Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#5405 new defect

GOB: Woodruff - Can't Get Master's Powers

Reported by: digitall Owned by: DrMcCoy
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Gob
Version: Keywords: script
Cc: Game: Woodruff


While playtesting "The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble (DOS/English (GB))", The Master's House appears in "Slammer's End", but the master does not appear to teach Woodruff Ear Control.

The same occurs for Hair Control, Eye Control and Nasal Control i.e. Wino's Alley Switch, Public Tobozon in Fountain Square and Graffiti after Leaving High Moral's Club.

However, he does appear on the Prison Tower to teach Woodruff Facial Control.

This renders the game uncompletable as all powers are needed to Levitate to complete game.

ScummVM 1.2.0pre53051 (Oct 7 2010 19:35:28) Features compiled in: Vorbis FLAC MP3 ALSA SEQ RGB zLib FluidSynth

Ticket imported from: #3083442. Ticket imported from: bugs/5405.

Attachments (2) (145.0 KB ) - added by digitall 14 years ago.
Savegames for replication and gamestate analysis
woodruff-gb.s00 (15.6 KB ) - added by Kriz1 6 years ago.
Save file with all Master's powers, but without Levitation.

Download all attachments as: .zip

Change History (17)

by digitall, 14 years ago

Savegames for replication and gamestate analysis

comment:1 by digitall, 14 years ago

For reference, my datafiles file MD5sums : 5efe802eb0dcf926eeb71ac3b87c997b *intro.stk e47813caaa637f82c8f90c4950a88e9a *woodruff.itk

comment:2 by DrMcCoy, 14 years ago

Are you sure you didn't forget anything? Because this is a script thing, and I can't think of anything in the engine that would break the game like that, especially since I did play through the game multiple times in the past... o_O I.e. I'm stumped :/

comment:3 by DrMcCoy, 14 years ago

Owner: set to DrMcCoy

comment:4 by SF/kuroshiro, 14 years ago

I actually ran into this exact same bug when I was testing this game a few versions ago, i.e. the master's house appeared but he didn't, but I don't think it was ever resolved. I played through the game again doing things as similarly as I could, and lo and behold he appeared.

comment:5 by DrMcCoy, 14 years ago

Sound like a bad script bug then :(. Will be "fun" to trace... :/

comment:6 by SF/alguno, 14 years ago

This problem didn't happen to me with svn 53090. I managed to get all the powers

comment:7 by digitall, 14 years ago

I've been looking at the scripts associated with this. I haven't come to a final solution, but thought that adding my intermediate work here might be helpful for DrMcCoy if he looks at this :

The script for Slammer's End is EMAP2019.TOT. The video of Rhini jumping out when the hotspots is enabled is "sq19-06.vmd" which can be found as a string in this script. This is played by the o4_PlayVMDOrMusic() call at script position 15799 within sub_13732().

The missing Aural Control is given by setting var8_24375 = 1 (or var16_24374 = 256 or the appropriate part of var32_6093).

comment:8 by sev-, 13 years ago

This bug is nice to get fixed before the release. Raising priority for keeping the track.

comment:9 by sev-, 13 years ago

Priority: normalhigh

comment:10 by sev-, 12 years ago

What is the status of this item?

by Kriz1, 6 years ago

Attachment: woodruff-gb.s00 added

Save file with all Master's powers, but without Levitation.

comment:11 by Kriz1, 6 years ago

It seems I've run into a similar problem. On my first playthrough Master didn't appear where he was supposed to. However, on my second playthrough Master does appear, but this time, even though I have all the powers, I didn't receive Levitation power, which is necessary to progress further. I've attached my save file for reference.

Last edited 6 years ago by Kriz1 (previous) (diff)

comment:12 by Mataniko, 6 years ago

I ran into this too, his house appeared in Slammer's End but going inside didn't spawn the Master. Reloading the save file and going back resolved this.

I also noticed I could enter the lab via Slammer's End before being committed for punching the tax man, as far as I recall that's supposed to be impossible. Definitely something funny going on in this area

comment:13 by raziel-, 4 years ago

Summary: WOODRUFF: Can't Get Master's PowersGOB: Woodruff - Can't Get Master's Powers

comment:14 by sev-, 4 years ago

Priority: highnormal

comment:15 by martinvonwittich, 23 months ago

FWIW: I just played through Woodruff with ScummVM 2.1.1 until encountering #10714, and I hadn't had any issues with the Master's powers.

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