Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#1848 closed defect (wontfix)

Grammar errors in FOTAQ

Reported by: SF/pnaulls Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Queen
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Flight of the Amazon Queen


Looking through the data file, FOTAQ contains at
least 20 instances of the wrong use of "it's" i.e, it
should be "its" when being used as a possesive.

There's also a couple of cases of missing possesive
apostrophes - notably, "a girls (sic) handwriting" and
"an exterminators (sic) ...".

There may be more.

Ticket imported from: #1087888. Ticket imported from: bugs/1848.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by SF/mnbv

Unfortunatly I don't think that anything, save hard coding
the changes in scummvm, can be done. The datafiles released
as freeware cannot be altered if I recall the license they
were released under correctly. Or at least not altered and
then redistributed.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by sev-

That's correct. We work on game engine, not game content.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by sev-

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by joostp

Okay. how would you go about 'fixing' this?
Releasing 'fixed' datafiles, or hack it in the interpreter?

If we fix the datafile, we have to release a new version of it.
And what happens when we find a misuse of apostrophe that we
somehow missed last time? do another release of the datafile?

Hacking it in the interpreter would be extremely ugly, as I hear most
localisations of the game suffer from the same (or even worse)
grammatical mistakes.

I think we should just leave it as is, it certainly doesn't take the
enjoyment out of the game for me, and if are going to modify/improve
the originals how we see fit, we might end up with a totally different
game. :)

That being said, don't let that stop you from creating a patch (APS or
similar) to fix said spelling and grammatical mistakes and host it

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by SF/mnbv

Hacking it in the interpreter would be ugly and releasing
fixed datafiles would be illegal hence the bug being closed
and rejected.

comment:6 Changed 15 years ago by joostp

Where does it say releasing fixed datafiles is illegal?!
We already release a modified version ourselves (the talkie with
compressed sound) and if you had actually read the license before
commenting, you would've seen the following:

"4) You may modify the game as you wish. You may also distribute
modified versions under the terms set forth in this licence, but with the
additional requirement that the work is marked with a prominent notice
which states that it is a modified version."

comment:7 Changed 15 years ago by SF/mnbv

OK, fair enough. I was working from memory and made a
mistake. I have say that I'm pleasently suprised at the very
free license (compared to most other released game data, not
just data released to the scummvm project either).

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