1997 game graphic files

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Hello,

I am currently trying to extract graphics from an old game produced in 1997 (Swing / US: Marble Master). So far, I am absolutly clueless.

Below is one of the files (BLATT.RES). I guess that this file holds several sprites for an animated graphic. The first few bytes appear several times in the files and could indicate the beginning of a sequence.

Maybe one of you knows how sprites were stored in 1997 or recognized the file signature.

One more thing, before I post the file: There is another file type .SET which most likely holds several .RES files. Within the .SET I see the same "14 00 04 0F" byte arrays. There is also a file called SHOWSET.EXE which renders the .SET files, but not the .RES files. In the same folder I find a file named MAKE.SET, which is not a graphics file, but contains the following text: (I hope that helps)

PROJECT   = showset

OBJS    = showset.obj graphasm.obj graphik.obj newalloc.obj

LIBS    = mss.lib vidlib.lib

CC    = wcc386

#CFLAGS    = -zp4 -5r -fp5 -w4 -s -Iinc -zq -d2

CFLAGS    = -zp4 -5r -fp5 -w4 -s -Iinc -zq

AS    = tasm

ASFLAGS   = /l /c /m2 /zi /mx /D_DOS4GW /D__DOS__ /D__FLAT__ /t

.c.obj    : .AUTODEPEND
@set _ARGS=$(CFLAGS)$^&.c
@echo   Compiling $*.c @$(CC) @_ARGS /fo=$*.obj .asm.obj : .AUTODEPEND @echo Assembling$*.asm
@$(AS)$(ASFLAGS) $*.asm,,$*.LST

$(PROJECT).EXE :$(OBJS) $(PROJECT).lnk @echo. @echo Linking$(PROJECT).EXE
@wlink @$(PROJECT).lnk # Link response file #$(PROJECT).lnk  : makefile
@echo.
@echo.
@echo name $(PROJECT).EXE >$(PROJECT).LNK
@echo system dos4g >>$(PROJECT).LNK # @echo DEBUG ALL >>$(PROJECT).LNK
@echo option map,dosseg,caseexact,quiet,stack=64k >>$(PROJECT).LNK @for %i in ($(OBJS)) do @echo file %i >>$(PROJECT).LNK @for %i in ($(LIBS)) do @echo library %i >>\$(PROJECT).LNK


BLATT.RES

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03 00 13 00 E2 41 62 36 03 00 01 00 03 00 0C 00
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03 00 02 00 80 15 03 00 04 00 E0 08 20 09 40 11
A0 15 00 1E 00 1A 60 22 A0 26 A1 2A C0 2A C0 2A
80 2A 02 4A 81 2D 80 15 03 00 02 00 03 00 02 00
60 11 00 0D C0 08 E0 0C 00 0D 20 11 80 15 A0 19
20 22 40 22 80 2A A0 2A 60 26 60 2A 22 3E A1 39
E0 21 03 00 03 00 03 00 03 00 00 11 20 0D 00 0D
00 0D 20 11 80 15 A0 19 E0 1D C0 1D 20 22 00 22
A0 29 C1 3D 40 1D A0 1D 03 00 04 00 03 00 05 00
C0 08 A0 08 00 11 40 15 20 11 00 11 40 15 60 25
C1 35 41 2D C0 10 03 00 06 00 03 00 08 00 60 04
60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 0A 00 14 00 04 0F 15 00
08 00 6D 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 0B 00 0A 00 03 00
14 00 C1 31 03 00 13 00 22 42 03 00 01 00 03 00
06 00 80 15 00 1E 60 22 20 1E C1 2A E1 2A 01 2F
A1 26 E1 2A 01 2F C0 2E E2 39 E2 39 03 00 02 00
20 0D 20 0D 00 0D 20 0D 60 11 40 11 80 15 E0 1D
60 26 40 22 C1 2A 01 2F 01 2F E1 2E C0 2A 80 2A
41 36 E1 39 20 19 03 00 02 00 03 00 01 00 C0 08
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80 11 40 11 40 11 80 15 80 15 E0 19 40 22 C1 2A
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A0 19 C0 19 41 26 81 2A 01 33 01 2F 21 33 C0 2A
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E0 1C A0 15 03 00 02 00 C0 04 C0 04 03 00 04 00
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80 04 A0 08 A0 08 C0 0C A0 08 A0 08 A0 08 80 04
80 04 A0 04 E0 0C A0 08 60 04 60 04 80 04 80 08
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C0 0C 80 08 60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 02 00 03 00
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60 04 40 04 03 00 06 00 14 00 04 0F 11 00 0A 00
57 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 0B 00 08 00 03 00 0F 00
C1 35 03 00 01 00 03 00 0F 00 80 21 03 00 01 00
03 00 0F 00 20 15 03 00 01 00 03 00 0E 00 81 31
80 19 60 1E 03 00 0C 00 21 33 20 2E 00 1D 40 22
20 1E 03 00 0B 00 A0 2A C0 1D E0 18 80 08 E0 08
03 00 01 00 40 11 03 00 07 00 40 11 40 11 C0 0C
A0 08 60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 02 00 03 00 01 00
E0 0C 20 0D 20 0D 20 0D 40 11 00 0D 00 0D C0 08
A0 08 60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 04 00 03 00 03 00
A0 08 C0 08 C0 08 A0 08 A0 08 60 04 60 04 40 04
40 04 03 00 05 00 03 00 04 00 80 08 60 04 60 04
60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 07 00 14 00 04 0F 11 00
0A 00 53 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 0B 00 08 00 03 00
10 00 C1 31 03 00 10 00 60 19 03 00 0F 00 A1 39
E0 10 03 00 0E 00 21 32 60 25 40 22 03 00 0D 00
A1 2E 81 35 40 19 40 22 03 00 0A 00 A0 26 C0 2A
60 26 E0 2D 60 2D 20 11 03 00 01 00 03 00 07 00
80 15 A0 19 60 15 A0 19 00 11 C0 0C 60 08 60 04
03 00 02 00 20 0D 60 11 40 11 40 0D 60 11 40 11
20 11 00 0D E0 0C C0 08 80 04 60 04 60 04 60 04
03 00 03 00 03 00 02 00 C0 0C C0 08 E0 0C C0 08
C0 08 80 04 60 04 60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 05 00
03 00 04 00 80 08 60 04 60 04 60 04 60 04 60 04
03 00 07 00 14 00 04 0F 12 00 0A 00 5A 00 00 00
03 00 00 00 0B 00 08 00 03 00 11 00 02 3A 03 00
11 00 E0 21 03 00 10 00 02 42 E0 0C 03 00 0F 00
61 35 60 25 20 1E 03 00 0C 00 63 3F E1 2E 21 36
E2 3D C0 1D 03 00 01 00 03 00 09 00 20 1E 40 22
E1 2E C1 2E 61 2A A1 35 00 15 E0 19 03 00 01 00
03 00 04 00 20 0D A0 15 A0 15 C0 19 20 1E A0 2A
80 26 60 26 C0 1D 60 25 C0 14 03 00 03 00 20 11
60 11 40 11 60 11 40 11 40 11 20 11 20 11 40 15
E0 0C A0 08 E0 0C 60 04 60 04 03 00 04 00 03 00
02 00 C0 08 E0 0C E0 0C E0 0C A0 08 80 08 80 08
60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 06 00 03 00 04 00 80 04
60 04 60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 09 00 14 00 04 0F
14 00 09 00 65 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 0A 00 09 00
03 00 13 00 A1 29 03 00 12 00 43 4A 03 00 01 00
03 00 10 00 41 26 E2 41 A1 2D 03 00 01 00 03 00
0D 00 21 33 41 33 A1 2E 22 3E 22 3E 20 22 03 00
01 00 03 00 07 00 C0 15 A0 15 40 1E 80 22 60 22
C1 2A E1 2E 60 26 A0 31 22 42 60 15 03 00 02 00
40 0D 20 0D C0 08 A0 04 C0 08 00 0D 60 11 80 15
C0 19 20 22 60 26 80 2A 60 26 40 26 61 35 E2 39
80 1D 03 00 03 00 03 00 01 00 20 11 20 0D 00 0D
20 11 20 11 40 11 40 15 E0 1D E0 1D 20 22 00 22
20 22 61 35 00 21 03 00 05 00 03 00 03 00 A0 08
E0 0C E0 0C C0 08 A0 08 80 08 80 08 80 08 60 04
60 04 60 08 03 00 06 00 03 00 06 00 60 04 60 04
60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 09 00

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That make.set file is simply a standard makefile for compiling showset.exe. Unless you have the .c and .asm files that it references it's not much help. There's a good chance that the sprite drawing code was written in assembly.

Back in 1997 DOS based games were getting less common. Windows 95 had been around for long enough that games were getting made using DirectX / DirectDraw.

There is also no standard sprite format. It could be anything. In general you'd expect to find at least the width, height and pixel data. On top of that possibly a palette if it's a 4/8 bit per pixel sprite. 16 bits per pixel is also used, but 24/32 bpp is unlikely back then. There's also a chance that the pixel data is run length encoded (to make it quicker to skip over transparent pixels).

It's easier if you have a screenshot to work backwards from, so you can tell if your guess at the encoding is giving you the right colours. It also helps if you know the bit depth of the screen mode the game is using.

It might be quicker going the other way - overwrite various bits of data with zeros (or other values), then run the game / viewer and see what ends up on screen.

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Looking at the data can tell you a lot.

The .RES file is 396 lines of 16 bytes plus 10 bytes  = 6346 bytes.

So straight away you can say it's not just a raw dump of a graphic. Graphics tend be power of 2 aligned so if it was 4096 bytes or 8192 bytes it could easily be raw data

6346 / 3 = 2115   Again not a power of two so probably not a raw 24 bit graphic and you can't see lines of FF's all over the place, so probably not raw 32 bit data.

Looking directly at the data you don't see blocks of 00 00 00 00. This is a dead give away that the data is compressed. Most sprites have a black background.

Now we think we know it's compressed we can look again at the data. One common form of compression is run length endcoding. So look at the first line of data.

At first it looks possible, 14 00  (0x14 bytes all 00) 04 0F (0x04 bytes all 0F) but then it looks wrong. 16 00 09 00 (0x16 bytes of 00 followed by another 0x09 bytes of 00, surely that would be 1F 00.

Later as well I can see some 00 00 00, so probably not run length encoded bytes.

So my guess would be run length encoded triplets.

14 00 04 0F (0x14 pixels of RGB(00,04,0f))

16 00 09 00 (0x16 pixels of RGB(00,09,00))

etc.

The only way to find out is to write some test code and mess about with it.

I would write some code to try this compression scheme and see what size the final data is. If it's a power of two, then you might be onto something.

It's trial and error. I've done it many times you can see the format used in Starflight here http://stainlessbeer.weebly.com/hacking.html

Edited by Stainless

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I got bored and did a bit more analysis. Below is the first part of the data with some highlighting.

The bold parts seem to be an identifier as you already found.

The green and blue numbers appear to be 16-bit width and height, but I'm not 100%.

The red number looks 32-bit, and I'm not sure what it means. Some kind of unique identifier maybe?

The next 4 bytes are 03 00 00 00 for all of them. Maybe some kind of image type?

Note that the numbers are all stored in little endian format (least significant byte first).

Following that we appear to have four more 16-bit values (in grey) of unknown meaning. They could also be part of the pixel data, but they are consistently xx 00 in all three which suggests they could well be 16-bit numbers. Needs more analysis.

Next there's 210 more bytes of unknown data, presumably containing the pixels.

For the second case, the unknown data is 214 bytes.

Since the overhead compared with the possible dimensions isn't consistent that suggests RLE encoding. Note that sprite RLE was generally done for improving rendering performance, and not to reduce data size.

I'm wondering if the image data is 16-bits per pixel, with the top bit always zero (i.e. 555 encoding not 565). That's because I can't see any obvious cases where two bytes next to each other are both 0x80 or bigger outside of the headers.

That's probably more than enough to get you started.

14 00 04 0F 16 00 09 00 6B 00 00 00 03 00 00 00
09 00 09 00 03 00 15 00 04 57 03 00 15 00 61 2E
03 00 13 00 E2 41 62 36 03 00 01 00 03 00 0C 00
A0 26 A0 26 81 26 21 2F 01 2F C1 2E 42 42 E1 31
03 00 02 00 80 15 03 00 04 00 E0 08 20 09 40 11
A0 15 00 1E 00 1A 60 22 A0 26 A1 2A C0 2A C0 2A
80 2A 02 4A 81 2D 80 15 03 00 02 00 03 00 02 00
60 11 00 0D C0 08 E0 0C 00 0D 20 11 80 15 A0 19
20 22 40 22 80 2A A0 2A 60 26 60 2A 22 3E A1 39
E0 21 03 00 03 00 03 00 03 00 00 11 20 0D 00 0D
00 0D 20 11 80 15 A0 19 E0 1D C0 1D 20 22 00 22
A0 29 C1 3D 40 1D A0 1D 03 00 04 00 03 00 05 00
C0 08 A0 08 00 11 40 15 20 11 00 11 40 15 60 25
C1 35 41 2D C0 10 03 00 06 00 03 00 08 00 60 04
60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 0A 00 14 00 04 0F 15 00
08 00 6D 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 0B 00 0A 00 03 00
14 00 C1 31 03 00 13 00 22 42 03 00 01 00 03 00
06 00 80 15 00 1E 60 22 20 1E C1 2A E1 2A 01 2F
A1 26 E1 2A 01 2F C0 2E E2 39 E2 39 03 00 02 00
20 0D 20 0D 00 0D 20 0D 60 11 40 11 80 15 E0 1D
60 26 40 22 C1 2A 01 2F 01 2F E1 2E C0 2A 80 2A
41 36 E1 39 20 19 03 00 02 00 03 00 01 00 C0 08
00 0D 00 0D 20 11 20 11 60 15 C0 19 00 1E 60 26
80 26 C0 2E E1 2E A0 2A 60 2A A1 3D 61 29 60 1D
03 00 03 00 03 00 02 00 C0 0C E0 0C 40 15 80 15
60 15 A0 19 E0 1D 40 26 40 26 20 22 20 26 C3 42
83 4A A1 31 03 00 05 00 03 00 04 00 C0 0C 40 19
80 19 80 19 60 19 A0 1D E1 2D 01 36 02 42 C1 2D
A0 1D 03 00 06 00 03 00 07 00 E0 20 61 2D A1 2D
E2 31 80 25 03 00 09 00 14 00 04 0F 16 00 08 00
75 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 0B 00 0A 00 03 00 15 00
40 21 03 00 14 00 80 29 03 00 01 00 20 0D 60 11

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Probably not what you want to hear, but, just a "drive-by" thought: the data may also be sensitive to big-endian vs. little-endian. I.e., you may have to reverse every 2 bytes if they were read as integers.

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That's interesting

First block

Second block

If they are sizes....the first block of pixel data should be larger than the second.

That implies that the pixel data is compressed as 22 X 9 = 198   and 21 X  8 = 168

This may be way off because I'm doing it in my head, but run length decoding that first 210 byte block gives me 952 uncompressed data bytes.

more than enough for 4 bytes per pixel

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I got the solution to reverse engineer:

14 00 04 0F 16 00 09 00 6B 00 00 00 03 00 00 00
09 00 09 00
03 00 15 00 04 57 03 00 15 00 61 2E
03 00 13 00 E2 41 62 36 03 00 01 00 03 00 0C 00
A0 26 A0 26 81 26 21 2F 01 2F C1 2E 42 42 E1 31
03 00 02 00 80 15 03 00 04 00 E0 08 20 09 40 11
A0 15 00 1E 00 1A 60 22 A0 26 A1 2A C0 2A C0 2A
80 2A 02 4A 81 2D 80 15 03 00 02 00 03 00 02 00
60 11 00 0D C0 08 E0 0C 00 0D 20 11 80 15 A0 19
20 22 40 22 80 2A A0 2A 60 26 60 2A 22 3E A1 39
E0 21 03 00 03 00 03 00 03 00 00 11 20 0D 00 0D
00 0D 20 11 80 15 A0 19 E0 1D C0 1D 20 22 00 22
A0 29 C1 3D 40 1D A0 1D 03 00 04 00 03 00 05 00
C0 08 A0 08 00 11 40 15 20 11 00 11 40 15 60 25
C1 35 41 2D C0 10 03 00 06 00 03 00 08 00 60 04
60 04 60 04 60 04 03 00 0A 00 14 00 04 0F 15 00
08 00
6D 00 00 00
03 00 00 00 0B 00 0A 00 03 00
14 00 C1 31
03 00 13 00 22 42 03 00 01 00 03 00

14 00 are the first two bytes of a sprite. 04 is still a mystery to me.
0F could mean that there are following 16 bytes of header data.
16 00 09 00 is the width x height (22x9).
6B 00 00 00 tells me that there are 2*6b000000 bytes of pixel data (214).
The pixel data starts at offset 20 (figured out by comparing many sprite sets), in this case with 03 00 15 00.
The pixel data is RLE encoded, 03 00 being the escape sequence and 15 00 is telling me that 20 pixels with 00 00 (16 bpp) follow.

I have not figured out the grey data, yet.

With this information I was able to rebuild the graphics! YAY

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Well, post a PNG. Let's see something for all that hard work. :)

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It's a different spritegroup, because BLATT.RES has different sizes per sprite.

Would be cool to figure out what the third byte is, though!

Edited by MarkBane

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Maybe a resource type enumeration?

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The third byte might just be a format version number. It's usually good practice to include such a thing in a binary format.

As for the bytes in grey, think about what information you are missing: if this file, BLATT.RES, holds animation frames that are supposed to be played together but which are of different sizes, then there is probably a relative position for each frame of the animation. There might also be some animation speed information somewhere, perhaps a per-frame display duration.

I'd try to see if the bytes in grey may contain those things.