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Other .rar file type help

Started by GamerGirl93 July 15th, 2012 11:48 AM
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Seen July 16th, 2012
Posted July 15th, 2012
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7.1 Years
Okay, I'm not sure if I am posting in the right place, but I guess I'll have a go at it.

I have been trying to get all these amazing pokemon hack games and all the files are downloading as .rar files. I have a VBA and I have no idea how to convert or patch or whatever it is to get it to work on the VBA. How can I get them to work?

Yes, I am very new to this stuff. I'm trying to learn, but, right now, I am very stumped.

Someone help me please!!!!!


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.rar files are like .zip files. You need to extract them using a program like 7zip (my personal favorite, actually - free, safe to download at , and can extract a lot more than just .zip or .rar files). The file you need to patch will be in the folder that was created when you extract the .rar file. Instructions on what to do before you play are here:

Though those instructions may be a bit outdated, since they are from 2006 and contain information only on GBA-based ROM hacks.

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Age 27
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Posted July 3rd, 2018
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Why don't you use google?
Rar is a compressed format and you need program to extract the contents.
Namely you can use either the mentioned 7zip or WinRAR (which is best).
ROM hacking FAQ - Read before asking how to play a hack.

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Posted September 4th, 2018
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WinRaR is free you just have to hit okay to the notification saying you only have 30 days left every time.... the trial version never really runs out however (been using it on 2 computers for a couple of years now, havn't paid a cent)
7zip doesn't complain at you.

The technical answer: .rar is one of several filetypes that have two main purposes: Storing and compressing files, notably because the .zip, .rar, and .7z are container formats, the are a convenient way of storing and transferring many files at once. Try installing 7-Zip as recommended earlier.

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