swim, Skunny Lost In Space, Smurfs, Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter, Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge, Star Goose, Stargunner, Syndicate, The Black Cauldron, The Lion King, Traffic Dept 2192, Tyrian, Wacky Wheels, Wolfenstein 3D, Word Rescue, Xargon, Xatax, Zombie Wars

TrID File Identifier

An all-purpose file identification tool with an easily expandable database, it currently recognizes about 5,000 file types.

Platform: Windows - Linux/x86
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: filetypes definitions package
Type: Freeware
Website: http://mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html

File Stripper

A tool that can extract and re-inject a number of common file types from any other file.

Platform: Windows
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware
Website: http://www.turfster.be
Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eR25ZWSXflIXUkClBszBKstVLpGOf2am/view?usp=sharing

Jaeder Naub

A file ripper than can extract and re-inject a number of common file types from any other file.

Platform: Windows
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: None
Type: Loveware
Website: Jaeder_Naub (always online) or http://jaedernaub.ath.cx (rarely online)
Download: Jaeder_Naub_V2.0.1a.zip

Fusepak

A tool that mounts a GRAF as part of the Linux filesystem.

Platform: Linux
Installation: Source distribution
Support files needed: Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)
Type: Open source/free software (GNU GPL license)
Website: http://fusepak.sourceforge.net/

BitmapRip

A tool that extract embedded bitmaps (JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF) files from any given file. It search for bitmap's headers / signatures and create a new file for every data block that seems a valid image.

Platform: Windows XP - Linux/x86
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: none
Type: Freeware
Website: http://mark0.net/soft-bitmaprip-e.html

Unmass

Tool that can extract files from few of the game resource archives.

Platform: Windows / DOS
Installation: Files are stored in Rar archive, extract them wherever you like
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware / Postcardware
Website: http://mirex.mypage.sk/index.php?selected=1#Unmass ( http://mirex.mypage.sk )

audiorip

Command line tool that can extract unencrypted MS Wave, MPEG audio and Ogg Vorbis files from any data files

Platform: multiple (compiled as Windows binary)
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: None
Type: Freeware / Open Source
Website: http://www.murkymind.de

zWad

Visual Basic 2005 program with support for multiple formats

Platform: Windows 98/Windows XP
Installation: Zipped executable
Support files needed: .NET framework 2.0 (x86 link)
Type: Freeware
Website: http://jwellis86.home.insightbb.com