FF7/World Map/TXZ

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The following information applies specifically to WM0.TXZ, it is reasonable to assume that the rest of the TXZ files use a similar format, where WM2.TXZ and WM3.TXZ presumably holds equivalent data for the underwater and snowfield maps respectively.


TXZ files are compressed using standard LZS compression where the first 4 bytes contain the size of the compressed data.

TXZ archive format

Uncompressed TXZ files are divided into several different sections, to extract the different sections a header must be parsed at the beginning of the file. The first 4 bytes will tell you how many sections there are. After that follows 4 * <number of sections> bytes containing offsets into the file for each section. A section can be assumed to end where the next section begins and the last section runs until the end of the file. Offsets do not include the first 4 bytes of the file! Add 4 to get the actual file offset for each section.


WM0.TXZ, section 0

Unknown format, might be a model? Looks like there's atleast one or two textures in there.

WM0.TXZ, section 1

Texture data for direct VRAM upload, same format as section 2 but contains only a single block.

WM0.TXZ, section 2

Texture data for the worldmap mesh (see .MAP format), starts with a table of 512 palette/texture identifiers in a format compatible with the PSX GPU, see http://psx.rules.org/gpu.txt for more information.

The following structure can be used to read this data:

struct wm_texture
	unsigned int clutx:6;
	unsigned int cluty:10;
	unsigned int tx:4;
	unsigned int ty:1;
	unsigned int abr:2;
	unsigned int tp:2;
	unsigned int reserved:7;

Texture IDs are the same for the PSX and PC version which means that this table maps 1:1 to the table of PC textures which can be found here: FF7/WorldMap_Module/TextureTable

After this table follows a number of blocks intended for direct VRAM upload, each block has the following structure:

VRAM Block
size description
4 bytes Size of this block (including header)
2 bytes Destination X coordinate
2 bytes Destination Y coordinate
2 bytes Width
2 bytes Height
Width * Height * 2 bytes Pixel data

A new block can be assumed to start where the previous one ends until the end of this section is reached.

WM0.TXZ, section 3

Unknown format, contains more blocks of VRAM data.

WM0.TXZ, section 4

Contains the script for the overworld map, a copy of the data in wm0.ev?

WM0.TXZ, section 5-11

These sections contain songs in standard AKAO format. Presumably the different overworld background themes are in there, don't know what else?