Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#11507 new defect

BACKENDS: Windows - Alt + F5 no longer brings up original menus in Lucasarts games

Reported by: neilalphazeta Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game:


As of 2.1.1 (perhaps earlier) the original menus no longer can be brought up by pressing alt + F5 in Lucasarts games. Using Windows 10 / 64 bit.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by neilalphazeta, 17 months ago

Component: --Unset--Engine: SCUMM

comment:2 by criezy, 17 months ago

neilalphazeta, can you indicate which games you tested in case this does not happen with all SCUMM games. Also if you have the time it would be interesting to test with older versions to find which one introduced the issue. Older releases can be found in

This is related to bug #11504, but may be a different issue specific to Windows on top of it.

The issue described in bug #11504 does not occur in any of the 2.1.x release as it was introduced by a commit that is more recent (and I tested on macOS that accessing the original SCUMM menus does work properly in 2.1.1).

It would be good for a developer that has access to Windows to confirm that the issue indeed exists in 2.1.1 on that OS, and that there is thus another bug in addition to #11504.

comment:3 by neilalphazeta, 17 months ago

Hello Criezy,

So I tried going as far back as possible and no matter what version I tried it wasn't working. I was wondering if it was just a problem with my PC so I went to another PC (in this case a Windows 7 / 64 bit) and tried downloading them there. I went as far back as 1.2.0 and could still not get alt F5 to work on any Lucasarts games. I tried in many games from Fate of Atlantis all the way to The Dig.

I even checked the unicode settings and everything was set to English, so I don't think that was the problem.

Is it possible that the Windows versions have had this feature broken for that long a time?

comment:4 by raziel-, 14 months ago

Summary: WINDOWS: Alt + F5 no longer brings up original menus in lucasarts gamesBACKENDS: Windows - Alt + F5 no longer brings up original menus in Lucasarts games
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