Wow, i've been lurking here so long?
To add to the conspiracy, it seems i also edited that 2008 post at some point hehehe.
Anyway, i remember a lot of stuff i read..
For dumping stuff on DEX it seems easiest to simply get the thing to crash and generate a few core dumps
so we can inspect what's going on in ram. I'm pretty sure most games won't like it when there are assets missing like backgrounds, specific files, etc. Guess we need SDK for that..(which is illegal to own/discuss i'd think?)