Multimedia-heavy games by Tsunami use a multimedia format with the extension .bfi. According to the README.TXT file on the game Flash Traffic: City of Angels, BFI stands for Brute Force and Ignorance. As described:
WHAT'S A BFI?
BFI stands for 'Brute Force & Ignorance'. This is the methodology we used to convert captured video to something which could be played back in a reasonably reliable manner on a wide range of currently installed machines. It simply means we don't think you should _have_ to buy a brand new 100Mz PCI bus Pentium machine with a true-color, high resolution, 'turbocharged' local-bus video card just to play a computer game. It's just too much jargon and frankly, it makes my head hurt a bit.
All multi-byte numbers are little endian. The general FourCC chunk format is as follows:
bytes 0-3 chunk type bytes 4-7 chunk size, including 8-byte preamble bytes 8.. chunk payload
A BFI file begins with the following 960 (0x3C0) bytes header:
bytes 0-3 ( +0) file signature: 'BF&I' bytes 4-7 ( +4) total file size bytes 8-11 ( +8) offset of the first frame in file bytes 12-15 ( +C) frame count bytes 16-19 ( +10) unknown bytes 20-23 ( +14) largest frame chunk size bytes 24-27 ( +18) unknown (perhaps video compression type) bytes 28-31 ( +1C) framerate bytes 32-43 ( +20) unknown bytes 44-47 ( +2C) video width bytes 48-51 ( +30) video height bytes 52-55 ( +34) first used palette entry index bytes 56-59 ( +38) number of used palette entries bytes 60-827 ( +3C) 256 RGB triplets (6-bit VGA palette values) bytes 828-831 (+33C) audio sample rate bytes 832-835 (+340) audio channels (?) bytes 836-959 (+344) unknown
The media frames started at file offset specified in bytes 4-7 of the header. Each frame is packaged inside a chunk with the fourcc 'IVAS' (possibly Interleaved Video and Sound). A IVAS chunk has the following payload:
bytes 0-3 ( +0) unknown (video compression type?) bytes 4-7 ( +4) offset of the audio data (from chunk header!) bytes 8-11 ( +8) unknown (always zero) bytes 12-15 ( +C) offset of the video data (from chunk header!) bytes .. unsigned, 8-bit PCM audio data (size = offset_of_the_video - offset_of_the_audio) bytes .. encoded video data
The video always encoded as palettized, 8-bit data. Single palette used for the entrie movie. Raster compression based on mixed LZ and RLE coding. Compressed stream begins with 4-byte value, representing final unpacked size of the data, then followed by compression codes.
read next byte of the input code = top two bits of the byte length = lower 6 bits of the byte code is ... 0 : normal chain if length is zero, read two more bytes of the length copy next (length) bytes of the input to the output 1 : back chain if length is zero, read one more byte of the length AND two bytes of the offset else, read one byte of the offset copy (length) dwords from (output - offset) to the output (note, that data may overlap, so don't use memmove() function here, just bare by-dword copying!) 2 : skip chain if length is zero, read two more bytes of the length if length still zero, finish the decompression leave (length) bytes of the output unchanged from the last frame 3 : fill chain if length is zero, read two more bytes of the length color = next two bytes of the input fill (length) words of the output with (color) repeat until stop code encountered or whole output generated