Opening UIF files on OSX
There is a proprietary file format coming from the windows world. It’s a disk image similar to nrg, dmg and iso. On windows you would use MagicDisk/MagicISO to access the data. If you don’t have a windows PC available I found this little tool called “uif2iso” that converts the UIF image into a standard iso.
$ uif2iso file.uif file.iso UIF2ISO 0.1.2p0 by Luigi Auriemma e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org web: aluigi.org - open file.uif - create file.iso file size 000000002517e7b6 version 1 image type 8 padding 0 sectors 358305 sectors size 2048 blhr offset 0000000025177ff6 blhr size 26560 hash 2f55c3a2be048faf29d5cdda4a1412c3 unknowns 00000040 00000000 00000000 00000000 008%
Once finished processing just open the iso to access the files. While a simple “make” should do the job, I’ve also made my build of the command line version (that should work on intel and ppc) available for your convenience.
Update 1: Thanks to shazron the invalid argument problem should be gone. I have applied the changes and updated the build.
Update 2: I’ve updated the build to produce a universal binary so it should now work for intel and ppc.
Update 3: For those not comfortable using the command line I whacked together a quick and dirty version with a GUI. Just drop the UIF file onto it. Should work with Tiger and Leopard, Intel and PPC. Let me know how “uif2iso for mac” works for you.
Update 4: There is a proper project page now. Please go there to get to the download.