Opened 18 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#7461 closed feature request (wontfix)

SCUMM: MI1 EGA Italian Floppy missing vowels

Reported by: SF/gourry Owned by:
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCUMM
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game:


ScummVM version: all Game: Monkey Island EGA Version: Floppy Language: Italian

Description: Vowels with stress (à, è, ì, ò, ù) are not displayed at all (while "é" is displayed correctly)

This bug was present, also, in original game so I don't know if it's a bug or a feature.

I thought that vowels with stress were missing from game scripts (as when I played it 13 years ago they weren't shown in DOS either), then when I saw that ScummVM showed "é" correctly, I opened scripts with ScummEX and found that every character was coded but not displayed. Mapping is:

^133 --> à ^138 --> è ^141 --> ì ^149 --> ò ^151 --> ù

Well, actually I don't know if letters are not displayed in ScummVM to be compliant with DOS behaviour... but since thay are there I think it would be a bugfix to show them!

Best Regards

Ticket imported from: #1385126. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/277.

Change History (12)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM
Game: Monkey Island 1
Keywords: script removed

comment:2 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

If this doesn't work with the original game, then it's not a bug in ScummVM. Hence i am moving this to feature requests.

Is this really an official version of Monkey Island? This sounds unlikeyl... are you sure it's not a fan made / hacked version ?

comment:3 by SF/gourry, 18 years ago

Yeah, it is the official version... I played with it for years since 1991 christmas... It was on four 3,5" 720Kb disks... well something wrong happened to those disks (me and my father were not good at the times with the PC) but I was able to back it up on two 3,5" 1.44Mb floppy! Anyway it NEVER showed vowels with stress, I thought that as english keyboard haven't them, translators simply avoid to put them. But after I saw that scummvm showed "é" letter wich was not showed in DOS version either (as I remember) I opened scripts with ScummEX and found that mapping that I enumerated earlier. If it can help this is md5sum of my files: 477dbafbd66a53c98416dc01aef019ad *000.lfl 280f20d081cc7701c38dfdc8b701c58c *901.lfl 13a9297cca1b33c4ef9c24ed1dacc64d *902.lfl 6c72dd66cccae6308f962075c314ee16 *903.lfl 6c99003057f3b84d9fedf7a88dba813b *904.lfl f30f83fb4d684ee9a07be738772c1ba2 *Disk01.lec 4870a44c5f73f2bc9ad49c59b71e4a0b *Disk02.lec 9fb63686014ef1cffe08a31297daba78 *Disk03.lec 95cafe5c01a873b432579923424b7790 *Disk04.lec

comment:4 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

Well the most likely cause for the problem then is that the wrong font was included in the data files. If that is the case, there is nothing we can do about the issue short of adding a new font.

WIthout having (legal!) access to this version of MI EGA, it'll be hard to impossible to do something about this issue, I am afraid... :-/

comment:5 by SF/gourry, 18 years ago

I thought that fonts were hard coded inside ScummVM executables and I always thought that every Italian EGA Monkey1 version had the same problem... So if you can provide me some kind of hint (or piece of documentation) I will look after this issue by myself. I'm quite a skilled programmer (expecially Java and C, but I know C++ basics). Maybe I could provide some sort of patch for everybody that have this version of Monkey1...

comment:6 by fingolfin, 18 years ago

No, the fonts are not encoded in the executable, neither in MONKEY.EXE nor in ScummVM.

Rather, they are in the files 901.LFL, 902.LFL etc. in the case of MonkeyEGA.

comment:7 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:8 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Summary: MI1 EGA Italian Floppy missing vowelsSCUMM: MI1 EGA Italian Floppy missing vowels

comment:9 by digitall, 10 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM

comment:10 by SF/gourry, 10 years ago

Hi, I just got a notification about this RFE because of edit operation. I think that it can be closed. I don't find any button to close it.

Thanks, Marco

comment:11 by digitall, 10 years ago

Thanks. Closing.

comment:12 by digitall, 10 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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