A newer build of my VPK tool. This fixes support for the newer VPK format that was introduced recently in Left4Dead.
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thanks for everything you share, you make life that much easier.
i am here to inform you that from now on you will no longer be known as “Rick” – you are now Ghandi!!
Hey, the program sometimes crashes when i click open when selecting the vpk file… i think this is due to the FolderBrowserDialog, I’ve had problems with them in the past… but please look into it (win XP user)
Worked like a charm, Rick. Saved me a lot of time. 🙂
Thank’s, really appreciated.
All hail to god Rick ……… RICK RULEZ !!!
This app made my L4D2 work !!!
You fuck, it can’t be extract! Damn you!
And how can i make a vpk file of my files now -> the other way?
Thank you.Keep up the good work!
Hello fellow gentlemen,this is not working for me has i am vista i do believe that is the problem and i just extracts the scrips wich i don’t need.Rick if you got any updates or you find this “problem” please do inform me has i actually believe this is a good extractor because of the good coments.Good Bye or/and Farewell
Bumping, I have the exact same problem, and I’m running on vista as well. When I do try to extract a VPK file I require, it gives me the error that the files does not end in “_dir.vpk”
as a mod developer, I really wish I could use this, thanks for listening.
You must click on the file ending with _dir.vpk.
A VPK file consists of a directory file and a bunch of extra files containing content that couldn’t be packed with the main one.
For example, L4D2 has pak01_dir.vpk which links to files within itself but also grabs cotnent from the files pak01_000.vpk – pak01_063.vpk.
You cannot open the numbered files on their own because they contain fragments of the file, the _dir file contains location data so the extractor knows what to extract.
Complex story, I know, but it’s how VPKs work.
Hope this fixed the problem you had over a year ago.
Works for Portal 2 files 😀
Hey do you think it would be possible to build a program that would create a .txt file to explain which directory came from which .vpk file
how did u downloaded it people
I’m having problem with this extraction tool. The program always crash when it tries to extract _dir.vpk files. (Window Vista 32 bit)
piece of shit
Danke, sehr hilfreich
This piece of shit doesn’t work…
Just tried it on the CSGO vpk ( right after the de_vertigo update ) and it just gave these errors:
Here is the extended error details
It would be great if you released a version that worked with the latest CS:GO vpks. I’ve been using your tool for some time now and it has proven to be quite useful. Much appreciated!
Works absolutly great, thx a lot!!!
thanks for this nice tool. I love the sounds from the protected towers of portal 2 !!!
Its so great!
Thanks and greetings from Germany
cheers for this, to anyone having problems, just make a copy of the .vpk you are extracting and append _dir to name, you might need to change original .vpk to another name depending on error report ensuing.
It crashed while i tried to extract recent hl2 sounds fs (runs under mono):
System.FormatException: unexpected version 2
at Gibbed.Valve.FileFormats.PackageFile.Deserialize (System.IO.Stream input) [0x00000] in :0
at Gibbed.Valve.ExtractPackage.Extractor.OnOpen (System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick (System.EventArgs e) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick (System.EventArgs e) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.OnMouseUp (System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs mevent) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp (System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs mevent) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmLButtonUp (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Control+ControlWindowTarget.OnMessage (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.Control+ControlNativeWindow.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in :0
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.WndProc (IntPtr hWnd, Msg msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam) [0x00000] in :0
YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!!!! IT IS THE BEST 🙂
Thanks, worked fine for extracting hero sounds from dota 2!
The application crash after line …materials\debug\debugmmwireframe.vmt
Portal2 – Windows 7 x64.
Does dir.vpk ONLY instead of vpk, misleading piece of shit, FUCK you
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