Opened 19 years ago

Closed 19 years ago

Last modified 19 years ago

#1939 closed defect (invalid)

BASS Will Not Load Due To Missing File

Reported by: SF/tbcarey Owned by:
Priority: low Component: Engine: Sky
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Beneath a Steel Sky


Running ScummVM 0.8.0CVS (Feb 23 2005 22:17:16) Features Compiled in: Vorbis FLAC MP3 zLib MPEG2 Using Win32 and English CD Talkie version of BASS as downloaded off ScummVM downloads page

Have played the game to completion before using ScummVM [some time during 0.7.0CVS, back in November] but the game now refuses to load, exiting with the following error:

Looking for sky Trying to start game 'Beneath a Steel Sky' Found BASS version v0.0368 (5099 dnr entries) Unable to find "sky.cpt" file Please download it from!

The three files I have in my BASS directory are: readme.txt, sky.dnr [40,796 bytes], sky.dsk [72,429,382 bytes]

As I said before, I have played the game through to completion before with these datafiles, so they shouldn't be corrupted. I noticed this entry in the changelog a few days ago, so I thought the error might be related, though it would still be unresolved in any case since I'm using today's CVS version:

2005-02-20 15:33 lavosspawn * sky/: compact.cpp, compact.h, control.cpp, logic.cpp: fix missing speech animations. I introduced that bug when I moved the compacts out of the scummvm executable.

Hope this helps, if it's not just a case of me needing to download updated datafiles with the compacts...

Ticket imported from: #1150007. Ticket imported from: bugs/1939.

Change History (10)

comment:1 by SF/tbcarey, 19 years ago

Priority: normalhigh

comment:2 by SF/clemty, 19 years ago

download sky.cpt from there, afaik this should solve your problem.

comment:3 by joostp, 19 years ago

What part of

"Unable to find "sky.cpt" file Please download it from!"

don't you understand?

comment:4 by joostp, 19 years ago

Priority: highnormal
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by SF/tbcarey, 19 years ago

Priority: normallow
Resolution: invalid
Status: closednew

comment:6 by SF/tbcarey, 19 years ago

Thanks for your help - problem solved. However, this isn't mentioned anywhere in the latest readme file included with ScummVM, so perhaps it should be added, considering dependencies for other games are mentioned.. ? I haven't downloaded the datafiles for BASS since November, so I don't know if "sky.cpt" has been included in them since then, but either way I'm sure there are a host of people who still have the old archive without it.

comment:7 by SF/tbcarey, 19 years ago

Perhaps the part that explains where it is? It's not on the downloads page, and one generally doesn't jump to the conclusion that the compatibility page should be checked when the game has previously worked correctly. That's why, as I said, it should be mentioned in the readme file. Thanks for the completely meaningless and unconstructive response, though.

comment:8 by joostp, 19 years ago

You're welcome!

I thought it was already documented in the README, apparently it's not. so I just added it to that, and both the datafiles and downloads page. thanks for pointing it out!

Oh, and next time, please don't touch the priority setting.

comment:9 by joostp, 19 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

comment:10 by fingolfin, 19 years ago

Component: Engine: Sky
Game: Beneath a Steel Sky
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