Opened 19 years ago

Closed 19 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#7418 closed feature request (wontfix)

BS1: Higher quality video sequences

Reported by: SF/thunderpeel2001 Owned by: SF/ender
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Sword1
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Broken Sword 1


Hi! I realise this might be a techinical impossibilty but it'd be REALLY cool if it was possible to get hold of higher quality versions of the video sequences in Broken Sword.

The ones that are available for download from ScummVM are MUCH lower quality than the ones originally included on my game discs. Since I thought the videos had come from Revolution directly, I naively hoped they would be HIGHER quality (given the technology of compression these days).

Is there any way to allow ScummVM to use the videos from the game discs, or to recode them without losing so much quality? Like I said, it's such a shame that Revolution cannot supply you with higher quality versions rendered with DivX or somesuch high quality/high compression codec.

Sorry if I'm being very ignorant about this!

Thanks a lot! - Johnny

Ticket imported from: #1164230. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/234.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by SF/ender, 19 years ago

Status: newclosed

comment:2 by SF/ender, 19 years ago

Owner: set to SF/ender
Resolution: wontfix

comment:3 by SF/ender, 19 years ago

You can re-encode the smacker files included on the CDs yourself. Search the forum for this, there are PLENTY of threads with the details :)

As far as the quality of the downloadable scenes go, Revolution had no access to the source material. The downloadable cutscene packs are simply re-encodes I made of the Smacker format cutscenes on the original game discs.

They are such low quality because they are mpeg2, and what you see is pretty much the best compromise I could find between quality and downloadable size. Using a different codec is not really an option, because nothing better is portable enough to run on all the platforms ScummVM supports.

RAD Game Tools (the maker of Smacker) has told us they do NOT want us implementing native support for playing their format, and we will respect that.


comment:4 by SF/thunderpeel2001, 19 years ago

Thanks a lot for the info, ender! I didn't realise there was a forum! I guess I should look more carefully!

Thanks again! - Johnny

comment:5 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Engine: Sword1
Game: Broken Sword 1
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