Opened 17 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#7247 closed enhancement

Record/Playback feature

Reported by: SF/sir_kill_a_lot Owned by: sev-
Priority: low Component: --Other--
Keywords: Cc:
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Description

What about a record/playback feature like (at least)
Monkey Island 1 and 2 has? In MI1/MI2 pressing
Shift+F9 allows to enter a filename, then records all
mouse and keybourd input and stops recording after
pressing it again, and Shift+F10 asks for a filename and
plays it back.
Well, it's not a really important feature and it won't affect
gameplay, but would be a "nice to have" one.

Feel free to delete/close this feature request if it should
be too hard and/or unnecessary to realize it, it was just
an idea :-)

Ticket imported from: #647865. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/63.

Change History (11)

comment:1 by SF/sir_kill_a_lot, 17 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:2 by SF/khalek, 17 years ago

I believe the mi2demo actually uses this, wonder if it would
be possible to implement. Would be handy for bug testing
scummvm with various games.

comment:3 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

I think Endy has a semi-working hack which does something like this. In any case, would be nice to have (although randomness in the games might make it harder than just recording events). Would also be very useful for automated regressions tests.

comment:4 by SF/khalek, 17 years ago

This is a feature of the original games, mi2demo is
basically just one of the recorded files being played back
after the splash screen is finished.

comment:5 by SF/simsaw, 16 years ago

Hallo. I am Simon Sawatzki and would like to do a movie
out of the Simon the Sorcerer game. I already got the
permission of AdventureSoft for that.

To make that easier I need a mouse movement
recording/playing feature which can record mouse
movements and play them when I want it. Recorded
mouse movements of a game should also be a
compatible with other language versions of the game. It
would be also good if there were an editor to cut and
put such files together. Can you help me with this?

comment:6 by SF/sanguinehearts, 12 years ago

Just found this OLD feature request

It mentions a patch that Endy has/had?
was this support for original recording files or simply ScummVM's own version.

so far Its know that the MI2DEMO DEMO.REC file is just a recording of mouse movement, it is required to start the original interpretor, It must be this file as replacing it with a dummy DEMO.REC file or MI2 playback file of the same name throws up an invalid save game error.

however looking at the MI2 full game recording files in a hex editor they seem to contain similar information as the DEMO.REC file.

also is it known that if you start MI2DEMO.EXE with the command SPUTMDEBUG 1
e.g MI2DEMO.EXE SPUTMDEBUG 1
the Windex debugger is loaded ?
Thanks for your time

comment:7 by SF/sanguinehearts, 12 years ago

Just found this OLD feature request

It mentions a patch that Endy has/had?
was this support for original recording files or simply ScummVM's own version.

so far Its know that the MI2DEMO DEMO.REC file is just a recording of mouse movement, it is required to start the original interpretor, It must be this file as replacing it with a dummy DEMO.REC file or MI2 playback file of the same name throws up an invalid save game error.

however looking at the MI2 full game recording files in a hex editor they seem to contain similar information as the DEMO.REC file.

also is it known that if you start MI2DEMO.EXE with the command SPUTMDEBUG 1
e.g MI2DEMO.EXE SPUTMDEBUG 1
the Windex debugger is loaded ?
Thanks for your time

comment:8 by fingolfin, 12 years ago

The patch Endy has/had has nothing to do with the original recording files. No plans exist to support these, either.

comment:9 by sev-, 12 years ago

This feature has been implemented a while ago by ajax16384. It needs more polishing to ensure work across different platforms, but all basic functionality is in place.

Closing.

comment:10 by sev-, 12 years ago

Owner: set to sev-
Status: newclosed

comment:11 by digitall, 12 months ago

Component: --Other--
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