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Evilcoffeeinc



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Version 1.6.0git 

So I'm not 100% sure what I've done here... whenever I originally got ScummVM to play Myst, I was required to get a newer version than was in the market, because it didn't work with the game. Here's where it gets fuzzy:

I don't know how I got there, but I found a file which had daily builds of scummvm.apk as well as .apk files for all the plugins, all at version 1.6.0git. This is obviously not the version on the market, and if I try to install the package "sky," I'm told it isn't compatible with ScummVM.

My question is: How can I get "sky" v1.6.0git without uninstalling ScummVM and losing my saves on Myst? After I installed Mohawk, I deleted the rest, so the file for Sky isn't exactly close by.

I would appreciate any and all advice/info on my situation. Thanks!

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Post Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:05 am 
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digitall
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Okay... sounds like you are a bit confused, so let's try to untangle this.

Firstly, I'd suggest in future, searching/reading the project's wiki for information first as it contains information far beyond the README documentation:
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Main_Page

Specifically, the Mohawk engine is required to run Myst:
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Mohawk

However, this is not enabled for Myst and Riven in the stable releases as the engine is incomplete (though playable). This page lists the missing parts and pending TODOs:
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Mohawk/TODO

Sky has nothing to do with Mohawk or Myst and is the engine required to play "Beneath A Steel Sky" and is thus irrelevant to this:
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Sky

Thus if you want to play Myst currently, you can't use v1.6.0 or any other release. You instead need to use a daily development build, which is provided for developers and testers and manually load the Android build apks:
http://buildbot.scummvm.org/builds.html

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Post Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Evilcoffeeinc



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Sorry, I want thinking all too well when I wrote that post. I'll ty again.

Essentially, I know I got a daily build of ScummVM before, somehow, and yes, I got Mohawk to run Myst originally. What I meant was that I got a daily build of Mohawk, and I'd like to get a daily build of Sky in the same way, (So I can play BaSS) but the thing is, I have no idea how I did it the first time.

I've looked around everywhere, including the wiki and github, but I am confused as to how to download the files off github, and on the Builds page, I am unable to find the plugin I want.

Sorry for not explaining well before. I know what I need, I just don't know how to get it. I also don't want to uninstall or re-install ScummVM because I don't want my saves to be deleted on Myst. I hope I've explained better.

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Post Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:50 pm 
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digitall
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You would have downloaded the latest daily build from:
http://buildbot.scummvm.org/snapshots/master/android-master-latest.tar.bz2

Removed the compression with "tar -xvjf <filename" or using 7-Zip on Windows, you get a folder named android-master-<git id>.

You will need to find the build you downloaded... We do not archive these beyond the last few builds. You can not use the plugin from any other build as they are incompatible:
http://buildbot.scummvm.org/snapshots/master/

You need to copy the matching scummvm-engine-sky.apk to your device and then install it using either adb or using a file manager such as Ghost Commmander (which can be found in the marketplace for free and is open source). You will need to enable "third party application installation" in the Settings while you install the apk. You can disable it afterwards again and should for security.

If you have done this correctly, your installed ScummVM should then detect BASS correctly.

If you didn't keep the daily build tar.bz2 you downloaded or the full set of apks... then you are stuffed and you will have to uninstall the current ScummVM and install a full new daily build... keeping the apks this time.

You can download the current savegames before uninstall and then restore them with Ghost Commander or adb as a solution for not losing your savegames while doing this.

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Post Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:26 am 
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Evilcoffeeinc



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Thanks a ton. I'll be able to get it running tonight, thenq

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Post Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:16 pm 
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digitall
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I have now modified the buildbot to produce Android daily builds in zip, rather than .tar.bz2 archives, thus you can now download and install on the Android device without requiring a PC or Androzip (which can deal with tar.bz2)

You can easily use GhostCommander to decompress this as it will extract zip files in addition to allowing you to trigger installs from the apks.

This can be found in Google Play or the alternative F-Droid OSS repository and probably the Amazon marketplace as well...

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