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jemoore113
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Sam and Max on Mac

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First of all, let me say this is a great program, and I love being able to run my old PC games. I've successfully been able to play Monkey Island, Indiana Jones, and Loom. However, for some reason, when I try to start Sam & Max, ScummVM just quits. No error message, nothing. The files in the directory I'm trying to run it from are:
MONSTER.SOU
SAMNMAX.SM0
SAMNMAX.SM1
These are the only files I found on the required list on the wiki. Any ideas?
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Post by jemoore113 »

Just realized I should clarify one thing. I'm running the ScummVM under MacOS X. The Sam and Max files are from the PC floppy.
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Post by spacetroll »

The fact that you're using the PC Floppy version under the Mac OS X port of ScummVM shouldn't make any difference. Have you tried re-copying the data files from the floppy, in case they got corrupted in the transfer or some such? That would be my first thought.
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Post by jemoore113 »

Yes, I've tried to recopy it, so unless the files were already corrupted before I copied them (I hope not) then it's something else.
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Post by sev »

ScummVM definitely prints out an error message.

Run it from the console to see.


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Post by Jimbob »

sev wrote:ScummVM definitely prints out an error message.

Run it from the console to see.


Eugene
or use Console in the Utilities folder to check the output of the crash.
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Post by jemoore113 »

Thanks for the tip. The error message says:

IMuse initialization - Device not available!
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Post by eriktorbjorn »

jemoore113 wrote:Thanks for the tip. The error message says:

IMuse initialization - Device not available!
That's the kind of error you'd get if ScummVM can't initialise the MIDI driver. As a workaround, you could change the Music driver setting to "Adlib" instead. However, that's far from ideal since Sam & Max, unlike the earlier games, does not have any music specifically written for Adlib.

From what I understand, the Mac version of ScummVM has a couple of different MIDI drivers: CoreAudio, CoreMIDI and QuickTime. I have absolutely no idea what the difference between them is, but could you try and see if any or them works for you?
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Post by jemoore113 »

Hey, it worked!
I set the driver to QuickTime and it seems to run fine.
Thanks a lot!
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