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'''VIV''' is an archive format found in Electronic Arts games; it has been observed in the ''NBA Live'' and ''Need For Speed'' game series, and is probably in other games, used to contain files such as graphics in [[FSH (EA Sports)|FSH]] format. It appears the files are stored in an uncompressed manner. This format was used around 1998; later, in the 2000s, the [[BIG]] archive format was used.
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'''VIV''' (also known as BIG or BIGF) is an archive format found in Electronic Arts games; it has been observed in the ''NBA Live'', ''Need For Speed'', and ''Harry Potter'' games (among others), used to contain files such as graphics in [[FSH (EA Sports)|FSH]] format. It appears the files are stored in an uncompressed manner. This format was used starting around 1998.
  
 
== Identification ==
 
== Identification ==
  
 
VIV files start with bytes <code>42 49 47 46</code> (hex), spelling "BIGF" in [[ASCII]].
 
VIV files start with bytes <code>42 49 47 46</code> (hex), spelling "BIGF" in [[ASCII]].
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== Format description ==
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* [http://wiki.xentax.com/index.php/EA_BIG_BIGF_Archive Description of BIG/BIGF/VIV archive]
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== Metaformat files ==
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* [https://www.synalysis.net/Grammars/big.grammar Synalysis grammar file] (for Hexinator / Synalize It!; [[Synalysis grammar file|more details]])
  
 
== Utilities ==
 
== Utilities ==

Latest revision as of 13:20, 26 January 2015

File Format
Name VIV
Ontology
Extension(s) .viv, .big, sometimes others

VIV (also known as BIG or BIGF) is an archive format found in Electronic Arts games; it has been observed in the NBA Live, Need For Speed, and Harry Potter games (among others), used to contain files such as graphics in FSH format. It appears the files are stored in an uncompressed manner. This format was used starting around 1998.

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[edit] Identification

VIV files start with bytes 42 49 47 46 (hex), spelling "BIGF" in ASCII.

[edit] Format description

[edit] Metaformat files

[edit] Utilities

[edit] Links

  • VIV Files, from the NBA Live Series Center Wiki
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