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Cant run Kyrandia 2 & 3 - scummvm cant find the game fol

Post by wulv » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:04 pm

Hello...

According to ScummVM, I should be able to play all 3 games of Kyrandia. The first game worked perfectly but I can't get the second and third game to work

I've tried to copy the files from the cd but ScummVM says that it "could not find any game in the specified directory"

I've tried to add the KYRA.dat file to the folder but it doesn't work

I hope somebody can help me

Thanks,
Wulv

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Post by clem » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:10 pm

A specific list of the files ScummVM expects can be found on the datafiles page.

With kyra3 sometimes people forget to copy WESTWOOD.001 since that one is in a different folder. I think ScummVM expects all these files in one folder. Not sure about HoF.

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Post by wulv » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:24 pm

Hi Clem,
Thank you for your quick answer.

It still doesn't work.

My scummvm version is 0.11.1

I created a "kyra2" folder (for kyrandia 2) and copy these files:

*.PAK
*.TLK
FILEDATA.FDT
kyra.dat (231k or 183k versions)

and it still don't work.

What can be the problem?

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Post by clem » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:37 pm

I looked at the source (engines/kyra/detection.cpp) and ScummVM is looking for the file 'FATE.PAK' to detect Hand of Fate - do you have that file in the folder?

If that isn't the cause I don't know what is.

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Post by wulv » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:42 pm

Yes, I have FATE.PAK in the folder.

The folder contains total of 122 files (including kyra.dat).
All of them were copy from the CD of kyra2 (from this files list: http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Dataf ... nd_of_Fate)

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Post by LordHoto » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:04 pm

wulv wrote:My scummvm version is 0.11.1
You need an SVN build of ScummVM for kyra2 and kyra3 support, like it's stated in the news items.

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Post by clem » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:07 pm

LordHoto wrote: You need an SVN build of ScummVM for kyra2 and kyra3 support, like it's stated in the news items.
Ouch. I should've noticed that :)

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Post by wulv » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:16 pm

I'm sorry: what is SVN build ?

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Post by LordHoto » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:17 pm


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Post by wulv » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:45 pm

It's working!!! Perfectly!

I didn't knew I needed the SVN build.

thank you so much for your help! I'm so happy! :)

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Kyrandia 3: Malcolm's Revenge

Post by cmdrcool » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:56 am

Also about Kyrandia 3:
Tried to run it, using the latest ScummVM SubVersion Build (2894K exe file, last update: July 8, 2008, 4:52 pm).

ScummVM finds the game now in the directory. Click on START GAME and CRASH.

What is the problem? Can anybody help me please? :cry:

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Post by md5 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:00 am

What do you mean by "crash"? Does it actually crash or does it close abruptly? Did you copy ALL the necessary data files? (including westwood.001)

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Post by cmdrcool » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:39 am

sorry, wasnt clear.

by crashing I mean that suddenly ScummVM is gone. The application completely stops. No error message or anyhting else. Just click on start game and ... back to the desktop.

and yes, i did copy all the files.

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Post by cmdrcool » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:00 pm

GOT IT:

I fixed it myself. Here the solution:
- You need the ScummVM latest SV build
- copy all files from malcolm CD folder malcolm + westwood.001
- also get a hold of the latest kyra.dat file! there is a special version there as well! here the link: http://scummvm.svn.sourceforge.net/svnr ... a/kyra.dat

good luck with it.

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Post by tectronic » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:00 am

Hi,

I have a same problem as CMDRCOOL posted. I read back this topic and i make all the steps, but when i start kyrandia 3 the scummvm is gone. I have a cd-rom version of the game. The other games in scummvm is run perfectly. Any idea what is wrong. Please help.

Thanks in Advance
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