Vampyr: The Talisman of Invocation Utilities
vampyr-utils are utilities made in Java for decoding files from Vampyr: Talisman of Invocation, the 1989 DOS game made by Victor Shao and Brian Weston.
Courtesy of the Internet Archive, the game can be downloaded here:
Unless you have an MS-DOS computer, I'd suggest playing Vampyr using DOSBox. That can be downloaded from the DOSBox website:
- Java Development Kit
- Apache Ant
Con2PNG is a utility which turns a Vampyr image file, generally ending in
.CON, into an ordinary
Con2PNG.md for more info.
Map2PNG is a utility which turns a Vampyr
.MAP file into a
.PNG file using
the provided tilesets.
Map2PNG.md for more info.
vampyr-utils is licensed under the Do What the Fuck You Want To public
license. A copy can be found in the
LICENSE file in the base of the project
directory. You can also find a copy at the license website:
This license, suprisingly, allows you to just do what the fuck you want to with the files in the project directory. I really don't care; have fun!
- Split the CLI from the libraries
- Split shared functionality into
- More error checking
- Saving to something other than PNG
I Digress: Version Differences
There are two versions of Vampyr: 1.1 and 2.0. In 1.1 there is a bug which prevents the player from finishing a story-line critical quest, thereby preventing the completion of the game. Version 2.0 fixed that bug -- along with several others listed in the README -- and changed some of the graphics.
So play version 2.0 if you want to beat the game.