Opened 18 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#7257 closed enhancement (wontfix)

play game from zip file

Reported by: SF/dreamlike Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: normal Component: --Other--
Keywords: Cc:
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Description

Is it posibble to make Scummvm to read games from zipped files or other archive ? It will be good for sapce saving if the games are played from the harddrive ?.

PS : sorry for any grammar mistakes .

Ticket imported from: #663772. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/73.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

It's possible, techincally, but we don't want it, as it could be viewed as supporting piracy (it would make getting and using warez versions of the games so much easier).

comment:2 by SF/zorbid, 18 years ago

You know, almost everybody knows how to use winzip these days, and pirates can easilly unzip an archive before using it's content... I don't think Lucas Arts would see this as a problem (but of course, I'm not Lucas Arts, and since they've been very quiet lately, I understand you don't want to titillate them(lol, I didn't know this word existed in english, thx babelfish :D)).

An alternative solution would be to have your own compressed file format, using a known compression algorythm (why not GZIP or Bzip2) and your onw header.

And create an utility (like extract for the monster.so3) to compress the files...

comment:3 by SF/zorbid, 18 years ago

You know, almost everybody knows how to use winzip these days, and pirates can easilly unzip an archive before using it's content... I don't think Lucas Arts would see this as a problem (but of course, I'm not Lucas Arts, and since they've been very quiet lately, I understand you don't want to titillate them(lol, I didn't know this word existed in english, thx babelfish :D)).

An alternative solution would be to have your own compressed file format, using a known compression algorythm (why not GZIP or Bzip2) and your onw header.

And create an utility (like extract for the monster.so3) to compress the files...

comment:4 by SF/darkshineknight, 18 years ago

Did you think that some kid who probably played violent computer games and went shooting up the place could be viewed as a "gaming-incited incident"? I didn't, but it was. It's not whether it is or it isn't, it's whether it could be that excites lawyers. Besides, a lot of SCUMM is script-based and is already byte-code, isn't it?

comment:5 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:6 by digitall, 23 months ago

Component: --Other--

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by necros2k7, 15 months ago

+1 for 7z) possible piracy is the same argument as forbidding kitchen knifes cause people die from it sometimes

comment:8 by sev-, 15 months ago

When the game originally comes in a packaged format, e.g. Broken Sword 2.5 as zip, Drascula as ARJ archive, we do readily support it.

However, for the rest of the games the only case they might exist in the form of a .zip, or even 7z is when they come from the torrents.

So, please, do not raise this topic again.

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