https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/247623/item.dat This is a file from a Java game, and I would like to know how to legible string data from it.
I would prefer if only hints were given to me.
I have looked into it with a Hex Editor and come to the conclusion that the file is either compressed or encrypted because of the lack of a pattern.
If it is encrypted, I have no idea how to proceed. If it is compressed, I have found the following but have no idea how to proceed.
Entropy = 7.999055 bits per byte.
Optimum compression would reduce the size of this 384802 byte file by 0 percent.
Chi square distribution for 384802 samples is 505.10, and randomly would exceed this value less than 0.01 percent of the times.
Arithmetic mean value of data bytes is 128.1314 (127.5 = random). Monte Carlo value for Pi is 3.120328068 (error 0.68 percent). Serial correlation coefficient is -0.031097 (totally uncorrelated = 0.0).
Assume I have minimal knowledge of what I am doing, so several hints may be required. More information can be given upon request.
Thanks in advance!