Opened 18 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

#2405 closed defect (duplicate)

BASS: breakdown on the bottom level

Reported by: SF/mzatt Owned by: lavosspawn
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Sky
Version: Keywords: script
Cc: Game: Beneath a Steel Sky


I'm using ScummVM version 0.8.0, using Win32 platform and compiler.

The problem occurs in the Talkie version of "Beneath a Steel Sky", English language.

Okay, it seems like this has already been noted in other manifestations, but I'll repeat mine here:

I went into Mrs. Piermont's apartment and convinced her to sponsor me for the club. Whilst she was talking on the phone, she switched from speech to text. Meanwhile, I put the videotape in the VCR and got the dog biscuits. By this time, one of Mrs. Piermont's sentences has frozen in place and the others were just cycling behind it. I waited for a while and nothing else seemed to happen, except the cursor stopped showing its description of hotspots when I highlighted them. I left the apartment and re- emerged on the ground level, saved, and then things started getting worse. I tried to talk to some of the characters but no speech options appeared - instead some random graphics started popping up and the inventory came down. I was effectively locked out since I couldn't complete the conversation or do anything else. I tried restoring to my saved game, but the same thing happened.

I'm attaching a saved game - I'm afraid that it occurs right after the bug, not before, but as far as I can tell the bug was triggered when Mrs. Piermont started talking on the phone.

This is the first time I've ever used ScummVM, so I've no idea if this has occurred with previous versions.

Any help at all would be great, even if it means I'd have to reinstall ScummVM and or / BASS and start the game over ... I was just starting to really enjoy the game when it all fell to pieces! Plus, the ScummVM project as a whole is such a wonderful idea.

Thanks very much,


Ticket imported from: #1378297. Ticket imported from: bugs/2405.

Attachments (2)

SKY-VM.000 (14.8 KB ) - added by SF/mzatt 18 years ago.
Saved game
SKY-VM.001 (14.6 KB ) - added by SF/mzatt 18 years ago.
A new saved game

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Change History (7)

by SF/mzatt, 18 years ago

Attachment: SKY-VM.000 added

Saved game

comment:1 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Owner: set to lavosspawn

comment:2 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

This looks like it might be a duplicate of bug #1314495 ...

by SF/mzatt, 18 years ago

Attachment: SKY-VM.001 added

A new saved game

comment:3 by SF/mzatt, 18 years ago

A quick update - I played my way through the game right from the beginning.

Firstly, I was able to save the game just before entering Mrs. Piermont's flat, so you have the opportunity to reproduce the bug yourself.

Secondly, I think that the 'freezing in place' of one of Mrs. Piermont's sentences was caused by the player using the inventory whilst one of her sentences was on display.
For whatever reason, the game couldn't clear it once the player had left the inventory.

Thirdly, I was able to avoid the bug entirely once Mrs. Piermont was on the phone by simply performing the necessary actions (i.e. putting on the video, grabbing the dog biscuits) and leaving as quickly as possible. The rest of the game carried on as normal, which leads me to observe:

Fourthly, I forgot to mention that I tried talking to Mrs. Piermont before I left her flat, so this may have been the trigger for the bug to worsen. I didn't talk to her at all when I managed to avoid the bug.

That's it, I think. Thanks for taking notice.


comment:4 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Closing this as a duplicate of bug report #1314495, where the issue is described with some detail.

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