Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5070 closed defect (worksforme)

ICEMAN: Russian ship kills you immediately

Reported by: SF/kuroshiro Owned by: m-kiewitz
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCI
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Codename: ICEMAN

Description

Codename: ICEMAN (Dos/English)
ScummVM 1.2.0SVN 51504
Windows 7 x64

When you first see the Russian ship, where I believe the Captain is supposed to fall sick and leave you some time to get back to the control panel, the Russian ship immediately kills you before you can do anything. I assume this is some sort of timer bug. Attached a savegame to show the bug.

Ticket imported from: #3037373. Ticket imported from: bugs/5070.

Attachments (1)

iceman.006 (38.0 KB) - added by SF/kuroshiro 9 years ago.
talk to the captain

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Change History (8)

Changed 9 years ago by SF/kuroshiro

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talk to the captain

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

you have to enter "talk to captain" asap when you get on top. You won't get shot down then during that scene (which would result into instant-death). If you wait a few seconds and then talk to him, it will be too late.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

Owner: set to m-kiewitz
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newpending

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by SF/kuroshiro

Status: pendingnew

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by SF/kuroshiro

That is sort of true. If you do it fast enough you'll be able to see the scene where the captain gets knocked out, but you could still be killed instantly. You have to turn the speed way down to survive. So I suppose it is possible to complete the game. I'll finish testing it later.

Anyway, I don't remember it behaving like this in the original interpreter, but it's been quite a few years since I last played the game.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

You don't have to change the speed at all. I did it with speed 6, which is the default speed of the game, I even beat the submarine and the destroyer, I also managed to get through the icebergs at that speed.

The captain will get knocked out, you will get some windows behind a blue screen and afterwards you need to get to the submarine control fast as well. I had no issues at all with this - well the first time I died, because I didn't do anything and the captain just waited for his death.

I actually completed this game some months ago. It's definitely beatable. We had some bad parser issues, but those are fixed already.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by SF/kuroshiro

Just one more update on this -- after your post I figured out what causes this. The problem was that I had the speed set at 5 because the default speed drags for me. Turns out if you have the speed below 6 there it's impossible not to die, but 6 or above and you are fine. I guess it's a simple enough workaround.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

Status: newclosed
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