Is the earliest computer implementation of the HeroQuest BoardGame published by Milton Bradley Company in association with Games Workshop in 1989 (europe/Australia) and in 1990 (US/Canada) where you take the role of four heroes, a Barbarian, a Dwarf, an Elf and a Mage that must dive deep into the dungeon of the Witch Lord to defeat his army of monsters and finally confront his magic. It Consists of 14 quests (the DOS game include the first expansion with 10 additional quests) where you fight, search for traps or secret passages, collect special items and gold that you can spend between missions to buy powerful equipment.
The base mechanics are mostly the same as the boardgame (movement, attack , defend, search, magic) with some changes to enhance the gameplay on the new media (see link section).
The following tools are able to work with this game.
|Codec by Shelwien from Encode.su||Windows||Edit||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Language and Sprite/Graphic files are LZ compressed|
|UNP by Ben Castricum||DOS||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Edit||EXE are compressed with EXEPACKER|
|Imagej||Multi||No||No||Edit||No||No||No||No||No||Java Image editor that can import and export RAW files|
The following file formats are used by this game.
|QUESTxx.BIN||HeroQuest Quest Format||Binary files that contains Map, Monster, Traps layouts and Quest mission text|
|*.BIN||HeroQuest Strings Format||Binary files with in-game text in five languages (ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN) and EQUEST.BIN with quest names.|
|*.EGA||HeroQuest EGA Image Format||Full-screen images (320×200) and sprites RAW 4bpp|
|*.VGA||HeroQuest VGA Image Format||Full-screen images (320×200) and sprites RAW 8bpp|
|QUEST.SAV||HeroQuest Savegame Format||Savegame file created by QUEST.EXE|
|QUEST.CFG||HeroQuest Config Format||Configuration file created by HERO.EXE|
|*.EXE||HeroQuest EXE File||QUEST.EXE contains Program-related text and the EPILOGUE, INTRO.EXE contains the INTRO panels text.|
|GAME&FX.RLD||HeroQuest Music Format||Archive for Roland Sound effects and Music|
|GAME&FX.ALB||HeroQuest Music Format||Archive for Adlib Sound effects and Music|
- The decompression program was done by Shelwien from encode.su forum
- TheRuler from the OldGamesItalia translation project mapped the format of the BIN and the savegame files.