Opened 21 years ago

Closed 21 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#7288 closed feature request (wontfix)

Links to resource files.

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: --Other--
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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 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 by SF/khalek, 21 years ago

this sounds like a dirty kludge

I assume your filesystem doesn't support symlinks?

comment:2 by Deledrius, 21 years ago

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 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

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 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by digitall, 6 years ago

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