.dbf files

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  1. macosxisdabest macrumors member

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    Is there a way to view and / or edit .dbf files on Mac? I downloaded a file, extracted it, and got many .dbf files.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Filemaker Pro should be able to either open or import them.
     
  3. macosxisdabest thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried it, but it didn't work... I couldn't even import the file. The file was .rar, I believe, I extracted it using the RAR Expander (Unrarx didn't work), and I got .dbf files. I don't know how to incorporate the .dbf files into a game (the .dbf files form a patch for the game).
     
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    Then maybe they are meant to replace other dbf files somewhere in the game's files.
     
  5. macosxisdabest thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you mean? :confused:
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The game probably uses dbf files for its data. In order to patch it, you'll need to replace those dbf files with your new ones.
     
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    How do I do that? I cannot open the .dbf files through the game... And there are many .dbf files.
     
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    You will not open them, you will drag and drop them into the Finder folders and replace the ones currently there.

    What game is it?
     
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    I only have the game application, and no folders with other .dbf files. By the way, it's NBA Live 07.
     
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    Right click on it, then Show Package Contents ... look around for the dbf files.
     
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    OK, now where do I drop the files? There is Frameworks folder (with .dylib), MacOS and Resources. There aren't any .dbf files. Can I add the patch into the contents folder? But how would I access the patch later?
     
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    Not there.

    Look in the Resources folder. I don't have this game, so I can't tell you exactly. Look in every folder until you find dbf files with the same names. Drop them in that folder.
     
  13. macosxisdabest thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't find .dbf files elsewhere. I can find .dll, .exe, .dylib and .rar. So, can I just put the patch folder under "contents"? How would I access it then?
     
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    Is the .rar file you found named the same as the one you downloaded?
     
  15. macosxisdabest thread starter macrumors member

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    Ohhh, I found .dbf files under database folder in resources, preferences, c_drive, documents and settings, common files, database, and the accessories. Should I just drop them there? I don't want to delete other ones (the patch is an add-on to the game).


    Do I need to save the game or the contents once the folder is dropped?
     
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    Since it is an add-on, it might break something ... Are you able to reinstall the game if it doesn't work anymore?
     
  17. macosxisdabest thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I have a zipped folder that I can install and it will turn into a game.
     
  18. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then I'd drop the new files in that folder.
     
  19. macosxisdabest thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, I'll try it. Thanks. I don't see any changes...
     
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    Sorry, can't help you anymore, try reading the site you got the download from for more.
     
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    Thanks anyway :D
     

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