Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#2603 closed defect (invalid)

SIMON2: Interrupted speech on subtitle redraw

Reported by: SF/safranekj Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGOS
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 2

Description

I have simon2 (DOS talkie) & subtitles enabled.
Sometimes a speech is interrupted in the middle of a
word with new sentence. E.g. during the intro, sentence
"A young boy named Runt is dabbling in the hidden arts
of magic." is stopped in middle of "arts" and next
sentence is drawn and spoken.

Everything works fine when subtitles are turned off.

I found out, that the time, when a subtitle is visible
and speech is being played, is derived from length of
the subtitle and not from lenght of the speech. I did
not notice this behavior in simon1 - there was
everything ok.

I looked deep into the code and it seems that the
interrupting speech is an intention - see the
conditions at simon.cpp:1892 and vga.cpp:2318 (svn rev.
22360):

if (getGameType() == GType_SIMON2 && _subtitles &&
_language != Common::HB_ISR)

Speech is not interrupted anymore if these checks for
simon2 and subtitles are removed. Question is, why
there was such explicit check.

Ticket imported from: #1487828. Ticket imported from: bugs/2603.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by SF/safranekj, 14 years ago

//minor edit of the title

comment:2 by SF/safranekj, 14 years ago

Summary: Iterrupred speech on subtitle redrawSIMON: Interrupted speech on subtitle redraw

comment:3 by Kirben, 14 years ago

This is a limitation of the original game, it was not
designed for the use of combined speech and subtitles.

We attempted to use the method of the Hebrew version in the
past, but it triggers bugs which can make the game not
completable. Check the old bug report at
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?
func=detail&aid=892904&group_id=37116&atid=418820 for more
details.

The scripts of the Hebrew version of Simon the Sorcerer 2
must have been changed, to allow combined speech and
subtitles.

comment:4 by Kirben, 14 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
Summary: SIMON: Interrupted speech on subtitle redrawSIMON2: Interrupted speech on subtitle redraw

comment:5 by Kirben, 13 years ago

Component: Engine: AGIEngine: AGOS
Game: King's Quest 3Simon the Sorcerer 2
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