Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#9798 closed defect (wontfix)

SCI: GK2 Demo: Warnings and hourglass color

Reported by: dafioram Owned by: csnover
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCI
Keywords: sci32 Cc:
Game: Gabriel Knight 2

Description

SummVM: 1.10.0git3283-g779b833
Tester: Win7-64

I played the non-interactive gk2 demo from scummVMs website and experiences 2 warnings on the scummvm console and the hourglass color during loading was different than when the game was run on winxp.

The warnings are seen in the screenshot attached.

The first warning has to do with the adlib audio failing to load patch.003. I did not change any of the default settings so I assume it defaults to adlib for the audio. When I change it to pc speakers this warning does not appear. For either audio option the audio plays fine.

The second warning gives an invalid file handle and I don't know whats causing that.

When the intro is loading the hourglass has slightly different colors than when I run the game on winxp. The hourglass should be only white and black. When the sierra logo is loading the hourglass is very slightly blue (but mostly black), after the sierra logo is the wolfs intro and during this segment the hourglass goes to mostly blue, the same color as the wolf outline, next it loads the main screen and the hourglass is shown again, but I'm not sure if its solid black or has some blue in it. Attached are the hourglass screen grabs of scummvm (I had issues grabbing screen grabs of it running in winxp).

Interestingly, the slideshow crashes on the 5th or 6th slide (of the slideshow) on winxp for me, while it does not on scummvm.

Attachments (3)

gk2demo.png (44.9 KB ) - added by dafioram 2 years ago.
Warnings
gk2demo1.png (84.9 KB ) - added by dafioram 2 years ago.
Bluish hourglass during Sierra logo
gkdemo2.png (51.6 KB ) - added by dafioram 2 years ago.
More Blue hourglass during wolf intro video

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Change History (5)

by dafioram, 2 years ago

Attachment: gk2demo.png added

Warnings

by dafioram, 2 years ago

Attachment: gk2demo1.png added

Bluish hourglass during Sierra logo

by dafioram, 2 years ago

Attachment: gkdemo2.png added

More Blue hourglass during wolf intro video

comment:1 by csnover, 2 years ago

Keywords: sci32 added
Summary: SCI: gk2 Demo: Warnings and hourglass colorSCI: GK2 Demo: Warnings and hourglass color

Thanks for your report!

The first warning has to do with the adlib audio failing to load patch.003. I did not change any of the default settings so I assume it defaults to adlib for the audio. When I change it to pc speakers this warning does not appear. For either audio option the audio plays fine.

The demo does not use MIDI, so this can be ignored.

The second warning gives an invalid file handle and I don't know whats causing that.

The demo tries to read from a VERSION file without checking to see if it exists first (it does not). This can also be ignored.

…[cursor stuff]…

This demo is one of two SCI32 games I am aware of (the other being some releases of Hoyle 5) that rely on palette shifting to render correctly. Because of its scope, this is a very low priority problem.

comment:2 by csnover, 2 years ago

Owner: set to csnover
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The demo runs mostly correctly at this point. The remaining blue-cursor issue is too minor to warrant any additional consideration in ScummVM.

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