Swords of Glass names format

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Swords of Glass names format
Format typeText
Text purposeStory
Line endingsNone
Character setCode Page 437

The names of items in Swords of Glass is stored in the CNames.dat file. The file is fixed-width and stores 49 items.

Data type Description
UINT8 Name length The length of the item's name. Always 0x0A.
char[10] Name The name of the item.

Source Code


This FreeBASIC program will export each of the game's item names into a text file.

Dim As Integer ItemNo
Dim As String Buffer = Space(10)
Dim As UByte Length

Open "CNames.dat" For Binary As #1
Open "CNames.txt" For Binary As #2

For ItemNo = 0 To 48
	Get #1, , Length
	Get #1, , Buffer

	Put #2, , "Item: " + Str(ItemNo) + " - " + Left(Buffer, Length) + 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!)