Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#6472 closed defect (fixed)

SIMON1: unknown Amiga/German/non-AGA/disk version

Reported by: SF/st-th Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGOS
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1

Description

ScummVM 1.6.0 (Aug 8 2013 12:10:18)
Features compiled in: Vorbis FLAC MP3 ALSA SEQ TiMidity RGB zLib FluidSynth Theora

(that's the version from the Ubuntu 13.10 repositories)

I transfered a few Amiga games to my Ubuntu machine... monkey, monkey2 and atlantis are working nicely, but Simon the Sorcerer is given me trouble.

Trying to add the game via GUI only yields "ScummVM could not find any game in the specified directory!"

So I've manually created a bare-bones entry for it in ~/.scummvmrc and ScummVM now reports this:

--------8<--------
User picked target 'simon1-amiga-de' (gameid 'simon1')...
Looking for a plugin supporting this gameid... AGOS
Starting 'Simon the Sorcerer 1'
The game in '~/.scummvm/Simon the Sorcerer (Amiga)(de)(Disk)' seems to be unknown.
Please, report the following data to the ScummVM team along with name
of the game you tried to add and its version/language/etc.:
{"gameamiga", 0, "634c82b7a0b760214fd71add328c7a00", 39493},
{"icon.pkd", 0, "565ef7a98dcc21ef526a2bb10b6f42ed", 18979},
{"stripped.txt", 0, "f5fc67db3b8c5283cda51c43b98a74f8", 243},
{"tbllist", 0, "f9d5bf2ce09f82289c791c3ca26e1e4b", 696},

WARNING: AGOS failed to instantiate engine: Game data not found (target 'simon1-amiga-de', path '~/.scummvm/Simon the Sorcerer (Amiga)(de)(Disk)')!
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This is a German-language 9-disk Amiga version of Simon the Sorcerer for non-AGA machines, i.e. A500 / A600 / A1000 / A2000 / A3000.

I bought this game on eBay a few years ago. In the box was a letter from Bomico Entertainment Software (the German distributor). It seems the original owner of the game had had some problems with the disks and sent them to Bomico's customer support for fixing. The letter apologizes for the trouble and mentions that the returned disk(s) are "newly copied and tested". The letter was from June 1995, so maybe this is a newer/bugfixed version?

Ticket imported from: bugs/6472.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Kirben, 6 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben

comment:2 by Kirben, 6 years ago

I added the game details for the German Amiga OCS version of Simon the Sorcerer 1 to ScummVM Git. Please try the next daily snapshot of ScummVM Git.

comment:3 by SF/st-th, 6 years ago

ScummVM 1.7.0git4629-g43c2054 (Dec 24 2013 04:38:43)
Features compiled in: TAINTED Vorbis FLAC MP3 ALSA SEQ TiMidity RGB zLib FluidSynth

The game can now be added without problems and is recognized as

Simon the Sorcerer 1 (OCS Floppy/Amiga/German)

I started it and... it ran :D. I only watched the intro and walked aound a few screens/talked to a few characters for now, but that worked nicely.

Thanks! And Merry Christmas to everyone here! :)

comment:4 by Kirben, 6 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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