This is my attempt at helping out anyone who is looking for help. This is a comprehensive list of all the files pertaining to X-Com and a brief description of what they entail. By clicking on the name of the file, you will get byte by byte info on the file. All info is in Hex. If you have any corrections or information not listed here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to check out my windows based X-Com editor you can get the latest version at http://www.stonepool.com/xcom/.
LAST UPDATED: April 22, 2005 - 8:30 am - CST - Updated files - UFO.EXE - added unit stats (aliens, civilians and tanks).
X-Com: Collectors Edition Files:
UFO.EXE - The main game run file. Has a lot info but I'm trying to figure as much as I can out.
ACTS.DAT - NEED HELP
AKNOW.DAT - NEED HELP
ALIEN.DAT - Contains Alien activity in Countries and areas, for graphs
ASTORE.DAT - this has the info on aliens in alien containment.
BASE.DAT - this file has all of the base layout and contents information. As well as base name info.
BGLOB.DAT - not too sure. Has two bytes of some signficance.
BPROD.DAT - list of goods being produced
CRAFT.DAT - this file has all the craft info, weapons, fuel, damage and items onboard.
DIPLOM.DAT - Here is your diplomacy info
FACIL.DAT - this contains the info on facilities you can build.
GEODATA.DAT - NEED HELP
IGLOB.DAT - date and time.
INTER.DAT - NEED HELP
LEASE.DAT - NEED HELP
LIGLOB.DAT - Your money is stored here, I'm sure there's other stuff I don't know.
LOC.DAT - location of bases on the planet as well as other things like ships (alien and x-com).
MAP.DAT - This stores tile information for the whole map.
MISDATA.DAT - I think has some info about old missions, not sure though
OBPOS.DAT - this file stores all the objects that your soldiers can pick up (guns, corpses, etc)
PRODUCT.DAT - This has info on things you can produce.
PROJECT.DAT - These are things you are researching.
PURCHASE.DAT - Contains info on stuff you can buy.
RESEARCH.DAT - completed research.
ROUTES.DAT - stores nodes for soldier and alien spawn points, also acts as waypoints etc.
SAVEINFO.DAT - name of the saved game.
SEEMAP.DAT - fog of war overlay
SMOKEBIT.DAT - smoke particles and fire patches on the map.
SMOKEREF.DAT - smoke particles and fire patches on the map.
SOLDIER.DAT - data about the soldiers.
SOURCEMP.DAT - both files are light source overlays. Ones for mobile light sources (i.e. your soldiers) and the other is for ambient lighting. Forget which one's which.
TERMP.DAT - both files are light source overlays. Ones for mobile light sources (i.e. your soldiers) and the other is for ambient lighting. Forget which one's which.
TRANSFER.DAT - personnel and goods being transferred.
UIGLOB.DAT - NEED HELP
UNITPOS.DAT - This file tells you where each unit is on the map.
UNITREF.DAT - This file contains ALL the info about the units in combat. Aliens, X-Com operatives as well as Tanks.
UP.DAT - UFOpaedia info.
WGLOB.DAT - Contains map information, like map dimensions. I think it might also include the tileset and whatnot. Also stores the current turn (affects grenades) and the actual turns (half the current turn - also the number displayed between turns).
XBASES.DAT - Alien Base information
XCOM.DAT - Contains X-Com activity in Countries and areas, for graphs
ZONAL.DAT - NEED HELP