Friday, January 01, 2010

The Year We Make Contact

And so, 2009 comes to a close. For those of you who have a good memory, you might remember a post I made last year about what I had hoped to accomplish this year. Let's take a look:

2009 Goals: (In order of probable completion)
- Fix Cinepak decoder!
- Fix QuickTime IMA ADPCM!
- Get background videos working!
- Figure out image format for other Mohawk games (Current hunch: LZSS similar to Myst format)!
- Finish Riven support (aka all the hardcoded puzzles :P)!

I have crossed out what was accomplished. Technically, I have a WIP patch that allows for background videos to work in Riven and background videos already work in Myst. So, we might consider that one done, even on a bit of a stretch. :P And now for next year:

2010 Goals: (In order of probable completion)
- Finish Riven support (external commands, mostly)
- Finish Myst support (some resource fixes, and then lots of the hardcoded opcodes)
- A look into other games more

Again setting lofty goals! We may even consider them monolithic in size! (Pun intended!) And for one last treat, to see the "good" ending of Riven, open the debug console in ScummVM (ctrl+d) and use these commands:

var ttelevalve 1
var ttelepin 1
var ttelecover 1
var pcage 2
changeStack tspit 137

Turn the lever down and press the button and voila! (Note: The DVD version may have to use a different card number, but just walk over to the telescope if you end up elsewhere :P)

Happy New Year! :)

21 comments:

DrMcCoy said...

Congratz :)

What's your ETA for having Mohawk completely finished, then? In the year 2525? :P

clone2727 said...

Before Urban Runner is fixed, that's for sure :P

DrMcCoy said...

:o

We will see about that. >:(

clone2727 said...

Prove me wrong and fix it right now then! :D

DrMcCoy said...

You know what? I'll prove you wrong by having ur momma fix Urban Runner!

clone2727 said...

That's the worst insult I've ever heard :P

DrMcCoy said...

Ur momma is the worst insult I've ever seen! :P

clone2727 said...

Stop making lame insults and go fix UR! Or finish TLD support! :P

DrMcCoy said...

I'll finish fixing ur momma!

clone2727 said...

Well, if Riven is done soon, UR better catch up! :P

DrMcCoy said...

Riven done soon? *snortle*

You crack me up, little buddy. :)

clone2727 said...

Will be done before UR :P

DrMcCoy said...

Ur momma will be done before Riven.

clone2727 said...

Is it all your momma jokes with you? Nothing original?!?

DrMcCoy said...

Ur momma is nothing original

(yeah, as a kid, I fell into a pot of bad jokes :/)

clone2727 said...

Aw, poor Bonesy :(

Danny said...

Ey Clone, just saw your updates and that the engine has been comitted into ScummVM. Congrats with this big achievement... Already played around with Riven a bit in ScummVM and it is already very promising. Good luck with your goals for 2010 and thanks for the hard work.

Penpal Andrew said...

I have the 1993 Windows version of Myst on a CD. I moved all of the files to a folder. Scummvm does not recognize it as Myst. I am confused if there is another version of Scummvm which does recognize it.

clone2727 said...

@Penpal Andrew: Make sure you're using a daily build of ScummVM.

Penpal Andrew said...

thank you.

I used
# Win32 ScummVM Daily Snapshot (build from Subversion, 4481K Win32 exe file, last update: November 14, 2010, 6:53 am)Provided by ScummVM Team member Travis 'Kirben' Howell, updated several times daily

It found the program Myst. But when it ran, it showed the underground pot dislocated and then stopped into debug mode when I left the underground. Sorry if I am using the wrong words for places in Myst.

Anyway, I guess this is being worked on now?

clone2727 said...

@Penpal Andrew: Yes, we know there's a ton of bugs. Myst is still very much a work-in-progress.