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  1. We have been pretty much active on SCUMM lately thanks to the fact that the number of maintainers for this engine has grown up to four/five concurrent devs, so please send your bug reports and don't be scared to do so! Yes, the enhancements are on by default!
  2. Please, please please, DO file it on the bug tracker! We might fix it and mark it as an enhancement!
  3. I am literally hoping for the COMI rendition, to be elected as the official theme That, or anything which diligently uses live performers and (as a drummer I'm finnicky about this) a well written rhythmic section. Which means, no drum parts which are clearly not written by drummers (looking at you, MI1, 2 and 5)
  4. Hi everyone! I wanted to pass a message from eriktorbjorn himself (who, by the way, is unable to register to this forum since it appears there's an issue which prevents people receiving confirmation mails). He recently merged a great feature which allows for disabling with a toggle some of the SCUMM improvements not found in the original interpreters. This can be done in the "Game Options" dialog (not in the global options dialog); you can find a list here https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=SCUMM/Game_Enhancements for details on what the setting covers now (for instance, the character spacing setting in Mac Indy3 has been incorporated into the toggle). I personally find this very cool, this is a great way to have some cool enhancements while still being able to lend a hand to purists and let them play something closer to the original experience.
  5. Heya! I'm getting reports of some folks trying to register an account here and not being able to receive a confirmation mail (independently from which mail provider they use), could you please check if there's an issue within the registration phase?
  6. For the love of whoever-you-want, keep COMI away from Bill Tiller! Why is there such need as fixing what's not broken in the first place? The hope is that nobody would invest the amount of money necessary to make something more than what's actually useful, which is a remaster with the original clean and high resolution assets...
  7. This is a volunteer project, and as such, developers are allowed to work on whatever they feel most fun working with, all of this with its advantages and disadvantages of the thing. Also, LucasArts games are currently being worked on more than you would expect: there has been a SMUSH font rewrite last year which makes it pixel perfect, there have been lots and lots of fixes in the walk code for every single major SCUMM version (from v2 to v8), v7-8 font drawing routine is currently in the process of being overhauled with a version which makes it pixel perfect and which correctly wraps text, COMI sprite decoding routine saw a major bug being fixed, and don't even get me started on iMUSE... I do understand the frustration in seeing that developers apparently neglect or forget old bugs, I really do: I was one of those But: 1) it's simply not true that they are not working on SCUMM games anymore, it's just that every major developer is working on at least two engines at once, so (being an after work activity) they might just not always have time to deal with them; 2) if you are upset about a certain bug, maybe an ancient one which nobody seems to care about anymore, do what I did: learn how to do it, and do it yourself, because if you really are the only one who cares, nobody else is going to do it for you! I'm serious, not being sarcastic, insulting, or anything! It can be a good learning experience and rewarding for sure. Also, about this: I can see how from the outside the attitude might seem a little cold but rest assured, that is how pull requests usually work, after all they are just requests for code review for a new patch. Of course most of the comments are going to be request for fixing syntax, memory leaks, and whatnot, but that is to be expected: the project has to maintain a very high code quality since the application is actually used to ship games on Steam/GOG nowadays.
  8. As I understand (someone correct me if I'm wrong), part of the savegame/pause UI is hardcoded and different for every game, and it would require a great amount of work (per game) to add all those quirks back in exactly the same way they were originally presented.
  9. Unfortunately not 1:1... Yet But I'd say that the current one is a pretty good approximation which is still missing a few accuracy quirks. An approximation which I couldn't bother to replicate on The Dig for now even though they share the same audio code because I hate that game
  10. Thanks for the bug report @OzzieMonkey! Have you been using the latest dev build? Please try that one and tell me if it happens again (I did start a new game on Android a few days ago, now I'm on Blood Island, and I didn't encounter this problem) A little update on the ScummVM dev side: after this work was done (and there's still a Pull Request pending for Full Throttle) they asked me to go and properly decompile the original Digital iMUSE; this is gonna take A LOT. Luckily half the decompilation work was already done in 2008, but still, the hard part will be the integration of this old Windows based code with the current ScummVM one. I'm hoping they'll be making a ScummVM release with the current fixes (which are good, but still a temporary viable solution), otherwise I'll see you guys in several months haha EDIT: Next time, don't hesistate to send me a private message for other CMI-iMUSE related bug reports, so I won't miss it!
  11. Done, this still doesn't work, but thanks a lot for your work and your help anyway
  12. Wait! I've found this one, and I confirm it works with the Italian version: https://mega.co.nz/#!2AcSyKoR!hezuWT3gJy6kxbtNNUsZRBHBJRMnHYEN6zV9DPhQuf8 No music though...
  13. I've done everything you mentioned, still no dice I might be able to "get" the english version, just to see if my pc is the problem or not. Could it be helpful?
  14. No problem! - Yes, I changed the resolution to 1366x786 - Yes, I did - Yes, I did - No, it doesn't, even with compatibility settings
  15. Hi Benny, I've tried your installer: it works just fine. I've tried your launcher: when I click on "play", nothing happens. I checked the task manager, Monkey4.exe is sitting there doing nothing and just keeps my cpu busy for no reason. Thanks for your hard work, Andrew EDIT: I'm running Windows 8.1 x64, I have the Italian version
  16. As promised, update: http://www.mediafire.com/download/znb82aa1nolgfj8/introCMI.mid
  17. Never thought of that, but I guess it doesn't accept MIDIs, that's the main problem On the other hand, I'll definitely upload the other mp3 files on SoundCloud, thanks
  18. This project is absolutely not dead, I have two pieces near completion but I have to study for my finals until 11th of this month Stay tuned!
  19. And while MI Theme is reaaally near to completion... What could it be? http://www.mediafire.com/download/t37ghvkkvi9f8h7/wip1.mid
  20. I'll do my best In the while, after a very short conversation with Peter McConnell on facebook, here's what I got hold on: http://www.mediafire.com/play/xi3vhq408d2hwt1/Voodoo_Lady_MI2.mp3 This is just a MI2 midi with a VST arrangement, as the title suggests. But listen to those sounds, do they remind you something?
  21. Thanks guys, really But as far as I know, that demake project was dead Anyway, here's an update for you: http://www.mediafire.com/?xbtcqzgx7a19b9j This is like... 50% of the entire and complete work for the main theme It's got: Drums Percussions Bass Rhythm Guitar Lead Guitar MT-32 Organ (it still needs some corrections here and there, but... yes, there actually IS a MT-32 Organ in the recording, and it looks like it's taken directly from MI1, and so I did; and, as Land did on the recording, I still have to make some adjustments)
  22. The OldSchool project gave me an idea: what if I sequenced note-by-note, instrument-by-instrument some of the great tracks played by top quality players (including Michael Land himself on electric bass) in this great game? I tried to capture every single note (man, even the errors, when possible), even with the limitations of General Midi (for instance, timbales have a great variety of sounds, even though they are just two pieces of drums, and General Midi has only got two sounds for them, high and low). So far, here they are: Stan's theme: Download! (click here) Download VST Version, to see the similarities with the original one, just for fun Wally's theme: Download! (click here) (WILL BE UPDATED SOON because of some percussions related inaccuracies) The intro! Or at least, the catchy part of it: Download! (click here) Work in progress: - Main theme (!): Only misses 2 steel drums tracks and it's done. Let me know what you think, your opinion on this is really important!
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