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It's the Hispanic Heritage Month at FANDOM! It's worth noting that Wasteland, 33 years ago, was one of the first games to allow players to create Hispanic characters with the nationality selection. What's more, the starting Hispanic character, Snake Vargas, eventually became one of the most important movers and shakers of the Arizona wasteland, saving the world twice over as a Desert Ranger! If you're interested in learning more about Hispanic heritage and how it's featured in modern entertainment, join the official Fandom HHM Discord server!


Wasteland Wiki
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  • The code which loads the game files has been located and works on an overlaying structure.
  • An encounter has been successfully modified to contain three extra enemies on the highpool map.
  • Almost all action triggers are now understood.
  • The game data files (game1 and game2) have been deciphered. They are divided into msq chunks, which are further divided into map and string data.
  • The Strings Section of the maps have been deciphered! A complete strings dump has been taken for Highpool!.
  • The MASKS.WLF file has been investigated. The IC0_9.WLF file was found to be very similar, and has been fully deciphered also.
  • The tile art and monster/shop art as well as the cursors and game fonts have been unpacked and repacked, including animations!
  • We've deciphered the END.CPA file, and by extension the AllHTDSx files too! They use a fiendish scheme !!
  • Have found all of the game text strings in the WL.EXE file, and decoded them. This includes a complete list of the Items!
  • Have successfully decrypted the GAMEx files, and hacked the .exe to work with them
  • Have successfully decompressed the tile layouts and hacked the .exe to work with them

What we can do today... Edit everything but the strings with a hex editor and play the edited game!