Opened 5 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#6548 closed defect (invalid)

COMPOSER: Gregory French Crash

Reported by: SF/georgeqgreg Owned by: sev-
Priority: blocker Component: Engine: Composer
Keywords: has-pull-request Cc:


The French version of Gregory (100% malin) is recognized as English, then crashes immediately on start. Here's the ScummVM command output:

User picked target 'gregory-win-1' (gameid 'composer')...
Looking for a plugin supporting this gameid... Magic Composer Engine
Starting 'Composer Game'
failed to open '../data/page99.rsc'!


e54fc5c00de5f94e908a969e445af5d0 F:\PROGRAMS\BOOK.INI offset 0-2233


2eec2f188fb6646ecc10fb46368f324e F:\DATA\PAGE99.RSC offset 0-4999

Ticket imported from: bugs/6548.

Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by SF/georgeqgreg

I think I must be stupid. Anyway, this is in the latest git. Anything else I forgot, yell at me.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by digitall

Summary: Gregory French version crash and MD5COMPOSER: Gregory French Crash

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by digitall

Assume this game is ?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by fuzzie

Owner: set to fuzzie

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by misterhands

The Windows French version of Gregory and the Hot Air Balloon is still recognized as English.

I had the same crash (failed to open '../data/page99.rsc'!),
but moving the resource files to a data directory fixed it.

BTW the Composer games are not listed on the datafiles page.

Thanks !

comment:6 Changed 17 months ago by csnover

Priority: normalblocker

Raising all identified crasher, hang, and memory violation bugs which I could not fully triage myself to blocker priority for the next release.

comment:7 Changed 17 months ago by csnover

Owner: fuzzie deleted

Removing all owners from release blockers so they can be reclaimed during the release process. If you are the previous owner and would graciously fix this bug for the next release, please go ahead and re-add yourself as owner.

comment:8 Changed 17 months ago by bgK

The game should now be detected with the proper language (fixed in commit 0b28ea98840).

comment:9 Changed 16 months ago by csnover

Keywords: has-pull-request added
Owner: set to bgK

comment:11 Changed 16 months ago by sev-

Owner: changed from bgK to sev-
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

What I see here is that the user first installed the game and then tried to launch it.

On installation he got files in:


Detection works on book.ini, so ScummVM assumed that the files sit in F:\PROGRAMS, and then it was unable to open DATA directory.

The proper setup is to copy the CD contents, so that DATA directory is within PROGAMS directory.

Current code works well with ../ paths, as it is handled by normalizePath() called from backends/fs/posix/posix-fs.cpp.

comment:12 Changed 16 months ago by bgK

I guess from the bug report that F: is the cd-rom drive, and the user is trying to run the game straight from the CD. Which should work ... but obviously doesn't.

Last edited 16 months ago by bgK (previous) (diff)

comment:13 Changed 16 months ago by sev-

Ha! I was lazy for checking the original media. Indeed you are right. I just fixed it properly. Thanks for pointing!

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