Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5196 closed defect (fixed)

KQ5WIN not detected

Reported by: SF/musiclyinspired Owned by: bluegr
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCI
Keywords: detection Cc:
Game: King's Quest 5

Description

Upon attempting to add King's Quest V CD version to the ScummVM launcher it only detects the DOS version. There is also a Windows version with alternate music tracks with altered musical themes. It was also General MIDI as opposed to the DOS version's MT-32 soundtrack. Attached is a screenshot of the file listing of the KQ5 CD and the MD5 checksum.

Ticket imported from: #3041239. Ticket imported from: bugs/5196.

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kq5cd.png (37.8 KB) - added by SF/musiclyinspired 9 years ago.
KQ5CD file listing
kq5cd.md5 (1.1 KB) - added by SF/musiclyinspired 9 years ago.

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Change History (11)

Changed 9 years ago by SF/musiclyinspired

Attachment: kq5cd.png added

KQ5CD file listing

Changed 9 years ago by SF/musiclyinspired

Attachment: kq5cd.md5 added

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by SF/mthreepwood

Well, the DOS version is there too - that's SIERRA.EXE. So, you have both versions on that disc.

I'm guessing that kPlatform handles the audio part and that we should just duplicate the DOS entry to have a Windows one too. Someone with more knowledge of this than me can handle it.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by SF/musiclyinspired

I know the DOS version is there too. I was just pointing out that it won't detect the Windows version. Maybe something as simple as a checkbox somewhere to enable the alternate music tracks is all that's needed? There are no graphical differences as far as I can tell (besides the smaller black and white cursours).

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

Owner: set to m-kiewitz

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

I couldn't find any change happening when I tried my KQ5 CD version using "windows" platform selection. Is there any video or audio file with those alternate music tracks? The original windows sci interpreter of this game doesn't work at all under my Dos-Box windows 3.11 installation, so i'm unable to check.

Maybe the game just had separate MIDI tracks or different drivers, which played those instead of MT32. In that case "windows" wouldn't need to get selected either. We only detect a "windows"-version, if there is really change like kq6 enhanced.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by SF/musiclyinspired

Perhaps it is only a small change. But there are definitely reworked audio tracks not just alternate music drivers. The Weeping Willow themes throughout the game are all reworked playing an alternate theme than what's in the DOS versions.

I recorded a video showcasing all the alternate reworked tracks that I know of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guOpa1-Wy8I

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

hmm okay. It seems there all sound resources are duplicated and the ones +1000 are the alternate ones. What's a bit strange is that there is no patch inside for midi, only for mt32.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by m-kiewitz

Owner: changed from m-kiewitz to waltervn

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by bluegr

Support for the alternate tracks of the Windows version has been added in r54464-54465

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by bluegr

Owner: changed from waltervn to bluegr
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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