Opened 6 weeks ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#13493 closed defect (invalid)

Unknown game variant for sci - French Version of Gabriel Knight 2

Reported by: MADevil666 Owned by: sluicebox
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCI
Version: Keywords: unknown-game
Cc: MADevil666 Game: Gabriel Knight 2

Description

The game in 'GK2\' seems to be an unknown game variant.

Please report the following data to the ScummVM team at https://bugs.scummvm.org/ along with the name of the game you tried to add and its version, language, etc.:

Matched game IDs for the sci engine: gk2

{"resmap.000", 0, "9caa709cb6c9993101b788deb7164642", 8128},
{"ressci.000", 0, "a19fc3604c6e5407abcf03d59ee87217", 168963773},

Change History (3)

comment:1 by sluicebox, 6 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for reporting this. Where did you get these files? The French version of GK2 came on six CDs, this looks like a single volume file produced by a third party fan tool.

comment:2 by MADevil666, 6 weeks ago

This version is the easyinstall by abandonware france foundable here : <redacted>

Last edited 6 weeks ago by lotharsm (previous) (diff)

comment:3 by sluicebox, 6 weeks ago

Owner: set to sluicebox
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Ah, okay. Please see the rules regarding "abandonware": https://bugs.scummvm.org/wiki

The ScummVM detection tables are for official releases and occasional fan-patches; this is just someone taking the real GK2 French files and running them through a fan program to repackage them. In addition to the ScummVM policy regarding legitimate releases, it would be a support nightmare to handle all these made-up versions and their potential bugs/incompatibilities. It would also generate many detection entries as each of the many GK2 versions could be repackaged to generate different files. It's hard enough to detect and support all the real versions! =)

I recommend obtaining the real GK2 French files; they run great! Just rename the multi-CD files accordingly: https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=The_Beast_Within

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