Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#325 closed defect (fixed)

SIMON: english text in german version

Reported by: SF/madshi Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGOS
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1

Description

If you use click on "use" and then on any object, Simon
asks "with what?". That's alright. But although
everything is in german, the two words "with what?" are
shown in english. Not a serious problem at all, but I
thought I should mention it... :-)

Newest daily win32 build. Simon1win german version.

Ticket imported from: #575451. Ticket imported from: bugs/325.

Change History (13)

comment:1 by SF/ender, 17 years ago

Heh, this is near impossible to fix. The 'with what' is, for some
strange reason, part of the engine, not the scripts. So we
coded it directly into ScummVM.

Fixing it would mean the rather large task of adding multi-
lingual translations to ScummVM itself.

comment:2 by SF/ender, 17 years ago

Keywords: script removed
Owner: set to SF/ender
Resolution: wontfix

comment:3 by SF/ender, 17 years ago

Status: newclosed

comment:4 by SF/madshi, 17 years ago

You're right. Did a hex search in the files. "with what ?"
and "to whom ?" occurs in the simon win32 executable, not
in the resource files. Sigh...

Well, but I have an idea how to easily fix it (kind of). If you
don't like this idea, you can close this thread. But maybe you
like it:

How about allowing to manually extend the simon resources?
When ScummVM detects simon1dos/win, it could check for
a file "simon.ext" in the simon path. In that file could be two
lines of text, one for "with what ?" and one for "to whom ?". If
ScummVM doesn't find this file, it can use the hard coded
english phrases. But if it finds the file, it could use those two
lines of text instead of the hard coded ones. This way we
would have no automatic translation, but ScummVM users
could at least fix those 2 sentences in their simon installation
to their language manually. What do you think?

comment:5 by SF/ender, 17 years ago

I really don't want to do something like this, sorry.
It adds many other complications and problems I really don't
want to think about at the moment.

We might consider it later :)

comment:6 by SF/madshi, 17 years ago

No problem at all, was just an idea... :-)

Thanx a lot for your great work, I can't say that often enough!

comment:7 by Kirben, 17 years ago

Component: Engine: AGOS
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1
Owner: SF/ender removed
Status: closednew

comment:8 by Kirben, 17 years ago

Component: Engine: AGOS
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:9 by Kirben, 17 years ago

Those words are now shown in their correct language for
french, german & italian, if new language option is used.

comment:10 by Kirben, 17 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: fixed

comment:11 by SF/madshi, 17 years ago

Thank you - sounds nice!

However, in yesterday's build I didn't find any hint of a new
language option. Neither the command line help text nor any
readme showed me how to enable this option. How does it
work? Thanks!

comment:12 by Kirben, 17 years ago

Use the -q option, even though it is currently listed as comi
only. ie scummvm -qde simon1talkie

comment:13 by SF/madshi, 17 years ago

Ah - works perfectly fine! Thank you... :-)

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