Opened 21 years ago

Closed 21 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#728 closed defect

FOA: lockup

Reported by: SF/segra Owned by: eriktorbjorn
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCUMM
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Indiana Jones 4


The lockup occurs when entering the theatre after talking to Biff.

I've attached a savegame of the game when its locked up. I'm using the latest CVS, just compilled a few minutes ago under VC6, and im running WinXP It's the CD version of FOA

Basically, after talking your way into the theatre after Indy and Biff enter the game just sits there, the music is still going and there's no cursor.

I cant provide instructions on reproducing because this doesnt happen everytime, it only happens on occasions.

I've also noticed it occuring in DOTT and SamNMax

Ticket imported from: #712042. Ticket imported from: bugs/728.

Change History (20)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Owner: set to eriktorbjorn

comment:2 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

A random lockup? Ouch :-/ I am not 100% sure I understand what you write... do you mean: At the start of FOA, you talk biff, convince him to let you in, and *then* it locks up? Or at whic point exactly does it lock up? Or is that different?

Also, any specific places where it locks up in Sam/DOTT?

Could be yet another race condition in the iMuse code, although I wonder why it didn't show up so far.

comment:3 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Owner: changed from eriktorbjorn to SF/jamieson630

comment:4 by SF/segra, 21 years ago

sorry, i was still a bit drunk when i did that report this morning ;)

yeah, it locks up after you talk to him. It's happend at this spot a few times now.

I cant really give specific places in Sam/DOTT sorry, i will play thro them again and see if anything comes up though.

comment:5 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

So it always happens? Which music driver do you use?

I can't reproduce it over here (latest CVS on Mac OS X).

comment:6 by SF/bgbennyboy, 21 years ago

I cant reproduce it in windows (latest cvs) with either adlib or midi

comment:7 by SF/segra, 21 years ago

No no, it doesnt always happen. It's only happend about 3 times out of the 30 that ive tried. I've tried seeing if skipping various scenes and such affects it, but it doesnt seem to. It just seems to randomly happen.

I just use the standard, which is adlib i believe?

comment:8 by SF/trinity78, 21 years ago

i can reproduce this bug at several occassions. it appears as segra said, that it happens randomly. for me it happend as i tried to open the door of costa's house (azores). music goes on, text goes on, but no cursor and then scummvm freezes. the second time this happend was in one of the overhead action scenes (camel ride). scummvm just freezes.

oh and i use windows midi, don't know if this is releated.

comment:9 by SF/jamieson630, 21 years ago

I've found one method of consistently recreating the hang-up outside the theater where Madame Sophia is presenting. There are two parts to the music that plays in this screen: the first part is when you're just walking around the theater ("walking around" mode), and the second part is when you're actually in a conversation with Biff ("conversation" mode). There are transition passages in the music to switch back and forth between these two musical themes.

The trick is to wrap up one conversation (without getting in), and then get the door back open and start up a second conversation before the transition music from "conversation" to "walking around" mode has completed. This way, the music will not transition back to "conversation" mode. Since the "conversation" mode music is the only music that is able to trigger the "entering the theater" music (which in turn triggers the actual scene change to theater interior), the scene will never change if the music is stuck in "walking around" mode during the conversation with Biff.

This should affect any MIDI driver, as it is an iMuse issue and not a MIDI driver issue. The problem is an inadequacy in our trigger structure, which probably needs to be upgraded to the same calibre as the S&M triggers. Investigating.

comment:10 by SF/jamieson630, 21 years ago

Just tested my method of locking up ScummVM with the original LEC distribution. It turns out the hangup occurs in the original game as well. Per Fingolfin, I will do a fix for our code, but not until after 0.4.0 since it will require a mod to the savegame format.

comment:11 by SF/jamieson630, 21 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:12 by SF/jamieson630, 21 years ago

An interim fix has been made that does not require a savegame mod. This should take care of theater-related hangups in all new games and in almost all saved games as well. A full fix will be made after 0.4.0.

Trinity, I cannot recreate a problem at the Azores, therefore I would appreciate your testing this fix to see if it eliminates the hangups you reported.

Regression testing is also a must. This fix modifies a fundamental behavior of iMuse that might possibly interfere with the assumptions of some scripts or music tracks.

comment:13 by SF/trinity78, 21 years ago

first, jamieson630 good to see you back in action again :)

I try my best to locate if there are still lockups/freezes in Indy 4, but as i said the lockups are very random. they only happend once. i'm not sure if they are releated to the locations or if my lockups are releated to the one segra had.

i will do some more testing of this, when cvs works again.

comment:14 by SF/trinity78, 21 years ago

Even after your patch, I still got one random freeze showing the same symptoms segra described. Not sure if its the same bug.

comment:15 by SF/jamieson630, 21 years ago

Trinity, where did you experience the freeze? Outside the theater? Or one of the other locations you mentioned?

comment:16 by SF/trinity78, 21 years ago

The last freeze happend at the Atlantis core. Just before Kerner is transformed by that god machine into an ugly dwarf.

ScummVM locked up. I killed the proccess and restarted ScummVM afterwards it worked fine. Its random :( .

comment:17 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

What is the status of this item?

comment:18 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Owner: changed from SF/jamieson630 to eriktorbjorn
Status: newclosed

comment:19 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

I think the talk bugfix erik applied some time ago should have taken care of this..

comment:20 by digitall, 6 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM
Game: Indiana Jones 4
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