While replaying Grim Fandango recently, the ever-vigilant Huz spotted a bug with my Grim Fandango Launcher. The launcher checks if the Grim patch has been installed – if not it will download and install it for you. However the launcher also lets you play the game entirely from the hard drive – by copying files from the cd’s. Still with me? The problem was this – if you patched the game and then later told the launcher to copy the game datafiles to hard drive, one file (Grim.tab) would be overwritten by an older version from the cd.
Anyway, it’s fixed now and you can download Grim Fandango Launcher 1.3 here.
While I was looking into this I was reminded of yet another unreleased program of mine. I loaded it up, tidied and tweaked it and the Grim Fandango Dialog Editor is now publicly available. It does what it says on the tin, and allows you to edit the subtitle text in Grim Fandango. This may be useful for those wanting to translate the text into another language.
Download it here.