Opened 2 years ago

Closed 3 months ago

#13119 closed defect (wontfix)

DIRECTOR: Game "Physikus" (director v7) not starting

Reported by: oNdsen Owned by: tag2015
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Director
Version: Keywords: detection
Cc: oNdsen Game:

Description (last modified by oNdsen)

ScummVM version: ScummVM 2.5.0 (Oct 1 2021 17:49:58)
Trying to start "Physikus", but it crashes (
It automatically created it as "Macromedia Director Game (v7.0.2r85/Windows)
Language of game: German
Version of game: Original CD's (Ive created ISO's if needed)
Your OS: Windows 11 build 21H1 64-bit

Matched game IDs for the director engine: director-win-fallback
{"Physikus.exe", 0, "f72891d5f9ae898f97562385d794870a", 1816828},

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Change History (10)

comment:1 by oNdsen, 2 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Summary: New Game Support: PhysikusUnknown game variant for director "Physikus"

comment:2 by digitall, 2 years ago

Component: --Unset--Engine: Director
Keywords: detection added
Summary: Unknown game variant for director "Physikus"DIRECTOR: Unknown game variant for "Physikus"

comment:3 by digitall, 2 years ago

Uploading the image from to avoid breakage in future on loss of external hosting.

The critical line seems to be "Warning: Cast::loadConfig(): Wrong format. VWCF resource missing!"

by digitall, 2 years ago

Attachment: Squ9aHR.png added

comment:4 by oNdsen, 2 years ago

Hi digitall

Sorry for the external upload, i used it because image upload isnt available on initial form and i was a little confused at the start. Thanks for changing that.

Im new in using ScummVM and didnt found something with "VMCF" on
Do you have any hints for me and maybe an example, what is needed for a functional VWCF resource and where this resource should be located?
Ive just tried to add "Physikus" by "Load..." and selecting the corresponding exe from Phyiskus.

Best Regards

comment:5 by digitall, 2 years ago

oNdsen: That is OK. We try not to use external hosting for bug artifact assets (mainly images) _where possible_ as bugs can sit for some time before a developer looks at them and the external links get broken over time.

The Director engine is still very much a Work in Progress and under development. See:

Support is limited to Director v2 and v3 games with L-Zone being supported in the last stable release:

From your screenshot, I think that game might be Director v7 which I don't think is supported yet. Your game does not seem to be listed on:

I left this bug so that a DIRECTOR engine developer could comment... I am just the janitor here :)

comment:6 by oNdsen, 2 years ago

Just let me know if you need the Disk Images. I own both original CD's from 2004.
Best Regards

comment:7 by tag2015, 17 months ago

Summary: DIRECTOR: Unknown game variant for "Physikus"DIRECTOR: Game "Physikus" (director v7) not starting
Type: feature requestdefect

Hi, I added detection for this particular version.
As digitall said, support for Director v7 titles is still preliminary and
will take some time before the game is usable.

However I'm not closing the report to keep the discussion,
just changing the title

comment:8 by tag2015, 3 months ago

i'm closing this one, Director 7 is still not supported and keeping this bugreport open for an unsupported game doesn't make much sense (considering that there are hundreds of games in the same situation)

comment:9 by tag2015, 3 months ago

Owner: set to tag2015
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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