What's residualvm doing here???

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topolinik
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What's residualvm doing here???

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What does "verify" mean?
Ok, the build is pretty old (september 2013) and I was not running the game for a while, but still can't get what it's supposed to do here.
Can anyone explain...?
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Post by ezekiel000 »

It's making sure that the files for grim are complete and not corrupt.
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Post by Botje »

The game detection code (when you click 'add game') only checks small parts of a few files.
This code performs a complete one-time check of all data files to ensure every file was copied over correctly.
It cuts down on the number of bug reports we get (faulty data causes nasty problems) and ensures your run doesn't get killed because of bad data.
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Post by topolinik »

Oh! :shock:
So I assume it's collecting some sort of checksum (maybe md5?) of all my files.
Right.
Safe.
Well done.

I would write down a short description of this procedure into README, in case other users will wonder about it :lol:
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Post by Botje »

Patches welcome!
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Post by topolinik »

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--- README.old	2014-01-13 19:16:21.000000000 +0100
+++ README	2014-01-13 19:37:22.000000000 +0100
@@ -66,8 +66,8 @@
 
 3.2 - Running Grim Fandango
 ---------------------------
-1. Copy the neccessary files to a folder on your Hard Drive
-2. Copy the patch to a game folder
+1. Copy the necessary files to a folder on your Hard Drive
+2. Copy the patch to this game folder
 3. Open ResidualVM
 4. Choose "Add Game"
 5. Select the folder you created in step 1
@@ -81,6 +81,10 @@
 If you want to play with software-rendering, see the configuration-section below.
 (or use the ingame settings to disable 3D Acceleration)
 
+Please note that, when launching the game for the first time, ResidualVM will
+perform a full check of your game data files against corruption. This will
+probably take some time but it won't happen again at successive runs.
+
 
 -----------------------------
 4 - Default Keyboard-settings
:D
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Post by Botje »

Applied, with minor edits. Thanks!
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Post by topolinik »

There was also a typo fixed there! (neccessary -> necessary)
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