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Ender
08-02-2003, 06:52 AM
Version 0.5.0 of ScummVM, the classic adventure game interpreter, has just been
released. This is our most tested version yet, and with its release we come
bearing gifts!

New in this version, besides the usual bugfixes and improvements are:
- Extensive overhaul of the music subsystem, more games now support music
- Support for the Enhanced (V2) versions of Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken
- Support for Beneath a Steel Sky, made possible thanks to Revolution Software
supplying us with the original assembly source code!
- Aspect Ratio correction added, by popular request

A more detailed list of changes and a list of all supported games can be found
on our homepage (http://www.scummvm.org/)

As an extra SPECIAL bonus, the really really wonderful people at Revolution
Software Ltd have decided to allow us to make Beneath a Steel Sky *freeware!*

You can download either the CD version (70M, includes speech) or the smaller
Floppy version (8M), along with ScummVM 0.5.0, from our website:
http://www.scummvm.org/downloads.php

bgbennyboy
08-02-2003, 10:24 AM
In a startling coincidence ScummVM Quick and Easy (http://quick.mixnmojo.com) has been updated too.

I hurriedly updated it last night, cuss you ScummVM, you've never released on time before ¬

scabb
08-02-2003, 02:30 PM
Revolution are the coolest.

I've been waiting to play a talking, musical version of BASS for quite a while. Scumm VM wins.

ThunderPeel2001
08-02-2003, 07:15 PM
Beneath A Steel Sky rocks!
Revolution Rock!
The ScummVM team ROCK!

Thank you SO much everyone who made this happen!

If you've never played BASS, what are you waiting for??

~ John

elTee
08-02-2003, 08:09 PM
Beneath a Steel Sky is so awesome. I haven't played it since it was new either, cos every time I put the CD in any of my most recent computers it crashes after about 5 mins. Thank you ScummVM!

Moosferatu
08-02-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by LucasTones
Beneath a Steel Sky is so awesome. I haven't played it since it was new either, cos every time I put the CD in any of my most recent computers it crashes after about 5 mins. Thank you ScummVM!

Did it happen while traveling between screens? If so there is an easy way to prevent it from crashing.

elTee
08-02-2003, 08:19 PM
I can't remember, but I think so.. please tell me the easy way!

ThunderPeel2001
08-02-2003, 08:46 PM
You press Scoll Lock ONCE. But who cares?? Just use ScummVM!

~ John

Moosferatu
08-02-2003, 10:20 PM
Yeah, ThunderPeel's got it.

Oystein
08-04-2003, 06:14 PM
The music volume is awfully low though. Any solutions to this?

bgbennyboy
08-04-2003, 07:10 PM
Either set it ingame on the F5 menu or set it in the 'music volume box' in scummvm quick and easy or set it on the command line with -m<num>.

Bobo Donkey™
08-08-2003, 03:24 PM
Next you should try to make ScummVM compatible with Flight of the Amazon Queen

bgbennyboy
08-08-2003, 10:23 PM
ScummVM 0.5.1 released today.

BooJaka
08-09-2003, 04:14 PM
I'm using ScummVM 0.5.1 and I can't get BASS to work. It says there's an error in line 3 or something. The message flashes up too fast for me to read it properly and ScummVM exits. Anyone else get this?

Ender
08-09-2003, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by BooJaka
I'm using ScummVM 0.5.1 and I can't get BASS to work. It says there's an error in line 3 or something. The message flashes up too fast for me to read it properly and ScummVM exits. Anyone else get this?

Run it from a command prompt and lemme know what the message is.

BooJaka
08-16-2003, 12:07 PM
OK, I finally got it...

Looking for sky
Trying to start game 'Beneath a Steel Sky'
WARNING: MM System Error 'There is not enough memory available for this task. Quit one or more applications to increase available memory, and then try again.'!

Can't open midi device. Errorcode: 3!

I will turn off and turn on my computer repeatedly in the vain hope that that will work until someone gets back to me. Please do!

Ender
08-16-2003, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by BooJaka
OK, I finally got it...



I will turn off and turn on my computer repeatedly in the vain hope that that will work until someone gets back to me. Please do!

Our sound guys opinion is that something on your computer is very screwed.. but I assume you still get this error after rebooting, so I'll try to help.

Open up C:\Windows\scummvm.ini, and under the [sky] bit add the line:
music_driver=adlib

Music will now use 'emulated' midi, so may sound a bit funny.

You can try editing

khalek
08-16-2003, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by Ender
Our sound guys opinion is that something on your computer is very screwed.. but I assume you still get this error after rebooting, so I'll try to help.

Open up C:\Windows\scummvm.ini, and under the [sky] bit add the line:
music_driver=adlib

Music will now use 'emulated' midi, so may sound a bit funny.

You can try editing

Wrong, BASS supports adlib in addition to MT-32, so it will not use 'emulated' MIDI but rather adlib specific music.

BooJaka
08-16-2003, 01:40 PM
Alright! It's working (for now)!

Thanks.

And yes, I think my computer is pretty screwed up. Thanks for the technical analysis ;)

Ender
08-16-2003, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by khalek
Wrong, BASS supports adlib in addition to MT-32, so it will not use 'emulated' MIDI but rather adlib specific music.

I had no idea :)

Joshi
08-16-2003, 03:03 PM
can someone please recommend a good mirro to get BASS from, only I tried it from one and the thing just didn't work at all. then i tried another and it worked, but when I talked to joey about egtting a enw body from that welding robot, I lost my cursor but things still went on. Any help? Which mirro did you guys use to download it?

Oystein
08-16-2003, 05:06 PM
Try Gamershell (http://www.gamershell.com/news_BBeneathaSteelSkyBFreewa.shtml)

Jake
08-16-2003, 06:13 PM
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/scummvm/BASS-CD.zip?download thats not good enough for you? theres a zillion mirrors there.

Huz
08-16-2003, 10:04 PM
Yes, they're all exactly the same, Joshimeister. :) I used Heanet myself, but it doesn't make any difference. If you're having trouble, try upgrading to ScummVM 0.5.1, which fixes a few random BASS bugs, apparently.

Joshi
08-17-2003, 04:20 PM
Alrighty, and thank you very much everyone, time to kick some... ass. Hey! Who is the enemy in this friggin game? (rhetorical)