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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:

https://archive.org/details/VampyrTheTalismanOfInvocation

Unless you have an MS-DOS computer, I'd suggest playing Vampyr using DOSBox. That can be downloaded from the DOSBox website:

http://www.dosbox.com/

Requirements

  • Java Development Kit
  • Apache Ant

Con2PNG

Con2PNG is a utility which turns a Vampyr image file, generally ending in .CON, into an ordinary .PNG file.

See Con2PNG.md for more info.

Map2PNG

Map2PNG is a utility which turns a Vampyr .MAP file into a .PNG file using the provided tilesets.

See Map2PNG.md for more info.

License

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:

http://www.wtfpl.net

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!

Future Plans

  • Split the CLI from the libraries
  • GUI?
  • Split shared functionality into Shared.java
  • 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.