Revision as of 02:54, 5 January 2019 by Foone (Created page with "== Solar Winds == [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Winds Solar Winds] is a neat game by Stone Interactive. Some hackery: === Random Findings === * The EXE contains some...")
Solar Winds is a neat game by Stone Interactive. Some hackery:
- The EXE contains some of the same informatiom as other files. For example. BH_CONV (conversations) and BH_START (scans).
- The Palette (in BH_PAL.DAT) is in full 888 (8 bits per channel) format, despite this being a VGA mode 13h game (Mode 13h is 666, 6 bits per channel format). The game converts the palette on loading.
- The bh_muNN.dat files are in CMF (Creative Music File) format but AdPlay doesn't play them back 100% correctly.
Many of the files are RLE compressed. The format is:
|255||[Length][Value]||3||Length copies of Value (byte)|
|0x3BB3||2||Life support power|
|0x3A31||1||Configuration (0=Normal, 1=Combat)|
|0x3BE5||1||Rotation (0=East, 8=N, 10=W, 18=S)