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Wh1t3b0Y
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Re: Scummvm not working

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digitall wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 3:12 pm You could also try "scummvm -q en" to force English as I am not sure, but I think you are using this on an Italian Windows Install from the message on your console and that may be breaking the UI in a corner case...
yea i did try that as well, i was wondering if the language discrepancy would have caused any conflict.
I guess at this stage i'm just gonna give up. Unfortunately company hardware is always funny when it comes to "out of policy" software.

I will just have to wait to get back home (i'm deployed offshore atm) and just run it on my pc.
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Re: Scummvm not working

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Ah one final thing you can try, either do this in a command window before calling scummvm or change your environment variables to support it, but do:
set SDL_AUDIODRIVER=directsound

There are some reports that the newer wasapi driver breaks on SDL which we use for backend video and audio on Windows... This environment variable forces
this to directsound i.e. DirectX...

If this still fails, try set SDL_AUDIODRIVER=dummy which should disable sound ...
Wh1t3b0Y
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Re: Scummvm not working

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even trying those 2 options had the same effect.
digitall
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Re: Scummvm not working

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Hmm... You can see what command line options you can change using "scummvm --help".
You may want to check if "scummvm -v" returns the version number and exits cleanly, then try "scummvm --list-themes" and then maybe "scummvm --gui-theme=builtin" and maybe "scummvm -F" to force windowed mode rather than full screen.

It seems to be getting hung up before it gets a graphics windows / launcher... so you could try starting the game from commandline directly. The manual has examples for this:
https://docs.scummvm.org/en/latest/adva ... _line.html

Basically pass the game id and the path parameter to where the game files are...
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Re: Scummvm not working

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digitall wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 6:49 pm Basically pass the game id and the path parameter to where the game files are...
hold up... so far i was doing all these tests without considering the game files i want to run (in this case Monkey 3).
i thought scummvm would have just opened its GUI and from there i would have placed all the required images and such.

Was i wrong all along?

Just for the sake of trying i have tested every possible command combo with your suggestions above and from a few picked from the command list.
with most of those commands i'm just getting the console briefly popping up (literally a tenth of a second) and nothing else
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Re: Scummvm not working

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The docs cover that fairly well i.e.
https://docs.scummvm.org/en/latest/use_ ... ncher.html
https://docs.scummvm.org/en/latest/use_ ... files.html
https://docs.scummvm.org/en/latest/use_ ... games.html

Hmm. Not sure then. It is hard to debug this remotely, though might be related to https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/pull/3003 ... Hard to say.
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