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bgbennyboy
10-05-2002, 06:51 AM
Right, here's my attempt to inject some life into this forum.

In this thread, post requests for a Scumm related utility you'd like to see. By that I mean ripping/changing/viewing utilities more than new interpreters and engines but if thats what you want post it.

Once we've got a fair number of requested utilites we can have a poll and see which is the most wanted and then discuss the technical feasibility of it (how you'd go about making it).

A daft idea? Probably, but we can see how it goes.

Ender
10-05-2002, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by bgbennyboy
Right, here's my attempt to inject some life into this forum.

Hm, not much life yet :)

Alright, how about this. I offer to make my best attempt at coding the most wanted utility - if it's feasible, of course.

bgbennyboy
10-05-2002, 01:00 PM
There you go ppl, what more do you want?
Let the suggestions commence!

Jake
10-05-2002, 03:19 PM
I'd like a utility that will play cutscenes from the scumm games (insane/smush?) :) I'm sure that's the easiest one.

Murray-Mint
10-05-2002, 03:19 PM
How about a dialog ripper AND editor!

Oooh Ender, I have the perfect idea! How about a SCUMM interpreter for Windows! That would be so great!

:)

Murray-Mint
10-05-2002, 03:26 PM
Hell yes Jake, a cutscene viewer would rock to hell! Even just CMI and Grim cutscene viewer would be great!

And an extension to the dialogue ripper and editor, make it a dialogue tree browser :)

Oooh, and on a separate note, find out how to activate the Star Wars swordfighting in CMI.

Gabez
10-05-2002, 04:12 PM
I think some kind of animation ripper would be quite good. Like you select your game, then character, then you see a list of all the animations they have, and you can convert it to .gif at the touch of a button!

It would be a lot easier than sticking loads of skins together, and the end result would probably be a lot less jerky.

scabb
10-05-2002, 06:10 PM
Animation Ripper! Tis good idea, seems unfeasable though.

How about....damn, all the good ideas have been taken :)

Erm....A Costume ripper? :naughty:

Or maybe some more graphics filters....crazy ones, that reduce stuff to 16 colours, make the colours negative, add Sepia filtering, distort the game..

I also always wanted a font that was like the dialog in MI. Make me one!

Or make a programme that will allow you to edit characters, so you can import yourself into Monkey Island

JackTheGaffer
10-06-2002, 03:57 AM
A mass music ripper that rips all of CMI music at once.

khalek
10-08-2002, 07:31 AM
a scumm compiler! :)

a crossplatform datafile viewer in the style of scummrev using something like wxwindows would be nice as well.

moebius
10-09-2002, 06:15 AM
Maybe the most-wanted killer utility would be a set of compiler/editor to make games that could be run by the Scumm(tm) engine. It could be insuperable if the generated data could be interpreted by the CMI version of the Scumm(tm) engine.

Best regards,

bgbennyboy
10-09-2002, 06:33 AM
Heh that IS ScummIDE.
Well it will be one day......eventually...........perhaps.....

khalek
10-09-2002, 07:01 AM
I'd settle for a compiler right now, freesci uses a compiler to perform a series of unit tests, something scummvm would really benefit from.

jannar85
10-15-2002, 07:34 AM
I liked the idea of an animation ripper, which transforms the animation into one gif animation. :)

Also, you know that GLUMOL can open LEC games?

Huz
10-15-2002, 07:43 PM
I like the sound of that dialogue tree explorer, Murray. The other suggestions (apart from the SCUMM compiler) sound like something that would have a limited lifespan - but you could play around with a dialogue viewer, like, forever!

Or until you got fed up of reading/hearing dialogue, man.

Murray-Mint
10-16-2002, 11:37 AM
Hey, your avatar, it's Marvin, on Magrathea!

Huz
10-16-2002, 02:55 PM
Leave it, bring it, I think I'll turn myself off.

Murray-Mint
10-17-2002, 11:40 AM
Those whale innards and that smashed bowl of petunias should be able to keep you company!

ThunderPeel2001
10-19-2002, 08:00 AM
All I have ever wanted is something to decompile the OLD SCUMM games (like MM, Zak, Last Crusade) will I ever get to see one? :(

~ John

Ender
10-19-2002, 08:49 AM
Well, sometime in the next month or two I plan to write Descumm1 (because in the next month we hope to start ScummVM support for MM/Zak)... so I don't see why not ;)

Originally posted by ThunderPeel2001
All I have ever wanted is something to decompile the OLD SCUMM games (like MM, Zak, Last Crusade) will I ever get to see one? :(

~ John

Blondebeard
10-20-2002, 08:10 PM
A custom, (animation) ripper for all animations in CMI. That would be cool!

Carthag
12-17-2002, 10:59 AM
So how about that poll, eh?

Personally, a dialogue browser sounds lush, but of course, not beating a ScummIDE. I'd have so much fun with that I'd never leave the house again.

Also, hi.

bgbennyboy
12-17-2002, 01:06 PM
Heh I completely forgot about this thread. I was doing a dialogue ripper/editor but its on hold. I'll do a poll in the new year I think, we could do with some more suggestions.

ScummIDE is disqualified from any poll since its already in development so dont ask for that. Be original ppl, costume/akos rippers to animated gifs? Theres loads of stuff that could be made. Get suggesting.

Carthag
12-17-2002, 01:47 PM
Map generators, so you can see the interconnections between various rooms. Various views, tree, etc.
An idea for the dialogue browser, an interactive mode, so you can play the conversations without entering a game. Not sure if that's really so interesting, but should be simple if you've a working browser anyway.
"cheats" for getting every pickable object in the game, just for the hell of it. Not like that would make it more fun to play. Now that I think about it, you might strike that.
I suppose it would be possible, although hard, to do a drunky mode. Mess with the path-finding, make all dialogue schilly, etc.

jannar85
12-18-2002, 02:59 AM
Font ripper ---> to image?

dcnigma
09-23-2009, 02:04 PM
PNG injector for Monkey Island 1 :)

jestar_jokin
09-26-2009, 12:09 AM
PNG injector for Monkey Island 1 :)

You can achieve this with a bit of effort and some tools from http://www.jestarjokin.net/ (at least, for Monkey Island 1 CD).

Use ScummPacker to extract the game resources, SCUMM Image Encoder (mi2img) to convert between PNG and the game files, and pack the game again with ScummPacker. You can only do things with backgrounds, and it's limited to 160 colours. The extracted files you need are RMHD (header information), SMAP, (the actual image data), and CLUT (the palette).

dcnigma
09-26-2009, 07:10 AM
@jestar_jokin
Thx for the info gone try that

purple_tentacle_
10-03-2009, 06:17 PM
I think some kind of animation ripper would be quite good. Like you select your game, then character, then you see a list of all the animations they have, and you can convert it to .gif at the touch of a button!

It would be a lot easier than sticking loads of skins together, and the end result would probably be a lot less jerky.

I...would love that!!!!!!!!