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by Arantor
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: t7gre - Groovie Engine
Replies: 52
Views: 36264

Robot_Maker20 wrote:(at least, I never encountered one that didn't always start CD audio tracks from the beginning, and have a different track for each piece)
Loom PC-CD does this - there is a single CD audio track which contains all of the speech.
by Arantor
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blank
Replies: 16
Views: 10924

There has been one instance, actually - EA apparently released the first C&C:Red Alert as freeware ISOs as a promo for C&C:RA3.
by Arantor
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Butterfly media pirateware
Replies: 39
Views: 69621

Well, it hasn't expired any "licensing laws" in the UK or the USA. At the very least it will still fall under copyright which will exist until at least 50 years after the death of the creators (frequently 70 years plus) Additionally if you want to encourage eBay to do something about it, j...
by Arantor
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom voice acting in games.
Replies: 34
Views: 21341

And in MI2 it's possible to have a very varied number of pieces of eight since you can polish the peg leg of the dude from the Men of Low Moral Fibre, and he'll give you one piece of eight...
by Arantor
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Will SCUMMVM support...
Replies: 181
Views: 247426

As ever, support for new games would require either the source code (and lots of time from dedicated volunteers), or tons of enthusiasm (and many, many more buckets of time from dedicated volunteers) to make the magic happen. I'd say Fable looks like it might be in scope for ScummVM, but Shadowgate ...
by Arantor
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCI for ScummVM? Any news from the GSoC student and FreeSCI?
Replies: 56
Views: 37560

It depends on the game and the hardware you have handy. I used to have an AMD Sempron 2200 machine running Win98, and later WinXP, but I had to completely max it out to run Worms United properly.

The later games that run in DOS do tend to have slightly higher requirements, I've noticed.
by Arantor
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Blade Runner with Scumm?
Replies: 18
Views: 21298

A regular game that works in 2D or (like a lot of LucasArts games) pseudo-3D) works by taking 2D images and scaling them etc. depending on where on the screen this happens. As Guybrush walks further 'back', for example, the sprite is made smaller. It's not particularly clever, it simply does a scali...
by Arantor
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Password Problems for this board
Replies: 10
Views: 5612

This all assumes, of course, that the code doesn't truncate it upon trying to log in anyhow.
by Arantor
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was it that made it so special?
Replies: 24
Views: 15323

I've found a few games, but they tend to be little online quirky things rather than any of the big name games. FPS? I haven't found one I actually liked since Doom. RTS? Dune II: Battle for Arrakis, or on a rare off moment the first C&C. (Though C&C: Red Alert - the first one - appears to ha...
by Arantor
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: play games over webserver ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2419

I suspect the answer is "it depends." From what I gather, ScummVM uses the standard APIs for accessing the filesystem, which means if you convince the operating system to accept a networked path as another drive, then yes it would be doable. Under Windows, you'd use the Map Network Drive o...
by Arantor
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Teen Agent
Replies: 97
Views: 87435

Well, I know for a long time Back To The Roots has had all of the Infocom games available, and from what I gather the permission to make these available was granted by Activision themselves, over and above the original licenses. The downloads from Activision for Zork were purely on the basis of prom...
by Arantor
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Sam and Max - Pauses during opening cut scene! Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

I'd suggest copying the game from the CD to your hard-drive and playing from there. It sounds a bit like the script is having trouble progressing, which might be due to a dirty disc or CD drive.
by Arantor
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Broken Sword
Replies: 23
Views: 12145

Daft question but is it possible to compress the CLU files with MP3 encoding?
by Arantor
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Sam & Max\DOTT monster.sou files
Replies: 6
Views: 5008

AFAIK there are only sounds in the disk version during the intro only for both games.

How big are the monster.sou/monster.sog/monster.so3 files?
by Arantor
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: intel mac audio issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Are you playing directly from the CD? If so, you may find performance improves if you copy all the datafiles to your computer's hard-drive and use that.

The list of required data files can be found here.