Quarantine

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Quarantine
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Quarantine is a vehicular first person shooter set in a dystopian city. It was developed by Imagexcel and published by GameTek in 1994.

The game's executable is a 32-bit Linear Executable loaded by the DOS4GW 16-bit extender. It was built with the Watcom C/C++ tool suite.

File formats

The following file formats are used by this game.

Filename Format Details
*.FLI FLIC Format Animations
*.IMG GIF with modified signature ("IMAGEX" instead of standard "GIF87a") Fullscreen/backdrop graphics
*.SPR Simple package of Raw VGA Images Sprites

FARE[?].ENC

Transcode the file, XOR-ing every byte read with 0x55, the file now looks like a structured text file:

  1. the person talking, matched with regex ^\s*/\s*(\P{C}+)$
  2. the person quotes, matched with regex ^\s*("\P{C}+",?)\s*$
  3. goto step 1, repeat until EOF

Example:

 / PROFESSIONAL
 "SO, UH. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD GIVE ME A RIDE LITTLE BUDDY? I'M IN A BIT OF A RUSH.",

Levels (preliminary)

Each level is constituted of three files, e.g. CITY.BLK, CITY.BSP, CITY.MAP.

*.MAP

  1. read an UINT16LE, this is the map width
  2. read an UINT16LE, this is the map height
  3. follows width * height tiles as UINT16LE

Credits

aybe for the ENC format.