Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#845 closed defect (invalid)

Copy Protection Loads When "Disabled"

Reported by: SF/linnard Owned by: eriktorbjorn
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Monkey Island 1

Description

ScummVM 0.4.1 Vanilla (non-CVS)
Windows XP Professional Edition
Monkey Island 1 (VGA)

There's a bit of backstory to this: in 2000, PC Gamer
released a CD which, amongst other things, had a copy
of Monkey Island 1 on it. The copy protection routines
are disabled--starting the game boots directly to the
Lucasgames logo, or at least it's supposed to.

In ScummVM, the Dial-A-Pirate gimmick is popping up,
even though it shouldn't, and it's leaving me in quite a
state (the PCG disc doesn't have the Dial-A-Pirate info).

(Yes, I know there's probably nothing that can be done
without mailing the data files, though I don't know how
that works on a magazine-attached CD like this.)

Ticket imported from: #749341. Ticket imported from: bugs/845.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by eriktorbjorn, 16 years ago

Unless your version of monkeyVGA is substantially different
from mine (from the "Classic Adventures" collection, which
also didn't include the Dial-A-Pirate wheel), it should
accept any year as the correct answer.

It would of course be possible to make ScummVM skip the copy
protection screen completely, but then we'd miss out on all
those funny pirate faces. :-)

comment:2 by SF/linnard, 16 years ago

It's since occurred to me, anyways, that it's likely a hacked
binary, which means that ScummVM is doing exactly what it's
supposed to, short of supporting a different client version
(which there'd be no way of identifying, since it uses the
exact same data files). So this is a useless report, and
should probably be closed.

And yeah, anything works.

comment:3 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Owner: set to eriktorbjorn
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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