What Is ScummVM?

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games and role-playing 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 a huge library of adventures with over 250 games in total. It supports many classics published by legendary studios like LucasArts, Sierra On-Line, Revolution Software, Cyan, Inc. and Westwood Studios. Next to ground-breaking titles like the Monkey Island series, Broken Sword, Myst, Blade Runner and countless other games you will find some really obscure adventures and truly hidden gems to explore.

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, macOS, iOS, Android, PS Vita, Switch, Dreamcast, AmigaOS, Atari/FreeMiNT, RISC OS, Haiku, PSP, PS3, Maemo, GCW Zero and many more...

Our forum, Discord Server and IRC channel, #scummvm on irc.freenode.net, are open for comments and suggestions. Please read our FAQ before posting.

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 Developments
Sep 6, 2020: Game icons needed
Posted by SupSuper

Discord rich presence

The next version of ScummVM will support Discord rich presence, so you can show off to all your friends that you're playing ScummVM and the exact game you're playing. But to make the most of this feature, we need game icons.

If you ever wanted to contribute to ScummVM but couldn't find anywhere to apply your art/design skills, now’s your chance! Check out the new Game Icons repository for more details on how you can help.

Aug 30, 2020: Please help us with testing upcoming ScummVM 2.2.0 release
Posted by sev, criezy, md5

Hello world, it is time for us to release the next version of ScummVM. Thus, we really need your help with testing the stable builds before the upcoming release, so we ensure better quality.

Please, pay your special attention to the following new titles:

  • Blazing Dragons
  • Eye of the Beholder - Sega CD version
  • Griffon Legend
  • Interactive Fiction games
  • Operation Stealth
  • Police Quest: SWAT
  • Prince and the Coward, English translation
  • Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar
  • Ultima VI - The False Prophet
  • Ultima VIII - Pagan

We would also like you to play through another Sierra game: Police Quest: SWAT. Train to be a member of the SWAT team, and embark into dangerous missions to save civilian lives. This has been recently promoted for testing, so its call for testing has been included in the announcement for the upcoming release.

These games need to be tested with stable builds, not development ones. And report any bugs or oddities on our issue tracker.

We also need your help to update the ScummVM translations for this release. You can see the status of the translations, and work on them on our translations website. To log-in to the web site, you can either use your GitHub or Facebook account if you have one or create an account specific for this web site. Regular contributors can save changes to the translations but new contributors will only be able to make suggestions and vote on the suggestions. However we are looking for new regular contributors for some languages, so if you do not currently have full access and would like to get it, please contact us. Also, a few of our past contributors may have lost their full access a few months ago when we updated our permission settings. If you are one of them please contact us to see your full access restored.

Good luck with your playtesting, and let’s release version 2.2.0 at the end of September!

Aug 25, 2020: Are you ready for the Legend?
Posted by sev

ScummVM Team is proud to announce support for a small freeware RPG game named The Griffon Legend. It was originally written in the FreeBASIC programming language by Daniel "Syn9" Kennedy and later ported by Dmitry Smagin to the GCW0 console, which we base this port on.

The original story says:

500 years after the Griffon-Dragon war, the Dragons have returned to reclaim their empire. Cities are falling, everyone is dieing, and the lone Griffon Knight Fayne is caught up in the middle of it all.

Since the game is freeware, you may grab a copy directly from our game downloads page or from the original site. You will need the latest development build to play it. Of course, if you encounter any bugs, please submit them to our bug tracker.

Aug 23, 2020: A Stealthy ScummVM Operation
Posted by sev

In 2008 Google Summer of Code we had Kari Salminen aka Buddha^ working on adding Operation Stealth game support. While it was an overall success, still certain important game features were missing. Now, 12 years later, Kari got time for completing his work.

Thus, we are proudly announcing support for the Operation Stealth game also known as James Bond 007: The Stealth Affair in the US release.

Grab your copy of the game, fetch the daily build of ScummVM and give it a go. If you encounter any oddities or bugs, please submit to our bug tracker.

Aug 20, 2020: Blazing Dragons Set ScummVM Aflame
Posted by Yuv422

After many months of development Blazing Dragons is now ready for public testing.

Join young dragon Flicker as he attempts to win the hand of Princess Flame and save Camelhot along the way.

This is a rather odd Point and Click game as it was only released on Consoles. ScummVM's new Dragons engine allows you to run the Playstation version of this somewhat forgotten title. Throw away that PS1 controller and enjoy the game with a mouse/keyboard interface. We've also taken out all the annoying loading screens.

Only the US and GB Playstation 1 versions are supported at the moment.

You will need a daily development build. As always, please submit the bug reports to our issue tracker.