Τι είναι το ScummVM;

Το ScummVM είναι ένα πρόγραμμα που σας επιτρέπει να παίξετε κάποια κλασσικά point-and-click παιχνίδια περιπέτειας (adventure games), υπό την προϋπόθεση ότι έχετε ήδη στην κατοχή σας τα αρχεία δεδομένων τους. Το ενδιαφέρον σε αυτή την υπόθεση είναι το εξής: το ScummVM απλά αντικαθιστά τα εκτελέσιμα που συνόδευαν τα παιχνίδια, επιτρέποντάς σας να τα παίξετε σε συστήματα για τα οποία δεν είχαν σχεδιαστεί ποτέ!

Το ScummVM υποστηρίζει μια μεγάλη βιβλιοθήκη από παιχνίδια περιπέτειας (adventure games) με περισσότερους από 250 τίτλους συνολικά. Υποστηρίζει πολλούς από τους κλασσικούς τίτλους που έχουν εκδώσει θρυλικά στούντιο όπως οι LucasArts, Sierra On-Line, Revolution Software, Cyan, Inc. και Westwood Studios. Μαζί με καινοτόμους για την εποχή τους τίτλους, όπως ήταν οι σειρές Monkey Island, Broken Sword, Myst, Blade Runner και αμέτρητα άλλα παιχνίδια, θα βρείτε και μερικούς σχετικά άγνωστους τίτλους περιπέτειας και πραγματικά κρυμμένα διαμαντάκια για να εξερευνήσετε.

Μπορείτε να βρείτε μια πλήρη λίστα με λεπτομέρειες σχετικά με το ποια παιχνίδια υποστηρίζονται και σε ποιο βαθμό στη σελίδα συμβατότητας. Το ScummVM βελτιώνεται διαρκώς, οπότε καλό είναι να ελέγχετε συχνά τη λίστα. Ανάμεσα στα συστήματα στα οποία μπορείτε να παίξετε αυτά τα παιχνίδια είναι τα Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, PS Vita, Switch, Dreamcast, AmigaOS, Atari/FreeMiNT, RISC OS, Haiku, PSP, PS3, Maemo, GCW Zero και πολλά άλλα...

Το forum μας, ο Εξυπηρετητής Discord και το κανάλι IRC, #scummvm στο irc.freenode.net, είναι ανοιχτά σε σχόλια και προτάσεις. Παρακαλούμε διαβάστε τις Συχνές Ερωτήσεις (FAQ) πριν δημοσιεύσετε το μήνυμά σας.

Μπορείτε να υποστηρίξετε το project εκφράζοντας τον ενθουσιασμό σας υπό τη μορφή μιας δωρεάς μέσω PayPal, αν και εκτιμούμε τις συνεισφορές σε κώδικα αρκετά περισσότερο.

Τελευταίες Εξελίξεις
11 Οκτ, 2019: ScummVM 2.1.0 "Electric Sheep" has been produced.
Δημοσιεύτηκε από sev

"Animal sales was a profitable and prestigious business, since most real animals had died out after the Terran War; there were plenty of electric ones, though—" Oh, ahem, didn’t notice you there.

ScummVM Team is thrilled to announce the release of ScummVM version 2.1.0. This release is the culmination of nearly two years worth of work, adding 16 new games based on 8 engines, a Nintendo Switch port and nearly 500 bug fixes. All this done by the hard work of 147 contributors across 8,493 commits.

The newly supported games are:

  • Blade Runner
  • Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick
  • Hoyle Bridge
  • Hoyle Children's Collection
  • Hoyle Classic Games
  • Hoyle Solitaire
  • Hyperspace Delivery Boy!
  • Might and Magic IV - Clouds of Xeen
  • Might and Magic V - Darkside of Xeen
  • Might and Magic - World of Xeen
  • Might and Magic - Swords of Xeen
  • Mission Supernova Part 1
  • Mission Supernova Part 2
  • Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness
  • The Prince and the Coward
  • Versailles 1685

In addition, we enhanced the Android and iOS ports considerably. You will also notice the new GUI facelift, improved Roland MT-32 sound emulation, a new pixel-perfect stretching mode, Text-to-Speech support on macOS and Linux, and last but not least, support for synchronizing saves and downloading game data from cloud-based file services (see the up-to-date list of the platforms in our user manual)

As usual, we have improved many of the existing engines: added support for the 25th Myst Anniversary releases, fixed more than 100 original SCI script bugs that have plagued Sierra games for decades, added support for Amiga and FM-TOWNS versions of Eye of the Beholder, improved audio quality in Humongous Entertainment games and added lip sync to the newer LucasArts adventure titles, squashed tons of bugs in Starship Titanic and Bud Tucker. The list goes on and on, and you may see the comprehensive change log here.

Have no more tears in rain and grab this electric release. Windows and macOS users may get the auto-update when starting ScummVM.

19 Σεπ, 2019: Another game to test: Duckman
Δημοσιεύτηκε από yuv422

Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick is an obscure point and click game based on the TV show of the same name. You control the wise cracking detective Duckman as he attempts to regain his identity after being unceremoniously dumped from his own TV show. The game's release for Windows in 1997 unfortunately coincided with the TV show being cancelled, which limited the distribution of the game.

After a long time in development, the ScummVM team is happy to announce support for the game.

Make sure to grab a recent build and give it a try. Please report any bugs that you find to our issue tracker.

The English, German and Demo versions are supported. You just need the DATA/ directory from the original game to play.

16 Σεπ, 2019: We’re starting ScummVM 2.1.0 testing
Δημοσιεύτηκε από sev

The time has finally come to start the release cycle for ScummVM 2.1.0.

The release is going to be big, and these new games require testing:

  • Blade Runner.
  • Hoyle Bridge.
  • Hoyle Children's Collection.
  • Hoyle Classic Games.
  • Hoyle Solitaire.
  • Hyperspace Delivery Boy!
  • Might and Magic IV - Clouds of Xeen.
  • Might and Magic V - Darkside of Xeen.
  • Might and Magic - World of Xeen.
  • Might and Magic - World of Xeen 2 CD Talkie.
  • Might and Magic - Swords of Xeen.
  • Mission Supernova Part 1.
  • Mission Supernova Part 2.
  • Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness.
  • The Prince and the Coward.
  • Versailles 1685.

Also, with this release, we are finally enabling cloud support for save games and game data. So far, it works only on desktops, you may find a description of this feature in our User Manual.

The complete list of the games that require testing for this release can be found on our Wiki.

Please use a stable daily build of ScummVM for testing. In case you encounter any bugs, there is a place for them to be reported at our issue tracker. Additionally, please track your progress on the forum thread so we can cross the tested game titles out on the wiki. Make sure to follow our guidelines for release testing which can be found here.

It would be great if you could help with updating the ScummVM GUI translations. The description of the steps you need to follow is on the Wiki.

13 Σεπ, 2019: Recruiting for Mission Supernova
Δημοσιεύτηκε από criezy

We need you! Join the Supernova crew for an unforgettable journey to witness the death of a star.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut? Being abandoned on your own on a broken spaceship? Dying asphyxiated? Being electrocuted? Being shot at? Getting lost in a pyramid? Being caught stealing a dinosaur's head and being sent to prison? And if that is not enough you can even disable the improved mode in ScummVM and experience the frustration of clicking and pointing your way through a twenty-five years old computer game.

We are proud to announce that Mission Supernova Teil 1: Das Schicksal des Horst Hummel and Mission Supernova Teil 2: Der Doppelgänger are now both supported in ScummVM. In addition we have also translated both games to English and you can decide to play either in German or English. The games can be downloaded for free on the developer's website, so you have no reason not to play it!

Please help us test the games and report any bugs or translation issue you find on our issue tracker. You will need a recent version of ScummVM and the supernova.dat file (if it is not included in the ScummVM package for your platform). You can also see some basic information on the game controls on our wiki or access the game manual in game using the F2 key.

12 Σεπ, 2019: The Prince and the Coward goes supported
Δημοσιεύτηκε από sev

A long time ago, in 2013, Kamil Zbróg and Łukasz Wątka, a GSoC student, were working on support for the game The Prince and the Coward or Książę i Tchórz, as it was called originally in Polish.

The game engine sat in limbo, however, because we were trying to work on the English translation. Unfortunately, that work is only about ¼th done, and we need your help.

Nevertheless, we would like to announce support for this game. All released versions are supported, including Polish original, German release and the Russian translation. Take your copy of the game and give it a try. You will need a daily development build for that. As always, please submit the bug reports to our issue tracker.

Also, if you happen to know Polish, German, or Russian, you are welcome to help us with the translation. The short instructions are provided here.