Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 RC1

Universal Extractor 2

Universal Extractor 2 is an unofficial updated and extended version of the original UniExtract by Jared Breland. It brings several hundred changes including community-wanted ones such as a batch mode, auto-updater and scan-only-functionality.

Universal Extractor 2 is the most advanced unofficial modification around, aiming at the inclusion of many wanted features, improvement of current ones, ongoing support and a central open-source distribution. UniExtract 2 started as a simple modification disabling the always-on-top status box and ended with the addition of dozens of extractors to expand the range of supported file types. New – and unique amongst the available modifications – features like a scan-only mode to identify unknown file types using multiple scanning applications, the batch mode or the extraction of audio and video tracks from multimedia files make it stand out against these.

As a short overview here is a list of the core improvements:

  • Batch mode
  • Silent mode, not showing any prompts
  • Scan only mode to determine file types without extracting
  • Integrated updater
  • 100+ new supported file types
  • Audio and video extraction for multimedia files
  • Cascading context menu
  • Support for password list for common archives
  • Improved optional status box with progress indicator
  • New detection methods + more detailed output and error messages
  • Support for some extractors not shipping with UniExtract as plugins
  • Resource usage/speed improvements, lots of fixes
  • First start assistant instead of installer
  • Full functionality available in no-install version
  • Auto-using 64 bit versions of extractors if supported by OS

Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 RC1 changelog:

  • Added support for wix installers
  • Added support for Spoon installers
  • Added support for .rpgmvp files
  • Added support for .utage files
  • Added support for MDF image files
  • Added support for Smacker video files
  • Added support for ECM compressed disk images
  • Added support for swf executables
  • Added support for OGG Vorbis audio files
  • Added support for Mole Box executables
  • Added support for NScripter version 2 archives using ns2dec
  • Added support for Smile Game Builder archives
  • Added support for UNC paths
  • Added support for Lzip archives
  • Added support for Visionaire game archives
  • Added 'Open Log Directory' menu item
  • Added 'Open Configuration File' menu item
  • Added detection support for encrypted fsb files
  • Added check on start to make sure a language file exists
  • Added Right to left UI mirroring for Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew; thanks to peterooch
  • Added new error messages: not enough free disk space, missing part for multipart archives
  • Fixed MS SFX hotfix extraction
  • Fixed 'Open folder after extraction' being always disabled when UniExtract is opened with command line parameters
  • Fixed cleanup for .chm and EnigmaVB files
  • Fixed error message after failed iso extraction: choices were mixed-up
  • Fixed missing file type information in NOTPACKED error message for FFMPEG extraction
  • Fixed missing packer name in unpack prompt
  • Fixed extractors not being found on some systems
  • Fixed pea extraction writing to wrong directory
  • Fixed cascading context menu for supported Windows Server operating system versions
  • Fixed 'Always on top' option not being saved
  • Fixed endless detection loop occuring for some .exe files
  • Fixed missing minimize controls
  • Fixed status box for .swf extraction
  • Fixed extraction being detected as failed if the putput directory is a drive, not a folder
  • Fixed FFMPEG download/installation problems
  • Fixed progress display performance in status box and pattern detection
  • Fixed certain files being ignored by cleanup function
  • Fixed crash when trying to open preferences GUI if /lang directory does not exist
  • Fixed log files size display in file menu, if log directory is set to a location, which does not exist
  • Fixed DGCA plugin installation
  • Fixed language selection list not being scrollable
  • Fixed some context menu GUI items not being translated after language change
  • Fixed 'Not an InstallShield installer' option in MethodSelector not starting additional scans
  • Fixed output directory not being deleted after failed extraction (unicode mode only)
  • Fixed video extraction failing for files starting with -
  • Fixed error message when starting batch mode
  • Changed feedback GUI design, removed unneeded input fields
  • Changed feedback GUI to always pre-fill output field
  • Changed .nrg extraction method to use 7zip for improved unicode support
  • Changed .arj extraction to use 7z instead of arj
  • Changed .hlp extraction: improved logging, localized file name
  • Changed extraction to subdirectory: "."-character is now replaced to prevent collisions with existing files
  • Changed updater: each file is now updated on its own instead of using update packages, this way extractors can be updated much easier and faster; administrator rights are now only necessary if the program directory cannot be written to
  • Changed plugin download: URLs are no longer hardcoded; instead they are requested from the server, so when something goes offline UniExtract does not have to be updated to fix the link
  • Replaced Unreal Engine package extractor with Umodel
  • Removed redundant 64-bit MediaInfo dll
  • Removed option to toggle support for game packages from settings GUI
  • Updated 7zip to 18.01
  • Updated EnigmaVB unpacker to 0.44, changed logic to use new command line parameter
  • Updated Exeinfo PE to 0.0.5.0
  • Updated unrar to 5.50
  • Updated unrpa to 1.5.2
  • Updated TrID to 2.24
  • Updated unshield to 1.4
  • Updated FFMPEG to 4.0.2
  • Updated innounp to 0.47
  • Updated Bulgarian translation, thanks to Jekov J.K.
  • Updated French translation, thanks to zorbao
  • Updated Chinese (Traditional) translation, thanks to jfcherng
  • Updated Portuguese (Brazilian) translation, thanks to igorruckert
  • Updated Greek translation, thanks to gvp9000
  • Updated Russian translation, thanks to @wvxwxvw

Download: Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 RC1 | 35.1 MB (Open Source)
Link: Universal Extractor 2 Home Page

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