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So, here's the thing...Wookies' BSA unpacker can't handle files larger than 900 mb, and the texture archives for Fallout & Skyrim are over 1 GB...so how do you work around that? It's actually simpler than you think. You just need Wookies BSA unpacker and BSAopt...
I had to brainstrom on this for a bit to figure out how to get around the 'out of memory crash / dump' error that you get using Wookies' program on the bigger BSAs. Basically, you have to reduce the size of the BSA by repacking it with BSAopt, including only the items you want (or smaller than 900 mb in size) and convert it to a new BSA...save it to your desktop. Then run Wookies' extractor on your newly created BSA and pull out the files. Done and done.
It's tedious work, but it makes extracting content from BSAs over 900 mb possible.
As for MO's BSA extractor? Never used it or MO...it probably has its limitations as well, not sure if it can handle the vanilla games' texture BSAs...if somebody wants to test it out, please let me know. I'd rather not have to switch over from NMM just for a file extractor, but if it works then that might be incentive enough to give it a go.
If anybody wants or needs a more detailed tutorial on how to do this, I can put one together with screenshots and such...just let me know :0kay:
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