Opened 21 years ago

Closed 20 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#908 closed defect (fixed)

ALL: cursor pulsates too slow

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCUMM
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ScummVM 0.4.2cvs Built on Jun 19 2003 11:18:43 With the original interpreters the cursor pulsates faster. I compared it with the C64, Amiga and PC versions of Scumm games. On all those systems, the pulsating is about twice that fast. I think the faster pulsating looks nicer and should be done that way in ScummVM, too. Beside this, it would be closer to the original anyways.

Note that with PC games the cursor flickers a bit with the original interpreters, which I think is not supposed to be that way and there is no need to do that flickering in ScummVM, just the faster pulsating would be nice.

If you want to check this out, and the flickering on your PC is too much to even recognise the actual pulsating, just try some games on C64 and Amiga! Or also try it with monkeyvga on PC where there is much less flickering in pause mode.

I think this was from the beginning on since the cursor works flawless otherwise.

Ticket imported from: #757191. Ticket imported from: bugs/908.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:2 by eriktorbjorn, 21 years ago

Doubling the speed would be easy. Just change the two lines in animateCursor() in gfx.cpp that currently are:

if (!(_cursor.animateIndex & 0x3)) { decompressDefaultCursor((_cursor.animateIndex >> 2) & 3);


if (!(_cursor.animateIndex & 1)) { decompressDefaultCursor((_cursor.animateIndex >> 1) & 3);

I have no idea whether or not this is the correct speed though.

comment:3 by SF/quietust, 21 years ago

I get the 'proper' cursor speed (compared to the Amiga interpreters) by removing the 'slowdown' altogether. That is, simply doing "decompressDefaultCursor(_cursor.animateIndex & 3);" and dropping the 'if (!(_cursor.animateIndex & whatever))' check seems to get the cursor to flash at the proper speed. It's possible the Amiga interpreters flash the cursor more quickly than the PC versions, though...

comment:4 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

I doubled the cursor animation speed as per erik's suggestion, and also did something similar for the GUI cursor. Is that better?

comment:5 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin
Status: newpending

comment:6 by SF/logicdeluxe, 21 years ago

Looks better to me, now.

comment:7 by SF/logicdeluxe, 21 years ago

Status: pendingnew

comment:8 by fingolfin, 20 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:9 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: --Unset--Engine: SCUMM
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