"Oh, wow--that totally rocks!
"So I checked out the XSLT converter and my goodness: this is an amazing piece of work!
"Greatstone's work looks interesting."
i'm gathering info enough to render complete dungeon viewport (DM snes style) in some ways:
(i) using sck (swoosh construction kit) to extract viewport information.
it includes decoder for "558 item", very excellent!
Technical documentation - Articles - DM2 Macintosh video
DM2 Mac: How to read videos: Introduction
Dungeon Master 2 Macintosh videos are using the Moov extension and specific Apple QuickTimewiki format 1.x (or 2.x?) for Mac. The Cinepakwiki (cvid) and Animation (rle) codecs are used for the video stream. Such format can contains QuickTime Video, QuickTime Sound, QuickTime Data objects, and can be spread into multiple files. Mac platform deals well with multiple files for one movie, but Windows not: consequently, it is unreadable as-is on this platform.More technical details:
1.Extract video data and resources from source archive
The goal of the extraction step is to be able to obtain the data and the resource files for each Moov video.
1.1.From CD image
1.1.1.Choice 1: Installation on emulator
Basilisk + HFV Explorer
1.1.2.Choice 2: Direct extraction from image
Mount the image using DaemonTools
1.2.From hqx archive
1.3.From sit archive
2.Convert Apple Mac video (MooV) to Apple PC video (mov)
2.1.Rename original files
The tool, used to convert the files from Mac to Windows format, requires to have naming convention:
Consequently, a renaming step is needed:
2.2.Flatten the files
A free utility has been developed by www.macdisk.com to flatten Mav video files.
So, run QT-Flattener, change search filter form *.mov to *.moov, select one file (
You can optionaly renamed it for better clarity:
3.View "old" Apple PC video
After the conversion process, a QuickTime Windows file is available.
4.Convert "old" Apple PC video into modern Video format
The difficulty to find a modern player able to play such format means that another conversion step will be safer.
Media: Convert / Save:
Now, every modern players are able to play these 15-year-old videos!
5.Give it to the World
Ok, so, if the World is narrowed to YouTube, here is the process to follow...
Here is my youtube channel: youtube.com/user/GreatStoneEx
1.0 (05 December 2010): initial release.