WIN: Cannot run games stored in the root of a drive
|Reported by:||SF/the-huz||Owned by:||aquadran|
Under Windows 98SE, ScummVM seems unable to run anything from the root directory of any drive. This rather scuppers the chances of running COMI straight from CD, as well as making extreme disorganisation impossible. This has happened in all binaries Ive tried since 0.4.0, but it was probably in before then.
When trying to start the game from the command line, the ScummVM window appears but remains blank for a time ranging from 15-45 seconds, which seems to depend on the game. After this, an error message cannot find file: `foo` appears in the GUI (customised with CD-style messages for COMI). Choosing Retry repeats the pause and the error, choosing Cancel brings up the debugger.
Sample console output, trying to run COMI straight from CD:
C:\Games\ScummVM>scummvm -v ScummVM 0.4.2cvs Built on Jun 5 2003 00:48:23
C:\Games\ScummVM>scummvm -pg:\ comi Using joystick: Microsoft PC-joystick driver Looking for comi Trying to start game 'The Curse of Monkey Island', version 8.1.0 [pause here] (0:0:0x0): Cannot find file: 'comi.la0'(0:0:0x0): Cannot find file: 'comi.la0'!
The same happens with the COMI files copied directly to E:\, or the monkey2 files copied there. Running COMI or anything else from within a folder (eg. E:\comi) works fine.
Ticket imported from: #749249. Ticket imported from: bugs/844.
Change History (12)
comment:10 by , 19 years ago
|Summary:||Cannot run games stored in the root of a drive in Win98SE → WIN: Cannot run games stored in the root of a drive|