#14069 closed feature request (worksforme)

Cookie's Bustle is not on the list of Director games

Reported by: Camwoodstock Owned by: tag2015
Priority: high Component: Engine: Director
Version: Keywords: cookie's bustle, missing game
Cc: Camwoodstock Game:

Description

Cookie's Bustle is a game that works via Macromedia, much like the incoming Director games, though we can't place a version. However, it is not even on the roster of games that are incoming for Macromedia Director compatibility.

In fact, it's apparently so bad that unlike the time we tried to add Mission to McDonaldland, there was no error about failing to process the game; ScummVM simply reported there was no game in the folder at all, and couldn't detect it even existed. Pretty harrowing to see without context considering the (at the time of submitting) recent archival concerns about the game!

While odds are slim that the game will start working just by adding it to the list of games that can run--Cookie's Bustle is, ahem, a tough cookie to get running on just about any environment--adding it to the list of games to look out for seems like it's very important, especially in the wake of plans to add compatibility for all of (or at the very least, most of) the Macromedia Director library.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by lotharsm, 16 months ago

Type: defectfeature request

in reply to:  description comment:2 by tag2015, 16 months ago

Replying to Camwoodstock:

Cookie's Bustle is a game that works via Macromedia, much like the incoming Director games, though we can't place a version. However, it is not even on the roster of games that are incoming for Macromedia Director compatibility.

Hi, the only games supported are Director v4 or earlier, Cookie's Bustle is a v7 game. It's unlikely to get supported anytime soon.

In fact, it's apparently so bad that unlike the time we tried to add Mission to McDonaldland, there was no error about failing to process the game; ScummVM simply reported there was no game in the folder at all, and couldn't detect it even existed. Pretty harrowing to see without context considering the (at the time of submitting) recent archival concerns about the game!

Actually the game is already in the detection tables, both the Windows and the Mac versions.
But the Director files that Scummvm expects are packed with installers, you need to extract those installing the game (in a virtual machine or using an extractor like uniextract). If you just point scummvm to the CD / virtual drive, it won't work.

adding it to the list of games to look out for seems like it's very important

There are hundreds of games in the same situation, to be honest... it'll eventually get supported (hopefully) but there's no timeline for it unfortunately.

Closing as worksforme

comment:3 by tag2015, 16 months ago

Owner: set to tag2015
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed
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