Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#11282 closed defect (fixed)

Patch files don't work with Gabriel Knight 2 - The beast within

Reported by: lorz Owned by: sluicebox
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCI
Version: Keywords: patch, subtitles
Cc: lorz Game: Gabriel Knight 2


1) ScummVM version: ScummVM 2.1.0 (Oct 5 2019 01:07:22)

2) Bug details: In "Gabriel Knight 2 - the beast within", patch files with subtitles don't work. Graphic patched files are shown correctly, but in-game subtitles are not active neither in movies.

As soon the game starts, in the first room, the debug screen shows the following warning message: "WARNING: Unitialized read for temp 1 from method ::export 10 (room 34, script 11, localCall ffffffff)!". More warning messages like this are shown in other rooms.

This video shows how subtitles should be in game:

Patch files are attached to ticket for testing purpouses.

3) Language of game: English

4) Version of game: CD, directly copied from these 6 disks

5) OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

6) Savegame: not needed

Attachments (1) (256.6 KB ) - added by lorz 4 years ago.
Gabriel Knight 2 spanish subtitles patch files

Download all attachments as: .zip

Change History (4)

by lorz, 4 years ago

Attachment: added

Gabriel Knight 2 spanish subtitles patch files

comment:1 by m-kiewitz, 4 years ago

These will not be needed, subtitle support will be built into ScummVM just like with the other SCI games.
These fan made patches only work as far as I know with specific language versions, and not with all versions.

These warnings show that there are script bugs in these fan made patches.

Last edited 4 years ago by m-kiewitz (previous) (diff)

comment:2 by m-kiewitz, 4 years ago

Type: patchdefect

comment:3 by sluicebox, 4 years ago

Owner: set to sluicebox
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in: 7d4045f4a9c5df7017de4d6bb5cd0871109b0a61

A couple clarifications:

  1. The attached zip file is quite incomplete and won't work. The Spanish patch set has much more files.
  2. The script warnings are irrelevant, harmless, and in Sierra's own code. Also I fixed them. =)

The subtitle patches, both Spanish and English, are distributed as installers and I found it easiest to just open the exe with 7-Zip and extract the patch directory myself.

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