Step back in time and visit Versailles at the court of Louis XIV

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rvanlaar
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Re: Step back in time and visit Versailles at the court of Louis XIV

Post by rvanlaar » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:55 pm

lephilousophe wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:10 am
To know the files needed, the Wiki is the official source of information.
I tried to improve the wiki page to make it clearer that DATAS_V directories shouldn't be included.
Could you tell me if it's more understandable now? Thanks.
Yeah, that sounds good.

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Re: Step back in time and visit Versailles at the court of Louis XIV

Post by melrose » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:09 pm

Problem: if you choose the option ´encyclopedia´ in the main menu, the ScummVM launcher (and the game) crashes. Console output: Can't open links file: lien_doc.alm!

Solution: move (or copy) /TEXTES/TOUS_DOC.ALM to /TEXTES/LIEN_DOC.ALM and it works.

[Versailles, Windows version, german]

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Re: Step back in time and visit Versailles at the court of Louis XIV

Post by Uka » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:28 pm

melrose wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Problem: if you choose the option ´encyclopedia´ in the main menu, the ScummVM launcher (and the game) crashes. Console output: Can't open links file: lien_doc.alm!

Solution: move (or copy) /TEXTES/TOUS_DOC.ALM to /TEXTES/LIEN_DOC.ALM and it works.

[Versailles, Windows version, german]
You are right - the German DVD version has the same crash.
But you have to rename not tous_doc.alm, but lien_doc.txt (to lien_doc.alm)!
That's probably some bug in ScummVM, as different language versions use different tous_doc.*** (.GB, .ALM, *.ITA etc.), but lien_doc.txt has the same name for every version.

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Re: Step back in time and visit Versailles at the court of Louis XIV

Post by melrose » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:45 am

Yes you are right.

Whats about the mysterious RAVENSBG.HLZ file in german versions? Neither my german 2 CD (DOS version) game nor the multi-lingual (WIN version) DVD include a file with that name. The console output starts with: Trying file RAVENSBG.hlz
WARNING: Failed to find file RAVENSBG/RAVENSBG!
WARNING: Failed to open hlz file RAVENSBG/RAVENSBG!

I know Ravensburger Interactive Media GmbH published and distributed this game for a while. But my german game versions are sold without the brand of Ravensburger.

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Re: Step back in time and visit Versailles at the court of Louis XIV

Post by lephilousophe » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:17 am

I have a fix pending for the two issues you reported.
I just need a pull request to be accepted before.

About the Ravensburger logo, it is present in a Mac OS edition.
I made a check to avoid loading it if it's absent.
The same Mac OS edition, got a LIENS_DOC.ALM file unlike all other editions. It's an error as this file is localization independent.
I added a flag to use the LIENS_DOC.ALM file only on German Mac version.

I also have a fix pending to avoid messing with directories. Once pushed, you will be able to add game directly from DVD-ROM.
For multi CD versions a copy will still be needed to merge the two CDs but it will be simpler.

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