Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#7288 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Links to resource files.

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: --Other--
Keywords: Cc:
Game:

Description

This is ment as a more flexible alternative to the
techniques suggested in feature request 650677.
So what about an OS independed link format in ScummVM?
Say if ScummVM could not find a file called track17.ogg
it could look for a file called track17.ogg.link as well.
That link file then would have specified a path (which
could be absolute or relative) to the file ScummVM
actually searched for in just plain ASCII text.

The whole use of it would be of course avoiding storing
equally files several times when using a game in
several languages.

Ticket imported from: #766468. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/104.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by SF/khalek

this sounds like a dirty kludge

I assume your filesystem doesn't support symlinks?

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Deledrius

Unfortunately Windows does not have any true equivalent to
symlinks. Although it would be nice if ScummVM could
support something like this under Windows, it seems out of
the scope of the project to add features the OS.

Perhaps ScummVM could allow a resource directory for each
game, as it currently does with savegames. Not a perfect
solution, but at least somewhat flexible.

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by fingolfin

As deledrius says, we are not going to add a filthy kludge like this
to work around a deficency in the OS.

We *might* be considering allowing a secondary path in the
options for a game for 'shared' resources. I modified FR #650677
accordingly.

comment:4 Changed 16 years ago by fingolfin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by digitall

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