Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum
Might and Magic Book One is the first game in the storied Might and Magic franchise created by Jon Van Caneghem and his development studio New World Computing. The game was originally released in 1986 for the Apple II but this article will focus on the 1987 DOS port.
Obtaining the game
The full version of this game is available DRM-free on GOG.com as part of the Might and Magic 6-pack Limited Edition.
The following file formats are used by this game.
|mm.exe||EXE Format||Main executable; see below for details|
|mazedata.dta||?||Called when the first-person view is displayed|
|monpix.dta||Might and Magic Image Format||Monster sprites|
|roster.dta||Might and Magic Roster Format||Saved character data|
|wallpix.dta||Might and Magic Image Format||Game settings|
|screen?||Might and Magic Image Format?||Fullscreen introduction and preview images|
|*.ovr||Might and Magic Map Format||Data for each of the 55 individual maps|
|mm.rsm||?||May be a leftover file from initial development|
The game executable, mm.exe, contains the following data.
|0x19B2A||0x17E6||Might and Magic Item Format||Data for each of the 254 items|
|0x1B312||0x1860||Might and Magic Enemy Format||Data for each of the 195 enemies|
- A graphics overhaul mod by TheDrakeRaider using tools created by lagdotcom has been released on dungeoncrawlers.org