Resident Evil 5 is a survival horror game that was released in 2009 for various platforms, including PC. The game features many different characters, enemies, weapons, and environments that are stored in *.arc files. These files contain model information, such as meshes, textures, animations, and sounds.
If you want to extract and modify these models, you will need a tool called S100 Arczip. This is a program that can unpack and repack *.arc files for Resident Evil 5 PC. You can download it from this link [^1^]. You will also need a hex editor, such as HxD, and a 3D modeling software, such as Blender.
To use S100 Arczip, you need to follow these steps:
Copy the *.arc file that you want to extract to the same folder as S100 Arczip.exe.
Run S100 Arczip.exe and type the name of the *.arc file without the extension. For example, if you want to extract uPl00ChrisNormal.arc, type uPl00ChrisNormal.
Press Enter and wait for the program to finish. It will create a folder with the same name as the *.arc file and extract its contents.
Open the folder and find the *.mod file that contains the model data. For example, uPl00ChrisNormal.mod.
Open the *.mod file with a hex editor and look for the offset where the model data starts. You can use this list [^1^] as a reference. For example, for uPl00ChrisNormal.mod, the offset is 0x0000C000.
Select all the data from that offset to the end of the file and copy it to a new file. Save it with a *.smd extension. For example, uPl00ChrisNormal.smd.
Import the *.smd file into your 3D modeling software and edit it as you wish. You can also import the textures from the *.tex files in the same folder.
Export your modified model as a *.smd file with the same name as before. For example, uPl00ChrisNormal.smd.
Open your original *.mod file with a hex editor and delete all the data from the offset where the model data starts to the end of the file.
Append your modified *.smd file to your original *.mod file and save it.
Run S100 Arczip.exe again and type \"r\" followed by the name of the folder that contains your modified files. For example, r uPl00ChrisNormal.
Press Enter and wait for the program to finish. It will create a new *.arc file with your modified files.
Copy your new *.arc file to your Resident Evil 5 installation folder and replace the original one. Make sure to backup your original files before doing this.
Congratulations! You have successfully extracted and modified Resident Evil 5 models using S100 Arczip. You can now enjoy your custom models in the game or share them with other fans.
If you want to learn more about Resident Evil 5 models and how they work, you can check out this audio guide by Simmersornc. He explains the structure and format of the *.arc files and how to use S100 Arczip to modify them. He also gives some tips and tricks on how to improve your models and avoid errors.
Another source of information is this PDF document by urbanjungle1984. He provides a detailed tutorial on how to extract and modify Resident Evil 5 models using S100 Arczip and Blender. He also shows some examples of his own custom models and how they look in the game.
Modifying Resident Evil 5 models can be a fun and creative way to enhance your gaming experience. You can create your own characters, enemies, weapons, or environments and see them come to life in the game. You can also share your creations with other fans and enjoy their feedback and appreciation. However, you should always respect the original work of the developers and the rights of the owners of the game. Do not use your modified models for commercial purposes or distribute them without permission. 0efd9a6b88