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DAT is a general chunked file container for the Metal Gear Solid games. DATs may be encrypted, but this is not always the case. The file format may vary slightly depending on the game. They contain textures, audios, music and other kind of files used in the game. Each DAT usually contains a certain type or set of files.


File What's inside Appears
bgm.dat Music. MGS3 & MGS4
brf.dat Briefing image/data files. MGS
codec.dat Captions for codec messages. MGS2, MGS3 & MGS4
demo.dat Captions for movies/fmv. (Audio from videos on MGS3) MGS, MGS2, MGS3 & MGS4
face.dat Codec faces images/models. MGS, MGS2
movie.dat Videos. MGS2, MGS3 & MGS4
radio.dat Captions for codec messages. MGS
sdpack.dat MGS4
speech.dat MGS4
slot.dat Textures, models and data files. MGS3 & MGS4
stage.dat Encrypted file. MGS2, MGS3 & MGS4
vox.dat Audio voices. MGS, MGS2, MGS3 & MGS4