Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#13119 new feature request

DIRECTOR: Unknown game variant for "Physikus"

Reported by: oNdsen Owned by:
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 (https://imgur.com/a/DJ1SGFi)
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 (7)

comment:1 by oNdsen, 9 months ago

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

comment:2 by digitall, 8 months 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, 8 months ago

Uploading the image from https://imgur.com/a/DJ1SGFi 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, 8 months ago

Attachment: Squ9aHR.png added

comment:4 by oNdsen, 8 months 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 https://docs.scummvm.org/en/latest/help/faq.html.
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, 8 months 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:
https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=Engines#In-Progress_Engines

Support is limited to Director v2 and v3 games with L-Zone being supported in the last stable release:
https://www.scummvm.org/news/20211009/
https://www.scummvm.org/news/20210817/

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:
https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=Director/Games

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

comment:6 by oNdsen, 8 months ago

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

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