How to open MINI.dat in CSBuild??

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How to open MINI.dat in CSBuild??

Post by Gambit37 » 1-Nov-18 10:52

I can't open the MINI.dat in CSBuild. I've tried several versions of the savegame from Atari/Amiga, and CSBuild cannot open them.

I get a sequence of popup windows about too many levels, trying big/little endian, damaged format and eventually an "unexpected file format".

I've tried CSBuild345 and CSBuild410, both have this issue.

I was fairly certain I'd opened MINI.DAT in CSBuild in the past. Is it no longer possible? Was it never possible and I'm mis-remembering?

If it's not possible, are there any other tools that will open MINI.DAT?

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Re: How to open MINI.dat in CSBuild??

Post by Gambit37 » 1-Nov-18 15:34

I found Christophe's save game extraction tool, which allowed me to extract the dungeon from the mini.dat:

http://dmweb.free.fr/?q=node/1391

I could then load this dungeon into CSBuild successfully.

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