Info Page – @FPAdventuresBot

MYST Book – screenshot from Myst (PC, 1993)

@FPAdventuresBot is a Twitter account that regularly posts screenshots from first-person, point-and-click adventure games. Images are randomly selected from a pool, pre-extracted from original game data files. The bot source code is available on GitHub:

https://github.com/greg-kennedy/FPAdventuresBot

It uses Twitter::API to manage file uploads and posting to Twitter. For some games, I have written custom tools to extract images. Source code for these is in the tools/ subdirectory. There are also some audit scripts in the main folder to find duplicate images or solid-color images. These use Image::PNG::Libpng for working with PNG images.

The account currently posts images from the following games:

  • Myst (1993)
    • Extract tool: Riveal
    • Image count: 1531
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • INTRO.DAT
      • MYST.DAT
      • STONE.DAT
      • CHANNEL.DAT
      • SELEN.DAT
      • MECHAN.DAT
      • DUNNY.DAT
  • Lighthouse: The Dark Being (1996)
  • Shivers (1995)
    • Extract tool: SCI Resource Viewer + AutoHotkey
    • Image count: 2184
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • (all)
  • The 7th Guest (1993)
    • Extract tool: Custom
    • Image count: 482
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • AT, CH, DR, GA, HTBD, JHEK, LA, MB, MU, P, B, D, FH, HDISK, INTRO, K, LI, MC, N
  • The 11th Hour (1995)
    • Extract tool: Custom
    • Image count: 662
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • atpuz, common3, fhpuz, lapuz, nupuz, pgpuz, bapuz, common4, gapuz, lipuz, omod1, rtpuz, bdpuz, comrooms, htpuz, mbpuz, omod2, chpuz, dopuz, jhpuz, mupuz, omod3, common1, drpuz, kipuz, nav2, omod4, common2, dvmod1c, kxpuz, nav3, omod5
  • The Journeyman Project (1993)
    • Extract tool: ffmpeg
    • Image count: 2045
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • CALDORIA/C1_NAV.AVI
      • CALDORIA/C4_NAV.AVI
      • CALDORIA/C5_NAV.AVI
      • FINALE/FINALE.AVI
      • MARS/MM_NAV.AVI
      • MARS/MU_NAV.AVI
      • NORAD/N_NAV.AVI
      • PREHIST/P_NAV.AVI
      • TSA/T_NAV.AVI
      • WSC/W_NAV.AVI
  • The Labyrinth of Time (1993)
    • Extract tool: Custom
    • Image count: 1760
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • CAVES, HEDGE, UP, CENTER, INTRO, W, DET, P, W3, DINER, P2, ZIG, DISK, MED, ZIGINT, END, MINES, SMAZE, FUTURE, MINO, STREET, H, MIR, SUBWAY, H2, MON, TOMB
  • Return to Zork (1993)
    • Extract tool: Custom
    • Image count: 256
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • MS-DOS
      • Mac
  • Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997)
    • Extract tool: Riveal
    • Image count: 3480
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • a_Data.MHK
      • b_Data.MHK
      • g_Data.MHK
      • j_Data1.MHK
      • j_Data2.MHK
      • o_Data.MHK
      • p_Data.MHK
      • r_Data.MHK
      • t_Data1.MHK
      • t_Data2.MHK
  • The Manhole (1988)
    • Extract tool: Hypercard
    • Image count: 636
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • Mac (Floppy disk, 1.2)
  • Pyst (1996)
    • Extract tool: drxtract, ffmpeg
    • Image count: 35
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • (all)
  • Inbred with Rednex (1995)
    • Extract tool: drxtract
    • Image count: 230
    • Data files / areas covered: (all)
  • Starship Titanic (1998)
    • Extract tool: Custom
    • Image count: 648
    • Data files / areas covered:
      • English version

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