Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#6380 new defect

LB: Bad config file causes engine abort in Sheila Rae French

Reported by: SF/georgeqgreg Owned by: fuzzie
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Mohawk
Keywords: script Cc:


Attempting to play Sheila Rae, the Brave (Windows/French) causes Scummvm to give this error in the debug console.

ERROR: Config file buggy: Junk found in line 19: '[block characters]'!

The SRAEF.LB file seems pretty messed up, the bit of text in question in the file appears as such:

Language3="English" [block characters] [Languages]

These block characters all have the hex code 7F.

It seems someone at Living Books messed up the file quite a lot, and no one ever noticed. It probably doesn't help that the original Living Books player doesn't seem to mind the garbage. Of other note, the game's title is listed in the LB file as such: BŽrengre n'a Peur de Rien

I don't know why, but I get the feeling French doesn't feature the letter Ž!

Ticket imported from: #3614698. Ticket imported from: bugs/6380.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by fuzzie, 7 years ago

Owner: set to fuzzie

comment:2 by digitall, 7 years ago

Summary: French Sheila Rae has Garbage in config file, ScummVM pukesLB: Bad config file causes engine abort in Sheila Rae French

comment:3 by digitall, 7 years ago

Hex code 0x7F is the DEL char in the ascii set:

Since there are 9 of them, it looks like the intention was to delete the "English" in the previous line, but their editor instead inserted the characters rather than doing a deletion...

fuzzie: Since this is using the config-manager common class in scummvm/engines/mohawk/livingbooks.cpp to do the LB configuration file reading, can we avoid this in the engine code or does this need a change to the common code? :/

comment:4 by SF/georgeqgreg, 7 years ago

tdhs: How do you know all this? Do you own a copy of the game too? If so, that's a certainly a good thing. There are rather more bugs that will require a little more work. (For other bug reports of course) Oh there are more bugs.

comment:5 by digitall, 7 years ago

georgeqgreg: No, I don't own a copy of this game. This was bug triage based purely on the information you have provided.

comment:6 by fuzzie, 7 years ago

Needs a change to the common code I think; same for the other LB config file bug which is lurking somewhere..

comment:7 by SF/georgeqgreg, 7 years ago

tdhs: Wow, you're good.

fuzzie: I believe you're talking about the bug in French and German versions of Just Grandma and Me I submitted awhile ago. Scummvm gets stuck on the ç in français and the ö in französisch.

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