The Teletransport Smurf
|The Teletransport Smurf|
This game has hidden developer credits.
The Teletransport Smurf is a rather obscure DOS game where you have to save Smurfette from Gargamel (again) with the most condescending version of Papa Smurf ever known guiding you along the way. It also features an intro partially reused from The Smurfs (Sega CD), only this time with voices.
In the English folder S05A (which contains the title screen assets), a file called DESCRIPT.ION contains the following text:
|s05asphi.mux Il faut recopier s05a.mux du CD en test..||s05asphi.mux We need to recopy s05a.mux from the CD to test..|
In the French folder, s05asphi.mux contains the CD-i version of the introduction, featuring Philips' name on the title (see below). s05a.mux is the introduction the French game uses. In the English files, s05asphi.mux is the used file (which doesn't include the Philips' name), and s05a.mux is completely absent.
There's also a notice for some menu items.
|Les textes suivants sont directement sur les images||The following texts are directly on the images|
S40A.dat contains a quick message regarding the quiz format. This also exists in the French folder (without the final note of course).
|Chaque proposition (44) est suivie de la bonne r‚ponse et de deux r‚ponses fausses.(QUIZZ ANGLAIS)||Each instance (44) is followed by the correct answer and by two false answers. (ENGLISH QUIZ)|
Like mentioned above, there is an unused intro for the game. This one is the same one seen in the CD-i version, which itself is pretty much the same as the one used here. The only difference is that this one includes Philips Interactive Media France just before the logo pops up.
Also, S52D1.mux contains the Philips Media logo.
In the French folder for S48A, there is an image file named _COPIE_. It contains a copy (needless to say, really) of the pause screen screenshot. But the game never uses either of these screens anyway, since the screens are loaded with a different file. There is a minor difference between these screenshots and the final version of the pause menu - the lines around the 'Pause' scroll are brown in the screenshots compared to black in the final, and the text is a little more spaced out. The space between Pause and the other options is also smaller, so overlaying with a screenshot from the game results in the Pause scroll being too low.
Unused and Duplicate Sounds
In the French folder S27C is an audio file labelled TEST. It is a near identical copy of S27CD01M (where Papa Smurf congratulates you for getting the rainbow flower seeds), only one second longer.
In the French S15 folders, nearly every subfolder contains a file labelled 'TEST'. It contains a copy of the sound made when a Smurf falls through a trap.
In English folder S38/S38B, there is a file titled S38B001. The file is an alternate version of E38BCPLT, where Brainy Smurf tells you that you're in the wrong place. The latter version of the file fits the cutscene, whereas the former delays too long (but is closer filename-wise to the other files found throughout the game.
In French subfolders S39/S39E and S39C, there are near-duplicated sound effects for the second sound labelled TEST. The only difference is that TEST starts sooner on both occasions.
In French subfolder S39/S39B, the file labelled TEST is a slightly shorter version of S39B_1, the sound effect used when the bird crashes into the screen.
In the French folder S33A, there is a subfolder labelled 'OLD'. Inside are three unused sounds for this part of the game. The first, S33A001B, is a blank file that lasts for a second, but the other two are intact.
S33A003B contains a 'dong' noise. The game uses a wind chime sound effect.
S33A004B sounds like a cymbal crash. The game uses an ominous noise instead.
Developer's File List
In the main English and French directories there is another DESCRIPT.ION file. This contains a quick reference to all the levels and areas found in the game, and what folder the assets can be found in. These exact names are not shown in-game, though some levels have portions of the name mentioned (such as the Mine being referred to as Disused by the Wishing Well).
s18 Le Lac Glac s16 Le Pont Branlant s29 Les PiŠges de Gargamel s20 La Prison de Gargamel s21 Le Turlusiphon s17 La Fus‚e du Cosmoschtroumpf s22 Le Dragon s23 Le Schtroumpf Musicien s24 Le Puzzle s25 Observation s26 Jeu Sonore s27 La Luge s28 Les Schtroumpfs Noirs s15 L'Anniversaire s30 Le Pont de la RiviŠre Schtroumpfs s31 Les Tortues s32 Chez Gargamel s33 La Formule Magique s34 La Cigogne s35 Le Coloriage s36 La Mine D‚saffect‚e s38 Le Schtroumpf Lunettes s39 L'Oiseau s40 Le Quizz s41 Le Magicien s42 Le Grand Schtroumpf s46 Abandon s48 Pause s49 Confirmation s51 Les Cadeaux s01 Plateau de Jeu s04 Menu Parents s05 Titre s07 Menu Principal s08 Menu Personnages et Niveaux s09 Menu Temps et Mission s14 Le Puits s10 RŠgles du Jeu s06 Introduction s11 Fin Gagnante s13 Le Puits Aux Voeux s02 La Carte du Pays Schtroumpf s03 Ecran Info s45 Aide s19 Voix Grand Schtroumpf Ingr‚dients s52 Divers (Polices, Musiques, ...)
s18 The Frozen Lake s16 The Rickety Bridge s29 Gargamel's Traps s20 Gargamel's Prison s21 The Shazalakazoo s17 Astro Smurf's Rocket s22 The Dragon s23 Harmony Smurf s24 The Puzzle s25 Observation s26 Sound Game s27 The Sled s28 The Black Smurfs s15 The Birthday s30 The Bridge over River Smurf s31 The Turtles s32 Gargamel's House s33 The Magic Formula s34 The Stork s35 Coloring s36 The Disused Mine s38 Brainy Smurf s39 The Bird s40 Quiz s41 The Magician s42 Papa Smurf s46 Abandon s48 Pause s49 Confirmation s51 The Presents s01 Game Board s04 Parents Menu s05 Title s07 Main Menu s08 Characters and Level Menu s09 Time and Mission Menu s14 The Well s10 Game Rules s06 Introduction s11 Winning Ending s13 The Wishing Well s02 Smurf Country Map s03 Info Screen s45 Help s19 Papa Smurf's Voice Ingredients s52 Miscellaneous (Fonts, Music,...)
A few of these titles differ slightly from the titles shown in the manual:
|DESCRIPT.ION Name||Manual Name|
|La Prison de Gargamel||Les cages de Gargamel|
|La fusée du Cosmoschtroumpf||La fusée|
|Observation||Observation: où est passé la Schtroumpf a lunettes?|
|La Mine Désaffectée||La mine|
|La Luge||La descente en luge|
There are also a few changes between the French and English lists. They are:
|s29 Les PiŠges de Gargamel||s15 Les PiŠges de Gargamel|
|s15 L'Anniversaire||s29 L'Anniversaire|
|s03 Ecran Info||N/A|
|s52 Divers (Polices, Musiques, ...)||N/A|
In the English game, s03 (Info Screen) does not exist at all. s52 contains only the credits list, whereas the French folders contain much more data (used between both versions).
There are two files for credits. The one which the game uses omits this name and Philips (again) under the 'present' subtitle:
|Bruno Bonnell presents AN INFOGRAMES PRODUCTION||Bruno Bonnell and Jean Claude Larue present AN INFOGRAMES and PHILIPS MEDIA FRANCE PRODUCTION|
|(c) Infogrames Multimedia 1995||(c) Infogrames Multimedia 1995 (c) Philips Media France|
In the French folder for the credits, there are three files - S52D2.OLD, S52D2.PFN and S52D2--.PFN. Of these, only S52D2.PFN is used, despite S52D2--.PFN being more recent. If swapped around, the credits will lag and the song will constantly repeat after about 2 seconds. Headers will appear normally, but other text appears garbled. S52D2.OLD is a duplicate of the used file.
In the files for the Mine, there's a very short video that doesn't get used. It shows the first screen for a couple of seconds, before fading out to reveal the second screen which lasts for around 1-2 frames before also fading out.
- In the English files, S14V contains leftovers from the German release of the game. A leftover clip for Brainy is also in S38, under the title of S38BMIX.
- There are some missing folders - S12, S37, S43, S44, S47, S50. Given some of the gaps in the map, it's possible that more games were planned.
The Smurfs series
|Sega Master System, Game Gear||The Smurfs • The Smurfs Travel the World (Prototype)|
|Genesis||The Smurfs • The Smurfs Travel the World|
|Sega CD||The Smurfs|
|Game Boy (Color)||The Smurfs • The Smurfs Travel the World • The Smurfs' Nightmare • The Adventures of the Smurfs|
|SNES||The Smurfs • The Smurfs Travel the World|
|DOS||The Smurfs • The Teletransport|
|PlayStation||The Smurfs • Racer!|
|Game Boy Advance||The Revenge of the Smurfs|
|Wii||The Smurfs Dance Party|
|Adobe Flash||The Smurfs & Co • The Smurfs and Co: Spellbound|
|Windows, Mac OS Classic||Die Schlümpfe retten Mutter Natur|