Archive viewer/repacker and the implication of "unknown" files?
So I thought I'd try my hand at modding FC2 the only way anyone seems to know how: editing the only XML file that you can make out in the encrypted mess that Ubi has left us.
Even editing this simple little file seems to mean unpacking patch.fat, making your tweaks, then repacking it. It's stupid, of course.
What I'm concerned with, though, is the profusion of _UNKNOWN files that are left over. It looks like Ubi was so concerned with piracy, or just plain locking fans out of altering the game in any way, that they've either encrypted or obfuscated the bulk of the game's files.
So, does this mean that, by unpacking, then repacking the patch.fat without these unknown files, you are losing some unknowable portion of the patch?