Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#13197 new defect

TWINE: android feedback that must get sorted

Reported by: mgerhardy Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: TwinE
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Little Big Adventure

Description (last modified by mgerhardy)

From a discord user:

The game definitely wants a keyboard, Android ScummVM has it's own. It's definitely playable, but quite impractical. Also
While there was an option for remapping, my controller was completely ignored, but that's probably a problem with ScummVM itself

With a keyboard plugged in, it ran the same as on PC, as in, everything running out of the box. Literally plug-and-play

I ran into a few minor bugs, probably issues with the engine, but I'm no programmer. Namely:

  • midi music looping until I edit the zone it's played in
  • when drowning, Twinsen can still be seen through the water
  • events on the other side of the map can be heard

as for bigger bugs, the game seemed to be running way slower than what it should

the save system does not work. When loading a save, everything appears normally... Except for Twinsen

would there be a way to have the midi with Sound Blaster 16 settings? Sounds way better

I couldn't enable CD music.

I tested in on a Nintendo Switch running Android 10, maybe not the most typical environment


ScummVM Version used: unknown
Game Version used: unknown

Change History (2)

comment:1 by antoniou79, 9 months ago

The control on LBA is a bit of known issue. I was testing myself one week ago or so. On-screen keyboard worked so I left it at that, but it could benefit from remapping or a custom overlay key arrangement (if we implement this at some point).

I have a few questions:

  • What controller are you using? Is it the Switch's? I don't have a Switch so I cannot test, but I wonder if it's a general issue (I can check with a DualSense controller)
  • Can you check if the bugs in your list also happen on a Windows PC (if you have such available)?
  • I am not sure how it works, but ScummVM has a Switch port. Does that also have the same issues?

Save system not working might have to do with where the app was trying to save the games. If it was external physical storage (SD card) that could be a problem on Android 10 (it shouldn't because we use a compatibility flag that covered up to Android 10, but your setup is weird :) ).
I am unsure about the game running slower thing. Again please check on a PC, if available.

I am not an expert in sound so I cannot touch the issue about midi playing via Sound Blaster 16. Maybe someone else knows more on this.

But in general when I tested, LBA did have some minor issues with playing music.

The Steam version of the game includes the CD music as extracted files (in two formats too, mp3 and ogg) and you can point the game to one of these folders to play music.

The GOG version however, has the CD included as an image file and CD music is played in DosBox by mounting the CD image in mixed mode. For ScummVM one would have to extract the music from the CD image and point the Extras Path for the game to the folder where the audio files were extracted. But keep in mind the indexing of the CD audio tracks is bad so their starting points are messed up. Steam's files do not have this issue. For GOG there's a forum post that shows a "corrected" index file for the audio, but again, this may result in a "pop" sound at the start of the tracks.

Still though, I think I recall that ScummVM prefers to play the midi track instead of the CD track in some occasions (eg. in the first scene of the game at the jail). I don't think I figured out why it's doing that.

Version 0, edited 9 months ago by antoniou79 (next)

comment:2 by mgerhardy, 8 months ago

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