Opened 2 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

#9550 closed defect (worksforme)

Discworld game won't run

Reported by: Sanz85 Owned by: csnover
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Tinsel
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Discworld

Description

I recently opened ScummVM on a new laptop running Windows 8.1, and discovered the games (Discworld 1 and 2) weren't working properly. I uninstalled the 1.1.1 version of ScummVM (which had previously worked fine on my Windows Vista laptop), and downloaded v1.8.1. I deleted and reloaded my English language Discworld CD game, went through the add game process, but on attempting to start the game it simply closes ScummVM without the game starting. The problem does not occur with Discworld 2, which after the reinstall, runs fine.

I am not an overly tech savvy user, so any help would be appreciated (in a dumbed-down format, please!)

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by wjp

Component: --Unset--Engine: Tinsel

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by dreammaster

My first guess would be that you're missing the soundpack file from your local copy. Support for it was added a while back to make the sounds sound more like the original; I can't remember all the details off the top of my head, but I think it was called DIGITAL.ADA or something. If you try opening a Command Prompt, doing a "CD <directory where ScummVM is installed>" and then "scummvm" to run ScummVM, any error that occurs will be printed in the command window when ScummVM crashes, so you can properly read it.

Or you can just simply copy all the files from your CD, and it should work.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by dreammaster

See http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Datafiles#Discworld for the updated list of files required for Discworld

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Sanz85

I copied everything from the CD onto my C: which is what I did before on my old laptop...

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by dreammaster

It's always possible that it didn't actually copy everything. I can't really suggest much else unless you run ScummVM from the Windows command prompt, so you can tell me what the actual error is.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by wjp

After a crash, you can also look at the log file we store in %APPDATA%/ScummVM/Logs/scummvm.log . (At least I think it's there on Windows.)

comment:7 Changed 16 months ago by csnover

Owner: set to csnover
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Closing due to no response from the OP for more information. If you are able to provide the requested information, this ticket can be reopened.

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