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Offline OmerMor

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2019, 02:38:19 AM »
Thanks Eric!

Here's an idea for a fun project which could be based on your decompilations:
Make a mini-games collection with all the little games that weren't packaged as Nick's Picks, e.g. Dag-Nab-It and Mage's Maze from QfG1, Iceman's Dice game, etc.

Offline EricOakford

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2019, 11:39:17 AM »
Thanks Eric!

Here's an idea for a fun project which could be based on your decompilations:
Make a mini-games collection with all the little games that weren't packaged as Nick's Picks, e.g. Dag-Nab-It and Mage's Maze from QfG1, Iceman's Dice game, etc.

That sounds like a good idea. Of course, QFG1's minigames take Ego's stats into account, so those may be hard to implement.
Things like Iceman's Dice game, Astro Chicken, and LSL3's river ride, on the other hand, would be trivial to put into one package. And no saving or restoring allowed - that takes away the challenge!
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Offline OmerMor

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2019, 02:22:04 PM »
Thanks Eric!

Here's an idea for a fun project which could be based on your decompilations:
Make a mini-games collection with all the little games that weren't packaged as Nick's Picks, e.g. Dag-Nab-It and Mage's Maze from QfG1, Iceman's Dice game, etc.

That sounds like a good idea. Of course, QFG1's minigames take Ego's stats into account, so those may be hard to implement.
Things like Iceman's Dice game, Astro Chicken, and LSL3's river ride, on the other hand, would be trivial to put into one package. And no saving or restoring allowed - that takes away the challenge!

If that's of any help, I once made a list of all the mini games I could think of:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mVmIC16Ku1z5XaXPAO3INQ4Up5DXaO60oWQVmWTjQCk/edit?usp=sharing

Offline Charles

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #48 on: November 18, 2019, 09:19:51 AM »
That sounds like a good idea. Of course, QFG1's minigames take Ego's stats into account, so those may be hard to implement.

I've thought about that one before, and I figure that could be mitigated with a difficulty setting. Easy uses maxxed out stats, hard uses new-character stats, etc... with extra magic potions... maybe a little play-testing to find the right balance between hard and impossible.

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2019, 10:26:00 AM »
I dream of an "Ultimate Nick's Picks Deluxe" or something with like every Sierra minigame ever in it. How possible would that be? Even across SCI versions. A lot of it would need to be rescripted to be compatible of course. But that'd be something.
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Offline lskovlun

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2019, 05:05:30 PM »
I've thought about that one before, and I figure that could be mitigated with a difficulty setting. Easy uses maxxed out stats, hard uses new-character stats, etc... with extra magic potions... maybe a little play-testing to find the right balance between hard and impossible.
Or, if you're working on the formulae/at the source level, simply redo the formulae without any reference to player stats. Find something reasonable/playable.

Offline EricOakford

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2019, 12:19:06 PM »
Here's a little something random - decompiles of the KQ6 demo and the 1992 Christmas Card!

At this point, there's a new issue I'd come across during my digital archeology: missing system scripts.
For example, in the Christmas Card, the main (and only) game-specific script refers to vital scripts like INTRFACE, PRINT, and DIALOG. Without these scripts, the game's handleEvent: method can't decompile!
Fortunately, with a little work of transplanting the missing decompiled scripts and 997.voc from the EcoQuest 2 demo, that problem is solved. Now both fully compile and play to completion.

One thing I've noticed about the demos is that some of them are practically just stripped-down versions of the full games. As a result, there tend to be unused scripts remaining in the resource files, even those that a demo wouldn't logically use at all. This may just be to ensure that no errors occur from omitted scripts.

Next is LSL3 for sure!

Another note: I think it'd be a good idea to start the whole minigame compilation idea in a new topic.
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Offline EricOakford

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2019, 09:22:10 PM »
Finally, here is LSL3. The game plays fine so far, and I've made sure to fix the speed bugs. I also managed to recreate the death handler.

Here's also a decompile of the Amiga version of LSL2! Its scripts are newer, and I recreated the death handler for that too. Now there is no assembly code at all in this one. Perhaps it can be used to make an ultimate patch for the game, similar to the Amiga sounds update for KQ4.

Finally, here is updated source for SQ3. The game's doit: has been fully recreated in script code thanks to researching Astro Chicken's doit:.
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Offline Collector

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2019, 06:16:32 AM »
Game and interpreter versions?
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Offline EricOakford

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2019, 12:32:39 PM »
Game and interpreter versions?

Ah, yes, I forgot to mention that.

LSL3 is version 1.021, interpreter 0.000.572, and SQ3 is version 1.018, interpreter 0.000.685. These are the versions used in compilations and digital distribution.

LSL2 Amiga is version 1.003, interpreter x.yyy.zzz.
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Offline Collector

Re: Decompilation Archive
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2019, 09:05:59 PM »
Thanks
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