This is a small project by Gareth Latty (Lattyware).

Other projects.


Unrpa is a script to extract files from archives created for the Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine.


If you have any comments on the script, feel free to e-mail me. I'm always happy to hear about bugs, suggestions, praise, or even flames - whatever floats your boat.

While creating this script, I unexpectedly stumbled into e-politics which you can read about by following the link.

Get it:

The latest release can be found on GitHub. You will need Python 2.x to run it.

You can also check the source out on github.

Common Problems

You need to use Python 2.x, not Python 3.x - the latter is not compatible with the former and won't work. If you get the error

TypeError: startswith first arg must be bytes or a tuple of bytes, not str
this is your problem. (You can have both versions installed at once.). 2.7.2 should be fine.


In simple terms you want 'python unrpa -m -p /path/to/extract/to /file/to/extract.rpa'. Most Linux distos should do it perfectly. If Python 3.x is the default version of Python (as in Arch Linux), then use 'python2' instead of 'python'.

Under Windows, you want (into cmd.exe, the command prompt, in the unrpa directory) 'C:\PATH\TO\python.exe unrpa -m -p C:\path\to\extract\to C:\file\to\extract.rpa'.

Under windows the standard install path for python is 'C:\Python27\python.exe'.

--versionshow program's version number and exit
-h, --helpshow a help message and exit
-v, --verboseexplain what is being done [default]
-s, --silentmake no output
-l, --listonly list contents, do not extract
-p PATH, --path=PATHwill extract to the given path
-m, --mkdirwill make any non-existant directories in extraction path
-f VERSION, --force=VERSIONforces an archive version. May result in failure

Usage: unrpa [options] pathname