FreeSCI tools(6)                    FreeSCI                   FreeSCI tools(6)

       sciconsole - A command console for inspection of SCI data

       scidisasm - Disassembles all script resources into .script files

       sciunpack - A tool for unpacking and converting SCI resource data

       FreeSCI is a portable interpreter for SCI games, such as the Space
       Quest series (starting with SQ3) or Leisure Suit Larry (2 and sequels).

       This man page describes the tools that come with FreeSCI. The main
       executable (which you're probably interesed in if you want to play SCI
       games) is described in sciv(6).


       The sciconsole program provides a command console for inspection of SCI
       data. It reads the SCI resource files from the current directory.
       There are no command line options.


       The scidisasm program disassembles all script resources in SCI resource
       files in the current directory into .script files.

       It takes five optional command line switches: --version prints the
       version number and exists; --help displays a short help message and
       exists; --hexdump hex dumps all script resources; --verbose prints
       additional disassembly information; --opcode-size prints opcode size


       sciunpack is a tool  for  unpacking, printing,  and  converting SCI
       resource data

       Usage: sciunpack [operation] [options] <resource.number>

       Alternatively, the resource type and number can be specified as two
       seperate options.

       Available resources are: view, pic, script, text, sound, memory, vocab,
       font, cursor, patch, bitmap, palette, cdaudio, audio, sync, sync,
       message, map, heap.

       If * is specified instead of <number>, all resources of given type will
       be unpacked.

       sciunpack supports the following operations:

       --unpack, -U
              This is the default action; it unpacks the specified resource.

       --list, -L
              Lists all available resources.

       --words, -W
              Prints all vocabulary words understood by the parser. See

       --objects, -O
              Outputs the full object hierarchy

       --vocab, -V
              This operation goes through several relevant 'vocab' resources,
              interprets their contents, and prints them sequentially. First,
              all selector (variable/function) names are print, then all
              opcodes, followed by the names of all kernel functions, and
              finally the class ID/script lookup table.

              Prints the version number.

       --help, -h
              Displays a short help message.

       Also, there are several options available:

       --verbose, -v
              Enables additional output.

       --convert, -c
              Forces sound resources to be converted to General MIDI on some
              platforms, and script resources to be dissected.

       --output-file <file>, -o<file>
              Selects output file file.

       --gamedir <dir>, -d<dir>
              Read game resources from dir.

              Forces the SCI header to be written (default).

              Prevents the two SCI header bytes from being.  written

              Sorts in alphabetical order when listing words (-W)

              Sorts by group IDs when listing words (-W)

       As a default, 'resource.number' is the output filename, unless
       conversion is enabled (-c). With conversion, a few resource types are
       treated specially:

       -      sound resources: will be converted to General MIDI, stored in
              <number>.midi (this only works on GNU libc systems)

       -      script resources: will be dissected and stored in


       The scriptdump tool can be used to disassemble all selector methods
       into  SCI assembly. It takes no command line options and reads the
       resource files from the current directory.


       This tool can be used to display  kernel function and selector names.
       It is obsolete. You should rather use sciconsole.


       This software is copyright (c) 1999,2000,2001 by Christoph Reichenbach
       <>, Carl Muckenhoupt
       <>, Dmitry Jemerov <>, Magnus Reftel
       <>, Sergey Lapin <>, Lars
       Skovlund <>, Rickard Lind <> and
       Rink Springer <>.

       This man page was written by Bas Zoetekouw <> and
       Christoph Reichenbach.

0.3.1                            Jan 27, 2001                 FreeSCI tools(6)