Swords of Glass info format
The description of each item in Swords of Glass, which must be purchased in the temple, is stored in the Info.dat file. The file is fixed-width and stores 49 descriptions which match up to the Swords of Glass names format.
|UINT8 Description length||The length of the description.|
|char Name||The description of the item.|
This FreeBASIC program will export each of the game's item descriptions into a text file.
Dim As Integer ItemNo Dim As String Buffer = Space(80) Dim As UByte Length Open "Info.dat" For Binary As #1 Open "Info.txt" For Binary As #2 For ItemNo = 0 To 48 Put #2, , "Item: " + Str(ItemNo) + Chr(13) + Chr(10) Get #1, , Length Get #1, , Buffer Put #2, , Left(Buffer, Length) + Chr(13) + Chr(10) Put #2, , Chr(13) + Chr(10) Next ItemNo
This format was reverse engineered by TheAlmightyGuru. If you find this information helpful in a project you're working on, please give credit where credit is due. (A link back to this wiki would be nice too!)