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1.4.0.0

03 Aug 22:15
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How to Use

  1. Download and extract RDAExplorer-1.4.0.0.zip to any location.
  2. Make sure to back up your game files before overwriting them.
  3. Run RDAExplorerGUI.exe to extract *.rda files.
  4. (Optional:) If you want to save your changes back to an Anno 2205 or Anno 1800 *.rda file, you must afterwards also update file.db (located in maindata), else the game will likely crash on start.
    For Anno 1800 this tool also allows to generate checksum.db (located in maindata). file.db and checksum.db must be in sync.
    1. Run FileDBGenerator.exe
    2. Select the location of you maindata directory.
    3. Specify where to save the new file.db, and possibly checksum.db. Once again: Make sure to back up your original file.db before overwriting it.
    4. Click Generate and wait for the process to complete.

Changelog

RDAExplorerGUI

FileDBGenerator

  • Can generate checksum.db file (required when making changes to file.db in Anno 1800)
  • Generated file.db is much closer to the vanilla one, in terms of format. Makes it less likely the game will crash.
  • Performance improvements

1.3.1.0

01 Aug 17:42
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How to Use

  1. Download and extract RDAExplorer-1.3.1.0.zip to any location.
  2. Make sure to back up your game files before overwriting them.
  3. Run RDAExplorerGUI.exe to extract *.rda files.
  4. (Optional:) If you want to save your changes back to a Anno 2205 *.rda file, you must afterwards also update file.db (located in maindata), else the game will likely crash on start:
    1. Run FileDBGenerator.exe
    2. Select the location of you maindata directory.
    3. You can deactivate some *.rda files, or reorder them.
    4. Specify where to save the new file.db. Once again: Make sure to back up your original file.db before overwriting it.
    5. Click Generate and wait for the process to complete.

Changelog

  • Fix a CTD when extracting files from the context menu (#8)

1.3.0.0

01 Aug 17:40
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How to Use

  1. Download and extract RDAExplorer-1.3.0.0.zip to any location.
  2. Make sure to back up your game files before overwriting them.
  3. Run RDAExplorerGUI.exe to extract *.rda files.
  4. (Optional:) If you want to save your changes back to a Anno 2205 *.rda file, you must afterwards also update file.db (located in maindata), else the game will likely crash on start:
    1. Run FileDBGenerator.exe
    2. Select the location of you maindata directory.
    3. You can deactivate some *.rda files, or reorder them.
    4. Specify where to save the new file.db. Once again: Make sure to back up your original file.db before overwriting it.
    5. Click Generate and wait for the process to complete.

1.2.1.0 (beta)

13 Mar 15:55
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1.2.1.0 (beta) Pre-release
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How to Use

  1. Download and extract RDAExplorer-1.2.1.0.zip to any location
  2. Run RDAExplorerGUI.exe

Changelog

  • Fix an issue where files were not read correctly from the RDA container. This should fix issues when loading data13.rda from Anno 2205.

1.2.0.0 (beta)

15 Nov 15:48
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1.2.0.0 (beta) Pre-release
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How to Use

  1. Download and extract RDAExplorer-1.2.0.0.zip to any location
  2. Run RDAExplorerGUI.exe

Changelog

New features

  • List and extract encrypted files for v2.2 RDAs (Anno 2205)

Bugfixes

  • Fix an issue where the program may crash when closing an RDA file and the temporary directory could not be cleaned up correctly.
  • Fix an issue where the program could crash when viewing a file multiple times.

1.1.1.0 (beta)

12 Nov 23:44
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1.1.1.0 (beta) Pre-release
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How to Use

  1. Download and extract RDAExplorer-1.1.1.0.zip to any location
  2. Run RDAExplorerGUI.exe

Changelog

  • You can save a file with encrypted blocks without losing the encrypted data.

Known Issues

  • Encrypted blocks in version 2.2 files cannot be decrypted yet. They appear as an "X encrypted files" entry in the file tree.

1.1.0.0 (alpha)

12 Nov 23:39
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1.1.0.0 (alpha) Pre-release
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How to Use

  1. Download and extract RDAExplorer-1.1.0.0.zip to any location
  2. Run RDAExplorerGUI.exe

Changelog

  • Read and write version 2.2 file format (used in Anno 2205)
  • Choose which file version to use when saving

Known Issues

  • Encrypted blocks in version 2.2 files are not yet supported. When reading a file that includes such a block, there will be a short notice in the status bar at the bottom of the program. Upon saving this file the encrypted data will be missing!