The Oregon Trail

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The Oregon Trail
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The Oregon Trail is an education game in the Trail series. This is the 1985 version, originally developed for the Apple II, but ported to DOS in 1990. It was written in Turbo Pascal.

File formats

The following file formats are used by this game.

Filename Format Details
*.pcl PCX Library Library of game graphics. There is a file for CGA and VGA (named MCGA).
*.pcc PCX Format Most of the game's graphics have a PCC extension and are stored in the PCL file. They are PCX files without a palette (although the VGA p7.pcc does have the palette).
PCX Format Logo in standard PCX format in VGA and CGA.
pal.256 PCX Format A mostly blank PCX image with the game's VGA palette. This is loaded first in order to display PCC files.
*.gam Oregon Trail save game format Save game format.
dialogs.rec Oregon Trail dialogue format Gossip at cities.
hiscores.rec Oregon Trail high scores format High scores.
tomb.rec Oregon Trail tombstones format Tombstone locations and text.
joycal.rec Oregon Trail joystick calibration format Joystick calibration settings.
songs.txt Microsoft BASIC MML PC speaker music in plain text format. One line for each landmark.
*.exe EXE Format Installer and game
*.bgi Borland Graphics Interface libraries Borland Graphics Libraries (game uses v2.0). Copyright, MECC address, and phone number, game title.