Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Death to Spies ( SMERSH )

Developer: Haggard Games
European Publisher: Nobilis
Russian publisher: 1C
1C Game page: Death to Spies
Russian demo: download
Screen shots:

Smersh is the Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal elements. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.

The game's main character is a captain in the 4th department of the Soviet counterintelligence service. He is a professional spy trained to execute dangerous operations on his own. During missions he will have to complete various tasks in the heart of enemy territory including stealing important documents, eliminating different enemy officers or high-ranking officials, kidnapping and sabotage.

Game missions are based on real historical events and operations which were executed by the military intelligence and counterintelligence during the war.

Another game, another quite simple extractor for it. Now developers prepared for us their .vfs format, vfs its abbr. from Virtual File System :) so I decided to investigate it.
Offset to file list I found less in a minute, I always checking end and begin of file, so at the EOF was two numbers very similar to offsets.

Byte order is little-endian (Intel) so 0x28BE and 0x73A5 numbers, and I decided to check some thing, what if EOF offset 0x6D3C3 - 0x28BE - 8 = 0x6AAFD( 8 is size of our 2 unknown numbers yet ) lets see what we got here:

Wow, that's zlib header 0x789C then 0x73A5 might be uncompressed size, after decompression I have found its our file list with offsets / unpacked size /packed size and so on... so you can try now my tool to extract all game resources:

Download: Death to Spies .vfs Extractor v1.0


Super said...

Where is the buttons :)?
P.S. There are no such problems with other unpackers...

Termite said...

Don't know, but probably problem in your windows theme or in .NET Framework. It works fine on all my computers. :)

Super said...

Ok, I'll try it on sister's comp. Plz update it for russian version too. Here is vfs20.dll http://www.sendspace.com/file/gl0srn

Termite said...

Heh, it should work on Russian version, they didn't change anything as far as i know.

Anonymous said...

Uoouuu is perfect but... i have a problem... I have a traductio for spanish but i cant import the fies in .VFS...

sorry foor my english...


Thanks you !!

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Anonymous said...

When running unpacker only empty window opens. No text, no buttons.
I have XP with installed Net Framework 2 up to 3.5 SP2. Other .net programs work fine, so I assume the error lies in some way it uses the Net Framework.
Please can you recompile it with actual version of Net Framework and include the necessary runtimes?