Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#7067 closed defect (fixed)

WME: Carol Reed 5 - won't pass the opening titles

Reported by: SF/albadross Owned by: somaen
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Wintermute
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Wintermute


ScummVM version : 1.9.0git931-gb6a7d8c (Mar 3 2016 08:21:40)

I have recently purchased 4 programs from the Carol Reed series direct from MDNA Games and I have tried to run all of them under ScummVM. If you ignore multiple warnings and slow save times, I have completed program 8 (Amber's Blood) and expect to complete program 6 (Black Circle) and program 7 (Blue Madonna) soon. But program 5 (The Colour of Money) has defeated me as it always collapses during the opening titles with the error :

openDiskFile::Absolute path or invalid filename used in f:\dokument\spel 5\demo\data\scenes\credits\op_cred_00\op_cred_00.jpg!

Quite why it is looking for a file from the demo data, I do not know.

Of course, this error does not occur if you do not use ScummVM.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Program language : English

Ticket imported from: bugs/7067.

Attachments (1)

scummvm - Carol 5.log (2.5 KB ) - added by SF/albadross 5 years ago.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 by SF/albadross, 5 years ago

BTW The demo version of The Colour of Murder does work under ScummVM. (Sorry I got the program name wrong in the first post)

comment:2 by SF/tobiatesan, 5 years ago

Thanks for your report, I can reproduce the issue.

comment:3 by SF/tobiatesan, 5 years ago

This should fix it:

Watch for that pull request's fate.

It appears to be a script bug that somehow the original executable turns a blind eye to; Mikael at MDNA was extremely supportive and helpful with this.

Have fun!

P.S.: You might have some font glitches with Carol Reed 5 from an unrelated bug under Linux. Please let us know if you do run into them under Windows as well. Thanks.

comment:4 by SF/albadross, 5 years ago

Many thanks to all who helped with this fix and I am now able to run the game with the latest daily Win 32 snapshot. I will test the x64 build when it comes through.

When I bought these games, I had no idea whether they would run under Windows (probably) and then with ScummVM (no idea). If I succeed with this, it is my intention to try and run them again (after a break!) on my Linux and Android versions of ScummVM.

As I played them only to see if I could run them to the end of their game, I paid very little attention to the copious messages but they mainly seemed to consist of the two following warnings :

WARNING: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile! (This occurred regularly)

WARNING: c:\windows\fonts\framd.ttf has no replacement font yet, using FreeSans for now (if available)! (This occurred every time I reloaded a savegame. If it helps, I can't see anything called FreeSans in my font folder)

I think these warnings have appeared for all the games I have bought. I have kept savegames in case they are required later.

I can submit bug reports for these warnings but it appeared to me that there was little Wintermute development work going on at the moment. So I was more than surprised to get such a quick response!

P.S. I have also now completed Carol Reed 7 (Blue Madonna) on the x64 build.

comment:5 by somaen, 5 years ago

Owner: set to somaen
Resolution: fixed
Status: newpending

comment:6 by somaen, 5 years ago

A fix has just been submitted, could you retest and verify with a nightly build from say tomorrow or later?

by SF/albadross, 5 years ago

Attachment: scummvm - Carol 5.log added

comment:7 by SF/albadross, 5 years ago

I have played The Colour Of Murder again from the start up to Iris' apartment. The game appeared to run normally but I am attaching the log so you can see what ScummVM is making of it.

Just need to get over bug #7068 then I should be able to say I have got to the end of Carol Reed 5,6,7 and 8. Then I will worry about the warnings from the other 3 games I have completed.

comment:8 by sev-, 5 years ago

Status: pendingclosed

comment:9 by lolbot-iichan, 16 months ago

Summary: WME : Carol Reed 5 won't pass the opening titlesWME: Carol Reed 5 - won't pass the opening titles
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