Bodyworks Voyager Savegame Format
The SAVEGAME.DAT file of Bodyworks Voyager contains all fifty possible saved games the game can manage inside one file. It does not expand, but simply contains all 50 entries from the start.
The bulk of the space in each entry is taken up by the save name and player name, leaving only 15 bytes of actually saved game information.
The single entries have the following structure:
|0x00||ASCIIZ[0x29]||SaveName||Savegame name. Is padded with spaces to the full length, and zero-terminated at byte 0x28.|
|0x29||ASCIIZ[0x1F]||PlayerName||Name of the player. Zero-terminated.|
|0x48||UINT8||PilotLevel||Pilot level. 0 = "Cadet", 1 = "Veteran", 2 = "Top Gun".|
|0x49||UINT8||QuizLevel||Quiz level. 0 = "Beginner", 1 = "Intermediate", 2 = "Advanced".|
|0x4A||UINT8||Medal1||(Boolean) Medal: Good Samaritan Medal|
|0x4B||UINT8||Medal2||(Boolean) Medal: Red Cross|
|0x4C||UINT8||Medal3||(Boolean) Medal: Humanitarian Award|
|0x4D||UINT8||Medal4||(Boolean) Medal: Star of Mercy|
|0x4E||UINT8||Medal5||(Boolean) Medal: Hippocratic Star|
|0x4F||UINT8||Medal6||(Boolean) Medal: Hope Cluster|
|0x50||UINT8||Medal7||(Boolean) Medal: Surgeon General's Cross|
|0x52||UINT8||Rank||0 = "Ensign", 1 = "Lieutenant Junior Grade", 2 = "Lieutenant", 3 = "Lieutenant Commander", 4 = "Commander", 5 = "Captain", 6 = "Commodore", 7 = "Admiral".|
|0x53||INT16LE||MissionNumber||Mission number. Minimum is 1. Setting this to 0xFFFF makes the savegame act as empty slot.|
|0x56||UINT8||Unknown56||Unknown. Is put on 1 by default when saving after starting a new game, but changing it seems to have no effect.|
It is unknown whether the rank of Commodore is actually accessible in the game; it may be unlocked when finishing the entire game. However, the "Welcome to mission control, Commodore" voice clip (MC07.VOC) is clearly lower quality than the rest.
The rank of Admiral is not accessible in the game. This rank plays the Commodore mission control announcement some of the time, while in other situations it plays a beep sound (MC08.VOC) reminiscent of the Road Runner cartoon. As Admiral, the achievements window will show the Good Samaritan Medal as pips image before the rank text, since there is no eighth pips image inside the MEDALS.VGS file, and the following frames in the file are the medal graphics.
The following data still needs to be found:
- "Tour of duty": when finishing the game, you start a "second tour" with the rank reset and the difficulty increased to the next level, and some special features unlocked. There are three tours in total. So far, experiments with changing the unknown values (or overflowing the
MissionNumberones) have given no results.
- Weapon upgrades. Unlike the other data, there seems to be no easy way to check this in the Mission Control hub. Despite the game claiming that the ship gets upgrades at specific points, it may simply be defined per mission, and not be an actual saved statistic.