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Old 08-05-2010, 11:29 AM   #41
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:37 AM   #42
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Right now I'm trying to update the installer to stop the issue where it hangs when iterating through the drives.

If anyone has the problem where the installer just hangs when it loads please contact me - I need to test a fix with you and I cant reproduce the problem myself.

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:50 PM   #43
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sorry, I'm on holiday right now, but I can help with testing once I get back home next week:P
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:02 PM   #44
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Cool. Will the new installer install the patch.m4b file from the v1.2 CDs?
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:51 AM   #45
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I cant remember - did you send me a list of all the files on your cds so I could compare? I dont have access to all my email on this computer.

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:47 AM   #46
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Yup - I'll send them to you again...
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:48 AM   #47
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:01 PM   #48
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I'm nearly done making changes to the installer but I'm still confused by your version of EMI. As far as I know V1.1 is the latest release and that version is the last patch that Lucasarts released. It would seem that you have some unknown version - not just the game with the patch slipstreamed but a version beyond that.

Just to clarify (and to record it here for anyone else in the future):

You have the English version of EMI
Its an official genuine release
The readme identifies it as v1.2 of EMI (and ingame in the gee-whiz screen)
Your version includes patch.m4b and secrets.m4b


If possible can you send me secrets.m4b, monkey4.exe and the readme? I'm particularly interested in secrets.m4b - your dir listing shows it to be an 8 byte file - but it doesn't exist in my EMI - either patched or unpatched.

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Old 08-11-2010, 06:45 AM   #49
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This is off topic but I just found this really odd screenshot. Um, how do you get there?
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:21 AM   #50
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This is off topic but I just found this really odd screenshot. Um, how do you get there?
That looks like the section of the dock that was cut out of the main game... the only time Guybrush is ever there in the final thing is at the very beginning, and he's not player-controlled at that point.
I'd have to assume this comes from a pre-release version or from some form of photoshopping. *shrugs*



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Old 08-11-2010, 09:30 AM   #51
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This is off topic but I just found this really odd screenshot. Um, how do you get there?
It is in the demo version, iIrc. They probably removed it, since there is nothing to do there. There are more minor details which feel unfinished in it.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:12 AM   #52
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Was the installer ever updated? Is so, did you have any luck with the video?
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:34 AM   #53
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I've updated the installer with new cd-finding code. I started updating the launcher with the new patches, the higher res windowed mode patch works but the fix for blacking out the background while videos are playing never worked so I was messing with that.

However:
I forgot that the bink movies need to be patched for that black background fix to work and I need to finish updating the list of resolutions.

The "EMI Todo" folder is still sat on my desktop, I will get around to it, I'm just really busy at the moment.

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:17 AM   #54
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Ok, great, thanx for the reply I'm really looking forward to this!
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:59 AM   #55
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It is in the demo version, iIrc. They probably removed it, since there is nothing to do there. There are more minor details which feel unfinished in it.
And even in the demo you couldn't sit on the barrel like that early screenshot showed - it was a completely useless environment, which is probably why it was cut. The Docks does have its own music though (which you can't hear in the EMI demo because it's all temp, CMI tunes), and it was shown for a split second in the final game during the in-game cutscene that takes place right after the pre-rendered cutscene of Guybrush and Elaine landing on Melee. And due to the way the camera is positioned, you also get a peak at the docks when you exit out the door of the LUA Bar's interior.

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:06 PM   #56
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I forgot that the bink movies need to be patched for that black background fix to work and I need to finish updating the list of resolutions.
Nah, they were separate hacks. I tried EMI on a different computer recently and the black background fix didn't work on that one. Maybe it's just my computer . In any case, you probably shouldn't bother with that one - just the x2 movie patches.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:08 PM   #57
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Sorry about digging up a rather old thread, but I find this VERY interesting.

I have been digging at the meshb/sklb/animb-format for a while now, to try to add something usefull for it to Residual, but I was drawing blanks, the format-text in this thread looks like what I got, only MUCH better and more precise, so, I was wondering, if there was more information that was found, or.... a possibility that bgbennyboy would like to add his findings to residual-tools?

John Doe's gamefileformats-page seems down atm, so Im trying to scavenge as much known information as possible right now.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:01 PM   #58
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Whoops. I forgot about this. Apologies for broken promises, the EMI todo folder is STILL sat on my desktop.

Somaen: I'll come on irc and send you all the stuff I have.

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Old 08-22-2011, 11:45 AM   #59
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Any idea when?
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #60
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Was looking at old threads and found this one again, three years later. Heh, any interest in continuing this effort, Benny? Grim's getting its official remastering next year; perhaps you can at least get us a version of EMI with decent-looking cutscenes. ;
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:39 PM   #61
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I er...still have that "EMI todo" folder on my pc.
You have guilted me into looking at this again. Today I've fixed up the EMI Launcher to make it play nice with Windows 8. I'll look at the cutscene patch and the installer cd detection bug soon. Hopefully I should be able to do a new release soon*

*soon = a period between 1 week and 3 years.

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Old 10-30-2014, 12:22 AM   #62
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:35 AM   #63
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Do you guys even get paid?


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Old 10-30-2014, 11:44 AM   #64
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Haha! Our hosting provider doesn't even get paid, which I'm assuming is why we're down right now?
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #65
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Do you guys even get paid?
Of course we do! Why else would I spend hours making a nocd patch for a 14 year old game :~

I think we can all agree though, that the downtime is Remi's fault.

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Old 10-30-2014, 05:58 PM   #66
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Haha! Our hosting provider doesn't even get paid, which I'm assuming is why we're down right now?
That would be a good explanation.

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Of course we do! Why else would I spend hours making a nocd patch for a 14 year old game :~
Oh sorry, I must've misinterpreted that "I don't get paid so please donate" sign on the Quick n Easy site!

But on the rare occasion that I'm actually talking to the brain behind those programs, I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all the neato stuff you've made over the years!


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Old 10-30-2014, 09:31 PM   #67
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:15 AM   #68
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Wow it's still down, huh? :/


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Old 10-31-2014, 10:26 PM   #69
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It took bloody ages but I have made good on my constantly broken promises. I've updated both the EMI launcher and installer.

I now need people to test them, so I can release them officially. I'm using Windows 8.1 at the moment so it would be helpful if people could test them in older versions of Windows.
It would be particularly helpful if anyone with a non-English version of EMI could test it. I would especially like to know if the no cd patch works (in the options menu) and if the change resolution patch still works ok.

Remember the launcher comes packaged with the installer.

EMI Launcher 1.6 Test

EMI Setup 1.2 Test

Change list:

EMI Launcher:
  1. Added a no cd patch. I resisted adding this for years due to concerns about piracy but now things have changed. The game is really old, its unavailable to buy and many computers no longer have a cd drive. I also needed to do this so I could add the cutscene patch. To enable to nocd patch go to the options menu.
  2. Updated resolution patch to support common resolutions and custom resolutions. The list of resolutions now includes the most common 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 resolutions. Or you can enter a custom resolution.
  3. The game should now work in windowed mode when patched to a higher resolution. This doesn't work for every resolution but works fine for most 4:3 resolutions.
  4. Cutscene movies now scale up to fill more of the screen. The patch now edits the movies to make them play at double size. This means that they should fill the screen at resolutions up to 1280x960.
  5. Hint text at the bottom of the launcher now shows the resolution.
  6. Added a few fixes to make the launcher work correctly in Windows 8.
  7. Changed URL for the V1.1 update patches since Lucasarts no longer provides them.

EMI Setup (the installer):
  1. Changed cd detection code to hopefully stop the infinite loop problem that some people got when it couldn't iterate through all their drives.


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Old 11-01-2014, 09:38 AM   #70
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I've just updated the downloads with some small fixes.
The resolution patch wasn't patching the videos appropriately and the launcher wasn't automatically prompting to run as admin.

Also if I hear "from the personal log of Guybrush Threepwood" ever again it'll be too soon

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Also if I hear "from the personal log of Guybrush Threepwood" ever again it'll be too soon


That was really fast btw.


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Old 11-01-2014, 08:53 PM   #72
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Great work there mate. Unfortunately the cd patch won't work because it can't find the file to update to 1.1. When I hit the button "Update game to version 1.1" it displays this error:
"File not found: ...://xfer.lfnetwork.com/worldofmi.com/patches/MonkeyUpda..."
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:58 PM   #73
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Cheers for trying it. The update download doesn't work because I changed the URL for it. It used to download it from Lucasarts, they removed it, so I changed to the downloads hosted by World of Monkey Island. Unfortunately WMI and Mojo are down at the moment :~

In the meantime the update can be downloaded here http://www.residualvm.org/downloads/

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Cheers for trying it. The update download doesn't work because I changed the URL for it. It used to download it from Lucasarts, they removed it, so I changed to the downloads hosted by World of Monkey Island. Unfortunately WMI and Mojo are down at the moment :~

In the meantime the update can be downloaded here http://www.residualvm.org/downloads/
Yeah, I tried that, but what happens now is this:
"cannot create file "D:\Program Files (x86)\Lucasfilm\Monkey4\Monkey4.exe". Access is denied"
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When do you get that? With the launcher or the update? If its the update, right click and run it as administrator.

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When do you get that? With the launcher or the update? If its the update, right click and run it as administrator.
I get that with the launcher after I've applied the update. I also tried running the launcher as administrator but that didn't work either.
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Thanks for this.To solve the problem some more info would be helpful.

What version of windows are you using?
What button do you press to produce that error message?

That message suggests that either the launcher can't get write access to that file or something else is using the file. I'll have a look at this tomorrow.

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Thanks for this.To solve the problem some more info would be helpful.

What version of windows are you using?
What button do you press to produce that error message?

That message suggests that either the launcher can't get write access to that file or something else is using the file. I'll have a look at this tomorrow.
Sure, no worries.
I'm running Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
The error message appears after I press "run without cds"
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:08 AM   #79
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I think I've fixed it. Sometimes Monkey4.exe is read only when the game is installed. The launcher now changes this if it finds it.

I've updated the downloads above with new versions.

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I think I've fixed it. Sometimes Monkey4.exe is read only when the game is installed. The launcher now changes this if it finds it.

I've updated the downloads above with new versions.
Yep, that did the trick. Thanks man, love your work. Now I've just been testing the custom resolutions...is it meant to have strange cutting marks/lines on the screen for anything but default? I assume that's just a bug that hasn't been fixed yet?
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