Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 12 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 15 years ago.
Enter House and skip first two parts of sequence
original_screenshots.zip (81.2 KB) - added by Kirben 15 years ago.
Screenshots from original

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Change History (11)

Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

Attachment: simon2.008 added

Enter House and skip first two parts of sequence

Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

Attachment: original_screenshots.zip added

Screenshots from original

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by eriktorbjorn

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 Changed 15 years ago by eriktorbjorn

Owner: eriktorbjorn deleted

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

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

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

Priority: normallow

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

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 Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by fingolfin

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

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by Kirben

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 Changed 12 years ago by Kirben

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