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Each saved game has a MAZE.PTY file which contains all information about the party, such as party members, location, gold, and gems, as well as certain party achievements.

The MAZE.PTY file is found in every saved game CC file and can be found starting at the offsets of 0x3305 for Clouds/World of Xeen (both SAV and WOX files), 0x377D for Darkside, and 0x32FD for Swords. It can also be found in Might and Magic III ".MM3" saves starting at offset 0x2B23.

Unlike MAZE.CHR, which starts with a default "header" reading "Default Characters," MAZE.PTY does not have any such internal identification. This is most likely because it immediately follows the last character slot within MAZE.CHR.

File FormatEdit

The file should be exactly 812 bytes in Clouds of Xeen save files, and 1528 bytes in Darkside of Xeen files. When combined into World of Xeen, only the Darkside save file is used; the Darkside specific file format contains all Clouds specific data as well as the Darkside and additional content.

DarksideEdit

Offset Length Data type Name Description
0x00 1 byte byte Party Count Number of party members total (including hirelings)
0x01 1 byte byte Real Party Count Number of non-hireling party members
0x02 8 bytes byte array Party Members References into the MAZE.CHR file. 0 for no member in that slot. Xeen only uses max 6
0x0A 1 byte enum Maze Direction Facing direction of party. 0 = North, 1 = East, 2 = South, 3 = West
0x0B 1 byte byte Maze X Party X position on map
0x0C 1 byte byte Maze Y Party Y position on map
0x0D 1 byte byte Maze ID The map party is currently in
0x0E 1 byte boolean Sound Flag Game Configuration: Sound is on or off
0x0F 1 byte boolean Music Flag Game Configuration: Music is on or off
0x10 1 byte unk Unknown Currently unknown and likely unused
0x11 1 byte byte Temp Maze The map party most recently came from
0x12 1 byte boolean Levitate Set if the levitate spell is active
0x13 1 byte boolean Automap Set if the automap is turned on
0x14 1 byte boolean Wizard Eye Set if the Wizard Eye spell is active
0x15 1 byte boolean Clairvoyance Set if the clairvoyance spell is active
0x16 1 byte boolean WalkOnWater Set if the Walk on Water spell is active
0x17 1 byte byte Blessed Set if the Blessed spell is active to the caster's level
0x18 1 byte byte PowerShield Set if the Power Shield spell is active to the caster's level
0x19 1 byte byte HolyBonus Set if the Holy Bonus spell is active to the caster's level
0x1A 1 byte byte Heroism Set if the Heroism spell is active to the caster's level
0x1B 1 byte boolean Difficulty Difficulty as selected at start of a new game. 0 = Adventurer, 1 = Warrior
0x1C 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Weapons Probably the weapons currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe
0xAC 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Armor Probably the armor currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe
0x13C 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Accessories Probably the accessories currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe
0x1CC 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Misc Probably the miscelaneous items currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe
0x25C 2 bytes boolean Clouds End Set when the party defeats Lord Xeen and sees the Clouds End cutscene. Unknown why it is a short and not a byte
0x25E 2 bytes boolean Darkside End Set when the party defeats Alamar and sees the Darkside End cutscene. Unknown why it is a short and not a byte
0x260 2 bytes boolean World End Set when the party unites Xeen and sees the World End cutscene. Unknown why it is a short and not a byte
0x262 2 bytes short Hour? Not the current hour. Unknown, but has something to do with time.
0x264 2 bytes short Day The current day of the year
0x266 2 bytes short Year The current year
0x268 2 bytes short Minutes The number of minutes since midnight. 60 minutes per hour used to display regular HH:MM time
0x26A 2 bytes short Food The amount of food the party has. Each party member requires one piece of food per day/rest
0x26C 2 bytes short Light The number of times the Light spell has been cast. May have had additional implementation, but final game only cares if greater than 0
0x26E 2 bytes short Torch The number of torches the party is carrying. Discarded feature not fully implemented in final game
0x270 2 bytes short Fire Party's magical resistance to fire
0x272 2 bytes short Electricity Party's magical resistance to electricity
0x274 2 bytes short Cold Party's magical resistance to cold and water
0x276 2 bytes short Poison Party's magical resistance to poison
0x278 2 bytes short Deathcount Number of times the party has died and had to reload
0x27A 2 bytes short WinCount TODO: I forget
0x27C 2 bytes short LossCount TODO: I forget
0x27E 4 bytes integer Gold Gold currently on hand
0x282 4 bytes integer Gems Gems currently on hand
0x286 4 bytes integer BankGold Gold currently in the bank
0x28A 4 bytes integer BankGems Gems currently in the bank
0x28E 4 bytes integer Total time Number of seconds played. Counter is even active while file menu is up
0x292 1 byte boolean Rested Party has recently rested
0x293 64 bytes bit field Game flags 512 bits of flags that can be set and checked by scripts: 256 for Clouds, 256 for Darkside
0x2D3 16 bytes bit field Autonotes 127 bits of flags to display on the auto-notes page, first bit is unused and should always be false. 73 notes for Clouds, 55 notes for Darkside
0x2E3 8 bytes bit field Quests 64 bits of flags set when completing certain quests: 30 for Clouds quests, 34-40(confusion) for Darkside
0x2EB 85 bytes byte array Quest Items Boolean and in some cases counts of special Quest Items: 35 for Clouds, 50 for Darkside
0x340 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Weapons 2 Probably the weapons currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe, but different from before
0x3D0 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Armor Probably the armor currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe, but different from before
0x460 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Accessories Probably the accessories currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe, but different from before
0x4F0 144 bytes XeenItem*36 Black Smith Misc Probably the miscellaneous items currently available at all blacksmiths, maybe, but different from before
0x580 90 bytes bitfields*30 Character flags Additional bit flags associated with each character in the MAZE.CHR file. 24 bits per character, 30 characters total
0x5DA 30 bytes unk Unknown/unused null values, probably never used

CloudsEdit

TODO

NotesEdit

There exists partial support for hirelings, possibly remnants of MM3 code, or maybe a feature that was dropped due to time constraints. Either way, future reimplementation will like support hirelings again.

There are two sets of items. One is for Clouds, the other is for Darkside. Each side has 4 blacksmiths you can buy from. The items are not ordered sequentially by shop, but are interlaced: that is, the first item in the weapon list found at offset 0x340 belongs to blacksmith 1, the second item in the weapon list (at offset 0x344) belongs to blacksmith 2, etc... The second item found at blacksmith 1 is the 5th item in the list, found at offset 0x350.

The Terra/Xeen engine is coded pretty cleverly when it comes to time:

  • Valid values for the current day are between 0 and 99. Any value beyond 99 gets reduced by 100 after 12am and 1 year is added... except 32,767. If you pass midnight on that day, the game adds another day and completely breaks the counter (and the Information display) until you reach 65,536, which then rolls the counter over to 0.
  • Valid values for the current year seem to be between 0 and 65,535. Once you hit 65,536, however, the counter rolls back over to 0.
  • Valid values for the current minute are between 0 and 1,439. Any values over 1,499 cause the hour display to show 13 or higher (Your value / 60 - 12), but the clock instantly fixes itself the instant the player takes any action by subtracting 1,440 minutes (and adding a day) until it can show a valid time. As always, 65,536 will reset the counter.

I'm pretty sure WinCount/LossCount has something to do with Warzone. This needs confirmation.

There seems to be some confusion with the quest flags. Perhaps there is overlap?

The last 30 bytes are a complete mystery, and probably completely unused.

Do we care about the format of the Clouds specific version of MAZE.PTY? It will be very similar, other than missing the Darkside additional fields. Since the reimplementation is only likely to work with World anyway, it may not be worthwhile finding those differences.

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