Extracting graphics files from an app

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  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    A lot of years ago I bought Tetris Zone for Mac and would like to extract the graphics files so I can use them with another Tetris client (Nullpomino).

    I was looking around in the package contents but I don't see any obvious graphics files, just .bpr and .tpr files. I'm guessing the graphics are included in these files? Is there a simple app that I could use to open them with and maybe convert to a standard image file?
     
  2. Red Menace macrumors 6502

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    How many years ago would this have been? They may be in the resource fork or maybe a custom format.
     
  3. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From what I can tell the game was last updated in 2008 and has since been discontinued. Any ideas?
     
  4. Red Menace macrumors 6502

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    2008 would be OS X 10.5 Leopard, which puts it past the resource fork stuff of the original Mac OS. OS X still uses a file's extended attributes for resources, so you might take a look at those. If the file sizes look like they may be graphics, you can see if something like GraphicConverter or Gimp recognizes them.
     
  5. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll take a look with GIMP. Many thanks!
     
  6. robvas macrumors 68020

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    You could post some of the files and have people here take a look
     
  7. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Robvas, I didn't want to post in public as I purchased this software some years back and I'm not sure about copyright. As I said, it's not longer made, so, if a mod can chime in and say it's OK, I will post the files here.
     
  8. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68000

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    Copyright applies, even if an item is not currently in print.

    Do unto others' copyrights as you would have them do unto yours.
     

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