Someone suggested this community for me as "my best bet", so here i am.
3 years ago i was playing a game that i've always been playing, called Area 51 (Midway). After Gamespy shutdown, they decided to also shutdown all the servers for the games they supported as well, including this particular game.
All the players that used to play that game raged on facebook by simply making groups and pages to *censored* and demand that the game should come back online again.
After a lot of research i succeeded in bringing it back by looking trough the game for every gamespy address and used the hosts file in sys32 to redirect them to an open DNS. It worked.
Now it's been a couple of months that the game is back online and almost all the players are back and playing it again.
The thing is, this game was made in 2005 and it dosen't have a lot to offer to the players.
Being a very difficult coded game, i spent again time to look up how i can open all of it's files and try and edit and add things into them. (If you know this game you know how complicated it is to extract files and repack them, or maybe you thought it was impossible)
Anyway, i did extract the main files (.DFS & .000) and edited some of them, only now... i'm stuck.
Inside of every DFS or 000 file, there is more archives in another extension, for example, the multiplayer avatars are archived into one single file called "MP_AVATAR_BIND.SKINGEOM"
I also discovered that the game has more Multiplayer maps hidden in it, or that they took them off before releasing it.
What i'm trying to do now is to get more maps inside of this game by duplicating a map and replacing it's files with other files. (Yes i have done this for XBMP files and worked, so it's possible) using a script, along with adding/editing the avatars for more choice of characters.
The only problem is that for every single extension i need a certain unpack/repack BMS script.
Does this project interest any of you gentlemen out there?
(I'm trying to make a whole new version of this game called "Area 51 Reborn)