Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Parsing the Creatures 1 Graveyard file

One more victim of my file format reversing spree : the "The Graveyard" file containing all entries of C1 cemetery.

Parsing it will allow us to retrieve/edit/add all entries from this game file.

The file:


Creatures 1 cemetery information is stored in the "The Graveyard" file.
It's format is once again easily understandable if you took the time to reverse engineer other game formats.

The beginning of the file...

... and the end of the first entry (notice empty epitaph)

The file format:


Overall file layout

 Where each entry is of the following format:

Grave entry detail

There you have it.
You can now parse and manipulate graveyard entries at will.

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