Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#13390 new feature request

Please support The Magnetic Scrolls Compilation

Reported by: i30817 Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: GLK: Magnetic
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Description (last modified by i30817)

These are versions of the magnetic scroll games with the amiga graphics and enhanced interpreter for the ZX Spectrum Next. I've noticed that scummvm only supports the games in this collection if they happen to include the original file as a data file, not the .nex files (which are the enhanced versions and probably use the files in the 'gfx' subdirectory).

This is the reason why, for instance, corruption is added but not jinxter.

To quote the site:

There are actually two versions of each game in the compilation:
<game>_512.nex uses the Timex hi-res mode (512 x 192) for displaying the
text and <game>_256.nex uses the standard Spectrum mode (256 x 192).
The auto-bootable compilation uses the Timex hi-res mode version of the games
since they are really the best ones. In the games-only compilation, you can
decide for yourself which version you want to run.

This is a small white lie, sometimes there are game.mag files and this is what scummvm is picking up (but not always).

Anyway the downloads are here:
https://gitlab.com/strandgames/brahman/-/tree/master/zxnext_magnetic/games/compilation

I'd love if this was supported.

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comment:1 by i30817, 4 months ago

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