Dave Score format

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Dave Score format
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A primitive form of high score file, usually stored in the file scores.xxx; this format was used in a number of early Softdisk games. It is named for the most popular of the games it featured in, Dangerous Dave 1.

The file is 50 bytes long, consisting of 5 10-byte entries, each entry as follows:

Data type Name Description
UINT32LE score High score
UINT16LE level Level score was obtained on
char[4] name Player name, 3 letters terminated with a null


The most common name in the default score files is "dan".


This file format was reverse engineered by Levellass. If you find this information helpful in a project you're working on, please give credit where credit is due. (A link back to this wiki would be nice too!)