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Loom (DOS)

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Title Screen


Developer: LucasArts
Publisher: LucasArts
Platform: DOS
Released in US: January 1990

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

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Loom is a rather simple graphic adventure game in which you, Bobbin Threadbare of the Guild of Weavers, learn magical, musical powers and eventually flee from Chaos in an unsatisfying ending.

Debug Mode

Floppy Version

Enter schwanensee and then press F7 to activate the debug menu.

Key(s) Action
Shift + G Goto room

CD Version

Enter hardyharhar and press Control+Shift+D to activate the debug menu.

Key(s) Action
Shift + S Set variable
Shift + F Fast mode
Shift + G Goto room

Unused Screens and Graphics

A number of character images and scenes were converted to VGA for the PC CD-ROM version, but ultimately went unused.

(Source: ATMachine)

Unused Audio

Many lines of dialogue were shortened from their originals for the CD version, but some longer versions were recorded anyway and not used.

  • Bobbin: That's beautiful! I've never seen anything sparkle like that, not even the long tapestry! What kind of glass is it?
  • Goodmold: Oh, it's not glass at all, young weaver; it was carved from a single crystal of diamond.

Hetchel tells Bobbin to unmake the Loom now.

Bobbin mentions the dawn.

Bobbin exclaims in surprise when the flask accidentally gets tipped over.

Fleece explains how the shepherds learned how to heal.

Hetchel explains to Bobbin that, if Bobbin loses his distaff, Hetchel will try to help him.

Bobbin doesn't like his reflection.

The shepherd scolds Bobbin about green sheep.

The shepherd is angry at the sheep jumping away.

The Loom theme in an unused rendition.

Bobbin goes to the top of the tower in the Glassmakers' area.

Cygna tells Bobbin about his progress closing holes in the Pattern created by Bishop Mandible.

Developer Text

Hidden in the talkie CD release in LOOM.EXE at offset 0x1BB72 is this text string, apparently referring to a SCUMM game running on Amiga CDTV:

CDTV system only has 2 scale arrays