Like previous versions of Civilization, Beyond Earth art assets are "DDS" (Direct Draw Surfaces") grouped together and "packed" into FPK files. You can find these .FPK files in the folder: ..\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth\Resource\ either in the dx11 or common subfolders. To get the assets out into a viewable format, you need to: Unpack the .FPK files, and Extract the artwork / convert it from .DDS into a different format. Unpacking the .FPK files You need an unpacking utility. Firaxis put one out a while back, but it doesn't work with the latest versions of Civilization assets. I used DragonUnpacker. It is quite intuitive to use, although the buttons lack tool-tips to tell you what they do. Start the program, and click the "open" button (looks like a file). Browse to one of the .FPK files, and click "open". The program will display a list of all files packed in to the particular .FPK file (note that these include other files - the soundtrack is in misc.fpk as .mp3 files). Select the files you want to extract, right-click and choose "Extract file to". Note, if you want to extract a single (graphics) file, you can convert it to .png, .bmp or .TGA on the way. I generally just select all files, and extract everything to a temporary directory. And that's it! Converting the .DDS files Now that you've got the art assets (plus maybe a whole lot of others!), you may want to work with the .DDS files directly (if you have the appropriate tools), or convert them into another format. In my case, I was wanting to browse them as images, so they needed to be converted into a more windows-friendly format. Bulk conversion tools are the best, and so I grabbed one from our own forums: Sterkhov's DDS unpacker for interface textures. This utility does bulk conversions of .DDS files to .PNG files, and is very easy to use: Simply select the directory that you have already unpacked the .FPK files into (as per the step above), then select an output directory where you want to place the converted files, and hit "unpack". Any .DDS files it finds will be converted to .png files. Edit: Nutty pointed-out that the only .DDS files that can be extracted and converted to .PNGs etc are those that have a "-index" file accompanying them. Eg: notificationiconsfreesocialpolicy-index.dds --and-- notificationiconsfreesocialpolicy.dds Thanks, Nutty! ___________________________________________________________________ I've browsed a few of the Beyond Earth assets, and found that a lot of Civ5 artwork is included. I guess the challenge is to find whether there is any other artwork that is not in the game, but may hint to future releases. Have a look and post any that you find. Good luck!