Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#14282 new defect

SHERLOCK: SCALPEL: Mr. Epstein drawers bug - puts game into unwinnable state

Reported by: mortimerprime Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Sherlock
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Serrated Scalpel

Description

scummvm - 2.6.1
Step-by-step reproduction of bug:
1) load attached save file
2) click verb "Open"
3) click on the "drawers" (bottom right of screen)
4) Mr. Epstein's portrait pops on screen and prevents opening of drawers, even though he is not on-screen. As an item from the drawers is needed, this puts the game into an unwinnable state. Compare to: https://youtu.be/heQTSkeL6y0?t=3634
Lang = English
Version = DOS
OS = Windows 10 Home Ver 21H2 64-bit

  • save game (to reproduce) attached
  • not sure if this ever worked in scummVM; this is the first time I have played this game in Scumm

Attachments (2)

bug.png (96.0 KB ) - added by mortimerprime 12 months ago.
scalpel.002 (14.5 KB ) - added by mortimerprime 12 months ago.
scalpel.002 = saved game to reproduce bug

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Change History (5)

by mortimerprime, 12 months ago

Attachment: bug.png added

by mortimerprime, 12 months ago

Attachment: scalpel.002 added

scalpel.002 = saved game to reproduce bug

comment:1 by mortimerprime, 12 months ago

Just to add on, after producing the bugged-state reported here, I replayed Serrated Scalpel (using DosBOX) from the beginning to the scene described above (which took ~ 20min), and was properly able to open the drawers. Which further corroborates that the behavior present in Scumm is indeed a bug.

comment:2 by tag2015, 12 months ago

I can confirm the bug (using the provided save), there's a workaround though.
Just try to leave, when Watson comes back and finishes talking you'll be able to open the drawers (even if Epstein is present).
This looks like a script bug, as if Epstein is set as "outside" when Watson finishes talking instead of when they actually move to the other room.

comment:3 by tag2015, 12 months ago

Summary: Serrated Scalpel - Mr. Epstein drawers bug - puts game into unwinnable stateSHERLOCK: SCALPEL: Mr. Epstein drawers bug - puts game into unwinnable state
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