Kyra

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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
Date added to ScummVM April 9, 2004
First release containing it 0.9.0


Status of the Kyra engine

General

The file kyra.dat is required in order to run the games. It can be found in the ScummVM sources in the directory "dists/engine-data" (kyra.dat for latest ScummVM SVN, kyra.dat for the latest ScummVM Release).

The Legend of Kyrandia

Since ScummVM 0.9.0 The Legend of Kyrandia can be completed using the Kyra engine (some graphics glitches still occur).

Hand of Fate

Since ScummVM 0.12.0 Hand of Fate can be completed using the Kyra engine. It was first completable as of 0.12.0 SVN from 21 Mar 2008.

Malcolm's Revenge

Since ScummVM 0.12.0 Malcolm's Revenge can be completed using the Kyra engine. It was first completable as of 0.12.0 SVN from 28 Apr 2008.

Lands of Lore

Lands of Lore currently displays the intro and the character selection screen as of 0.13.0 SVN from 1 August 2008.

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

TODO

  • Complain if no game data was found in specified directory instead of assert() and producing bunch of useless warnings.
  • Reduce kMD5FileSizeLimit from 1MB to e.g. 80 kb (this might require recomputing some MD5s, but is faster, and good enough for finger printing)

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

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