Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#9549 pending defect (invalid)

Game looking for DAT rather than DXA

Reported by: bwod Owned by: digitall
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Blue's ABC Time Activities

Description

a few seconds after game start, scummvm reports
unable to open data file: data\57-E-IN-01.DAT and
unable to open data file: data\56-E-IN-01.DAT

i have seen the previous pertinent tickets for this game but the latest version of scummvm still seems to have the issue.

the game IS playable for me otherwise so far, just no videos are playing.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by wjp, 3 years ago

Component: --Unset--Engine: SCUMM

comment:2 by SomeRandomHEFan, 7 months ago

I strongly doubt this guy has a legal copy of the game. If he did, he'd have Smacker files with the DAT extension. To my understanding, there was a time when ScummVM didn't support this format, so users were required to convert such files into formats such as DXA. This guy probably has a pirated copy of the game with pre-converted videos.

comment:3 by lotharsm, 7 months ago

@bwod, could you please verify that you are using a legitimate copy of the game and where those .dat files originate from?

comment:4 by digitall, 6 months ago

Owner: set to digitall
Resolution: invalid
Status: newpending

Since this bug is likely due to invalid datafiles, and the bug submitter is unresponsive, I am going to set this bug as PENDING (user feedback). If no response is received within 30 days, it should be closed as INVALID.

comment:5 by bonki, 6 months ago

Not saying it isn't, but why does OP's copy have to be pirated? They could just as well have done the conversion themselves years ago. Does this mean that we removed support for converted Smacker files which we at one point were required to support due to licensing? If we really dropped support for the old format when we started to support Smacker directly I'd argue that this ticket is very valid and things should fail more gracefully, at least with a warning message stating that the original files need to be re-copied from the source media.

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