Pool of Radiance
Pool of Radiance Project
Front cover of the game box
Front cover of the game box
Title screen
Title screen
Developer: Richard Tew


The goal of this project is to reverse engineer the way Pool of Radiance works, from the data files and their formats, to the gameplay implementation. The desired end result is a higher level language implementation, and a wealth of knowledge which hopefully applies to other gold box games.

Working Notes

Data File Compression

Data files are compressed with the ByteKiller 2.0 compression routine. A cross-platform unpacking script pooldata.py is attached to this page.

Data File Format

Undetermined at this time.

Other Information

Wiki References

External Links

Hall of Light - The HOL entry for Pool of Radiance.
Pool of Radiance - Wikipedia entry for Pool of Radiance.
Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Forum - Forum where Gold Box hacking takes place.

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