Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#6457 closed defect (fixed)

SCI: SQ5 - Losing items in Cliffy's toolbox

Reported by: SF/boneosaurusrex Owned by: m-kiewitz
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCI
Version: Keywords: original
Cc: Game: Space Quest 5


This is a bug in SQ5 itself that also occurs in Sierra SCI.

To take an item from the toolbox you're supposed to pick it up causing the cursor to become the item sprite and then click that on the large Put In Inventory button, at which point the item is supposed to disappear, you get points, and a message about taking the item appears.

There's a bug with the Put In Inventory button. It only works if you click the item-cursor on the bottom half of the button. If you click on the top half, which is easy to do with the smaller items then only half of the process works:

  1. You get points as if you took the item and hear the points sound.
  2. You get an invalid action message such as "Not here" or "That will not be of any help".
  3. The item doesn't go in to inventory.
  4. The cursor remains as the item.

At this point if you keep trying and click the item down far enough on the button it will be accepted into inventory, but if you instead exit the toolbox screen then when you return to the toolbox the item will be lost forever.

It's as if there's a different set of hit-test logic that gets invoked half-way through and it doesn't produce the same results as the other.

Screenshot attached to show cursor placement triggering the bug, in this case the sprite is completely on the button and it still breaks. Save game attached in front of the toolbox. The spare fuse, antacid tablets and holepunch can all trigger this. The torch doesn't seem to have this problem as it's so big it has to hit the lower half of the button.

ScummVM 1.7.0 nightly SQ5 1.04 English

Ticket imported from: bugs/6457.

Attachments (2)

sq5.004 (45.7 KB ) - added by SF/boneosaurusrex 10 years ago.
toolbox_item_lost.png (18.0 KB ) - added by SF/boneosaurusrex 10 years ago.

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Change History (5)

by SF/boneosaurusrex, 10 years ago

Attachment: sq5.004 added

comment:1 by Strangerke, 10 years ago

Component: Engine: SCI
Game: Space Quest 5

comment:2 by m-kiewitz, 10 years ago

should be fixed today by commit 52ec143e6d08b35179397e3f28b3a8bfef9e69f3

comment:3 by m-kiewitz, 10 years ago

Owner: set to m-kiewitz
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:4 by m-kiewitz, 10 years ago

Keywords: original added
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