Thanks to all Devs for SCI

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Thanks to all Devs for SCI

Post by Charles » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:47 pm

I just wanted to take a second and say thank you to all the devs who are working on adding support for the later SCI3 and SCI32 games. I like to follow along at https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/comm ... ngines/sci, so I especially want to thank bluegr for what feels like a renewed vigor these last few months.

All too often people ask when it'll be done, and I know that can become demoralizing. On behalf of myself (and I'm sure, a bunch of other people) who don't have the time or knowledge or skill to contribute ourselves, thank you for investing your valuable time to provide something for so many others.

A lot of people have a personal favourite game they're awaiting. For me, it's QFG4, and if I had the time/knowledge/skill I would without hesitation contribute towards making that game playable for myself and others. I'm curious, what's your particular motivation? Is it a specific game you want playable? Is it a sense of completion, in having all SCI game playable? Or is it something else?

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Post by md5 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Thanks! A simple thank you is the best reward for us :)

As for motivation: most of us work on ScummVM to satisfy an itch, to satisfy their own curiosity and to see the work they made turn into a playable game. We're doing this for fun, for our own enjoyment and because we like it :)

As for your question, yes, the ultimate goal would be to have all SCI games playable. It's a long term goal, but we're working towards it.

Thanks for your kind words once more! :)

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Post by KuroShiro » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:56 pm

I too would like to offer my thanks. It seems to be progressing very well lately. :D

Hopefully I'll be able to pull out some of those old CDs again soon.

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Post by Freddo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:06 pm

I'm quite grateful for this as well, and when Gabriel Knight 1&2 are supported, ScummVM will support all the classic 2D adventure games I have. And ScummVM will in my eyes be perfect :)
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Post by OmerMor » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:20 pm

Hey,
the commit list for sci's sub-tree in github is on my daily check-up too :-)
I love your work and am truly grateful.
Thank you!

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:28 am

Indeed. This can't be said enough and can be said over and over again. Thank you for pursuing SCI!

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Post by fischkopf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:17 am

Thanks from me too. A few years ago, I would'nt have dared to DREAM about SCI support.

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Post by Smothermunchie » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:44 am

I too would like to praise the development team for such high quality coding and all of the joy my life has received being able to play some of these wonderful adventure games on my tablet. :)

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Post by Parhelion » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:11 pm

I, too, would like to thank everyone who works on this project for including Sierra games. It's given me a reason to revisit the classics that were sitting in my closet all these years, and it's been a lot of fun doing that.

Now, get back to work! :D

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Post by Zeith » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:53 am

I'd like to show my gratitude to the SCI developers aswell, I usually check the SVN history every day to see if there has been any developments regarding SCI :)

I also download and compile the SVN repository whenever there has been a lot of changes to try them out and see if I can get any futher in QFG4. I was a bit surprised when I saw a workaround for a bug in Baba Yagas hut as I can't get past the rope in at the start without ScummVM crashing when I try to cross it.

Anyways, keep up the good work and I hope we see a lot more updates in the near future ^^

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Post by OmerMor » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:55 pm

You mean the Git repository, don't you. :D

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Post by OmerMor » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:32 pm

On a related topic, any idea why the 1.6.0 daily builds does not support SCI32 anymore (e.g. Quest for Glory 4)?
The 1.5.0 daily builds used to support them just fine.

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Post by Zeith » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:53 am

You know what I mean :)

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Post by fischkopf » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:25 am

OmerMor wrote:On a related topic, any idea why the 1.6.0 daily builds does not support SCI32 anymore (e.g. Quest for Glory 4)?
The 1.5.0 daily builds used to support them just fine.
At the moment SCI games seem to be disabled, if you try to add one it just says "Sierra SCI Game". I guess they did that for the version 1.5.0 release.

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Post by fuzzie » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:16 pm

Are you all using our *official* builds (i.e. from buildbot)?

Edit: Kirben's builds should be fixed now.

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