Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#1739 closed defect (fixed)

FOA (FM-Towns): wrong target?

Reported by: SF/kaminari Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Indiana Jones 4

Description

Win32 CVS (1496K exe file, last update: August 22, 2004, 2:33 am)

The Compatibility list says that 'atlantis' is supported by the FM-Towns platform; that may be true if you copy the content of the CD on the HD and rename the Indy4.xxx resources to Atlantis.xxx, but it doesn't work if you launch it straight from the CD (ScummVM complains about Atlantis.xxx missing).

On the other hand, the deprecated target 'indy4' still works as expected.

Ticket imported from: #1014497. Ticket imported from: bugs/1739.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Hi Kaminari, could you please tell me where exactly it says/implies that the "indy4" target is deprecated? Looking at our codebase (and w/o having Indy4 FM-TOWNS), I don't think it should be -- at least not unless code gets added to properly support the FOA version for FM-TOWNS via the atlantis target.

It probably *is* possible to use the "atlantis" target, but the proper way isn't to rename the files to "atlantis.xxx". Rather, one would use a config file entry like this: [indy4] target=atlantis basename=indy4 platform=towns path=...

However, nothing in the auto detector would allow for such an entry to be auto-generated. Hence, unless we add such a feature, "indy4" will stay as a target...

comment:2 by SF/kaminari, 16 years ago

Mmm, forgot the question mark in my topic meseems. It was more a question than an assertion :)

I recently noticed the Compatibility list was now mentioning the FM-Towns as a platform recognized by the target 'atlantis'. IIRC, the FM-Towns specific target for FOA used to be clearly referred as 'indy4' in the past, but now this target is not mentioned at all in the list nor in the README. That's why I got the assumption that 'indy4' was now deprecated in favor of 'atlantis'.

Anyway, my point is: if the user trusts the Compatibility list and wants to play from the CD, it won't work with the target 'atlantis'. It may be useful to update the list and indicate that the target 'indy4' is the method of choice in such a case.

comment:3 by SF/kaminari, 16 years ago

Summary: FOA (FM-Towns): wrong targetFOA (FM-Towns): wrong target?

comment:4 by Kirben, 16 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by Kirben, 16 years ago

The compability list on web site has been corrected.

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