[ scummvm-Feature Requests-820432 ] Frontend for Mac rescumm

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Feature Requests item #820432, was opened at 2003-10-09 15:28
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Status: Open
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Priority: 5
Submitted By: Jake Rodkin (ja2ke)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Frontend for Mac rescumm

Initial Comment:
Though it's clearly not indecipherable if I'm able to use it, 
the command line rescumm tool is fairly cumbersome, 
especially considering the number of ScummVM Mac users 
who will have to use it in order to play their games. It would  
greatly increase usability and decrease frustration if some 
sort of simple UI could be added at least to the Mac version 
of rescumm, since it's used so frequently by Mac users 
getting started with ScummVM.

Just an open/save dialogue box along with a pulldown to 
select the type of datafile the user wishes to convert. Even 
easier than that (for users) would be to make it a drag and 
drop-aware app, so the user could simply drag their "The 
Dig Data" file from their CD onto the rescumm icon, and just 
be presented with a Save dialogue box, asking where they'd 
like their converted files stored.


>Comment By: Jonathan Gray (khalek)
Date: 2003-10-11 08:58

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Of course a gui means having psy access to a mac as I doubt
mac users would settle for qt or gtk etc :)

Having ScummVM load them would of course be the ideal solution.

The mac versions of humongous games are pc style format but
are named things like "Long Game Name 1" instead of short.he1
So that might also be something else to look at in future.

Although most (all?) humongous games seem to be dual format
hfs/iso9660 cds with both mac and pc versions, the only
exception that comes to mind being the 3DO CDs.


Comment By: James Brown (ender)
Date: 2003-10-09 23:47

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Either solution sounds fine to me, but if nobody works on 
in-engine loading soon it would be nice if somebody could 
add a gui to rescumm in the meantime - eg, for 0.6.0 


Comment By: Max Horn (fingolfin)
Date: 2003-10-09 21:08

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IMHO that's the wrong solution to the problem. The proper is to 
make ScummVM able to play directly from the Mac data files.


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