After 5 years I’m releasing a new version of Telltale Explorer. During that time I’ve continued to develop the program and have used it as a development tool and template for my other programs.
It’s completely different to the last public release – the interface has changed, many more games are supported and it can now extract/view/convert all the common resources types (text, images, speech, music). If you are looking to dump music or voices you should still use the Telltale Music Extractor and Telltale Speech Extractor programs as they are specialised for the job.
There are some important caveats to this version that you can read about below.
Why have I released this now?
This is the first public release of Telltale Explorer since 2006 – 5 years ago. During that time I didn’t release any new versions as it was suggested that having a program like this floating around would harm Telltale. Since then though, other people have released programs that open, extract, translate and even recompile ttarch files (telltale archives). The rationale for not releasing this program therefore has gone.
I still have no wish to cause Telltale any inconvenience or problems though – so there are some safeguards written into this program.
- It only supports games that are at least a year old. This is to help prevent any possible complaints by Telltale’s licence partners and to stop people poking inside the datafiles of ongoing episodes and spoiling game-based competitions like the TMI one.
- Game launcher ttarch files cant be opened and any launcher files (html/css) inside regular ttarch’s are hidden. These files are only used for the launcher program and there’s no reason for anyone to mess with these. They don’t affect the games at all.
Where can I get it?
Download it here.