HELP with a00 files

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  1. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Hello All,

    Does anyone know how to open a00 and a01 files?

    Getter1
  2. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

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    i think u need a WINRAR

    go to google and run on the serch WINRAR
    the first site u can dwonload a trail virsion

    i sure its help :)

    if not u can tray WINACE also agood ziping program for most of the files
  3. stagecoach

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    let's see if I remember I used ALZIP to open the ALZ file.
    I had to change the name of 1 of the files in order to open it.
    a00 is a data file that goes with Alzip program file with ALZ extension.
    I just opened and saved a file from Finalpaper that was compresed that way.
    Both the ALZ and a00 files have to have the same original name that was
    used when it was made. The a00 file can't be opened by itself.
    Remember when you used Winzip over many disks it saved a datafile that
    went through many disks, it sort of broke the files up into many parts.
    Well this is sort of the same thing.

    The model I had to modify was the Hulk from Finalpaper site.
    You can open the alz, but you can't extract it without having the a00 file in
    the same directory of the ALZ file.

    I hope this helps you.
    Just typing these instructions are also confusing me.:cry:

    John
  4. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

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    its like zip file inside of rar file no?

    i mean a RAR zip and whan u extract it u need to extract a winzip file to got the file u realy need no?
  5. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Stagecoach,

    I'm trying to get a file from final paper to work. It's the Arwing from the N64 Starfox game found here,


    http://finalpaper.net/view.php?id=fpn_40_lanos&no=55

    I'm afraid I can't seem to get it to work at all even with your advice. I don';t think I'm understanding your instructions correctly :(

    Getter 1
  6. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Ok I finally get it now. I think the alzip file was broken up into 3 pieces but I can't figure out how to get them all together agian. I've never dealt with a multi part archive before. Could someone please explain how to reassemble the files in terms that my limited PC knowledge can understand :(

    G1
  7. BARX2

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    I believe that file is compressed with ARJ. Is there one file that ends with .ARJ? If so, it's an ARJ and I think WinRAR will open it. It should combine all the files automatically as part of the decompression process.
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  9. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Barx2,
    These are not ARJ files.
    The first one is .alz
    The second .a00
    The third .a01

    alz is an allzip extension but one of the other files needs to be renamed to something else to make it work, I don't know what though.

    I've taken a look at this but I can't figure it out.

    Russell
  10. BARX2

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    I had never heard of ALZip before. Anyway, it sounds like a spanned archive, so if you were to use ALZip it should combine the files and uncompress the combined file. I don't know about ALZip, but with Winzip, if you click on the last file in the span, it will prompt you for the first one and then combine them and unZip.
  11. stagecoach

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    final solution

    Hi getter,

    Here is the final solution to your problem.
    1. install the program Alzip you get it for free at www.Altools.com
    2. download all the files for that model they will be
    --- 8705_20070104180313_02.alz
    --- 8705_20070104180313_05.a00
    --- 8705_20070104180314_06.a01
    3. If you notice all three files have different numbers at the end.
    -- This is the major problem you have to make all the numbers the same as first file
    -- or it won't work. Here is what they have to look like.
    --- 8705_20070104180313_02.alz
    --- 8705_20070104180313_02.a00
    --- 8705_20070104180313_02.a01
    4. Once you change the file numbers to look like that, just open the ALZ
    -- file with Alzip program and you will be ready to extract the PDF files.
    5. This same problem will arise with all ALZ models with more that 1 file shown
    6. DONE There should be 3 PDF files when done.:-D

    John
  12. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Ah-ha!
    I was not changing the last files number from 4_ to 3_.
    I just changed the numbers after the dash.

    Thanks, John!:grin:

    Russell
  13. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Hey Stagecoach,

    Thanks for your help :D :D :D It finally sunk in my thick skull when I was at work today what you were talking about and I couldn't wait to try it out. THe files opened up and now I got an Arwing on the way :)

    Now I feel really stupid at how easy it was :p

    Getter 1
  14. The-Jazzman

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    First you need to download alzip from altools:
    http://www.altools.net/

    You need that open the .alz file

    Next step is to rename your files so they all have the same name but keep the original extensions

    For example:
    modelfile.alz
    modelfile.a00
    modelfile.a01

    Then you just extract the .alz file and you are done
  15. stagecoach

    stagecoach Member

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    gee jazzman isn't that what I said
    Thing was I told them so they would understand all the time.
    I also added my explanation to all my groups.
    this way other people can copy the information and repeat it also.