Author Topic: Source Release of SCI Companion?  (Read 22510 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline troflip

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 05:58:59 PM »
Hi, long time no see :-)

I'm willing to hand out the source code if someone can host it somewhere.

I don't recall the reason I didn't make it available before. I know I was working on a newer version that would have c++ style syntax instead of the LISP stuff. So maybe I was hoping I would complete that (but I never did). Or maybe I still wanted to do some code cleanup before handing it out.
It also required a UI library from prof-uis.com. I believe all that way necessary was the freeware version of their MFC UI library - hopefully they still have that available, since I can't redistribute their binaries.

It may take me a while to find the source code version that matches the last offical SCI Companion release. I had various versions of SCI Companion in various states of completion. I know I had a version with sound resource support too (you could import midi files and set loop points, etc...).
« Last Edit: January 05, 2011, 06:30:26 PM by troflip »
Check out my website: http://icefallgames.com
Groundhog Day Competition

Offline Omni

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011, 08:53:05 PM »
I would be more then willing to host this.

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 06:40:52 PM »
Nice! Thank you, troflip!
Brass Lantern Prop Competition

Offline Collector

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 06:59:11 PM »
I'm not sure what happened to my reply, but I would gladly mirror it on SHP.
KQII Remake Pic

Offline Cloudee1

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2011, 09:25:48 PM »
Good to see you swung by Phil. lol, yeah I don't think finding a place to host the companion source is going to be a problem.
Halloween Competition Brass Lantern Prop Competition Groundhog Day Competition

Offline troflip

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011, 10:06:51 PM »
Cool, I'll try to find time this weekend to package it up.

It looks like there is a compiler bug that causes issues with running the games in freesci. Maybe I'll see if I can fix that too.
Check out my website: http://icefallgames.com
Groundhog Day Competition

Offline Collector

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2011, 11:08:11 PM »
Do we really need to worry about Free SCI anymore? Unless it affects ScummVM, too...
KQII Remake Pic

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011, 11:09:05 PM »
FreeSCI is dead. And the problem with adding the games into ScummVM has since been dealt with by the developers. It's not really a problem anymore. But then, I also don't see a problem with correcting something that is a bug either way.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2011, 11:12:05 PM by MusicallyInspired »
Brass Lantern Prop Competition

Offline Collector

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 11:15:41 PM »
But then, I also don't see a problem with correcting something that is a bug either way.
Of course. Really the only reason, and who knows how a bug might surface in some other way, too.
KQII Remake Pic

Offline gumby

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011, 08:02:17 AM »
FreeSCI is dead. And the problem with adding the games into ScummVM has since been dealt with by the developers. It's not really a problem anymore. But then, I also don't see a problem with correcting something that is a bug either way.
I know there was recent related post here regarding that our games were not working in ScummVM.  Nice to hear that it is resolved!
In the Great Underground Empire (Zork port in development)
Winter Break 2012 Rope Prop Competition

Offline troflip

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2011, 01:42:42 PM »
Here it is

This is a visual studio 2005 c++ project.
In order to compile, it will most likely require some of the freeware MFC UI libraries from prof-uis.com

Here is the executable

It should be in mostly functional form, except last time I messed with it, I was experimenting with various things like code-browsing and C++-style syntax. So various functions might be disabled in code.

This version also has a sound editor (where you can import midi files, see the notes, set cue points, etc...). I forget if my last official release had that.
Check out my website: http://icefallgames.com
Groundhog Day Competition

Offline troflip

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2011, 01:46:28 PM »
I think it also has a "room explorer" where it will show you a grid of all the room pics in the game, and how they're connected.
And also an abandoned attempt at a visual room editor.

I couldn't find a way to activate these using the exe, so the options to invoke them are probably commented out, or hidden behind some shortcut key. (But the code files are still there, so if someone takes the time to figure it out...).

I know I was experimenting with SCI VGA too. I had it able to load the VGA pic resources at one point - I'm not sure if I got any further than that.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 07:02:43 PM by troflip »
Check out my website: http://icefallgames.com
Groundhog Day Competition

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2011, 01:56:58 PM »
Quote
This version also has a sound editor (where you can import midi files, see the notes, set cue points, etc...). I forget if my last official release had that.

It did not :(. But now it does! :D

That's weird. Your last release was 2.1.0.5 and this one is 2.1.0.3. Also, bit of a problem with the MIDI output select option. If I set it to something it automatically reverts to whatever it was before. No way to save it. And there doesn't seem to be a way to dump the sysex from the MT-32 patch through the MIDI device. But it's fan-flipping-tastic of you to release the source for this! Thank you so much!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 02:09:50 PM by MusicallyInspired »
Brass Lantern Prop Competition

Offline troflip

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2011, 03:05:12 PM »
To re-iterate: this is an unsupported unstable "non-release" :-)
Hence the version number being wrong.

I just don't want my "good name" sullied with an unstable version of SCI Companion, so please don't post this in the SCI Tools section of this website. And of course, don't open/edit any games with it without having a backup.
(maybe I shouldn't have provided an exe :-)).

If someone wants to take on the task of polishing it up and adding features, they should make it clear when releasing the new version that it is a combination effort between me and them, and that they have added the new features (and updated the "submit feedback/check for updates" entries in the help menu accordingly).
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 08:30:09 PM by troflip »
Check out my website: http://icefallgames.com
Groundhog Day Competition

Offline gumby

Re: Source Release of SCI Companion?
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2011, 08:20:00 PM »
Thank you so much for this!  It is definitely appreciated! 
In the Great Underground Empire (Zork port in development)
Winter Break 2012 Rope Prop Competition


SMF 2.0.19 | SMF © 2021, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder

Page created in 0.048 seconds with 22 queries.