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 1-7, Space Quest 1-6, ...), 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...

Our forum 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
Jul 28, 2019: Step back in time and visit Versailles at the court of Louis XIV
Posted by criezy

The year is 1685. The place is Versailles. Somebody has threatened to burn the castle and Alexandre Bontemps, the Premier valet of King Louis XIV, is asking for your help. You have until the end of the day to investigate and save the castle.

The ScummVM team is proud to announce support for Cryo's Versaille 1685 game and needs your help to test the game. Grab your copy of Versailles 1685 (the DOS, Windows, and Macintosh versions are supported), download the latest development build of ScummVM, and start exploring the castle and its surroundings. While you do so, please report any bugs you find on our issue tracker and take screenshots of interesting places.

Jun 30, 2019: Quest for Glory, with a bit of Hoyle Games!
Posted by bluegr

You arrive in a dark cave, in the mysterious land of Mordavia... Gear up your hero and face your old foe, the insidious Ad Avis! If you feel overwhelmed by this quest, you can always chill out with a game from the Hoyle collection!

The ScummVM team is proud to announce support for the following games, which are ready for public testing:

  • Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (aka QFG4)
  • Hoyle Classic Games
  • Hoyle Bridge
  • Hoyle Children's Collection
  • Hoyle Solitaire

Both the CD and floppy versions of QFG4 are supported. Do note that the poker game of Hoyle Classic Games is not supported yet.

So, break out your copies, or buy QFG4 digitally on GOG, and grab the latest development build of ScummVM for your preferred platform. Any problems found should be reported on our Issue Tracker.

Jun 16, 2019: Blade Runners Needed!
Posted by peterkohaut

Our ScummVM team is looking for Blade Runners who will help find, chase, and retire bugs which escaped from the off-world data colonies. These bugs are not dangerous and they won't stop you from discovering more secrets and choosing your fate. Your spinner, gun, ESPER machine and Voight - Kampff machine will be at your disposal.

We are announcing that Blade Runner is ready for testing. The following languages are supported - English (both CD and DVD releases), German, Italian, French, Spanish, and the unofficial Russian version by Fargus Multimedia.

Find your copy of Blade Runner, grab the latest development build of ScummVM (NOT the latest stable build) and copy the necessary files.

Now you can play the game with subtitles! Just download the subtitles zip file extract the subtitles.mix and place it among the rest of the Blade Runner files. So far we have only English and French subtitles, however, if you want to help us transcribe other languages from audio, please contact peterkohaut & praetorian.

Note that when you add your game directory in ScummVM you'll be presented with two choices for the game. The first option is for the original game and will simply be named "Blade Runner"; we're mainly interested for your feedback for this version of the game, since it is considered feature complete. The other option is for importing the game with restored content and is named "Blade Runner with restored content"; this version is still work-in-progress and not yet complete. If you're testing this version please specify it explicitly in your feedback and bug reports.

If your version of the game is not supported, please create a feedback report with MD5 so that we can add support for it.

Jun 8, 2019: Prepare your Switch for new adventures!
Posted by lotharsm

It's always exciting to see the wide variety of devices that are able to run your favourite adventure games thanks to ScummVM. Today, we are proud to announce that the number of devices has grown again by the immediate availability of ScummVM for the Nintendo Switch!

Thanks to Cpasjuste and rsn8887, you are now able to use ScummVM on the go.

In order to run ScummVM on your Switch, you need a modded console that's able to run homebrew software. Don't worry - there's plenty of documentation about enabling homebrew on the Nintendo Switch available online.

This new port already has it's own page in our wiki. You should definitely have a look on the wiki page since it contains lots of useful information on how to use ScummVM on the Switch.

If you have any further questions regarding this port, feel free to visit our forums.

Our buildbot is already providing development versions for the Nintendo Switch. Go grab them while they're hot!

Jun 3, 2019: Join us on Discord!
Posted by lotharsm

We are always thrilled to explore new ways to bring our community closer together. Today, we are proud to announce our next step in this journey - we are now present on Discord!

No matter if you just want to hang around with the ScummVM community or to discuss the latest development, this is the (new!) place to go!

See you on Discord!

Please note that despite the introduction of the new Discord server, our Forums and IRC channel on the Freenode network are still available and we have absolutely no plans to disable them in the future.