Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#1775 closed defect (fixed)

FM-TOWNS MI1: Kanji version not recognized

Reported by: SF/tobybear Owned by: sev-
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Monkey Island 1


Game: Monkey Island 1, FM-Towns, Kanji
Kanji version of MI not recognized (different filename)
Tested with: ScummVM 0.6.1b + CVS Sep 20
Platform: AMD 2000+ running Windows XP

On my FM-Towns version of Monkey Island 1, there are two
MI versions, one is the English version, this directory
contains the 3 main files needed to play:
monkey.000, monkey.001, monkey.exp.

The other directory contains the Japanese version,
but this is not yet recognized by ScummVM since the
files are named:
monkeyk.000, monkeyk.001 and monkeyk.exp.

Simple renaming monkeyk.* to monkey.* solved the problem,
but maybe this can be fixed in the next release since some
people might want to play directly from CD.

By the way, does Kanji support work on non-Asian Windows
systems? Or does it work at all yet? Just asking as I am
getting just garbled (arabic) text in the Japanese version.

Ticket imported from: #1032768. Ticket imported from: bugs/1775.

Change History (10)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 15 years ago

Kanji support is independant from your Windows version; the font
rendering is done by ScummVM. However, i have no idea whether it is
"supposed" to work in the kanji version of MI. But what I know is that for
it to work, you need a FM-TOWNS font rom file ("fmt_fnt.rom"). I am not
sure how to get that file, though. Probably have to extract it from a real
See also <

comment:2 by SF/tobybear, 15 years ago

I do actually have a "real" FM-Towns system, but
unfortunately it is broken :-(

I read out and transfered the FM-Towns BIOS files some time
ago (they are named fmt_fnt.rom, fmt_dic.rom, fmt_f20.rom,
fmt_sys.rom), but if I put them in the same folder as the
game, it still won't display Kanji.

Well, it is not so important, as the English version works
fine for me, just wanted to let you know...


comment:3 by SF/tobybear, 15 years ago

UPDATE: I just checked with latest CVS as well as 0.6.1.b,
as soon as I put fmt_fnt.rom in the directory, the game
exists with a segmentation fault (SDL parachute) after the
title screen. If it is not present, the game runs fine, but
without Kanjis (unreadable text).

Maybe there are multiple versions of the font file around,
or ScummVM needs a ROM font dump from a specific FM-Towns
system. It could also be that my dump file is broken but it
works fine in other emulators (UNZ).

comment:4 by fingolfin, 15 years ago

Summary: MI1-FM: Kanji version not recognized (different filename)FM-TOWNS MI1: Kanji version not recognized

comment:5 by sev-, 14 years ago

Fixed in CVS. Please, check.

comment:6 by sev-, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:7 by sev-, 14 years ago

Owner: set to sev-

comment:8 by sev-, 14 years ago

Fixed in CVS. Please, check.

comment:9 by SF/tobybear, 14 years ago

Game is recognized in latest CVS - thanks!
Still bails out with SDL parachute when the font roms are



comment:10 by digitall, 13 months ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM
Game: Monkey Island 1
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