Opened 13 years ago

Closed 21 months ago

#7501 closed enhancement (wontfix)

SCUMM: Auto "What IS" for version <4

Reported by: SF/fac76 Owned by: bonki
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:


Almost every Lucasarts adventure game used the scumm
engine. But with almost every new game, we get an
improved version. After version 3 all games had a
reduced number of verbs and an auto "What IS". This
was very good because we only need to click 1 time
instead of 2 times.

My request is: Could we have an option to play
Lucasarts earlier games with such an option turned
on? This should be optional only for those who want
such an option.

Ticket imported from: #1515559. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/317.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 13 years ago

Unfortunately, this is not possible, since this capability is implemented in the
game scripts, not the engine.

Well, of course *strictly spoken*, nothing is ever impossible.

But I see no safe way to "override" this via the engine. Doing that would
involve modifying the so-called "sentence area" of the game, which is
managaged by the game scripts. Doing so would lead to "the rug being pulled
from under the feet of the game scripts", if you catch my meaning. I.e. the
game would quickly end up in an inconsistent state.

But maybe somebody sees a way I completely failed to think off, so I'll leave
this open for a bit.

comment:2 by fingolfin, 13 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:3 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM

comment:4 by bonki, 21 months ago

Owner: set to bonki
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Since nobody else has voiced their opinion in the last 12 years I'm going to close this one for now. If someone has a strong opinion about this and feels we should hijack the game scripts to implement this feel free to reopen.

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