Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 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, 15 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, 15 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, 15 years ago

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

comment:4 by Kirben, 15 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by Kirben, 15 years ago

The compability list on web site has been corrected.

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