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unclejaylo



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Loading games onto Scummvm 

How do you actually load games into scummvm? what format do they have to be in? I know it doesnt detect '.nes' files so what kind of file do I need?

Im trying to run Maniac Mansion on the Wii

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Post Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:09 am 
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MusicallyInspired



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.nes files? Sounds like you're trying to run the NES version of Maniac Mansion, am I right? There are instructions in the readme that tells you what you need to do to get the NES version to work in ScummVM. There aren't any other ScummVM supported games for the NES.

For any other game you just copy the game's files into a folder and add that folder to the ScummVM game list.

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Post Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:10 am 
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unclejaylo



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i did what the readme file told me to do. scummvm detected the file but nothing would happen. it looked like it started to load but the program exited out and did nothing.

its a little confusing. the readme says "...maniac mansion works but is not yet playable."

then the next paragraph it says "...to get it working..."
then I did what it told me but it didnt do anything...

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Post Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Adventureguy



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Have you tried to run it on your PC version of ScummVM (i.e. Windows/Mac/linux)? Try running it through the console to see the error message.

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unclejaylo



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I got scummvm to detect the prg file that I needed. but when I actually load it, scummvm exits out and does nothing. on the wii it just goes back to the homebrew channel

are there other files you need besides the .prg file? the readme said thats all you needed to run Maniac Mansion

EDIT: ok i managed to read the error message, it exits out so quick i couldnt read it before:
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/6725/scummvmerrorat6.png

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Post Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:58 pm 
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Javi-Wan Kenobi



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if you're trying to play a .nes file (a NES ROM, I presume), it wouldn't be faster if you try a WiiBrew NES emulator?

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Red_Breast



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Check the link for post 27 from iSynic. It quotes a tutorial.
You'll need to download another tool called ucon64.
I did notice a little mistake in the line before the second command line box.
extract_mm_nes.exe "Maniac Mansion.nes" should be
extract_mm_nes.exe "Maniac Mansion.prg"

http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=108786&page=3

I just tried this and it works. If you have any problems post.

Just editing my post I just noticed the error box. The md5 check fails. The md5 in the error box. I'm not sure if it's the one Scumm expects for MM or the md5 of your MMprg file.
There's a little app, it becomes part of the right-click menu, where when installed you right-click a file (MMprg) and it gives you the option "calculate hash value". You have 3 types but you just need md5. It's called Hash on click.
The freeware version will do the job.

http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/index.html

If you've read that tutorial you'll notice it says you can use the .prg file or go one step further and extract everything from that as well. Maybe that will work for you.
I'm not sure if there is a listing somewhere for the correct md5 hashes that ScummVM expects. From that error box that's clearly where the problem is.

Another edit here are the md5s that are OK with ScummVM for Maniac NES. They're on the web site.

http://www.scummvm.org/documentation.php?view=md5
d8d07efcb88f396bee0b402b10c3b1c9
3905799e081b80a61d4460b7b733c206
81bbfa181184cb494e7a81dcfa94fbd9
257f8c14d8c584f7ddd601bcb00920c7
f163cf53f7850e43fb482471e5c52e1a
22d07d6c386c9c25aca5dac2a0c0d94b
17f7296f63c78642724f057fd8e736a7
91d5db93187fab54d823f73bd6441cb6
1c7e7db2cfab1ad62746ab680a634204
3a5ec90d556d4920976c5578bfbfaf79
b7d37d6b786b5a22deea3b038eca96ca
6b5a3fef241e90d4b2e77f1e222773ee

If you're still having trouble after the second part of the tutorial there's some links at the end of the wiki that you should probably check.
Is MM officially, for want of a better word, abandonware?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maniac_Mansion

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Post Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:28 am 
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ICEknight



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quote:
Originally posted by Javi-Wan Kenobi
if you're trying to play a .nes file (a NES ROM, I presume), it wouldn't be faster if you try a WiiBrew NES emulator?
That would defeat the whole point of using the SCUMMVM interface and features, don't you think?
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MusicallyInspired



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Indeed. With ScummVM running it you can use the Wii remote as the cursour. It's great!

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