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Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:42 am
by korovev
To be fair, Riven and Myst only work with the development build, so bugs and crashes are actually fewer than what they could (and used to) be ;)

EDIT: I gave a look at the Mohawk todo list, and sound fading is indeed there.

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:48 am
by delia
OK, I am assuming the ScummVM development build is exactly the one I got for Myst Masterpiece (from Korov'ev , dude, thanks again! Myst complete :) ), but here I am again and I cannot for the life of me, get Riven (also MasterEd. 10th anniv.) to install. I've been browsing forums and trying and re-trying to install it for the last few hours. I keep getting a message in the ScummVM browser saying:

"You are missing a Riven executable. The Windows executable is a 'riven.exe' or 'rivendmo.exe'. Using the 'arcriven.z' installer file also works. In addition you can use the Mac 'Riven' executable."

I then hit 'OK' and get the ol' 'Game data not found' error. Sigh.

The only file of any of the ones 'suggested' by ScummVM that I can find on the disk at all is the arcriven.z file. Which will not open, nor can it be selected from the ScummVM browser (it is 'faded'). I looked up .z files and was told to decompress it.... which turned it into a .cpgz (<I hope I'm remembering that right!)....which is also not able to be selected by ScummVM.... (Oh, and if I try to open the .cpgz file it becomes another .z file)

Aiyiyiyiyi.

:lol: at least I'm learning a few new techhy things... :roll:

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:39 am
by Agesage
Delia, you did install the game to hard disk first right?
1) Install the game normally like you always would. (or copy these files to a Riven folder)
2) Run ScummVM and Add Game. Here, I selected the folder itself where I installed 'Riven', not any particular file in there.

And does the 10th anniv. edition install all the data files on hard disk? If not, you have to manually copy all the MHK files in the data folder from DVD to the data folder on the hard disk.

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:49 am
by Agesage
Thanks for that TODO-link Korovev. This explains the Sunner-video corruption I saw:
In one instance, the lower staircase with the sunners, the water effect can overwrite the video.

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:39 pm
by delia
I can't directly install it on my computer, as it is a Mac running 10.8.2. I did, however, make a folder and copy everything from the Riven dvd into it. Same thing... All the data (.MHK) files, every file that starts with 'riven', as well as many others, are faded.

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:37 am
by korovev
You need to select the folder that contains the files, not the files themselves.

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:42 am
by delia
First I tried selecting the 'Data' file. It contained:
a_Data.MHK
a_Sounds.MHK
b_Data.MHK
b_Sounds.MHK
b2_data.MHK
Extras.MHK
g_Data.MHK
g_Sounds.MHK
j_Data1.MHK
j_Data2.MHK
j_Sounds.MHK
o_Data.MHK
o_Sounds.MHK
p_Data.MHK
p_Sounds.MHK
r_Data.MHK
r_Sounds.MHK
t_Data1.MHK
t_Data2.MHK
t_Sounds.MHK

This file does not have 'riven.exe or arcriven.z or Riven (Mac executable)' in it, so then I tried selecting the entire 'Riven' file copied from the game disc. Both still got me the same error messages.

There is a 'riven.dbd' file in the 'bin' folder, 2 files with the name 'riven' in the 'English' file ('Riven.exe' w/POM logo beside it + 'Riven' which says it is a app...) + a 'riven.ink'. Then there is the 'arcriven.z' file in the program file.

I tried making another folder with the data file + Riven.exe (when that didn't work I swapped the .exe file with 'Riven' and after THAT didn't work, arcriven.z).

Each time I got the same message... :?

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:27 am
by Agesage
The executable file (riven.exe or arcriven.z or Riven (Mac executable) should be placed in a folder called Riven on your HARD DRIVE, as well as all those data files. The contents of that folder should look like this (if you chose arcriven.z as your executable):

a_Data.MHK
a_Sounds.MHK
arcriven.z
b_Data.MHK
b_Sounds.MHK
b2_data.MHK
Extras.MHK
g_Data.MHK
g_Sounds.MHK
j_Data1.MHK
j_Data2.MHK
j_Sounds.MHK
o_Data.MHK
o_Sounds.MHK
p_Data.MHK
p_Sounds.MHK
r_Data.MHK
r_Sounds.MHK
t_Data1.MHK
t_Data2.MHK
t_Sounds.MHK

Then run ScummVM and select that Riven FOLDER on you hard drive. That's all.

(by the way, you say file when you mean folder.)

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:24 am
by delia
Agesage, thanks for the correction ;)

The 'Riven' folder is on my HD.

I'm going to start again from scratch :P

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:08 am
by Jamie Marchant
RivenX seems to be unmainaned, which is unforchent since it looked like a cool project.

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:10 pm
by delia
Update~
All is working now. I'm going to guess it was my computer :P After 4 tries of erasing everything and starting again, it all works :) So, sweet, I've never played Riven + it looks awesome!
Also, I'm very grateful to you people walking me, so patiently, through installing these 'old' games.
Thanks!

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:11 am
by korovev
Great! Mysteries of software :roll:

Have fun!

Re: Missing - the Intro movie to Riven

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:49 am
by Agesage
The only way I got my Riven DVD copy running smoothly in Windows 7 is in a virtual machine using Windows 98 in Microsoft Virtual PC:

No missing animations
No double page flips in your journal
No misaligned quicktime movies
No bugged prison cave on Jungle Island (Fix your Steam version Cyan. I mean it!!!! :evil: )
No random crashes

No matter what I do, in normal Windows 7 use, Riven DVD crashes a lot. Especially in the Jungle Island submarine. Sigh. Cyan, please re-release the game in a non-buggy state.