Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#12415 closed defect (fixed)

AGS: Strange 'ß' character in German Gemini Rue version

Reported by: laenion Owned by: dreammaster
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGS
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Cc: Game:


When playing the German retail version of "Gemini Rue", the 'ß' character seems to be mangled - I've attached an example screenshot of ScummVM running the game in the foreground and a Youtube video with the correct display in the background - have a look at the word "Fuß" in the inventory.

This seems to happen to all 'ß' characters, and the problem doesn't happen with other umlauts. The platform I'm using is Linux.

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Change History (10)

by laenion, 3 years ago

comment:1 by dreammaster, 3 years ago

Owner: set to dreammaster
Resolution: pending
Status: newclosed

I'd be interested to know if you can check to see if this happens in the stand-alone AGS interpreter as well. If not, then the recent codebase update may have fixed the problem in ScummVM.

comment:2 by laenion, 3 years ago

Resolution: pending
Status: closednew

I just tested with the standalone AGS interpreter (ags_3.5.1.8_linux.tar.gz): The 'ß' is displayed correctly there.

Unfortunately the current scummvm master is still showing the broken 'ß'...

comment:3 by dreammaster, 3 years ago

Pity :( This may sound strange, but how exactly do you get the German version of the game? In my GOG version, I'm not seeing any language selection or .tra translation files. Likewise on Steam, the store page only lists English.

comment:4 by laenion, 3 years ago

I just bought the German retail version in a store :-) (This one here:,230515/)

The DVD contains (among others) a ZIP file with the English and a ZIP file with the German version of the game ( - the cab files are, contrary to their file extension, really just ZIP files).

The German version is contained in

# unzip -l /run/media/ignaz/Gemini\ Rue/ 
Archive:  /run/media/ignaz/Gemini Rue/
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
      340  07-29-2011 12:34   acsetup.cfg
    40960  02-16-2011 14:29   ags_shell.dll
    65536  08-29-2008 19:21   ags_snowrain.dll
 65882884  07-29-2011 12:32   audio.vox
     3921  03-29-2011 21:21   Gemini Rue Manual.txt
 64650419  07-29-2011 12:32   Gemini Rue.exe
   597302  07-29-2011 12:32   German.tra
     7448  12-26-2010 01:34   PRELOAD.pcx
186317597  07-29-2011 12:33   speech.vox
    69659  07-29-2011 12:32   winsetup.exe
---------                     -------
317636066                     10 files

I used the same directory with the contents of the extracted archive as the data directory for both ScummVM and AGS.

Should I donate a physical copy? :-)

comment:5 by dreammaster, 3 years ago

That would be helpful to track down the problem, thanks. Could you contact me privately on Discord or via email at my nick at, and we can discuss it further.

comment:6 by laenion, 3 years ago

Email has been sent (on Wednesday already).

comment:7 by dreammaster, 3 years ago

Apologies that I haven't got back to you. I didn't receive the email, and I've been so busy with other AGS bugs, it completely slipped my mind. Rather than email, it may be easier to get in touch with me via Discord, if that's possible.

comment:8 by dreammaster, 3 years ago

Finally figured out the issue, and the accent character now shows correctly.

comment:9 by dreammaster, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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