Register    Login    Search   View active topics    FAQ




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:55 pm 
Offline
Mortal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 5
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.


Top 
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:21 am 
Offline
God
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:04 am
Posts: 1586
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.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:03 am 
Offline
Elder God
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:17 pm
Posts: 8131
Location: Bulgaria, Germany
Side: Light
XBox Live: Armored Gambid
The MK2 .gra file extension has nothing to do with the Microsoft .gra extension.

_________________
I Rule This World!

Image

By the unholy darkness that consumes me, I will have the Earthrealm.

Mortal Kombat Secrets Founder and Webmaster


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:55 am 
Offline
Mortal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 5
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).


Top 
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:27 am 
Offline
Elder God
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:17 pm
Posts: 8131
Location: Bulgaria, Germany
Side: Light
XBox Live: Armored Gambid
This .gra format was probably developed for the game itself and there are probably no converters.

_________________
I Rule This World!

Image

By the unholy darkness that consumes me, I will have the Earthrealm.

Mortal Kombat Secrets Founder and Webmaster


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:01 pm 
Offline
Mortal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 5
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:


Top 
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:43 pm 
Offline
God
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:04 am
Posts: 1586
they did that from the mame rom man


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:21 am 
Offline
Mortal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 5
What do you mean?


Top 
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:23 am 
Offline
God
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:04 am
Posts: 1586
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.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading MK2 .gra files
 Post Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:59 am 
Offline
Mortal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 5
I see, so they've just grabbed the characters and bg's from screen, right? That's sad.
Thanks for the info though.


Top 
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

 Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

  Design by Mighty Gorgon