Ok! I really wanted to modify some images (to make a modesty mod for Arcanum =), and I thought I had the right idea, but after I replaced the default arcanum1.dat with my version, it plays the two opening movies and then shows the loading screen for a brief second before closing to desktop. Can anyone set me straight? Here is what I did: 1. Got dbmaker. 2. Copied arcanum1.dat to dbmaker's folder 3. From command line in dbmaker's directory, typed "dbmaker -u arcanum1.dat" 4. It extracted everything to "art" 5. Copied one of the .ART files to a new directory and renamed it (the hmfuwxaa.art, the human female in just underwear...which if I can get this working, will eventually be replaced with another version of the human female) 6. Used Drog's updated ARTView to look at the .ART file I copied. 6a. Exported one of the frames as a BMP. 6b. Modified the BMP (just drew stuff on it, didn't change the size) 6c. Imported the new frame over the old frame. 6d. Saved the .ART file as hmfuwxaa.art 7. Copied my new .ART file back into the "art" directory within dbmaker's directory 8. Went back to command line, typed "dbmaker -r -c9 art \ *" 9. It created a new version of arcanum1.dat (which was a few mb bigger than the old one for some reason) 10. Replaced the arcanum1.dat in Games\Arcanum with my version 11. Ran Arcanum, and got the error mentioned above Did I miss a crucial step somewhere along the way? =) Thanks for any assistance you might offer!