Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#7294 closed enhancement (fixed)

Amiga palette in PC EGA versions

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Maniac Mansion


I noticed some sort of behavior, I think it is not
intended that way. When I run the PC version of MM for
example with ScummVM it plays just fine with PC junior
sounds. I even can pop up the f5 menu and activate the
Amiga palette option in the 'setup' menu, and the game
continues with the Amiga palette. But if I add
'amiga=true' in the scummvm.ini the game plays without
any sounds. The same thing with the '-a' command line.
Please make that work, since I like that palette more
than the original EGA!
It makes sense to support this, otherwise that
on-the-fly palette change feature would be a rather
useless thing (Which certainly is in those 32 color
Amiga games).
ScummVM 0.5.0pre-cvs
Built on Jul 13 2003 02:36:02

Ticket imported from: #770246. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/110.

Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by Kirben

This was due to the Amiga option been used to disable sound
in the earlier games in the past.
I have made this possible again, since we can now check the
sound format been used when the Amiga option is enabled.

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Kirben

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by Kirben

Owner: Kirben deleted
Status: closednew

comment:4 Changed 16 years ago by Kirben

Ooops just had to reverse part of my last change, didn't test
enough first. Was causing indy3ega/loom PC verisons to try to
use Amiga sound sometimes when Amiga option was enabled.
Should work fine for Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken at
least though.

comment:5 Changed 16 years ago by SF/logicdeluxe

Well, the "-a" options is no longer so the behavior I
described in my opening post is a bit outdated. But again to
the actual topic of selecting the palette of preference
rather than platform depended, I have some other ideas how
it could be done.
What about a "--palette=" switch with the possible
parameters "ega", "amiga" and "c64" or something like that,
which just uses one of the alternate palettes, but handles
the games as specified with "--platform=" in other aspects?
When "--palette=" is omitted the platform default's palette
should be used of course.
As seen in the forum, I am not alone with that wish.

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by fingolfin

Owner: set to sev-
Resolution: fixed

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by fingolfin

This could potentially be added as another option to the new
"--render-mode" switch/config option.

comment:8 Changed 14 years ago by Kirben

Status: newclosed

comment:9 Changed 14 years ago by Kirben

Owner: changed from sev- to Kirben
Resolution: fixed

comment:10 Changed 14 years ago by Kirben

I added Amiga option for 16 color PC games.

comment:11 Changed 5 months ago by digitall

Component: Engine: SCUMM
Game: Maniac Mansion
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