Broken Sword I and II (DVD version)

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leandroribeiro
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Broken Sword I and II (DVD version)

Post by leandroribeiro »

Hi there!

I'm both new to the forum and to ScummVM. I've switched to Linux some years ago, but I've recently missed the fun of some Adventure Games. I wanted to play Broken Sword and found out about ScummVM.

I've installed ScummVM 0.11 via YAST and tried to add BrokenSword 1 and 2 from the DVD (Sold-Out version), but I'm always told that there are no game files in the directories.

The DVD has some root files and two folders: Sword1 and Sword2. Inside those folders I have three files: Setup.exe, Setup.2 and Setup.3. Each one of these files is 350Mb in size. I have nothing more.

Is it possible to use this DVD with ScummVM? Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,
Leandro

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Post by clem »

Since the files are packed you will have to run the windows installer (maybe wine will work?) and install the files to HD to get the datafiles ScummVM expects.

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Post by leandroribeiro »

Well, I followed your lead and something curious happened: I installed via Wine and the game works fine! So I won't be needing ScummVM to play it. Anyway, I've noticed that a folder named ScummVM was created during installation, so I guess the game itself uses it.

Everything is working swell so far, sound, video, etc.

Thanks :)

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Post by clone2727 »

leandroribeiro wrote:Well, I followed your lead and something curious happened: I installed via Wine and the game works fine! So I won't be needing ScummVM to play it. Anyway, I've noticed that a folder named ScummVM was created during installation, so I guess the game itself uses it.
AFAIK, the sold-out versions use ScummVM. So, you're using wine to run ScummVM. It would be much easier just to get the linux version of ScummVM and run that.

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Post by leandroribeiro »

I've done that and gained performance. Thanks!

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Post by leandroribeiro »

Just one problem arises from using ScummVM instead of Wine: the cutscenes!

Now I don't have cutscenes. I know of the old problem and of the DXA alternative, but this SoldOut version comes with .mp2 and .ogg videos, so it should work.

Any idea whys is this happening? :|

Thanks,
Leandro

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Post by Longcat »

hae you set the Extras path in tha Paths tab in ScummVM -> Edit Game to the folder with the cutscenes?

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Post by leandroribeiro »

Yes, I've done that with no luck :(

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Post by Ceri Cat »

Hmm is it possible you didn't compile with the flags for MP2 and Ogg enabled?

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Post by clem »

If you want to give the (lossless video compression!) dxa versions of the cutscenes a try, they're available at the download page.

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Post by leandroribeiro »

Hmm is it possible you didn't compile with the flags for MP2 and Ogg enabled?
I didn't compile it: I installed ScummVM with Yast. Maybe that's it.

I'll try to compile it myself to see if there is any difference.

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Post by leandroribeiro »

Anyway: the cutscenes work if I use the DXA ones. I think I'll stick to it unless I run into other game that requires mp2. Since I don't play much, I'll leave re-compile ScummVM to another time.

Thanks to you all for your help.

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Post by clem »

leandroribeiro wrote:Anyway: the cutscenes work if I use the DXA ones. I think I'll stick to it unless I run into other game that requires mp2. Since I don't play much, I'll leave re-compile ScummVM to another time.
Broken Sword 1 and 2 are the only games requiring mpeg2 support.

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