Opened 5 weeks ago

Closed 5 weeks ago

#10891 closed defect (wontfix)

GLK: ALAN2: Child murderer and Inner demons games not supported

Reported by: necros2k7 Owned by: dreammaster
Priority: normal Component: Engine: GLK
Keywords: Cc:
Game:

Description

"This is not Alan2 file" after start

Attachments (1)

inner demons.7z (521.8 KB) - added by necros2k7 5 weeks ago.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 weeks ago by dreammaster

Hi necros2k7,

The alan2 sub-engine is a work in progress done by md5 that I merged into ScummGlk, but is incomplete and not yet supported. I haven't even looked at it yet beyond fixing obvious warning messages, because I'm currently focused on finishing the Frotz sub-engine with support for the Infocom version 6 graphical games.

Also, I have no idea what these games are you're referring to. Actually, the intimation of your header is that they aren't Alan2 games, but you don't say what they really are. If they are fan games for some other engine, like SCI, it would be helpful to provide links to them

Changed 5 weeks ago by necros2k7

Attachment: inner demons.7z added

comment:2 Changed 5 weeks ago by necros2k7

I just scanned my games folder and SCUMMVM detected it as Alan2. I guess I found it on some BBS long ago, don`t know engine but both are DOS games. Shareware version in attachment.

comment:3 Changed 5 weeks ago by angstsmurf

The current version of Gargoyle will detect it as an Alan 2 game, but gives an error:

SYSTEM ERROR: Incompatible version of ACODE program. Game is 2.6, interpreter 2.8.

which seems to indicate that the game is too old for the interpreter.

comment:4 Changed 5 weeks ago by dreammaster

Interesting. At least it's a confirmation that it is indeed an Alan2 game, and not simple some random file from another game that happened to have that extension. But since alan2 doesn't support it, it isn't likely that it'll be supported any time soon, then.

But at least we have your report here. It may prove useful if someone decides to tackle adding support for it in the future.

comment:5 Changed 5 weeks ago by dreammaster

Component: --Other--Engine: GLK
Owner: set to dreammaster
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
Summary: Child murderer and Inner demons games are detected as Alan2 games.GLK: ALAN2: Child murderer and Inner demons games not supported

Closing for now as won't fix.

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