A decoder for Archimedean Dynasty's MVI files

Posted at 2008-12-12

Earlier this year, I poked at some of the file formats used by Archimedean Dynasty (released as Schleichfahrt in Germany). Some of the easy ones are documented on the ProjectAqua wiki but they are missing information on the movie files (MVI) used by the game. So in February/March I spent several weeks figuring out that MVI format, and I wrote a prototype decoder in Ruby. I'm writing about it mostly so people can find it using Google.