Opened 5 months ago

Closed 5 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#11459 closed defect (invalid)

LOL CD: could not load file FRE/GENERAL.PAK

Reported by: warpdesign Owned by: athrxx
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Kyra
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Lands of Lore

Description

I installed Lands of Lore CD/DOS/English version.

Everything works properly but if I choose "French" in the ingame menu, (clicking on the floppy icon at the bottom left, then "game controls", and choose "French" for "language is"), exit ScummVM, and start again, I'll get the error:

Could not load file FRE/GENERAL.PAK!

Note that after choosing the French language, the game appears to work correctly: text is in French, and voices are in English.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by athrxx, 5 months ago

Thanks for the report. Currently, I am not able to reproduce the issue. If I change the language, quit and restart the game seems to work as it should. I've tried multiple times, also loading all sorts of different savegames.

So, first the obvious question: Do you have FRE/GENERAL.PAK (and everything else in the FRE folder)? Or did you maybe delete that or didn't copy it from the disc?

If this is not the issue what are the exact steps to reproduce this? Does it always happen for you or only in certain situations?

comment:2 by warpdesign, 5 months ago

I don't have the FRE folder at all. But as I said, the game works properly without it: voices are in English, and text is in French. Problem is that when exiting/starting the ScummVM again, it looks for the FRE folder and I get the above error.

Note that I just tried with my original DOS executable version and it works without the FRE folder as well: text is in French and voices are in English.

comment:3 by athrxx, 5 months ago

Owner: set to athrxx
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Okay, then I'll close this as invalid.

You can find a list of required files here:
https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=Datafiles#Lands_of_Lore:_The_Throne_of_Chaos

Just copy them from the disc into the game folder.

The ENG/FRE/GER folders contain data for the intro, main menu and startup. The actual ingame parts should indeed be playable.

comment:4 by athrxx, 5 months ago

Resolution: fixedinvalid

in reply to:  4 comment:5 by warpdesign, 5 months ago

Replying to athrxx:

Only ENG appears to be required: on the original DOS version, it works and falls back to ENG for the voices and FRE for the text. With the FRE folder present there's no way to have ENG voices + French text. Shouldn't ScummVM behave like the original DOS version?

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