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Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Tally Ho] #1188440
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Originally Posted by Tally Ho
Having read this post, I decided to try scumm. (Have used Dosbox before, but it's a bit of a challenge.)
So easy! Downloaded and installed scumm; decided to try Shivers.
Created a new folder C:/Shivers and copied the CD contents into that folder.
Told scumm: New game, and pointed it to that folder - and BOOM! it worked perfectly. Sound and all!
Only one other tweak; changed the screen resolution because it plays in a window of it's own, and won't go full-screen.

Ixupi's beware - here I come!

I expect all old games will not be so cooperative, but hey! It's something.


Alt-TAB makes ScummVM play the game in full screen. And take you back to windowed mode if you should want.

Always good to read the data files document for the game you intend to play. Sometimes small extra steps are needed, like renaming some files from multi-disc games after copying them to HD (Gabriel Knight 2 and Broken Sword for example). And many files on the CDs are not needed and would only take up space on the HD. https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Datafiles

Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: frazap] #1188594
06/12/19 01:13 PM
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I'm getting towards the end of the game, now, but I have enjoyed myself SO much I think I will just HAVE to carry on in the same vein and play The Rose Tattoo next laugh laugh laugh


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Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Mad] #1188596
06/12/19 01:37 PM
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Wonderful! dance

Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Marian] #1188662
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Yep laugh Now started the Rose Tattoo yay


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Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Mad] #1188663
06/13/19 02:50 PM
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Enjoy it to the max, Mad! thumbsup

Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Marian] #1188680
06/13/19 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Marian
Enjoy it to the max, Mad! thumbsup


Or is that "Mad Max?" hehehehe


That will be ten Dramoi.
Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Tally Ho] #1188686
06/13/19 05:34 PM
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Who knows ???? evil

[And thanks, Marian grin]


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Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Mad] #1188919
06/16/19 12:24 AM
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Well you convinced me on Scumm so off to download!


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Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: flotsam] #1190047
06/29/19 04:11 PM
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I'm well into my re-play of The Rose Tattoo now and it is holding up amazingly well. A truly excellent oldie thumbsup

The conversation trees are just about as "picky" as they were in The Serrated Scalpel so do need care - but the way the characters look and move around on screen in this later game is massively improved and very realistic for such an old game.

And the voice acting for both Holmes and Watson is extremely good.

lol Just needed to share my enthusiasm !! lol


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Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Mad] #1190048
06/29/19 04:20 PM
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Great to hear your thoughts about the game, Mad. I need to play this again. joy2

Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Mad] #1190054
06/29/19 05:11 PM
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I'm glad you're enjoying yourself Mad, but what exactly do you mean when you say the conversation trees are "picky"? I've thought about buying this game but never convinced myself.

Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: oldbroad] #1190070
06/29/19 09:04 PM
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Hi Marion. I know very well you would enjoy it. It's just finding the time .... right ??

Hi oldbroad.
The conversation trees show as lines of text to click on with a scroll down slider at the side.
But I had to constantly check, after clicking on ALL the lines, as to whether another had suddenly "appeared ".
(The same thing went on throughout the Serrated Scalpel game.)
Just takes a bit of extra care and attention and doesn't detract from my overall enjoyment yes


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Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: Mad] #1190080
06/29/19 10:21 PM
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Okay. Thanks for the explanation Mad. That doesn't sound too bad.

Re: Some People Go To Ridiculous lengths .... [Re: oldbroad] #1190082
06/29/19 11:32 PM
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You seem to enjoy plenty of oldies, oldbroad and I reckon you would like this one too laugh


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