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Python package for manipulating LiveMaker 3 game resources. Specifically intended to work with LiveNovel VN’s, but extraction should also work for other LiveMaker games.

Based on tinfoil’s irl.

Requires Python 3 (3.6 and later).


  • Extract files from a LiveMaker .exe or .dat file.
  • Dump LSB files to human-readable text or XML (similar to LiveMaker’s XML .lsc format).
  • Extract LiveNovel LNS scripts from LSB files.
  • Compile (modified) LNS scripts and insert them into LSB files.
  • Patch (modified) LSB files into an existing .exe or .dat file.


pylivemaker / irl

Copyright (C) 2020 Peter Rowlands

Copyright (C) 2014 tinfoil

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.


Copyright (c) 2001-2019 Python Software Foundation. All rights reserved.


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.