I've been in a bit of a rut with reversing recently and I thought I'd go back to something that I reversed years ago, has a little bit of complexity, but is easy enough that I can focus on extracting one part at a time and getting something turned around in a day or two. I'm going to post the disassembly here, you can follow along at home by getting a copy of Commander Keen yourself (shareware, but also available on any good only game store). For those who are interested in the history of LZ91, take a look at Fabrice Bellard's site.
We've run into our first problem: what is the value of ES when we start a DOS app? According to OSDev.org, DS and ES both point to the Program Segment Prefix (PSP), a 256 byte (0x100) structure that gets loaded at the bottom of memory, followed directly by the program we've just loaded. We don't need to know much else at this point because you'll notice we never pop this back off the stack.
And at the end both SI and DI point to 0x176, although they last copied a byte to 0x175. Here we're doing this in reverse order. SI and DI start pointing to 0x175, they finish pointing to 0xFFFF, but the final copy is to 0x0000 so we're in the same position.