Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1318 closed defect (wontfix)

SIMON2WIN: No shadow subtitles in one sequence

Reported by: Kirben Owned by: Kirben
Priority: low Component: Engine: AGOS
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 2

Description

The original version of Simon the Sorcerer 2 for Windows used shadowed subtitles with similar palette to back ground in one sequence. When Simon rides the Lion to the Goblin Camp. There is a specific draw check at lines 899 - 903 of vc_10_draw in simon/vga.cpp which is only ever triggered in this sequence, it is triggered every time the map is shown and could be related.

I have attached screenshots from the original game and a save game. The last two sections of sequence show black subtitles when Simon talks, not sure if that is due to running under Windows XP or if it was bug in original game.

eriktorbjorn, any ideas on this one ? I thought it might be related to the fadeUpPalette() function you altered too.

Ticket imported from: #851931. Ticket imported from: bugs/1318.

Attachments (2)

simon2.008 (2.9 KB ) - added by Kirben 16 years ago.
Enter House and skip first two parts of sequence
original_screenshots.zip (81.2 KB ) - added by Kirben 16 years ago.
Screenshots from original

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Change History (11)

by Kirben, 16 years ago

Attachment: simon2.008 added

Enter House and skip first two parts of sequence

by Kirben, 16 years ago

Attachment: original_screenshots.zip added

Screenshots from original

comment:1 by eriktorbjorn, 16 years ago

Since my change to fadeUpPalette() was based guesswork, it could very well be wrong. But if so, I have no way of knowing what it should be like.

comment:2 by eriktorbjorn, 16 years ago

Owner: eriktorbjorn removed

comment:3 by Kirben, 16 years ago

Summary: SIMON2: No shadow subtitles in one sequenceSIMON2WIN: No shadow subtitles in one sequence

comment:4 by Kirben, 16 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:5 by Kirben, 16 years ago

There is no point in fixing this issue, since it makes subtitles worse: The shadowing of subtitles in this sequence makes the subtitles more difficult to read. Also the shadowed subtitles appear unreadable (black) in two sections in both original Amiga and Windows versions of Simon the Sorcerer 2.

comment:6 by Kirben, 16 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:7 by fingolfin, 15 years ago

Component: Engine: AGOSEngine: SCUMM
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 2Putt-Putt Travels Through Time

comment:8 by Kirben, 14 years ago

For future reference, the shadowed subtitles were actually a bug in the original Windows verison.

The code for slowFadeIn function was not updated for differences in Windows code.

comment:9 by Kirben, 13 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMMEngine: AGOS
Game: Putt-Putt Travels Through TimeSimon the Sorcerer 2
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