Boulderdash Editor by Lars18th

By Randam

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18-06-2017, 11:35

I just saw in the wiki area / youtube that an editor was made for Boulderdash. Any plans to finish/ release it?

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By sd_snatcher

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18-06-2017, 13:21

Do you have a link to the video?

By Meits

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18-06-2017, 13:50

That be here

By larsthe18th

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18-06-2017, 14:57

Thanks for the mention,

I started this project in 2012 just for laughs, but due to lack time i never finished it.
My plan was to create more space in ROM for leveldata so you can create more complex levels.
I hope to finish the level editor some time, but at this moment i have no time to work on it.

This video was created with a ROM that was manualy edited on a HEX editor to change the leveldata
as proof of concept.

On the page below you can find lots of information about the inner workings of boulderdash i.e.
Cavedata, the random generator and more.
Inside Boulderdash

By Randam

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24-06-2017, 20:40

Thanks for letting us know. Hopefully you will finish this project somewhere down the line.

By larsthe18th

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24-06-2017, 23:33

I am currently working on small projects, like a password generator for
"De Erfenis" / "l'Heritage" / "Inheritance" / "Die Erbschaft" / "La Herencia".

Here is a sneak peek of a early test version of a password generator,
for the 2nd part of the game (At the Airport).

By elissonfc

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07-10-2019, 19:48

Hi folks.
Using a Hex Editor on a Champion Boulder Dash rom, I could discover that:

284A-2859 stone color cave A-P (low byte)
285F-286E ground/dirt color cave A-P (high byte / low byte is always 0 but you can choose other color)
2874-2882 second/upper stone color according to the chosen MSX1 original pallete color on the stone color.
297E-299D Level offset sizes WORD.
29A7 Start of raw cave data A-P and the 4 intermissions.

Comparing the BD1 versions for MSX and C64, level data are almost the same, my personal goal would be to be able to find and convert a cave raw data from Arno or Firefox versions for example and modify the MSX rom with those level information.