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=== Status of the Kyra engine ===
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{{EngineDescription|
The current Kyrandia engine in the ScummVM CVS can play through most parts of Kyrandia 1; some graphics glitches still exist and sound/music is not enabled yet. CD version is working. The data file needed can be found in the cvs module "engine-data".
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        name=Kyra|
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        developer=athrxx, [[User:cyx|cyx]], [[User:LordHoto|LordHoto]], [[User:vinterstum|vinterstum]]|
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        companies=[[Westwood Studios]]|
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        usedBy=[[The Legend of Kyrandia]], <br>[[The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate|Hand of Fate]], <br>[[The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge|Malcolm's Revenge]], <br>[[Lands_of_Lore|Lands of Lore]], <br>[[Eye_of_the_Beholder|Eye of the Beholder]], <br>[[Eye_of_the_Beholder_II:_The_Legend_of_Darkmoon|Eye of the Beholder II]]|
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        dateAdded=April 9, 2004|
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        release=0.9.0|
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        status=Complete|
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}}
  
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==Status==
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=== General ===
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The file kyra.dat is required in order to run the games.<br>
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This is included with each ScummVM release.<br>
  
If you have any questions about the engine or its status ask cyx or LordHoto.
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It can be found seperately in the ScummVM sources in the directory "dists/engine-data" ([https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/blob/master/dists/engine-data/kyra.dat kyra.dat for latest ScummVM development version] or <br>
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[https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/raw/v{{StableTag}}/dists/engine-data/kyra.dat kyra.dat for the latest ScummVM release]).
  
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=== The Legend of Kyrandia ===
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[[The Legend of Kyrandia]] is completable since ScummVM 0.9.0.
  
Help is welcome. If you want to help look at our IRC channel for cyx or LordHoto and ask them that could be done.
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=== Hand of Fate ===
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[[The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate|Hand of Fate]] is completable since 0.12.0 SVN (21 Mar 2008).
  
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=== Malcolm's Revenge ===
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[[The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge|Malcolm's Revenge]] is completable since 0.12.0 SVN (28 Apr 2008).
  
Kyrandia 1 is currently playable from the start up to:
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=== Lands of Lore ===
  Potion mixing in Zanthia's hut
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[[Lands of Lore]] is completable since 0.14.0 SVN (7 Jun 2009).
  
=== Status of the Source Release ===
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=== Eye of the Beholder ===
Negotiations for the release of the source to Kyrandia (and possible freeware release) have been conducted with Electronic Arts LA. The original code and assets from the Westwood-era have been confirmed to still exist on backups, however due to the current rights situation, it is impossible to progress further on a release of these assets.
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[[Eye of the Beholder]] should be completable.
  
Basically, the Kyrandia rights appear to have been retained by Viacom (as Spelling Entertainment). Despite investigation by several people (Thanks Mike, Louis), there has been no further progress. If anybody happens to know a higher-up at Viacom, please contact Ender (at scummvm.org) :)
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=== Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon ===
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[[Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon]] should be completable.
  
=== Tech info ===
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== Status of the Source Release ==
*[[Kyra opcodes|Opcodes (outdated)]]
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Negotiations for the release of the source to Kyrandia (and possible freeware release) have been conducted with Electronic Arts LA. The original code and assets from the Westwood-era have been confirmed to still exist on backups.
*[[Kyra items (Kyrandia 1)|Items (Kyrandia 1)]]
 
*[[Kyra items (Kyrandia 2)|Items (Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate)]]
 
*[[Kyra savegames (Kyrandia 1)|Savegames (Kyrandia 1)]]
 
*[[Kyra maps (Kyrandia 1)|Maps (Kyrandia 1)]]
 
  
===External links===
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Action has stalled, mostly due to confusion over the franchise ownership and licensing. As of the last update, EA has reconfirmed their ownership of the rights.
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== Games using this engine ==
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* [[Eye of the Beholder]] (1991)
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* [[Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon]] (1991)
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* [[The Legend of Kyrandia]] (1992)
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* [[The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate]] (1993)
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* [[The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge]] (1994)
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* [[Lands of Lore]] (1993)
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== Tech info ==
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The items and map lists may include spoilers for the games, so do not look at them if you want to play the games on your own.
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====Kyrandia 1====
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*[[Kyra/Opcodes|Opcodes (list of unimplemented functions)]]
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*[[Kyra/Items (Kyrandia 1)|Items (Kyrandia 1)]]
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*[[Kyra/Maps (Kyrandia 1)|Maps (Kyrandia 1)]]
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*[[Kyra/Savegames (Kyrandia 1)|Savegames (Kyrandia 1) (for the sake of reference only)]]
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====Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate====
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*[[Kyra/Items (Kyrandia 2)|Items (Kyrandia 2)]]
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*[[Kyra/Maps (Kyrandia 2)|Maps (Kyrandia 2)]]
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*[[Kyra/Opcodes (Kyrandia 2)|Opcodes (Kyrandia 2)]]
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====Kyrandia 3: Malcolm's Revenge====
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*[[Kyra/Items (Kyrandia 3)|Items (Kyrandia 3)]]
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*[[Kyra/Maps (Kyrandia 3)|Maps (Kyrandia 3)]]
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==Resources==
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[[Kyra/TODO|Kyra TODO]]: TODO Page<br>
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==External links==
 
*ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/kyrandia1/ - Kyrandia 1 - update, demo, sample music, screenshots
 
*ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/kyrandia1/ - Kyrandia 1 - update, demo, sample music, screenshots
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*ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/kyrandia2/ - Kyrandia 2 - update, demo, sample music, screenshots
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*ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/kyrandia3/ - Kyrandia 3 - sample music, video, screenshots
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*ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/lands1/ - Lands of Lore - update, demo, sample music, screenshots
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[[Category:Engines]]
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Latest revision as of 06:20, 1 December 2012

Kyra
Engine developer athrxx, cyx, LordHoto, vinterstum
Companies that used it Westwood Studios
Games that use it The Legend of Kyrandia,
Hand of Fate,
Malcolm's Revenge,
Lands of Lore,
Eye of the Beholder,
Eye of the Beholder II
Date added to ScummVM 2004-04-09
First release containing it 0.9.0

Status

General

The file kyra.dat is required in order to run the games.
This is included with each ScummVM release.

It can be found seperately in the ScummVM sources in the directory "dists/engine-data" (kyra.dat for latest ScummVM development version or
kyra.dat for the latest ScummVM release).

The Legend of Kyrandia

The Legend of Kyrandia is completable since ScummVM 0.9.0.

Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate is completable since 0.12.0 SVN (21 Mar 2008).

Malcolm's Revenge

Malcolm's Revenge is completable since 0.12.0 SVN (28 Apr 2008).

Lands of Lore

Lands of Lore is completable since 0.14.0 SVN (7 Jun 2009).

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder should be completable.

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon should be completable.

Status of the Source Release

Negotiations for the release of the source to Kyrandia (and possible freeware release) have been conducted with Electronic Arts LA. The original code and assets from the Westwood-era have been confirmed to still exist on backups.

Action has stalled, mostly due to confusion over the franchise ownership and licensing. As of the last update, EA has reconfirmed their ownership of the rights.

Games using this engine

Tech info

The items and map lists may include spoilers for the games, so do not look at them if you want to play the games on your own.

Kyrandia 1

Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate

Kyrandia 3: Malcolm's Revenge

Resources

Kyra TODO: TODO Page

External links