Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#841 closed defect (invalid)

voice versus subtitles

Reported by: SF/loupantai Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGOS
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1

Description

scummvm: 0_4_1
language: french
version: simon1talkie
platform: XP

I do have a french version of Simon1, I mean voice in english
but french subtitles

At least, on my old pc running win95, this was its behavior

Now, with XP and the your great "scummvm", if I start the game without
the "-q fr" option, the game executes with the (english) voice but
without the french subtitles

On the other hand, if I set the "-q fr", I do get the subtitles but
the voice goes off

Scummvm do have an option "-n" to disable the subtitle maybe it could
make sens to have a way to force them back

Regards,
Jacques

Ticket imported from: #747976. Ticket imported from: bugs/841.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Kirben, 16 years ago

Owner: set to SF/khalek
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

comment:2 by Kirben, 16 years ago

No this isn't possible for the following reason:
1. The Simon code in ScummVM was based on English
versions of Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, which didn't support
combined speech and subtitles.
2. The English and German versions of Simon the Sorcerer 1
are missing most of the subtitles, although it would be easy
to restrict it to other languages only.
3. The speech spoken and text in subtitles often don't match.
4. I have tried experimenting with Simon code in ScummVM
but have been unable to get the speech and subtitles in sync
at all times, without causing wait timeouts.
5. When I tried running an original Simon the Sorcerer 1 that
supported combined speech and subtitles, the subtitles were
often out of sync with the speech. So combined speech and
subtitles in original games was just a hack which called both
without worrying about keeping them in sync..

BTW the t key can be used to switch between the English
voice and French subtitles when using -qfr command line
option.

comment:3 by Kirben, 16 years ago

Owner: changed from SF/khalek to Kirben

comment:4 by Kirben, 16 years ago

No this isn't possible for the following reason:
1. The Simon code in ScummVM was based on English
versions of Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, which didn't support
combined speech and subtitles.
2. The English and German versions of Simon the Sorcerer 1
are missing most of the subtitles, although it would be easy
to restrict it to other languages only.
3. The speech spoken and text in subtitles often don't match.
4. I have tried experimenting with Simon code in ScummVM
but have been unable to get the speech and subtitles in sync
at all times, without causing wait timeouts.
5. When I tried running an original Simon the Sorcerer 1 that
supported combined speech and subtitles, the subtitles were
often out of sync with the speech. So combined speech and
subtitles in original games was just a hack which called both
without worrying about keeping them in sync..

BTW the t key can be used to switch between the English
voice and French subtitles when using -qfr command line
option.

comment:5 by Kirben, 16 years ago

There is now support for combined speech and subtitles for
the French, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish versions of Simon the
Sorcerer 1 talkie in ScummVM cvs. The timing isn't perfect
though, as some subtitles are shown for short amount of time.
There was an error in my code when I responded earlier, this
change actually solved an issue causing wait timeouts in
these versions.

comment:6 by fingolfin, 14 years ago

Component: Engine: AGOSEngine: AGI
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 2Space Quest 2

comment:7 by Kirben, 13 years ago

Component: Engine: AGIEngine: AGOS
Game: Space Quest 2Simon the Sorcerer 1
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