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A Python library for extracting MPQ (MoPaQ) files.

Project Description
# mpyq

mpyq is a Python library for reading MPQ (MoPaQ) archives used in many of
Blizzard's games. It was originally developed for data mining Starcraft II
replay files.

In addition to being a library, mpyq also has a command line interface that
exposes some of the library's core functionality such as extracting archives.

At this early stage in development only files compressed with DEFLATE or bzip2
are uncompressed. This means that this library can not be used to extract most
big game asset archives that Blizzard's games use. More compression formats
will be supported in the future.

Also, as mpyq is so far pure Python code, it might be unfeasible to try to
extract very large MPQ archives, even if all the compression methods used
inside the archive were supported.

Note that listing files inside an archive does not require full extraction.
You can safely take a peek inside any MPQ archive with this library.

## Installation

A stable version of mpyq is available from PyPI and can be installed with
either `easy_install` or `pip`.

$ easy_install mpyq
$ pip install mpyq

mpyq can be installed manually with the included script.

$ python install

Running this command will install mpyq both as a library and a stand-alone
script that can be run from anywhere, provided that you have added Python's
bin directory to your PATH environment variable.

Alternative way to install mpyq is to clone this git repository somewhere on
your filesystem and then either adjust your PYTHONPATH environment variable to
point to the directory that contains the repository or create a symbolic link
to your Python's site-packages directory pointing at the repository.

Note that the command line interface part of mpyq uses the argparse module,
which was included into Python's standard library in version 2.7. If you
didn't install mpyq from PyPI and you wish to use the command line interface
part with Python 2.6, you should install argparse from PyPI manually.

## Usage

### As a library

>>> from mpyq import MPQArchive
>>> archive = MPQArchive('game.SC2Replay')

Now you have a MPQArchive object of the file you opened. One common thing
to do now is to extract the files from the archive.

>>> files = archive.extract()

This will extract and return the archive's contents in memory. Be advised
that you might not want to do this with multi-gigabyte MPQ files from
World of Warcraft, for example.

Files inside the archive can be also extracted and written to disk.

>>> archive.extract_to_disk()

If you want to skip reading the (listfile) inside the archive, you can do
so by passing `listfile=False` to the constructor.

>>> archive = MPQArchive('bad_listfile.SC2Replay', listfile=False)

This might be required if the (listfile) is encrypted or has been tampered
with. Note that you can't list files or extract the whole archive if you do
this -- you need to know in advance which files you want to read.


For more information, consult `help(mpyq)` in your Python console.

### From the command line

usage: [-h] [-I] [-H] [-b] [-s] [-t] [-x] file

mpyq reads and extracts MPQ archives.

positional arguments:
file path to the archive

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-I, --headers print header information from the archive
-H, --hash-table print hash table
-b, --block-table print block table
-s, --skip-listfile skip reading (listfile)
-t, --list-files list files inside the archive
-x, --extract extract files from the archive

You can extract all the files inside the archive with `-x/--extract`.

$ mpyq -x game.SC2Replay

This will create a directory called 'game' with the files inside.

You can print the header information from a given archive with `-I/--headers`.

$ mpyq -I game.SC2Replay
MPQ archive header
magic 'MPQ\x1a'
header_size 44
arhive_size 19801
format_version 1
sector_size_shift 3
hash_table_offset 19385
block_table_offset 19641
hash_table_entries 16
block_table_entries 10
extended_block_table_offset 0
hash_table_offset_high 0
block_table_offset_high 0
offset 1024

MPQ user data header
magic 'MPQ\x1b'
user_data_size 512
mpq_header_offset 1024
user_data_header_size 60
content '\x05\x08\x00\x02,StarCraft II replay\x1b

You can display the archive's hash table with `-H/--hash-table`.

$ mpyq -H game.SC2Replay
MPQ archive hash table
Hash A Hash B Locl Plat BlockIdx
D38437CB 07DFEAEC 0000 0000 00000009
AAC2A54B F4762B95 0000 0000 00000002
C9E5B770 3B18F6B6 0000 0000 00000005
343C087B 278E3682 0000 0000 00000004
3B2B1EA0 B72EF057 0000 0000 00000006
5A7E8BDC FF253F5C 0000 0000 00000001
FD657910 4E9B98A7 0000 0000 00000008
D383C29C EF402E92 0000 0000 00000000
1DA8B0CF A2CEFF28 0000 0000 00000007
31952289 6A5FFAA3 0000 0000 00000003

You can display the archive's block table with `-b/--block-table`.

$ mpyq -b game.SC2Replay
MPQ archive block table
Offset ArchSize RealSize Flags
0000002C 443 443 81000200
000001E7 609 1082 81000200
00000448 16077 42859 81000200
00004315 94 94 81000200
00004373 96 96 81000200
000043D3 591 765 81000200
00004622 802 1444 81000200
00004944 247 580 81000200
00004A3B 120 164 81000200
00004AB3 262 288 81000200

You can list all files inside the archive with `-t/--list-files`.

$ mpyq -t game.SC2Replay 580 bytes
replay.details 443 bytes 42859 bytes
replay.initData 1082 bytes 96 bytes 94 bytes 1444 bytes 765 bytes

You can skip reading the listfile with `-s/--skip-listfile`. This might be
necessary if the listfile is encrypted or corrupted. Note that you cannot
list files or extract the whole archive without the listfile.

## References

The following two documents were used as references for the MPQ format:

* [](
* [](

## Copyright

Copyright 2010-2014 Aku Kotkavuo. See LICENSE for details.
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