Decrypts Homeworld Remastered .big files into a usable format
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bigDecrypter

Decrypts Homeworld Remastered .big files into a usable format

Download:

Stable release

Usage:

Drag your .big file onto dropBigHere.bat. A file ending with _decrypted will be created in the same directory as the original.

Or use the command line: bigDecrypter.exe inputBig.big outputBig.big

The output big is identical in format to Homeworld 2 (it is the same engine, after all), so use any of the many existing tools to extract it. If you install the Remastered tools, Archive.exe will do it for you. Go to Steam, install the Homeworld Remastered Toolkit:

<HOMEWORLD_REMASTERED_INSTALL>\GBXTools\WorkshopTool\Archive.exe -e C:\Destination\Directory -a decrypted.big

Compiling:

At console, run make. I use mingw gcc under cygwin, pick your favourite C compiler.