Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#6409 new defect

AGOS: Elvira 2 Power Points stop regenerating in Studio 3

Reported by: SF/jeedras Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGOS
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Elvira 2


Scummvm 1.6 Language: English Version: Amiga

I can't really put my finger on when this starts happening but somewhere in studio 3 (catacombs) power points stop to regenerate. P.P is supposed to raise every half a minute or so but they don't at all when I get to catacombs.

Ticket imported from: #3615016. Ticket imported from: bugs/6409.

Attachments (5)

elvira2.034 (6.0 KB ) - added by SF/jeedras 11 years ago.
Game save
elvira2.037 (6.0 KB ) - added by SF/jeedras 11 years ago.
Here PP's regenerate
elvira2.014 (5.9 KB ) - added by SF/stephan92 9 years ago.
elvira2.015 (5.9 KB ) - added by SF/stephan92 9 years ago.
elvira2-pc.002 (5.9 KB ) - added by tag2015 18 months ago.

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Change History (12)

by SF/jeedras, 11 years ago

Attachment: elvira2.034 added

Game save

comment:1 by digitall, 11 years ago

Summary: Elvira 2 gameplay issue/ P.P Don't regenerateAGOS: Elvira 2 Power Points stop regenerating in Studio 3

comment:2 by digitall, 11 years ago

jeedras: I assume the attached savegame is before the bug has started occurring? If not, could you attach a savegame before you enter Studio 3 or rather while the Power Points are still regenerating. This will help the AGOS engine developers to track down the cause of this.

Also, could you try the latest development snapshot from to see if the bug is occurring there (from a saegame where it is not occurring play forward... and see) and ditto for a few earlier versions ie. v1.0.0 to eliminate this as a recent regression...

I suspect that this is probably a long standing bug / bug in the original scripts, but it would need you to play this via the original interpreter under DOSBox to confirm this...

If you can provide this information, it will help the developers track down this bug quickly and thus get it fixed...

by SF/jeedras, 11 years ago

Attachment: elvira2.037 added

Here PP's regenerate

comment:3 by SF/jeedras, 11 years ago

I added a savegame before entering catacombs when P.Ps still regenerate. They weren't regenerating in all my studio 3 saves and a little bit earlier. I'm currently dungeoncrawling studio 3 again and so far P.Ps regenerate. Maybe this bug is rare? For sure it is difficult to notice when power points stop to grow.

comment:4 by digitall, 11 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben

comment:5 by digitall, 11 years ago

It is quite possible that this bug is tricky to replicate/trigger, but if you have attached a savegame with the "normal" game state and one with a game state where the PP are failing to regenerate, that should be sufficient for the AGOS engine developers to investigate.

Assigning to AGOS maintainer for visibility...

by SF/stephan92, 9 years ago

Attachment: elvira2.014 added

comment:6 by SF/stephan92, 9 years ago

SCUMMVM version 1.7.0 on PC plateform

Hi. I confirm the issue. I have the similar phenomenom. What I have noticed: Studio 2 and then Studio 1 exploration : no problem, the PP point increase correctly until the boss of Studio 1 is killed. After finishiing the Studio 1 exploration (get the tomahawk) the PP point do not increase anymore. Enclosed Save game : elvira2.014 : PP increase correctly elvira2.015 : no more modification on PP. Between the two save games : kill the Boss of the Studio 1 and going back to the Studio 2.

Another strange point : As soon a courage and BrainBoost Spell have been activated, it do not stop. Good point to help to finish the game but I assume it's not normal too. Tested with the English and the French version of the game.

Thank you

comment:7 by Kirben, 9 years ago

Could you please check whether this bug occurs in the original Amiga version too, as I suspect this is another script bug in the original.

To use a saved game from ScummVM in original Amiga version: Add .z extension to filename, and unpack the saved game. Use a hex or text editor to remove the first 8 bytes. Rename the saved game file to expected style (i.e. studio.SAV).

comment:8 by tag2015, 18 months ago

[report from bug #13586]

ScummVM 2.6.0git4806-g08759141c1c (Apr 4 2022 15:31:30)
Elvira II, MS-DOS, English
Windows 10

I tried to finish Elvira II (MS-DOS, Spanish) some years ago and I had the same problem also.
In the level 9 aprox the power points stops to recover, and it makes impossible to finish the game.

by tag2015, 18 months ago

Attachment: elvira2-pc.002 added
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