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Post by clone2727 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:25 am

MrPunchy wrote:Game: Space Quest Remake
Game Version: Floppy/DOS/Spanish
ScummVM Version: 1.2.0svn52260
Operating System: Windows XP

Problems:
ScummVM crash after skip the intro.
EGA or VGA? Did you file a bug report?

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Post by Red_Breast » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:09 am

Thanks for clearing that up about the PQ2 demo.
Maybe one to add in the first post for the demos wanted thread - once SCI is supported.

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Post by MrPunchy » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:43 am

clone2727 wrote:
MrPunchy wrote:Game: Space Quest Remake
Game Version: Floppy/DOS/Spanish
ScummVM Version: 1.2.0svn52260
Operating System: Windows XP

Problems:
ScummVM crash after skip the intro.
EGA or VGA? Did you file a bug report?
Is the VGA Remake.
I don't know how to file a bug report...

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Post by md5 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:08 pm

MrPunchy wrote:
clone2727 wrote:
MrPunchy wrote:Game: Space Quest Remake
Game Version: Floppy/DOS/Spanish
ScummVM Version: 1.2.0svn52260
Operating System: Windows XP

Problems:
ScummVM crash after skip the intro.
EGA or VGA? Did you file a bug report?
Is the VGA Remake.
I don't know how to file a bug report...
It's in the FAQ:
http://www.scummvm.org/faq/#question.report-bugs

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Post by PhiloHippus » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:36 pm

Wiki states it needs retesting, so here is the current status:

Game: Laura Bow 2 (Laura Bow and the Dagger of Amon Ra)
Game Version: Dos/English (Floppy)
ScummVM Version: 1.2.0Svn52268
OS: Windows 7 x64

Problems: Current blocker to completion is bug 3050606, which causes the game to hang near the end of Act 5 (very near to the end of the game).

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Post by EddyDrama » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:43 pm

Game: Hoyle Official Book Of Games: Volume 1
Game Version: EGA/DOS/ENGLISH
Operating System: WinXP (SP3)
ScummVM Version 1.2.0svn52318

Partially playable, Hearts does not work. Error report 3052359

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Post by OmerMor » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:44 pm

I managed to reconstruct PQ2's resource.001 file.
Now it's a valid sci0 resource file, and there's no need for external view patches.
The fully working demo can be found here: http://hotfile.com/dl/64439791/8c333e5/ ... d.zip.html

I believe that because all the views that I had to reconstruct, were originally in the demo (as evident by their number and their compressed size), there should be no copyright issues with my work.

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Post by clone2727 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:18 am

OmerMor wrote:I managed to reconstruct PQ2's resource.001 file.
Now it's a valid sci0 resource file, and there's no need for external view patches.
The fully working demo can be found here: http://hotfile.com/dl/64439791/8c333e5/ ... d.zip.html

I believe that because all the views that I had to reconstruct, were originally in the demo (as evident by their number and their compressed size), there should be no copyright issues with my work.
You still took them from the full game. Just adding them into the resource volume does not mask the fact that you ripped them from the full game. I would not be comfortable with supporting this. I await an original uncompressed version.

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Post by OmerMor » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:51 pm

If the data (that came from a copyrighted game) is indistinguishable from data that was included in a freeware demo, is it illegal to distribute it?

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Post by clone2727 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:47 pm

OmerMor wrote:If the data (that came from a copyrighted game) is indistinguishable from data that was included in a freeware demo, is it illegal to distribute it?
Is it indistinguishable? We do not know that, as we have not yet found an uncorrupted copy of the demo. And, yes, it would still be illegal to take the views from a game that you buy and then distribute it. This is all very gray area... :\

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Post by JonWW » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:01 pm

Game: Quest for Glory 1: So You Want to Be a Hero
Game Version: VGA Remake.DOS/English
ScummVM Version: 1.2.0svn52375
Operating System: Operating system Win7 64-bit

Problems:

Completed using Thief hybrid character 477 points out of 500.

Found a text box graphical issue that I reported 3053093

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:26 pm

Yeah, best to stay on the good side of legality here...

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Post by OmerMor » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:58 pm

Oh well :-)
At least it was fun, challenging and educational. Learned about sci resource formats, and even got to implement sci's variant of lzw compression.

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Post by OmerMor » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:02 pm

Brandon/MusicallyInspired: Would you care to take a look at bug 3053125 I submitted about PQ3?
The bug is about adlib emulation, but I suspect the bad mix is also occurring with mt32. You have a good ear & a real mt32. Can you confirm this?

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:05 pm

When I get a chance I'll take a look at it.

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