Opened 20 years ago

Closed 20 years ago

Last modified 17 years ago

#1595 closed defect (fixed)

Simon1(DOS) crashes on PocketPC on specific game screen.

Reported by: SF/jocula Owned by: SF/arisme
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGOS
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1


ScummVM version: PockePC (ARM) port of ScummVM 0.6.0 (build Mar 15 2004 00:03:06 ("stable")). (as well reproduced on later ARM build Mar 30 2004 00:22:19)). Bug *is not reproduced* on Win32 port of ScummVM (works just fine). ------------ Bug details, including instructions on reproducing: Area: Dwarf's mine->Rightmost room (with Beer barrels and drunk dwarfs). After entering this game screen (by any way) after 1-3 seconds game crashes. Even if just stay and do not tap/press buttons. To reproduce: load attached savefile and walk to the right-bottom path. On the appeared screen wait several seconds. 100% crash. ----------- Language of game: English ----------- Version of game: DOS (floppy) ----------- Platform and Compiler: PocketPC iPAQ 1940 ("bios" version 1.10), Windows Mobile 2003, ARM. (also reproduced on iPAQ 2210(Mobile2003/ARM), Cassiopea 125(WindowsCE/MIPS)) Dunno compiler (binary downloaded). ----------- Attach a save game if possible: attached ----------- Cannot download 0.5.x binary to check, sorry.

Ticket imported from: #934343. Ticket imported from: bugs/1595.

Attachments (1) (811 bytes ) - added by SF/jocula 20 years ago.
Savegame to reproduce the bug.

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Change History (17)

by SF/jocula, 20 years ago

Attachment: added

Savegame to reproduce the bug.

comment:1 by SF/arisme, 20 years ago

I'll check it this week-end, if possible

comment:2 by Kirben, 20 years ago

What is the status of this item?

comment:3 by SF/arisme, 20 years ago

Seems fine in 0.6.1b. Please recheck with your version when it'll be released to close the bug.

comment:4 by SF/schnibble, 20 years ago

I've got the same problem, both in ScummVM 0.6.0 and ScummVm 0.6.1b (aug 5 2004 21:17:44).

ScummVM version (scummvm 0.6.0 and ScummVm 0.6.1b (aug 5 2004 21:17:44))

Bug details, including instructions on reproducing Start a new game, open the drawer and pickup the scissors. Walk to the bar and use the scissors on the dwarf on the left. Walk to the screen with the dwarfmine, pick up the stone in front of the dwarfmine and look at it. Wear the dwarfbeard and enter the mine. Password is Beer (option 7). In the mine, walk to the right side. You arrive in a room with two dwarfs and some barrels and here the game will crash to the Todayscreen. (This is the shortest way to the crash, I believe).

When the game has crashed to the Todayscreen of my Ipaq 1930 PocketPC my taskbar is gone (I see instead of the taskbar the background of the game).

Language of game (English, German, ...) English

Version of game (Talkie, Floppy, ...) Floppy, DOS

Platform and Compiler (Win32, Linux, ...) PocketPC on Ipaq 1930 PDA

Attach a save game if possible Can't upload today, maybe tomorrow.

If this bug only occured recently, please note the last version without the bug, and the first version including the bug. That way we can fix it quicker by looking at the changes made. Both ScummVm 0.6.0 and 0.6.1b have this problem on the Ipaq.

This crash doesn't occur on my laptop with WinXP (tested it).


comment:5 by SF/arisme, 20 years ago

I don't really understand what's going on, because the saved game is working fine for me. I'll retest from the beginning of the game later, in the meantime could you try with the latest CVS head snapshot available from, and post the details of the exception if a crash occurred ?


(note that it's normal to have a missing taskbar if a crash occurs, because ScummVM won't be able to refresh it - running ScummVM again and exiting cleanly should fix this).

comment:6 by SF/schnibble, 20 years ago

I'll install the CSV you've mentioned and try it. But where can I find the details of the exception?

By the way, I can't restart ScummVM without resetting after a crash, because I need the taskbar (Start) to start ScummVM.

I really want to thank you (and the rest) for the development of ScummVM. I really like playing those old adventures again on mij PDA!!!!


comment:7 by SF/arisme, 20 years ago

Details of the exception will be stored in a .txt file in the root directory of the device with a name looking like scummvm_exception_date.txt

And you should run ScummVM from the File Explorer (not from the Start Menu) when running a game that crashes :) (OK, you'll only know after it crashes once :p)

comment:8 by SF/schnibble, 20 years ago

There are only two files in my root:

scummvm_stderr (is empty) and scummvm_stdout, containing:

Looking for simon1dos Trying to start game 'Simon the Sorcerer 1 (DOS)'

And running from the File Explorer indeed helps, thank you.


comment:9 by SF/schnibble, 20 years ago

I've installed the latest CSV en when the game crashes, this is what the file 'scummvmCrash_11_08_2004_10_25_46.txt' says:

---------------------------------------- Exception Datatype Misalignment Flags 00000000 Address 00147fc0 ---------------------------------------- Context dump R0=004fe251 R1=00000a00 R2=00000fa0 R3=004fe249 R4=00000065 R5=0000000c R6=00440020 R7=00440685 R8=00000004 R9=00000060 R10=00440020 R11=00000060 R12=1a37f9ac Sp=1a37f980 Lr=00000a00 Pc=00147fc0 Psr=6000001f ---------------------------------------- Memory dump at 00147f8e 51 e3 03 00 8a e0 0c 00 80 22 04 30 90 e5 64 10 41 22 01 00 51 e3 81 01 83 e0 bc 12 dd e1 fa 2e a0 e3 ff e0 01 e2 01 18 a0 e1 0e e4 a0 e1 21 1c 8e e0 b4 10 c0 e1 09 18 a0 e1 21 18 a0 e1 ff e0 01 e2 01 18 a0 e1 0e e4 a0 e1 21 1c 8e e0 01 e0 d0 e5 b6 10 c0 e1 7d 2d a0 03 00 10 d0 e5 03 b0 a0 e1 01 14


comment:10 by SF/arisme, 20 years ago

Thanks, I'll trace it back tonight and try to fix it (it's a misalignment so it should be easy to spot ... but I still don't understand why it works fine on my device)

comment:11 by SF/arisme, 20 years ago

Please retry with tonight version :)

comment:12 by SF/schnibble, 20 years ago

Perfect, you've solved the problem!



comment:13 by SF/arisme, 20 years ago

Fixed in CVS, but I can't close it myself :)

comment:14 by Kirben, 20 years ago

Owner: set to SF/arisme
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:15 by fingolfin, 19 years ago

Component: Engine: AGOSEngine: AGI
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1Space Quest 1

comment:16 by Kirben, 17 years ago

Component: Engine: AGIEngine: AGOS
Game: Space Quest 1Simon the Sorcerer 1
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