Opened 21 years ago

Closed 21 years ago

#639 closed defect (invalid)

DOTT: no 2nd "room" menus, colonial

Reported by: SF/thegreenzebra Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Version: Keywords: script
Cc: Game: Day of the Tentacle


Day of the Tentacle (with voiceovers) CD. 1.Jun 1993. [US] English.

No savegame available since the game is being run off CD (scummvm complains it can't write the auto-savegame as well; maybe storing savegames in ~/.scummvm/gamename would be a good idea?)

Since I just started using ScummVM, I have no previous version to give a report about.

$ scummvm -v ScummVM 0.3.0b Built on Dec 17 2002 04:20:47

compiled with:

$ gcc -v Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-slackware-linux/2.95.3/specs gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)


$ uname -a Linux neo 2.4.20 #1 Sat Nov 30 16:41:29 EST 2002 i686 unknown

which is an AMD AthlonXP 2100+ with 256M DDR ram.

The problem is, once the game switches to Hoagie in colonial times, exiting the initial area (or "room") with the chronojohn switches scenes properly, but then there is no menu at the bottom of the screen. The music plays and the game acts as if it'd work, but you can't click anywhere to make the character walk, nor pick menuoptions (they aren't there)

Steps to reproduce (these are from memory; if there's a problem, I can try to give a more detailed steplist upon request):

start game. sit through all of intro (I sat through all other cutscenes, btw).

bernard: pick up flyer. pick up sign. pick up dime from phone. enter office. pick up swiss bank account booklet. open drawer. pick up booboo-b-gone. smile at camera. leave. open grandfather clock.


bernard: walk over to sludge-o-matic, turn it off. pick up super battery plans.


hoagie: look at outhouse (grody!), walk to next "room" towards house.

cutscene with flag designs here.

cuts back to hoagie with no menus.

I'm no expert, but the flag cutscene is one of those "Meanwhile..." cutscenes which is different from all the others. Could that have something to do with it?

If I can provide any other information let me know.

Ticket imported from: #655443. Ticket imported from: bugs/639.

Change History (10)

comment:1 by SF/ender, 21 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM
Game: Day of the Tentacle
Keywords: script added
Owner: set to SF/ender

comment:2 by SF/ender, 21 years ago

This sounds like an override is getting stuck somewhere and not terminating the cutscene.

Will see if I can reproduce it here :)

comment:3 by SF/ender, 21 years ago

Owner: changed from SF/ender to fingolfin
Resolution: invalid

comment:4 by SF/ender, 21 years ago

Okay, the problem is you are running it from a read-only medium.

Day of the Tentacle saves a temporary save-game to do these cutscenes, which it then loads to restore the previous state. Unfortunatly, as you cannot save in your current location - it doesnt have anything to load, and the game gets stuck.

The solution is either to run the game elsewhere, or change your savegame path to point to a writable directory. Use a "savepath=/directory" option in your ~/.scummvmrc, or an environment variable as mentioned in the README.

Fingolfin, can you check that "Save state failed" message and see if you can make it display something like "Temporary State Save failed - Game may freeze" when saveCompatible is set?

Thanks :)

comment:5 by SF/thegreenzebra, 21 years ago

I know this is more of a feature request than a bug, then, but maybe you could test to see if the directory the game is being run from is writable, and if it's not, change the savegame directory to the homedir or something?

Expected behaviour for me would be for the game to put the savegame in ~/.scummvm/save or something anyhow.

comment:6 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Owner: fingolfin removed
Summary: TENTACLE: no 2nd "room" menus, colonialDOTT: no 2nd "room" menus, colonial

comment:7 by SF/khalek, 21 years ago

so can this be closed or moved to feature requests now?

comment:8 by SF/thegreenzebra, 21 years ago

Yeah, move it to the feature requests.

What're you doing working on Christmas Eve? (oh, wait, I'm working on my game too!)

comment:9 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Status: newclosed

comment:10 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Feel free to open a feature request.

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