Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#14768 new defect

SCI: SQ1: Sound Cuts Off in Star Generator Room on Deltaur

Reported by: ArthurWalden Owned by:
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCI
Version: Keywords: original SQ1 SCI, Star Generator, sound
Cc: ArthurWalden Game: Space Quest 1

Description

I am running ScummVM version 2.7.1.

In the SCI version of Space Quest 1, in the Star Generator Room on the Deltaur, if you save or restore the game, the background sound effects cut out. This affects sounds representing the forcefield around the Star Generator, as well from the Star Generator itself when set to self destruct. Other sound effects are not affected. This is a minor bug, but it would still be nice if it could be corrected.

I am playing the English Steam version of the game.

I am running the game on Windows 11 Home, version 2H22, which I believe is x64.

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sq1sci.019 (32.5 KB ) - added by ArthurWalden 6 months ago.

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Change History (3)

by ArthurWalden, 6 months ago

Attachment: sq1sci.019 added

comment:1 by sluicebox, 6 months ago

Keywords: original added

Good catch! This is original behavior, but I've also noticed this and thought it was broken. It doesn't seem to be intentional; I don't see any code trying to prevent this sound from resuming. Other rooms with similar scripts don't have this problem.

We should try to fix this. I tried some things but don't know what's going on yet. The script seems confused. Happily, our sound engine is doing the same thing as the original, so I'm assuming this is a script bug.

More good news: this has nothing to do with saving or restoring. It's the save/restore dialog that kills the sound. Canceling the dialog causes the same thing. Saves are broken because you had to go through the dialog to save your game. (Original save/restore dialogs and ScummVM UI are both affected.)

I also tested other versions of the game, and got the same behavior. It doesn't look like something they fixed later.

Last edited 6 months ago by sluicebox (previous) (diff)

comment:2 by tag2015, 5 months ago

Summary: SCI: Sound Cuts Off in Star Generator Room on Deltaur in SQ1 SCISCI: SQ1: Sound Cuts Off in Star Generator Room on Deltaur
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