Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#2209 closed defect (fixed)

ITE: Game detection is broken

Reported by: eriktorbjorn Owned by: sev-
Priority: high Component: Engine: SAGA
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Inherit the Earth


The game detection for ITE is quite broken at the
moment. We simply cannot tell the difference between
the various versions. For instance, if I copy the files
from my Linux CD version (since the game detector
cannot detect the game directly from CD) and try to add
it, I'm presented with the following choices:

Inherit the Earth (Linux CD Version)
Inherit the Earth (Win32 CD Version)
Inherit the Earth (DOS/Win32 CD Version)

While I can select that this is the Linux version, this
information is not saved in the config file except as a
game description. At run-time, it will simply pick one.
And it probably picks the wrong one, since the game
crashes with a "RAWInputStream() wrong musicInfo!" message.

My Windows version is is identified as either:

Inherit the Earth (Win32 CD Version)
Inherit the Earth (DOS/Win32 CD Version)

I have a nagging feeling that it's mis-identified at
run-time, because there are glitches with the WyrmKeep
logo animation. I'll see if I can look into that later.
It's outside the scope of this bug report.

My Multi-OS version is correctly identified, but plain
refuses to run. I'm returned to the launcher with no
error message. I'll see if I can look into that later,
as well. It, too, is outside the scope of this bug report.

Ticket imported from: #1297365. Ticket imported from: bugs/2209.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by eriktorbjorn, 14 years ago

Owner: set to sev-

comment:2 by eriktorbjorn, 14 years ago

Hmm... The Windows version is identified as a WyrmKeep
version at run-time, so the animation glitch might be a

comment:3 by eriktorbjorn, 14 years ago

I believe I have fixed the Linux and multi-CD versions now,
by setting the correct music and voice info for them. The
logo animation is still glitchy for all three of them, though.

I'd still say game detection is broken, but not nearly as
badly as I first thought.

comment:4 by eriktorbjorn, 14 years ago

As a side note, the intro animation glitch now has its own
bug report, #1298659. I've managed to track down when it was
introduced, but I don't know enough about it to fix it.

comment:5 by sev-, 14 years ago

Raising priority. This is release critical.

comment:6 by sev-, 14 years ago

Priority: normalhigh

comment:7 by sev-, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:8 by sev-, 14 years ago

Phew. Finally fixed it. Now it distinguishes between them,
though it uses platform and language settings from .ini to
do the choice. I.e current games need to be redetected.
Though only these 2 games are affected. I.e. they have
exactly same resource filess, just Windows release adds up
external patches. These patches cannot be added to detection
as they're stored in subdirectories.

Also I resolved problem between ite-demo-win and
ite-demo-linux where latter is a superset of former. I.e. it
has all files which win demo has plus one additional. And if
you try to detect Linux demo it shows you both. Of course
this could be handled by upper solution, but to make sure I
count number of required files for matched versions and
remove those which do not have max number of files. I.e. if
2 games matched and one requires 4 and another one requires
5 files, then we have 5 files matched which certainly points
to second game not the first.

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