Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#10563 closed defect (fixed)

MOHAWK: Title fails to start with no audio device present

Reported by: MDogherra Owned by: bgK
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Mohawk
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Myst


-Cyan Employee Bug-

Unsure if this is a bug or expected behavior of the engine as our experience with ScummVM is unfortunately limited to Myst and Riven.

In all current builds of ScummVM, if the machine running the titles does not have an audio device present (Speakers, headphones, etc), ScummVM will close automatically when launching Myst and Riven.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by sev-, 5 years ago

Could you please provide the contents of the debug log (see for details). Also, it would be nice if you run scummvm with '-d11' command line key, e.g. something like 'scummvm -d11 myst', and attach the debug log here.

comment:2 by bgK, 5 years ago

Owner: set to bgK
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Thanks for your report. We were erroring out in the Mohawk engine when no sound device was available. This is unfriendly for users. I've changed the behavior to show a GUI error message instead.

It does not make too much sense to play Myst and Riven without a sound device as there are sound-based puzzles. Thus I don't think it is necessary to go through the complication of allowing the games to run without a sound device.

The fix was done in commit 3b794d26337 and will be available in daily builds with versions 2.1.0git-2290 and above.

comment:3 by bgK, 5 years ago

Summary: Title fails to start with no audio device presentMOHAWK: Title fails to start with no audio device present
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