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Soul Spiral

article by Ben Lincoln, software by Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley

 

Soul Spiral is a utility for unpacking the contents of the bigfile.dat format used by many Crystal Dynamics games based on the engine originally created for Gex: Enter the Gecko. It can also read the pill.big data file from the PC and PlayStation versions of Blood Omen, and has support for the .bgx / .big data files used in Blood Omen 2 (except the GameCube version) and Mad Dash Racing.

Soul Spiral's only function is to unpack content from a monolithic data file. It is not an image/model viewer or a sound file player. Once the files are extracted, other tools (such as ModelEx, The Eye of RAW, The Sound of Her Wings, or the outstanding Blood Pill) are necessary to actually do anything with any of the files. Because the game assets are usually in a proprietary format, not all of them have been reverse-engineered well enough to do anything with yet.

Soul Spiral requires the .NET Framework to be installed on your PC. It can be obtained from the Microsoft website or Windows Update, but should be installed by default if you are using Windows 7 or later.

Usage:

Supported Formats:

Currently Unsupported Formats:

Known Issues:

See also the GitHub repository for this tool, maintained by Andrew Fradley.

Updates in Version 1.8:

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[ The main Soul Spiral UI ]
The main Soul Spiral UI
[ The file type selection dialogue ]
The file type selection dialogue
[ The automatic recognition dialogue ]
The automatic recognition dialogue
 
 
 
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Soul Spiral 749 KiB 1.8 2018-07-04 Ben Lincoln, Andrew Fradley, and Eoghan Driver
 
 
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Soul Spiral (Source Code) 2 MiB 1.8 2018-07-04 Ben Lincoln, Andrew Fradley, and Eoghan Driver
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Soul Spiral 749 KiB 1.7 2014-10-04 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
 
 
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Soul Spiral (Source Code) 1 MiB 1.7 2014-10-04 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
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Soul Spiral 746 KiB 1.6 2014-09-21 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
 
 
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Soul Spiral (Source Code) 1 MiB 1.6 2014-09-21 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
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Soul Spiral 749 KiB 1.5 2012-02-12 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
 
 
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Soul Spiral 1 MiB 1.4 2010-04-18 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
 
 
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Soul Spiral 3 MiB 1.3 2010-04-11 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
 
 
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Soul Spiral 1 MiB 1.1 2006-10-15 Ben Lincoln
 
 
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