well, first of all, i've got winxp, so the program doesn't run correctly, and i havn't bothered to figure out how to get it and other completely unrelated programs that i would like to use to run correctly. But for the moment, let's ignore that. As the link says, gta uses dedicated audio files. xenosaga and ffx2 don't, xenosaga has a number of files ranging from 300Mb to 1GB that contain god only knows what, including the audio files and nearly everything else contained within the game. I have a feeling that the decoder link you sent me would either not recognize the file, or extract a long, junk-sound file.
On another note, i'd like to extract audio from ffx2. I've run into something i've seen before, when i screwed up (using sortware recklessly) a cdrw, though i don't really know what this means:
in "my computer", the disc contains between 3GB and 4GB of data. However, when i open it up in windows explorer, the only thing that appears on the disc is less than a dozen files, the total size of which is less than 10MB. and yes, i checked the obvious, tools-->folder options-->"view" tab-->hidden files and folders-->show all files. I can onl guess it's a different "hidden" scheme. I can't very well extract anything if i can't find the files, can anyone offer a remedy?