Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#13056 closed defect (outdated)

Unable to run Darkside of Xeen

Reported by: dmarks2 Owned by: dreammaster
Priority: normal Component: Engine: MM: Xeen
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Might and Magic V: Dark Side of Xeen


I am trying to run Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen.

However when trying to start the game I just get an error message:

"ERROR: Could not open file - CONSTANTS_4!"


Additional Information:

Game is the german disk version. ScummVM version is 2.5.0. The game runs properly in DOSBOX. The game is not merged with Clouds of Xeen. ScummVM is being run on Windows 10. Note that I get a message that the game is not fully supported by ScummVM when trying to start. When clicking "run anyway" I get the error message above and the debugger starts automatically. When I type "exit" inside the debugger the game is stopped.


This is the output when running the game with "debuglevel=10":

Opening hashed:
Opening hashed:
Opening hashed: xeen.ccs
Opening hashed: xeen.ccs
Opening hashed: VERSION
Opening hashed:
Opening hashed: global.icn
Opening hashed:
Opening hashed: mae.xen
File::open: opening 'CONSTANTS_4' failed
File::open: opening 'CONSTANTS_4' failed
Could not open file - CONSTANTS_4!
Debugger started, type 'exit' to return to the game.
Type 'help' to see a little list of commands and variables.
ERROR: Could not open file - CONSTANTS_4!

Change History (4)

comment:1 by digitall, 2 years ago

Owner: set to digitall
Resolution: outdated
Status: newpending

This is likely the same issue as noted here:

And discussed here:

v2.5.0 shipped with a xeen.ccs file which doesn't work with the GOG version. You can rebuild this file using the devtools, use a daily build or wait for v2.5.1...

comment:2 by dreammaster, 2 years ago

Owner: changed from digitall to dreammaster
Status: pendingclosed

comment:3 by dmarks2, 2 years ago

Thank you, it is working with the daily build.

However several texts inside the game are in english, even I have the german version of "Darkside of xeen". Is this a known issue? Does it make sense to create a new bug ticket (or feature request) for this?

comment:4 by sev-, 2 years ago

Yes, please create a new bugreport with the list of untranslated screens, preferably with the screenshots and savefile.

Thank you!

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