Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#7522 closed feature request (outdated)

Broken Sword 1 & 2, add theora video support

Reported by: SF/jwrdegoede Owned by: sev-
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Sword1
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Broken Sword 1



First a quick intro I'm a Linux enthousiast / developer and a packager for the Fedora Linux distribution. I've managed to convince the powers that be in Fedora that BASS and FOTAQ are Free enough to be distributed within Fedora, this also means that scummvm is now part of Fedora (for emulator(ish) programs we have the rule that they are allowed only if there is significantly free content for them).

So now Fedora users can install and enjoy BASS, FOTAQ and scummvm in general with a few convinient mouse clicks. There is one downside though, Fedora doesn't include patented software and thus doesn't include the necessary libs to playback the BrokenSword 1 and 2 videos :(

Thus I was wondering if you could add support for playing videos encoded with the patent free theora video codec, and then also make the Brokensword video packs available in this format?


Ticket imported from: #1601784. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/338.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by sev-, 17 years ago

Owner: set to sev-
Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed

comment:2 by sev-, 17 years ago

This was already discussed and implemented. With the next major version of ScummVM we're introducing DXA support for Sword1/Sword2. I am not yet sure, will MPEG2 go away completely, or be left as compile time option, but DXA will be preferred and only official form of BS videos.

Closing as out of date.

comment:3 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Engine: Sword1
Game: Broken Sword 1
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