FreeSCI SCI engine implementation has been merged in

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As already stated, that information isn't the most accurate...

FreeSCI did some great work - although their ad-hoc support for the Windows platform was odd at best - supporting a lot of the early games. Let's not be upset/annoyed that [insert favourite game name] will not playable in the short term. Sierra did no favours when they used a '101' different engine versions (certainly looks much worse than Lucasarts' SCUMM). FreeSCI with their policy of 'clean room code' certainly made it much more difficult and I don't know if that is to continue? Fresh blood/ideas/time on the engine in the form of existing ScummVM team members and a ready made environment should speed up certain developments but who new games (albeit an engine version change) will come much later [if at all] I'd imagine.
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well well

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I understood that SCI1 vga engine has no tool to develop new games (there's a half abandoned project).
SCI0 has full tools (sci studio) to develop a new game that in the future may run under scummvm...

anyone confirm? :roll:
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This might help (am I the only one who reads the wiki regularly):
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/SCI/Development
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/SCI/Fan_Games
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sure it h
elps !
thanx :wink:
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I'm currently writing a remake of King's Quest II in the SCI0 engine. It runs fine in DOS, but in FreeSCI there are a few glitches when interacting with water as if it's not interpreting the script code exactly as it should. So these errors would be inherent in ScummVM as well unless the problem is solved. It isn't like AGI where the logic files can be decompiled quite easily, SCI script resources can't be decompiled (easily) and therefore the chances of an SCI0 fangame running in FreeSCI/ScummVM are a little lower. It all depends on how well FreeSCI will emulate the SCI engine, which right now isn't perfect.
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The news of FreeSCI merging with SCUMMVM makes me incredibly happy! I know that's a repeated sentiment, but sometimes those involved can never be heaped with enough praise! Thank you to all involved - you're all worthy of being labelled genius!

- Alex
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MusicallyInspired wrote:I'm currently writing a remake of King's Quest II in the SCI0 engine. It runs fine in DOS, but in FreeSCI there are a few glitches when interacting with water as if it's not interpreting the script code exactly as it should. So these errors would be inherent in ScummVM as well unless the problem is solved. It isn't like AGI where the logic files can be decompiled quite easily, SCI script resources can't be decompiled (easily) and therefore the chances of an SCI0 fangame running in FreeSCI/ScummVM are a little lower. It all depends on how well FreeSCI will emulate the SCI engine, which right now isn't perfect.
Which tool are you using to develop it?
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SCI Companion. A (superior) off-shoot of SCI Studio.
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MusicallyInspired wrote:SCI Companion. A (superior) off-shoot of SCI Studio.
Do you have a link for an home page?

:wink:
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rivadolmo wrote:
MusicallyInspired wrote:SCI Companion. A (superior) off-shoot of SCI Studio.
Do you have a link for an home page?

:wink:
http:///www.google.com
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Thanx so much !

Do you have a personal web page for your project?
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rivadolmo wrote:Thanx so much !

Do you have a personal web page for your project?
I know I shouldn't bite but... are you being 'stupid' on purpose? Ever thought of clicking the 'The website of Brandom Blume' image in each of his posts? And/or learn to use a search engine FFS.
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Please, keep it civil.
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