Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#7418 closed enhancement (wontfix)

BS1: Higher quality video sequences

Reported by: SF/thunderpeel2001 Owned by: SF/ender
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Sword1
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, 15 years ago

Status: newclosed

comment:2 by SF/ender, 15 years ago

Owner: set to SF/ender
Resolution: wontfix

comment:3 by SF/ender, 15 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, 15 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, 13 months ago

Component: Engine: Sword1
Game: Broken Sword 1
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