Opened 3 years ago

Closed 6 months ago

#13004 closed defect (invalid)

DIRECTOR: Voyeur 2 (launcher) (D6) not starting

Reported by: laenion Owned by: sev-
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Director
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game:

Description

The game in 'V2_DISC1' seems to be an unknown game variant.

Please report the following data to the ScummVM team at https://bugs.scummvm.org/ along with the name of the game you tried to add and its version, language, etc.:

Matched game IDs for the director engine: director-win-fallback

{"voyeur2.exe", 0, "e7bccfe54354d08a9d2d0e181f66406b", 2003432},


https://www.scummvm.org/news/20210817/ mentions that you are collecting info on any Director-based game, so here we go: This is the European Version of "Voyeur II", even though it isn't supported yet.

Change History (14)

comment:1 by jamie-marchant, 2 years ago

I got a director program running by hitting something like 'ignore'(on the variant dailog) if you want to see what happens next.

comment:2 by laenion, 2 years ago

I did that for various Director games (including various older Macromedia Director 3 games such as the Victor Vector & Yondo games), but most of them are currently failing to start. So for now I refrain from opening more tickets as it seems to be too early. For Voyeur II for example the output is

[...]
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
@@@@   Loading movie 'voyeur2.exe' in ''
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

WARNING: Cast::loadConfig(): Wrong format. VWCF resource missing!
Resetting Lingo!
ignaz@pegasus6:/media/backup/images/Medienarchiv/Download/Open-Source-Engines/scummvm$ /media/backup/images/Medienarchiv/Download/Open-Source-Engines/scummvm/scummvm 
WARNING: You are missing a valid 'translations.dat' file. GUI translation will not be available!
Using game controller: EMS Production LTD EMS TrioLinker Plus II
WARNING: SDL mixer output buffer size: 512 differs from desired: 1024!
WARNING: GUI: Could not find 'gui-icons.dat'!
WARNING: Could not find theme 'scummremastered' falling back to builtin!
Using game controller: EMS Production LTD EMS TrioLinker Plus II
User picked target 'director-win-fallback-4' (engine ID 'director', game ID 'director')...
   Looking for a plugin supporting this target... Macromedia Director
WARNING: Director fallback detection v6.0.2r32 (uses tail MD5)!
Running Macromedia Director Game (v6.0.2r32/Windows)
voyeur2.exe: 81d4d38fd82f032aae1265808a3bced7, 2003432 bytes.
WARNING: SearchSet::add: archive '/run/media/ignaz/V2_DISC1' already present!
Starting v500 Director game
WARNING: Could not find classicmacfonts.dat. Falling back to built-in fonts!
WARNING: Lingo Inited!
WARNING: No LINGO.INI!
WARNING: info <Prod:>: <6.0.2.32>!
WARNING: info <File:>: <6.0.2.32>!
WARNING: PlaneCount is not 1.!
WARNING: PlaneCount is not 1.!
WARNING: PlaneCount is not 1.!
WARNING: PJ95 projector pflags: 00000022  flags: 00000016!
WARNING: RIFX: type: APPL!
WARNING: mmap: version: 4c7!
WARNING: RIFX: type: MV93!
WARNING: mmap: version: 4c7!
WARNING: Cast::loadConfig(): Wrong format. VWCF resource missing!

comment:3 by jamie-marchant, 2 years ago

Yes, I was lucky with "Klondike Gold" but most of "Uknown Variants" give some sort of error like that. I've started adding the output to the reports anyways but I don't know if it helps. I've seen so many tickets here but it seems progress has stopped or something.

comment:4 by rvanlaar, 2 years ago

Thank you for reporting this bug.

This is a Director 6 game. ScummVM supports up to Director 4.
We are accepting file hashes to improved and extend the game detection.

@jamie-marchant: Come on over to our discord #engine-director. We're making progress, albeit slowly. Expect most progress to be made during the summer while GSOC is in progress.

comment:5 by jamie-marchant, 2 years ago

Oh, I see, I'll close my tickets for the new version of Director then, thanks.

comment:6 by jamie-marchant, 2 years ago

Also, I don't like Discord, too much "noise".

comment:7 by aquadran, 2 years ago

Summary: Unknown game variant for director (Voyeur II)DIRECTOR: Unknown game variant for director (Voyeur II)
Type: feature requestdefect

comment:8 by tag2015, 18 months ago

Is this the Windows 3.x release published by Dice Multimedia? Thanks

comment:9 by laenion, 18 months ago

Yes, this is the Dice release (see https://www.mobygames.com/game/voyeur-ii/cover-art/gameCoverId,87403/ for a full cover art set of this version).

However I just realized that the game itself is actually a DOS executable (vols/v2.exe). The voyeur2.exe file in the main directory is not the game, but a launcher application (including things like instructions, game lore documents, credits and a link to the installation program).

Due to that I think the game should be removed from https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=Director/Games.

in reply to:  9 comment:10 by tag2015, 18 months ago

Replying to laenion:

However I just realized that the game itself is actually a DOS executable (vols/v2.exe). The voyeur2.exe file in the main directory is not the game, but a launcher application (including things like instructions, game lore documents, credits and a link to the installation program).

Could you post a list of the files in the CD root?

Due to that I think the game should be removed from https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=Director/Games.

Yes, or at least it should be mentioned that only the launcher is Director. It seems there is also an hard to find hybrid pc/mac version, but I couldn't find any info about the engine.

comment:11 by laenion, 18 months ago

You can find the complete file listing here:

Unfortunately the European release doesn't contain the Mac version, it's just an ISO9660 file system...

comment:12 by tag2015, 18 months ago

Thanks a lot for your cooperation! Added the detection entry for the launcher.
I'll leave the bug open to track progress

comment:13 by tag2015, 18 months ago

Keywords: unknown-game removed
Summary: DIRECTOR: Unknown game variant for director (Voyeur II)DIRECTOR: Voyeur 2 (launcher) (D6) not starting

comment:14 by sev-, 6 months ago

Owner: set to sev-
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I'm closing this, because no D6 games are supposed even to launch yet.

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