Author Topic: Shadow Caster TITLE.DAT not supported ?  (Read 1457 times)


Shadow Caster TITLE.DAT not supported ?
« on: March 04, 2015, 05:32:11 pm »

I'm using Slade3 to view ShadowCaster ressources, and it works fine for some .DAT file (RAVDATA.DAT), but some other .DAT files have an unsupported format.
I'm using the floppy version (no RLE-encoding like the CD version), and all cutscenes (like "TITLE.DAT") are also in .DAT files with a specific format, different from RAVDATA.DAT

Do you have any information about that format, do you plan to work on it one day ?

Anyway, thanks for your tool !


Re: Shadow Caster TITLE.DAT not supported ?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 02:13:04 pm »
I suspect these .dat files (TITLE.DAT and INTRO.DAT in Shadowcaster; to which we can add INTRO2.DAT, END.DAT, BOARLORD.DAT, GOLEM.DAT, SSAIR.DAT, WOLF.DAT and ZARDAZ.DAT) are animations. They all start with the same identifier in Hex (05 01 40 01 C8). I have no plan to look further into it, sorry.