What Is ScummVM?What Is ScummVM?
ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!
ScummVM supports many adventure games, including LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, ...), many of Sierra's AGI and SCI games (such as King's Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, ...), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment's children's SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more.
You can find a full list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often. Among the systems on which you can play those games are Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Dreamcast, PocketPC, PalmOS, AmigaOS, BeOS, OS/2, PSP, PS2, SymbianOS and many more...
You may support the project by expressing your excitement in the form of a donation via PayPal although we value code contributions considerably more.
Latest DevelopmentsLatest Developments
The Dude... the Pipe... the Dark-Burrow-Dweller... and you.
After several years of development, the ScummVM Team is pleased to announce full support for the obscure, fancy, and engaging adventure game The Full Pipe (Полная Труба in Russian). Grab your Game CD (Android and iOS versions are not supported), the daily build, and help us test Dude's adventures in the world of Small Fries.
The game is not available in English, but doesn't have any text other than in the menus. Thus if you don't have the game already you can buy the German version published by Daedalic Entertainment.
Now, go! The Dude just has fallen into the deep full pipe.
Until now, translating the ScummVM software was not straightforward. Contributors had to get the translations template file to their computer, update the translation using a dedicated application, and then propose the updated translation to the ScummVM team using a Pull Request or our bug tracker. The ScummVM team itself also had some manual tasks to perform, such as updating the translation templates from the source code when needed or rebuilding the binary translation file after receiving a translator's contribution.
All this belongs to the past. Now, thanks to our new translations website, powered by Weblate, updating the translations is easier and more comfortable than ever before. Translation templates are updated automatically when needed, and so is the binary translation data file. Translators now just have to translate. That's it. The website also helps translators by performing automated quality checks and suggesting (machine) translations.
Finally, the new site also adds a community aspect to translations, enabling users to vote for suggested translations and even make their own suggestions. Anybody can view the translations, but you will need to log in to make suggestions, comment, and vote. You can log in using your GitHub or Facebook account, or by creating an account on the website. You will still need to contact us if you want to contribute further (for example to start a new translation or help on an existing one), as we will need to grant you access to the Translators group. Unlike regular users, translators can accept or reject suggestions and modify translations directly. Contact us by visiting the #scummvm IRC channel on irc.freenode.net or by sending an email to email@example.com if you are interested in becoming an official translator. Otherwise, head over to https://translations.scummvm.org/ now, and help us make ScummVM accessible to everyone.
Our one month testing period is over. Thanks to a lot of help from you, our fellow users and testers, we are now ready to ship our next release.
As always, we have been busy adding more games and enhancing old ones. Now, after many years in production, we are proud to announce support for Myst and Myst: Masterpiece Edition.
Besides that, we now support U.F.O.s and the early Sierra Hi-Res adventures, namely Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission Asteroid, Hi-Res Adventure #1: Mystery House and Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess, for a total of six newly supported games.
With this release we are switching to SDL 2, so please, report any bugs you encounter. Last time we introduced Sparkle-based updates for Mac, and now we're trying to launch it also for Windows. Hopefully, you will see it in action once we release our next version. Once again, we would like to mention that auto-updating is selected as an opt-in during your first start up. By default, if you enable it, it will check weekly for new releases. Screenshots of this in action can be seen at the WinSparkle website.
Notable bugfixes and enhancements include Hercules rendering and font for the AGI games, numerous bugfixes to SCI games, enhanced Sherlock games experience, and AmiUpdate on the Amiga port.
Wait no more, and start playing Myst or U.F.O.s right now!
"You are in the front yard of a large, abandoned Victorian house."
You can now experience adventure game history, and play Sierra's early Hi-Res Adventure #1: Mystery House in ScummVM. Dare you leap back to 1980 and take the steps up to the porch? Grab the game and a daily build, and join our testing by stepping back in time.
We're proud to announce that we now also have support for several other games using the same ADL system — which feature advanced technologies such as color graphics! Perhaps you'd rather save the planet (Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission Asteroid), or save the princess ( Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess)?
We're working on the rest of the Hi-Res Adventure games, but in the meantime, we're releasing support for the Apple II versions of these three games for testing, and look forward to seeing any bug reports for problems you might find. We'd like to include these in our next release, so be sure to read through our testing guidelines, and don't forget to take some screenshots.
Mystery House was released into the public domain by Sierra On-Line in 1987, to celebrate their 7th anniversary. You can download it for free. For more details about the other games and where you might be able to buy a copy, take a peek at our wiki pages.
If you happen to have original floppies for any of the Hi-Res Adventure games (for any platform), we want to hear from you. In particular, if you have an Apple II version of Hi-Res Adventure #3: Cranston Manor, please get in touch. Many of these games are rare, and we cannot add support for all the different releases without your help!
Time flies quickly, and now it is time to start the release cycle for ScummVM 1.9.0.
Two new game engines became production quality, and we would like to ask you to test the following games:
- Myst: Masterpiece Edition
Also, our SCI engine team has been busy improving the ScummVM experience with Sierra games, particularly with fixing the original script bugs. Thus, we would like to ask you to test several of those games as well.
The complete list of the games that require testing for this release can be found on our wiki.
Please use a daily build of ScummVM for testing. In case you encounter any bugs, there is a place for them to be reported at our bug tracker. Please, also track your progress on the forum thread and we can cross it out on the wiki. Please make sure to follow our guidelines for release testing which can be found here.
Also we're still lacking some screenshots, so please don't forget to snap some during your gameplay.