#10705 closed defect (fixed)

Unsupported version of Arthur's Birthday (from Living Books)

Reported by: Maikel-Nait Owned by: digitall
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Mohawk
Keywords: Cc:


When trying to run Arthur's Birthday game from Living Books, I'm getting the following error message (original message was in Spanish):

It seems that the game located at 'E:\living_books\LivingBooks\BIRTHDAY\'
uses an unknown version of Mohawk engine.

Please send the following information to the ScummVM team at https://bugs.scummvm.org,
together with the game's name, version, language etc...

Available games: arthurbday

  {"BIRTHDAY.512", 0, "fd0c7b73b9f40400e145efd06240b84b", 2455},

I'm running ScummVM 2.0.0 (Dec 2017) on Windows 10 64-bit.
The game is ARTHUR'S BIRTHDAY from Living Books, version 1.0
The game contains both English and spanish languages.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by Maikel-Nait, 21 months ago

The error happens when trying to add the game to ScummVM, so basically it cannot be played at all

comment:2 by digitall, 20 months ago

Owner: set to digitall
Resolution: fixed
Status: newpending

Detection entry added to Mohawk engine as commit 66153aa28ac26114bd051182f621799850d90a6f.

This will be included in the next nightly build.

@Maikel-Nait: Please download and test with the next daily build from here:

Will set this to pending update on whether this is fixed.

comment:3 by digitall, 20 months ago

Status: pendingclosed

Since the bug submitter does not appear to be responsive, am closing this as fixed.

@Maikel-Nait: Feel free to comment on this if you test this in future.

comment:4 by Maikel-Nait, 19 months ago

Sorry for the delay, I didn't get any notification about changes in the ticket.
Nevertheless, it is not working yet.

New error message:

The game in 'E:\living_books\LivingBooks\BIRTHDAY\' seems to be an unknown game variant.

Please report the following data to the ScummVM team at https://bugs.scummvm.org/ along with the name of the game you tried to add and its version, language, etc.:

Matched game IDs for the Mohawk engine: arthurbday-win

  {"BIRTHDAY.512", 0, "462523bddd126b431860a7799cbd6f8e", 1466},

comment:5 by digitall, 19 months ago

Maikel-Nait: Sorry... Slightly confused. The detection entry seems to have changed value for BIRTHDAY.512 as if this is not the same version or your first report was a corrupted CD dump.

Can I suggest you recopy your source files from the CD and post a list of the file MD5sums i.e. not limited to 5000 bytes, but using say md5deep:

comment:6 by digitall, 19 months ago

Status: closedpending

comment:7 by Maikel-Nait, 19 months ago

Unfortunately I don't own the original CD... just got the game files a loooong time ago and used to play it with a Win 3.1 VM emulation...

Anyway, if I can come up with MD5 checksums I will let you know ...

comment:8 by digitall, 19 months ago

Status: pendingclosed

I am sorry. We do not support versions unless you own a copy of the original game.
Consider: https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Copyright_FAQ

Apart from the issues noted in that, we get invalid bugs due to datafiles which are corrupted or have been patched in unknown ways.


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