Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 RC3

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 RC3 changelog:

  • Added support for MSCF installers
  • Added support for Amiga Disk Files using unADF
  • Added support for PDF files using Xpdf command line tools
  • Added support for hundreds of game archives using GARbro
  • Added support for Godot engine packages using godotdec
  • Added support for Actual Installer executables
  • Added support for Clickteam Install Creator installers using cicdec
  • Added support for newer Symbian Os packages using extsis (plugin)
  • Added unshield as the default extractor for InstallShield cab files, thanks to TAbdiukov
  • Fixed some installers being misdetected as InstallShield
  • Fixed swf exe extraction not terminating correctly
  • Fixed console window always being visible for extractions using definition files
  • Fixed file identification not working correctly for a few big executables
  • Fixed Wise extraction methods 3 and 4 always failing
  • Fixed some executables not being tested with 7zip
  • Fixed some FMOD sound banks not being fully extracted, thanks to Sakkade
  • Fixed some zip extractions being detected as failed, although they completed successfully
  • Fixed 'NScripter archive' false positives
  • Fixed problems with BCM, Bink, CHM, CreateInstall, FEAD, InstallShield Z, MSP, Reflexive Arcade Installers,
  • SQLite, SuperDAT, SWF, Thinstall, UU, VMDK, WMA extraction
  • Fixed ttarch extraction failing if UniExtract's path contains spaces, thanks to wwh1004
  • Fixed 'Game Select' dialog being displayed in silent mode
  • Fixed batch mode not being enabled if directory is passed via command line
  • Fixed some extracted files could be lost if moving the file/folder failed, thanks to patrickdrd
  • Fixed context menu items not being shown if more than 15 files are selected
  • Fixed several UI issues, thanks to stdedos and wvxwxvw
  • Fixed rare problem during program files updates preventing some files from being downloaded correctly
  • Fixed crash when trying to send feedback while offline
  • Fixed possible extraction failure if file/directory locks could not be released quick enough
  • Fixed problems enabling context menu integration
  • Changed Wise extraction: E_WISE is now used automatically, the method select dialog only appears if it fails
  • Changed output directory input field to autofill after typing an input file path
  • Changed design/usability of 'Unknown file type', 'Plugin missing', 'No language file found' and 'Unsupported file type' error messages; FFmpeg and feedback prompts;
  • 'Batch mode duplicate' warning
  • Changed drag and drop: when a folder is passed, all files in subfolders are added to batch mode as well
  • (this can be disabled by adding batchrecurse=0 to section 'UniExtract Preferences' in UniExtract.ini)
  • Changed 'Remember window position' option to also store window size, thanks to ltdeta
  • Improved speed of file type detection
  • Improved file type detection for .eml, .mht, .xz, some game archives
  • Improved detection of multipart archives when adding files to batch queue
  • Improved error detection for encrypted archives
  • Improved Visionaire extraction for many games: fixed file naming and corrupt webp images
  • Updated cicdec to 2.1.0
  • Updated demoleition to 0.61
  • Updated EnigmaVB unpacker to 0.58
  • Updated ExeInfo PE to 0.0.6.0
  • Updated godotdec to 2.1.0
  • Updated innounp to 0.49
  • Updated lzop to 1.04
  • Updated MediaInfo to 20.03
  • Updated mtee to 2.21
  • Updated PeaZip to 0.72
  • Updated Qt Linguist to 5.13.2
  • Updated QuickBMS to 0.10.1
  • Updated SQLite to 3.31.1
  • Updated UnRAR to 5.91; added x64 version
  • Updated unrpa to 2.3.0
  • Updated unshield to 1.4.d14d2e2 x86, thanks to lifenjoiner
  • Updated upx to 3.96
  • Updated WiX to 3.11.2
  • Updated Bulgarian translation, thanks to jekovcar
  • Updated Chinese (Simplified) translation, thanks to SeaHOH
  • Updated Dutch translation, thanks to Wouterdek
  • Updated French translation, thanks to Pierre le Lidgeu and zorbao
  • Updated German translation, thanks to Mr-Update
  • Updated Hungarian translation, thanks to hevesij
  • Updated Japanese translation, thanks to maboroshin
  • Updated Polish translation, thanks to Barnaba
  • Updated Portuguese (Brazilian) translation, thanks to igorruckert
  • Updated Russian translation, thanks to wvxwxvw
  • Updated Turkish translation, thanks to MinTR and Yakup Kök
  • Removed Arc-reader, brunsdec, Crass/Crage, disunity and ns2dec, replaced with GARbro
  • Removed XAce, replaced with acefile
  • Removed Extract NT, replaced with 7zip
  • Removed ExtractMht and MhtUnPack, replaced with 7zip and TotalObserver
  • Removed GCFScape and STIX, replaced with TotalObserver
  • Removed wtee, replaced with mtee

Download: Universal Extractor 2 v2.0.0 RC3 | 58.6 MB (Open Source)
Link: Universal Extractor 2 Home Page

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