Opening a .Box file.

Corleone

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Hello everyone,

I have a .box file containing several audio files and I'd like to extract those audio files. However, I can't find any software that would allow me to do so. The only program I found was ThrottleBox Player, made in 1999. This program is obviously no longer compatible with Windows 7, unfortunately, so I can't seem to use it.

Any clues as to how I could open the .box file?
 

Corleone

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Not quite sure. When I try to install it it specifically mentions that it needs Windows Media Player. When I then try to proceed with the setup it tells me it can't continue, because WMP is missing ( which is obviously not the case ). I tried downgrading to WMP 6.4, but that version couldn't be installed in Windows 7.

Thus, I could not install the ThrottleBox Player.
 

Corleone

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Haha, I tried using Windows 98 compatibility mode before, but I was prohibited from editing compatibility mode ( even though I'm admin ), so I didn't bother looking at it any more. Turns out I simply had to click "change settings for all users", where I could change the compatibility mode.

Can't believe I had forgotten that...

Thanks for your help Slapshot! :eek:
 

Corleone

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*Sorry for the double post*

So I got Throttlebox to work, but apparently it's not the program I needed for what I wanted to do.

What I'm trying to do is unpack the Audio.box file ( and the "Speech0.box" file ) of the game Beasts and Bumpkins. This file, as the name suggests, contains all the music ( and speech files ) of the game, thus I thought it would be possible to open it with Throttlebox and then seperately save every audio file. However, the .box file type used in Beasts and Bumpkins is not the same as what most .box files are for ( apparently ).

Thus, I am wondering whether someone knows a method to unpack such a .box file. If necessary, I could upload a relevant file to further clarify which kind of file type I'm talking about.
 

Slapshot136

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games usually protect their content in some way to prevent you from doing what your trying to do, sorry but I don't think you can do what your trying to do unless they let you - they will also use the incorrect file extension sometimes just to screw with you further
 

Corleone

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PeaZip is a program for more general compressed files. What I'm looking for is something similar to MPQ viewer, but for .box files.

These .box files have to be extractable somehow - after all, the game does it and there is a guy who uploaded some of the audio files on youtube ( for example this ).

This game is from 1996 or 1997. I'm not sure they were so strict on ripping files from games back then as nobody knew what to do with it anyway. And, as mentioned before, someone managed to get the music files.
 

Slapshot136

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then I would either get the audio from youtube or ask the person, chances are they were somehow connected to the development team of the game
 

Corleone

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I've already downloaded and converted some of the videos on Youtube, but I can only use two of the ones uploaded there. I've also contacted the person who uploaded the music, but since he hasn't logged onto his Youtube account for 11 months, I'm not sure I'll be able to get a response from him - though, of course, I could get lucky, since one usually gets an Email when someone has sent a message via Youtube.

Ergo, I thought someone ( perhaps a skilled programmer? ) here might know a solution to the problem at hand.

For the mean time, I'll keep on trying different things, but it would of course be great if there would be a definite solution.
 
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