Monday, November 22, 2010

Near Thanksgiving

Is this thing still on?

I have (sadly) neglected this blog for far too long. But, fear not! I am not dead (much)!

First off, the big kahuna. Riven is completable in the trunk. It actually has been for a while. I should have posted about it earlier... Ah well. It was a quiet night. August 31. I remember it as if it were only three months ago. At 11:47 PM, local time, I was able to complete the game in my local checkout without using the debug console (I did know the marble puzzle answer and Riven numerals previously, however). Soon after it became completable, I also implemented the marble puzzle itself.

Is it a big accomplishment? Probably. Is Riven supported now? Hell no. I still have to implement a few of the puzzles that help give you the marble puzzle solution and Riven numeral meanings. There's also some visual things that need to be done (which have no effect on the actual gameplay). There should be no major bugs in the game right now either, just missing features, which is a definite plus. Also, please don't submit bug reports yet!

Secondly, there is nothing else to report on. I found another SCI 1.1 Mac game (Hoyle 4) and did some other coding for stuff I can't really remember at this point. And I improved support for the Riven demo a bit so that the intro now plays when starting and you have the ability to hit that nice Exit button at the bottom of the screen.

Screenshot time!

Hot Demo Action

Some Fun with Marbles

"Care to join us?"

Tune in soon for some updates on currently in-progress Mohawk code (some of which isn't written by me!). Until next time... Shablagoo!!!!


Unknown said...

Sup Clone2727, congrats on the big accomplishment, great news. I'm gonna play some Riven this weekend for sure. Anyway, now that you have achieved this mayor milestone, what will be your next big one (next to fixing bugs of course)? Will it be finishing MYST/MYST ME support?

Anyway, thanks a lot for the hard work, and keep it up.

Cheers from Africa.

Unknown said...

Riven is completely playable in the trunk of what? :)

clone2727 said...

@Danny: I still have to finish the rest of the non-essential Riven puzzles. Then we'll see. Probably Myst in there ;)

@Simon: ScummVM

Anthony817 said...

Awesome! I can't wait for Myst to be compatible! Do you know if there is a single disc of Riven that was ever made? I hear that using multi disc games on ScummVM on Dreamcast is not possible, and as you well know, Riven is a huge game.

Oh well, I still have hope that Myst will work on Dreamcast as it has a single disc version.

clone2727 said...

@Anthony817: Only as a single DVD, not a single CD.