#11752 closed defect (invalid)

SCI: Police Quest SWAT - Intro not showing

Reported by: AbandonedWitchStarlight Owned by: sluicebox
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCI
Version: Keywords: Intro, not playing
Cc: Game: Police Quest: SWAT

Description (last modified by AbandonedWitchStarlight)

The intro for Police Quest SWAT, after the logo title movie, does not show in ScummVM and goes straight to the main menu. It does show in real DOS, but not in ScummVM. I put all it's resources correctly but it happens.

ScummVM 2.2.0
CD (Collection Series release), DOS.
Windows 7x64 SP1

Change History (3)

comment:1 by AbandonedWitchStarlight, 12 months ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 by raziel-, 12 months ago

Summary: Police Quest SWAT Intro not showingSCI: Police Quest SWAT - Intro not showing

comment:3 by sluicebox, 12 months ago

Owner: set to sluicebox
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

The intro plays correctly in ScummVM just like in the original, but the intro only plays the first time you run the game. The game script plays the intro, creates the file SWAT.DAT, and then uses that file to skip the intro on subsequent plays and go straight to main menu like you described. The file is in your ScummvM saved game directory and probably named pqswat-swat.dat. If you delete that file then the intro will play again, though you'll lose whatever else the game has stored in there. All of this is the same as in DOS.

I've vowed to not fix daryl gates game bugs but I also don't want non-bugs to linger in the tracker, so re-open this and let us know if you're seeing something other than what I've described, and someone else can take a look =)

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