Opened 17 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#3396 closed defect (outdated)

PALM: widescreen, music and button errors

Reported by: SF/runesr Owned by: SF/chrilith
Priority: normal Component: Port: PalmOS
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The following are experiences using Tungsten T5 and the ScummVM 0.11.0svn PalmOS Port

I just tested the new 0.11 port, but it seems that it is a bit worse than 0.10. By pressing the hardware "Home" button on my Tungsten T5 that enables widescreen (full screen) in 0.9.1, the picture does try to activate full screen, but the image does not stretch and just adds black bars to the top and bottom of the screen (like watching a 16:10 movie on a 4:3 display - but the image is still 320x200 pixels). Like the 0.10 port everything locks up and I have to do a hard reset (or hold down the 5-way navigator hardware button to do a soft reset).

Since all buttons worked perfectly in the 0.9.1 release, would it be possible to revert to that configuration, but still keep other advantages of the 0.11 port?

But there is a bit more to it - on the T5, when you activate the keyboard display (without activating full screen), you get access to the status bar. The status bar has software buttons for "Home", "Find", "Menu", "System info" etc. These buttons work, and "Home" works as pressing the esc button on a PC keyboard, while "Menu" activates the in game menu (letting me load a saved game). So this way the 0.11 port can work - but there is no wide-screen. Below these software buttons the Tungsten T5 has hardware buttons for "Home", "Calendar", "Contacts" and "Files", but none of these work in the 0.11 ScummVM PalmOS port. Using the 0.9.1 these button worked perfectly, and pressing "Home" would (de-)activate wide-screen, "Calendar" worked as esc, "Contacts" activated the in-game menu and the 5-way navigator worked as a PC mouse.

Also sound FX worked fine, but I could not get the music to work in 0.11 (again both music and sound FX worked fine in 0.9.1).

I will gladly pay 5 euros to Chrilith, if for example Day of the Tentacle and Sam'n Max one day work in wide-screen without crashing, and I hope that many other will do the same (actually I would be happy just to get the 0.9.1 mods fixed so that several games from LucasArts do not crash in cases of vertical scrolling etc.).

I did like that the 0.11 port had the opportunity to disable autosaves.

Doing such a port must demand a lot of time and I am grateful that Chrilith keeps releasing new versions - also there are many different models from Palm, so my experiences with Tungsten T5 may differ from experiences using other models.

The 0.11.0svn and other ScummVM PalmOS ports can be downloaded here:

So the situation in a nutshell:

0.11 - vertical scrolling does work and for example Day of the Tentacle no longer crashes. Wide-screen does not work and pressing the "Home" hardware button causes a severe error - making a reset the only option for quitting ScummVM. Music did not work, but Sound FX worked. Many games are supported.

0.9.1. - vertical scrolling does not work and for example Day of the Tentacle among other LucasArts games crashes horribly in some scenes making it impossible to finish these games. Wide-screen works perfectly. All hardware buttons work perfectly. Both sound FX and music work (at least in the 8 games I have tested). Only few games are supported in the 0.9.1 release compared to 0.11.

Ticket imported from: #1787558. Ticket imported from: bugs/3396.

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scummvm.ini (1.8 KB ) - added by SF/runesr 16 years ago.

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Change History (11)

comment:1 by SF/runesr, 17 years ago

Owner: set to SF/chrilith
Priority: normalblocker

comment:2 by SF/runesr, 17 years ago

Priority: blockerhigh

comment:3 by bluegr, 17 years ago

Please don't play with bug priorities unless you want to fix the problem yourself

comment:4 by bluegr, 16 years ago

Priority: highnormal

comment:5 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Summary: ScummVM 0.11.0svn PalmOS widescreen, music and button errorsPALM: widescreen, music and button errors

comment:6 by SF/chrilith, 16 years ago

Could you tell me how you launch/configure a game? Are you using the frontend or the original ScummVM launcher?

Could you also provide the scummvm.ini file you use?

In fact controls change but I cannot reproduce the widescreen problem. I'll change the control layout in next snapshot.

by SF/runesr, 16 years ago

Attachment: scummvm.ini added


comment:7 by SF/runesr, 16 years ago

Dear Chrilith,

Thank you for the reply. I have attached my scummvm.ini-file. Currently I am running 0.9.1, since newer version did not work correctly. I have the ScummVM-Frontend.prc installed, but have removed the skin.pdb (installing the skin.pdb made other options available, but it did not help - so I prefer running without the skin).

If it is more easy, you can also contact me at

And I greatly appreciate that ScummVM is still being developed for the Tungsten - a 4" screen is really perfect for the old adventure games - thanks. File Added: scummvm.ini

comment:8 by fingolfin, 14 years ago

Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed

comment:9 by fingolfin, 14 years ago

Closing as out of date -- the PalmOS port is dead.

comment:10 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: --Unset--Port: PalmOS
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