using scumm tools for compression, bit of help?

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superfighter
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using scumm tools for compression, bit of help?

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tried to compress the bun files for curse of monkey island but im a bit of a noob when it comes to using scumm tools.

when i download scummtools i get a folder of applications that dont open when clicked, is that how its supposed to be?
anyways just wanna make sure ive got all of this right?
i copied all of files across COMILA1 etc aswell as the resource folder.
copied the lame.exe and the compress scumm bun in to the resource, created two new folders origional and compressed. moved the Bun files from the resource in to the origional folder, created a txt file compress_scumm_bun.exeMUSDISK1.BUN "original" "compressed" etc and soo on and saved it say as compress.BAT.
when i open it up, it says it cant open any of the bun files. Ive copied the files across from the CD a few times incase of file corruption, so please any help??? :lol:

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Post by Longcat »

Right click the bun files and select Proberties to check if the *.bun files are write protected.
If that does not help, please state the contents of the *.bat file you created.

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Re: using scumm tools for compression, bit of help?

Post by DCDayDreamer »

superfighter wrote:when i open it up, it says it cant open any of the bun files. Ive copied the files across from the CD a few times incase of file corruption, so please any help??? :lol:
You'll get that same error message if the paths to the files are not correct, make a new folder on your hard drive (it can also be a sub-folder within any of your Scumm folders), you only need the following files and folders in that new folder:

compressed (empty folder)
original (empty folder)
compress_scumm_bun.bat (name the .bat anything you want to)
compress_scumm_bun.exe
lame.exe

For COMI, put the following files into the 'original' folder:

MUSDISK1.BUN
MUSDISK2.BUN
VOXDISK1.BUN
VOXDISK2.BUN

create a new '.bat' file or Paste the following into your existing '.bat' file:

Code: Select all

compress_scumm_bun.exe MUSDISK1.BUN "original" "compressed"
compress_scumm_bun.exe MUSDISK2.BUN "original" "compressed"
compress_scumm_bun.exe VOXDISK1.BUN "original" "compressed"
compress_scumm_bun.exe VOXDISK2.BUN "original" "compressed"
Run the .bat file, when finished (depending on the speed of your PC) you'll have all four '.BUN' files created in the 'compressed' folder. The commands in the '.bat' file will use the default MP3 compression settings, here's the results that I got with those default settings:

MUSDISK1.BUN (uncompressed 168 MB) (compressed 38.6 MB)
MUSDISK2.BUN (uncompressed 181 MB) (compressed 40.5 MB)
VOXDISK1.BUN (uncompressed 143 MB) (compressed 59.0 MB)
VOXDISK2.BUN (uncompressed 180 MB) (compressed 73.7 MB)

Hope that helps.

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Post by superfighter »

mate cheers for that! i moved them to a seperate folder instead of try to convert in the resources and it converted just fine
thnaks once again:D :D

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