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Reading MK2 .gra files

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Hi guys.
I've got my hands on a MK2 game. All of its graphics is obviously contained in .gra files. So far I've been unable to find an utility to handle these. File-ext searchers do not return any useful results. Still, the pictures have been packed someway, so there should be a way to unpack these.
If a converter, extractor or reader is known please respond.


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i guess you are talking about the pc dos version, and afaik there is no way to open the .gra files.

still you can try Microsoft Graph 97 or 2000 but i dunno if it will work.
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The MK2 .gra file extension has nothing to do with the Microsoft .gra extension.
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Unfortunately it does not have anything in common even with MSFS files.

But there should be converters from these times, I just can't find one. I tried renaming the file to .raw and trying editing it with Photoshop -- but even if the size was set to 320x200 it just kept showing nonsence (black screen with lines).
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This .gra format was probably developed for the game itself and there are probably no converters.
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Still it looks like that content is available on the internet (there are many MK2 avatars, there is MK project with MUGEN engine which has some of the MK2 graphics) -- so someone should have found a way to unpack it.
One of the main questions is who was that guy :idea:
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they did that from the mame rom man
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What do you mean?
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there is a cheat file for mame that disable the backgrounds, so you can easy just snapshot the characters/backgrounds and then make them as a transparent pngs/gifs or whatever. snes and genesis emulators also have that feature.
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Re: Reading MK2 .gra files

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I see, so they've just grabbed the characters and bg's from screen, right? That's sad.
Thanks for the info though.
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