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Tutorial How to successfully pack and unpack .pak files

Discussion in 'Starbound Modding' started by SexualRhinoceros, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. NexusTheBrony

    NexusTheBrony Spaceman Spiff

    asset_unpacker.exe ..\assets\packed.pak ..\assets\Unpacked
    this comes from my unpacker batch file. the structure is as follows
    program target destination
    if any of these have spaces, you will need them in quotation marks. from what you have, you are missing the destination
  2. Yanazake

    Yanazake Space Kumquat

    I've been trying to extract the viera pak file just to try and see if the ships are in there. No luck.
  3. Fortnititudus

    Fortnititudus Space Hobo

    the code doesn't work, all I get is "The system cannot find the path specified." Am I doing it wrong?
  4. ilego

    ilego Space Spelunker

  5. The | Suit

    The | Suit Agent S. Forum Moderator

  6. Wostrowski

    Wostrowski Orbital Explorer

    it didnt work for me. :(
  7. Timecop!1986

    Timecop!1986 Space Spelunker

    At line:1 char:28
    + "win64\asset_unpacker.exe" "contents.pak" "Downloads"
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Unexpected token '"contents.pak"' in expression or statement.
    At line:1 char:43
    + "win64\asset_unpacker.exe" "contents.pak" "Downloads"
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Unexpected token '"Downloads"' in expression or statement.
    + CategoryInfo : ParserError: :)) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnexpectedToken
  8. Stella Darkmatter

    Stella Darkmatter Intergalactic Tourist

    Are you using CMD or "Powershell"?

    Using the method explained in the OP, on windows10, will give Powershell as the option instead of CMD. (Blue window instead of black). Go to the folder's address bar, click on an empty spot (highlight it blue) and type CMD. That will launch the proper CMD window with the folder's address set. (Like the OP's Shift+Right clicking). It should work at that point.
  9. roobboobjoob

    roobboobjoob Yeah, You!

    Can I make a pak file out of a folder, and if so, can I do it with a mod folder, I couldn't quite understand the guide.
  10. GreenTriangle

    GreenTriangle Orbital Explorer

    Please help!
    I'm dying, I want to unpak one mod, but nothing happens. Works only with ingame assets. I feel I am really stupid. How to unpak a mod?? Specifically, I want to edit a ship mod for custom race. Just personal edit.
    Man, I figured it out. Just needed to rename .pak...
    Thanks for tutorial. Very clear for people that can read (not me, sadly)...
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
  11. NexusTheBrony

    NexusTheBrony Spaceman Spiff

    GreenTriangle.... .modpak is a very old mod extension. now all mods use .pak like the base game assets, so where did u get ur hands on 1 and how did u unpack it?
  12. krszysztof

    krszysztof Void-Bound Voyager

    man thanks i've been trying forever to unpack the assets and this worked :nuruhappy:

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