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by m_kiewitz
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

Can a small screenshot not be embedded into the program? Something like this? Sure it could. But then ScummVM gets closed down by lawyers of Activision for distributing graphics of King's Quest 4. Well, for example, every doorway in the alleys has a spot of dithering in front of it, and all the gat...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

in some cases, actually breaks the graphics (walk down the alleyways in QFG2 for a perfect example.) And like all filters that First of all, undithered mode is not a filter at all. And for the QfG2 issue, that should be considered as bug. Although I just tried it and walking back in alleyways worke...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

So either only a few SCI people were really focused on enabling it by default, while the otheres were more in the "I don't care" stance, or nowadays they just changed their views and think it's fine to disable it by default. And now since there's no logs of the discussion that is hard to find out. ...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

Now we have virtually no easy way to verify that or read up on it again easily, since I guess you don't know by chance on what day it happened so we could check the IRC logs right? First of all most, if not all, of this discussion was private and it happened of course right before my commit to chan...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

For now I will try to contact Roberta Williams. It won't matter to you, because you already said that you wouldn't respect such opinion, but it matters to me. If she says that she doesn't like it, I will immediately remove the whole code altogether. Okay, this was a quick one. I sent out the e-mail...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

I have a problem with just changing the default, because a few people complain. *cough* No double standards please. I seem to recall it being argued that the console only had a few complaints too, and technically the current default is show console. Please don't cut out half of the things I said. I...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

I'm not demanding my own personal way. I just think that a game should be represented in its original form with all optional aesthetic enhancements disabled until the user wants to enable them. That's the safest route to not tick anybody off with. Even the people who disagree with my distaste of un...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

So you are assuming that your opinion matters more than the one from users that really like it. Note: You already had and have the option. You are just trying religiously to get it disabled on default. Well, you're trying to put your opinion on everyone. First of all, undithering on default was dec...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

I searched the forums a bit and found this for example: http://forums.scummvm.org/viewtopic.php?p=62260#62260 This doesn't sound like you think using the console is a bad thing. If you know what you are doing, yes. In this case, I even told him to use the parameter in scummvm.ini instead. And in fa...
by m_kiewitz
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

While I agree that this looks like the research was not done properly, I can't agree that you blame him for not researching properly how the undithering works internally (or that caching of views). I mean it is not documented anywhere at all (except maybe in code form, but I wouldn't assume that ev...
by m_kiewitz
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

The last example is one I agree with. The rock obviously stands out, and that's a product of an imperfect undithering function which our amazing SCI devs have been tweaking over time. The view is using color combinations that arent used in the background. In that case view undithering assumes that ...
by m_kiewitz
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Copy protection in SCI/Sierra games
Replies: 32
Views: 23107

But do you think his site provided those stuff even when he was the copyright holder? He probably put those stuff in the site only after he quit. I guess so, but it doesn't matter. They are obviously not sued or even asked to remove it. I guess Al has a celebrity bonus and well sueing Roberta & Ken...
by m_kiewitz
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

It's still a subjective "improvement", and those have traditionally been opt-in, not opt-out. we also play back samples in SCI0/SCI01 games and replace the original sierra save/restore dialog with the scummvm dialog thus increasing the saved game limit from 20 to 100. We also try to fix all the tim...
by m_kiewitz
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Copy protection in SCI/Sierra games
Replies: 32
Views: 23107

Muyfa666 wrote:Wouldn't it be easy to just ask? I mean if Sierra is fine with AL Lowe spreading the manuals, then maybe they would like ScummVM too. Good publicity or whatever. Who knows?
Sierra doesn't exist anymore.
Activision will just say no.
by m_kiewitz
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question about Win KQ6 mouse pointers
Replies: 123
Views: 45242

IMO, ScummVM should, by default, represent games the way they did originally appear, not try to guess what they might have looked like had the circumstances been different. For the backgrounds, we actually dont guess at all. We just use the color, that the artist really wanted to use. In fact, "und...