Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#9846 new defect

SCI: PQ4: Can't leave morgue by clicking on car

Reported by: dafioram Owned by:
Priority: low Component: Engine: SCI
Version: Keywords: sci32 original
Cc: Game: Police Quest 4


Game: PQ4 Windows GOG
OS: Win7-64
ScummVM: 1.10.0git-3459-g9bb9c0d

If I try to leave the morgue by clicking on the car it says "Leaving?", but doesn't let me leave. I can leave using the map button, but its weird that in every other part of the game I can click on the car to leave except at the morgue.

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pq4-cd.013 (53.2 KB ) - added by dafioram 7 years ago.

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Change History (4)

by dafioram, 7 years ago

Attachment: pq4-cd.013 added


comment:1 by csnover, 7 years ago

OK, so, this is probably both the stupidest and most personally annoying game script bug I’ve seen so far (I spent quite some time stuck here when I ran through this game, probably doing exactly the same thing as you).

In this room, if you’re playing in hi-res mode, the game puts an extra hiResCar View directly over the car Feature. This breaks the ability to actually interact with the car feature. I am not exactly sure why this is, since there seem to be other parts of the game that do the same kind of thing and still allow feature interaction.

In any case, this also happens in the original interpreter, so we are at least accurate.

comment:2 by Thunderforge, 18 months ago

Keywords: original added

comment:3 by deckarep, 8 months ago

Additional triage context:

  • The morgue is room 240
  • The hiResCar (a View) sits on top of the original car (which is just a Feature and part of the background) and has no associated doVerb attached while the original car Feature has a doVerb/onMeCheck based on a polygon.

Upon hiding the hiResCar using the debugger it disappears and the original car/feature are revealed and the behavior works correctly: The map pops open.

The only problem is hiding the hiResCar when playing the hiRes version of the game seems like a fix that is not ideal.

By the way: The hiRes assets really help this game out...which already has a lot of low-res artwork. Seeing the original car was painful on the eyes. =)

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