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Revision as of 19:13, 19 January 2009

The Sierra Creative Interpreter

Lars Skovlund, Christoph Reichenbach, Ravi Iyengar, Rickard Lind, Vladimir Gneushev, Petr Vyhnak, Dark Minister, Francois Boyer, Carl Muckenhoupt. Copyright (C) 1999-2009

This book describes the Sierra Creative Interpreter, versions 0.xxx and 1.xxx to the extent known to the general public, as well as the FreeSCI interpreter for those games. Please contact the author if you find that anything is being described incorrectly or missing.

NOTE: This version of the documentation is incomplete and covers only some parts of SCI0.


Introduction

   * 1.1 Preface
   * 1.2 The basics
   * 1.3 Resource storage
   * 1.4 The individual resources: A summary
        * 1.4.1 Graphical resources
        * 1.4.2 Sound resources
        * 1.4.3 Logic resources
   * 1.5 SCI01 extensions
   * 1.6 SCI1 extensions
   * 1.7 Credits

Resource files

     * 2.1 SCI0 resources
     * 2.2 SCI1 resources
     * 2.3 Decompression algorithms
            * 2.3.1 LZW
            * 2.3.2 HUFFMAN
            * 2.3.3 COMP3
            * 2.3.4 DCL-EXPLODE
            * 2.3.5 UNKNOWN

The Graphics subsystem

     * 3.1 General stuff
     * 3.2 SCI Ports
     * 3.3 The Cursor resource
            * 3.3.1 Color mapping for the SCI0 mouse pointer
            * 3.3.2 Color mapping for the SCI1 mouse pointer
     * 3.4 The SCI0 View Resource
            * 3.4.1 The View Resource
            * 3.4.2 Cell List
            * 3.4.3 Image Cell
     * 3.5 Font resource
     * 3.6 The SCI0 and SCI01 pic resource
     * 3.7 SCI1 palettes
            * 3.7.1 Palette types
            * 3.7.2 Palette format
            * 3.7.3 Installing a palette
     * 3.8 Kernel calls
            * 3.8.1 Palette syscall
     * 3.9 Windows, Dialogs and Controls
     * 3.10 Pictures and movement control

The Sound subsystem

     * 4.1 The SCI0 Sound Resource Format
            * 4.1.1 Preface
            * 4.1.2 Sound Devices
            * 4.1.3 File Format
            * 4.1.4 Digital Samples
            * 4.1.5 Amiga sound (SCI0)
            * 4.1.6 Amiga sound (SCI1)
            * 4.1.7 General MIDI and MT-32 (SCI1)
     * 4.2 Mapping instruments in FreeSCI
            * 4.2.1 The Patch.002 resource
            * 4.2.2 Percussion instruments


The SCI virtual machine

     * 5.1 Introduction
            * 5.1.1 Script resources
            * 5.1.2 Selectors
            * 5.1.3 Function invocation
            * 5.1.4 Variable types
     * 5.2 Interpreter initialization and the main execution loop
     * 5.3 The SCI Heap
            * 5.3.1 Heap structure
            * 5.3.2 Initialization
            * 5.3.3 Memory allocation
     * 5.4 The Sierra PMachine
            * 5.4.1 Local variables (LocalVar)
            * 5.4.2 Global variables
            * 5.4.3 Temporary variables
            * 5.4.4 Parameter variables
            * 5.4.5 Objects
            * 5.4.6 The PMachine "registers"   
            * 5.4.7 The instruction set          
     * 5.5 Kernel functions
            * 5.5.1 Parameter types
            * 5.5.2 SCI0 Kernel functions

SCI in action

     * 6.1 Event handling in SCI
            * 6.1.1 Event types and modifiers
     * 6.2 The Parser
            * 6.2.1 Vocabulary file formats
            * 6.2.2 The black box: The magic behind Sierra's text parser
            * 6.2.3 The Parse tree   
            * 6.2.4 Said specs
            * 6.2.5 Matching the trees
     * 6.3 Views and animation in SCI
     * 6.4 The message subsystem
            * 6.4.1 Ties to audio
            * 6.4.2 File formats
            * 6.4.3 early
            * 6.4.4 Version 2.101
            * 6.4.5 Version 3.411
            * 6.4.6 Version 4.010
     * 6.5 Notes on the kernel calls
            * 6.5.1 GetMessage syscall
            * 6.5.2 Message syscall