BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-05-04, 04:42:
CDrayan wrote on 2022-05-04, 00:12:
What about other characters, like the innkeeper, the shopkeeper, and the party members? I know this happens with them as well. I'd been using my ThinkPad, so maybe I should try my desktop to see if it's an issue with video drivers. I haven't figured out how to record a video of it in action, sorry.
I went to the store where you can organize the wagon party and I tried both skipping dialogues or playing it entirely, I don't see any issue. Maybe it is a driver issue, how old is the device? Maybe you can record with a camera directly, phone camera maybe.
I did test it on my desktop with the original CDs, and got the same issue. Screw it. If you're not having issues, it's probably a problem on my end. I did get the DVD edition of OT3 off eBay. In general, that version's better in many ways (all on one disc, can get advice from party members, more NPCs, etc.) That one seems to be the definitive version of OT3, and I found no issues with the Smacker videos.
I'll be testing more Learning Company games now that I've made ISOs of them. I ordered some off Selectsoft, and I even got an email reminding me that the games are not Win10 compatible. Not to worry, I responded with an assurance that I knew what I was doing. The games are Treasure Mountain, Treasure Cove, Operation Neptune, and Spellbound. All of these games have Win32 executables, so getting them to work on modern Windows is not out of the question. It's just that the installers are Win16-only, so I have to figure out how to bypass them.