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Far Cry 2 Worlds.dat: What is it and how to open it?




Far Cry 2 is a popular first-person shooter game released in 2008 by Ubisoft. The game is set in a fictional African country where the player has to complete various missions and explore a vast open world. One of the features of the game is the ability to mod it and customize it to your liking. However, some of the game files are compressed and encrypted in .dat and .fat formats, which makes them hard to access and edit. In this article, we will explain what are .dat and .fat files, why you might want to open them, and how to do it using some tools and methods.


What are .dat and .fat files?




.dat and .fat files are archive formats used by Far Cry 2 to store various game data, such as sounds, models, textures, scripts, maps, etc. The .dat files contain the actual data, while the .fat files contain the index and structure of the data. The .dat and .fat files are usually paired together and have the same name, such as worlds.dat and worlds.fat. The game uses these files to load the necessary data when needed.


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Why open and extract .dat and .fat files?




Opening and extracting .dat and .fat files can allow you to access and modify the game data, such as changing the sounds, models, textures, scripts, maps, etc. This can enhance your gaming experience or create new content for the game. For example, you can replace the weapons sounds with your own sounds, change the appearance of the characters or vehicles, add new objects or enemies to the map, tweak the game settings or mechanics, etc.


How to open and extract .dat and .fat files?




There are several tools and methods that can help you open and extract Far Cry 2's .dat and .fat files. Here are some of them:



  • Far Cry 2 Mod Tools: This is a set of tools created by modders that can unpack, repack, edit, and convert various game files. You can download it from [here]. To use it, you need to drag the .fat file to the unpack.exe file in the tools folder. This will create a folder with the same name as the .fat file containing all the extracted data. You can then edit or replace any file you want. To repack the data, you need to drag the folder back to the pack.exe file in the tools folder. This will create a new .dat and .fat file with your changes.



  • Gibbed's Dunia Tools: This is another set of tools created by modder Rick (Gibbed) that can unpack, repack, edit, and convert various game files. You can download it from [here]. To use it, you need to run the Gibbed.Dunia.Unpack.exe file in the tools folder and select the .fat file you want to unpack. This will create a folder with all the extracted data. You can then edit or replace any file you want. To repack the data, you need to run the Gibbed.Dunia.Pack.exe file in the tools folder and select the folder with your changes.



  • GameFAQs Forum: This is a forum where gamers can discuss various topics related to Far Cry 2. You can find some useful tips and tricks on how to open and extract .dat and .fat files from other users who have experienced similar issues. You can visit the forum [here].




We hope this article has helped you understand what is Far Cry 2 Worlds.dat and how to open it. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.


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