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EXB Format

EXB stands for EXcel Binary.

These files contain parameter data for various uses, but mainly for minigames.

This is the full list of files that use this format:

There’s only one instance of this file, included inside arc/gimmick/gimcommon.arc in the subfile GiPrdrda.gpd.

Offset Type Description
0x0 int32 Identifier, always EXBN.
0x4 int32 Version
0x8 uint32 Mapping to Binary Address
0xC int32 String Key Word
0x10 int32 Sheet Count
0x14 int32 Sheet Info Table Offset
0x18 int32 Padding
0x1C int32 Padding

Sheet Info

Offset Type Description
0x0 int32 Data Layout
0x4 int32 Sheet Cell Info
0xC int32 Row Count
0x10 uint32 Data Info Offset
0x14 uint32 Data Offset Table Offset
0x18 uint32 Sheet Name Offset
0x1C int32 Header Skip Count
0x20 int32 Padding

Data Layout

Value Name Description

Sheet Cell Info

This data conflicts with the file’s.

Offset Type Description
0x0 int32 Column Count
0x4 int32 Cell Count

Data Info

Offset Type Description
0x0 int32 Data Type
0x4 int32 Column Position
0x8 int32 Row Position
0xC int32 Offset
0x10 int32 ID

Data Type

Value Name Description
0 TypeSByte  
1 TypeByte  
2 TypeShort  
3 TypeUShort  
4 TypeInt  
5 TypeUInt  
6 TypeFloat  
7 TypeString