OpenRift wrote on 2022-05-29, 15:02:
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-05-29, 11:13:
I use DxWnd + dgVoodoo2 now. Although I used TFix once upon a time, the videos stopped working once (which was again a Windows u […]
I use DxWnd + dgVoodoo2 now. Although I used TFix once upon a time, the videos stopped working once (which was again a Windows update), I reverted to DxWnd and dgVoodoo2, and never came back. The 1024x768 resolution and the legacu GPU features along with video support kept me there (and same for Thief II as well).
Does anyone know how I can get the cutscenes working on modern Windows?
What works for me with vanilla game: there are two files in this archive. Running the install.bat install a .sdb shim. Then go to the Thief folder and edit cam.cfg and remove the line "skip_intro" and save it as a Read-only file. The .dxw file has to be imported using DxWnd and the game has to be run from DxWnd UI itself. Good luck!
I am not sure of registering the lgvid.ax and Indeo codecs, I don't remember doing that (maybe I did it in another game).
Edit: I remember this also failed on my Win7 VM until I installed K-Lite Codec pack, the game used the LAV decoder.
I installed everything as you instructed, but when I launch it just gives me a black screen. If I skip_intro, it'll take me to the main menu but once I select "Start Training " or "Skip Training", it just locks up. Is there any settings I should be changing for the LAV decoder or anything like that?
What happend on Win7 was, the game would lock up during the intro part. The .sdb file that I provided brought it back (EmulateDirectDrawSync tweak) along with another DxWnd tweak (Supress FOURCC blit capability in DirectX(2) tab, enable Expert mode from the Options menu in Menu bar).
skip_intro gets added automatically to cam.cfg, I don't know why, that's why I put it in read-only. When I had to change a game resolution or any setting, I would remove read only setting, change the setting in game, go to cam.cfg again and check if skip_intro exists and remove it, and set read only again.
Now you haven't told if the initial Eidos Interactive intro played, but what you can do is to set the game to DxWnd windowed mode (this gives more control over the game), right click the game entry in Dxwnd, click Modify and enable Run in window and try the game.
Moreover I just installed K-Lite codec pack, I didn't install the LAV decoder separately neither did I try ffdshow nor did I change anu LAV setting.
I should try these on TFix as well but I can't check that now.
Anyways what's your platform OS, gpu, cpu?
Edit: You should check if the sdb installed properly, there should be a Thief Video Fix or something like that in Control Panel, the black screen in my PC is caused when the sdb wasn't installed/when executable wasn't thief.exe
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