using Brian's decompiled 000.scr from lsl7 i figured out the game looks for a "CLASSES" file to trigger the debug mode - and it worked.|
I still have one more question though for Brian:
I can also see that the file "AUTOTP" has a significance (it triggers the global variable global243), but I have no idea what it does (it is not used in any of the scripts you published).
Any help please?
I already knew about that debug mode, but what abour LSL6?|
I tried searching in the first script but I could only found references to files "version" and "%d.scr", the latter referring I think to 911.scr, none of which worked with my versions of the game.
|kelmer||In fact, creating a file named 911.scr DID somthing: blocking my game and preventing it from loading correctly ;D|
|Endroz||You have to choose the right script file for activating debug mode in your version of the game. IIRC 911.scr works for floppy version only. Once activated, the game should start with the "Where to go?" screen.|
Uh, and about debug modes take a look at this thread:|
|kelmer||Wow, I participated in that thread and couldn't even remember ;D|
|HwM||A bit offtopic, but I'm thinking about releasing my private "Sierra On-Line Debug Mode FAQ" to the public. It covers all AGI games; 7 SCI0, 2 SCI1, 7 SCI11 & a whole bunch of SCI32. I'm still figuring out some games I suspect of having a debug mode and the SCI32 section needs some work, but other than that it's pretty complete. Of course I'll credit the people in the aforementioned thread...|
About LSL6: I already posted how I got into the debug mode there. Look here: http://www.mega-tokyo.com/forum/index.php?board=5;action=display;threadid=6126|
About LSL7: I'm still trying to figure out what the file "AUTOTP" triggers. It obviously has something to do with auto-teleporting (TP) but I'm currently clueless.
And HWM - About your FAQ: You should make the script files included with it because it's not an easy task for the average Joe to extract them from the resource files.
One more thing: Maybe you'd like to make a debug FAQ for Lucas games as well. Take a look at the following threads if you don't know about it already:
Lucas Debug Modes: http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=97859&perpage=40&highlight=debug&pagenumber=1
MI2 Demo Secrets: http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=104653&highlight=debug
Monkey Island Debugs: http://www.scummbar.com/resources/articles/index.php?newssniffer=readarticle&article=1027
Omer Mor wrote:
Yeah, I have thought about that same thing. But I'm not sure how I should include it, as FAQs are mostly text-only. Perhaps I'll add some links or create a HTML version of it.
I also have a personal debug FAQ regarding Lucasarts games (if you could call it a FAQ, it's like 2kb) and have been thinking of adding it. However, it's not much more than a nicely constructed version of that thread you mention and doesn't offer any useful new info. Anyway, I'll think it over.