Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#1041 closed defect (fixed)

V2: Prepositions in Spanish

Reported by: SF/jellby Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Maniac Mansion


In scumm/script_v2.cpp, around line 965, the Spanish prepositions
are defined as: " an", " con", " on", " a". The first and the third have
no meaning, I'd write: " en", " con", " en" (or "sobre"), " a". I don't
know how the original interpreter behaved, though.

Ticket imported from: #772277. Ticket imported from: bugs/1041.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Priority: normallow
Summary: Prepositions in SpanishV2: Prepositions in Spanish

comment:2 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Well those prepositions are based on the .exe file for a spanish
maniac mansion somebody sent me. However, I just re-analyzed
it, and it turns out that it's simply the english version hacked up to
have some "spanish" texts in it (onle 3 or 4 places in the whole
file were changed).

If somebody has a real spanish maniac/zak executable. send it to
me and I can see what are the original prepositions (only the .exe!
not the datafiles).

comment:3 by SF/jellby, 16 years ago

Actually the MANIAC.EXE included with DOTT looks equally hacked, but the
prepositions there are: "en", "con", "su", "a".

However, "su" is not a Spanish preposition, and it doesn't mean "on" (it
does in Italian), so I suggest to fix it in ScummVM and translate it as "en" or
"sobre" (when it is used, anyway?)

Do you wan't that MANIAC.EXE? Should I send it by e-mail or attach it here?

comment:4 by SF/jellby, 16 years ago

I meant: "when is it used, anyway?"

comment:5 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

I don't know ATM when that preposition is used. I realize that
knowing this would be helpful in determining which to use.

Anyway, I changed script_v2.cpp to use 'en' and 'en' for now.

comment:6 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:7 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Closing this. If somebody actually encounters those prepositions
during play, and they are wrong, they can open a new bug report.

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