Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#7013 new feature request

SCUMM: DOTT - Stuck in Dialog At Lab When Talking To Tentacles

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

Description

While in the endgame of dott, after the long cutscene, when the old purple tentacle starts chasing you go to the lab, talk to the tentacles, stop talking to them (last option), leftclick on the stairs to leave but immediately after that rightclick on the tentacles to talk to them again. You will now be stuck in a dialog with the tentacles in another room. No idea if Lucas bug or scummVM bug...

Ticket imported from: bugs/7013.

Attachments (5)

dottbug.png (34.6 KB ) - added by SF/selmiak 8 years ago.
dott.s09 (24.3 KB ) - added by lordhoto 8 years ago.
tentacle.s08 (24.0 KB ) - added by SF/selmiak 8 years ago.
SAVEGAME.001 (39.2 KB ) - added by eriktorbjorn 8 years ago.
SAVEGAME.006 (38.1 KB ) - added by tag2015 16 months ago.

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Change History (16)

by SF/selmiak, 8 years ago

Attachment: dottbug.png added

comment:1 by SF/selmiak, 8 years ago

sorry, forgot to add a descriptive title and can't edit :(

by lordhoto, 8 years ago

Attachment: dott.s09 added

comment:2 by lordhoto, 8 years ago

Summary: DOTT:DOTT: Stuck in Dialog At Lab When Talking To Tentacles

comment:3 by lordhoto, 8 years ago

It would be great if you could attach a savegame and clarify which DOTT version you are using.

I uploaded a savegame in the lab room at the end of the game. It is from the German CD release. You will have to walk a bit nearer to the tentacles to try to reproduce this. Otherwise the room switch is done immediately.

comment:4 by lordhoto, 8 years ago

I tried a few other places in the game (lab with Dr. Fred near the beginning of the game, Green in his room, talking to the Founding Fathers with Hoagie) and I couldn't reproduce a similar issue in those by trying to leave the scene and talking to someone after issuing a command to leave the scene.

It would be nice if someone could try this in the original interpreter to see whether this is an original game bug.

comment:5 by SF/selmiak, 8 years ago

This happened on the English CD Talkie Version. Do you need more info on the game version? How do I find out?

Could be a game bug that slipped by the Lucas QA as it is so close to the end of the game and testers tested everything before this or it was added close to shipping date or so ;)

comment:6 by lordhoto, 8 years ago

I was mostly wondering whether you had a floppy or CD version. So that should suffice. Thanks.

Can you still attach a savegame from your English CD version? Thanks.

by SF/selmiak, 8 years ago

Attachment: tentacle.s08 added

comment:7 by SF/selmiak, 8 years ago

there we go...

by eriktorbjorn, 8 years ago

Attachment: SAVEGAME.001 added

comment:8 by eriktorbjorn, 8 years ago

I was able to reproduce it in DOSBox. I'm attaching a savegame for the English CD version.

comment:9 by raziel-, 4 years ago

Summary: DOTT: Stuck in Dialog At Lab When Talking To TentaclesSCUMM: DOTT - Stuck in Dialog At Lab When Talking To Tentacles

by tag2015, 16 months ago

Attachment: SAVEGAME.006 added

comment:10 by tag2015, 16 months ago

Bug also occurs using DREAMM. Save attached

comment:11 by dwatteau, 16 months ago

Keywords: script bug added
Type: defectfeature request

Thanks. I've changed this to a feature request instead of a defect, since this is not a ScummVM bug, but (very likely) an original scripting oversight in the game, that we'd need to work around.

Investigating this is somewhere on my todo-list, but since it only happens if one does an unlikely action, it's not very high in my personal priorities. But maybe some day…

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