Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#1450 closed defect (duplicate)

LOOMCD: Subtitles config option is not honored

Reported by: eriktorbjorn Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: script Cc:
Game: Loom


With the current development version of ScummVM, Loom
CD does not honor the subtitles option in the config file.

This is because we sync the config setting with the
VAR_NOSUBTITLES variable. There are at least three
scripts that manipulate this variable, and thus the
config setting:

Script 1 sets VAR_NOSUBTITLES to 0 so that the "Please
choose your skill level" text is displayed. This is
probably necessary, because if I force the subtitles to
be disabled at this point it's the "EXPERT" text that's
removed when the message times out.

Script 44 sets VAR_NOSUBTITLES to 1. This happens
during the first half of the intro, so if you escape
the intro early enough you will have subtitles.
Otherwise, you won't.

Script 5 handles, among other things, the F9 key which
is used to toggle the subtitles. It will both read and
write the VAR_NOSUBTITLES variable.

Ticket imported from: #895511. Ticket imported from: bugs/1450.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

There is already a feature request (#752328) for this.
One problem is ScummVM can't tell when speech is been
used, since music and speech are mixed into CD tracks. So in
a few cases (Credits in opening sequence and ending
sequence) the subtitles could be disabled when only music is
been played.
We would need to add a hack to make sure subtitles are
always enabled in those two sequences (Along with level
selection) and ignore any VAR_NOSUBTITLES changes in
scripts at those points.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by eriktorbjorn

Oops, now I remember that you (or was it someone else?) did
tell me about that feature request. I had completely
forgotten about it. :-)

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Kirben

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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