Libraries & Technologies
The following lists some libraries and technologies ScummVM makes use of (depending on which system your run it and which configuration is chosen).
SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) is a cross-platform multimedia library, and used by the primary backend of ScummVM.
MAD is a high-quality MPEG (MP3) audio decoder. ScummVM optionally supports playback of CD tracks and other audio data encoded using MP3.
Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format. ScummVM optionally supports playback of CD tracks and other audio data encoded using Ogg Vorbis.
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. Grossly oversimplified, FLAC is similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. ScummVM optionally supports playback of CD tracks and other audio data encoded using FLAC.
Game mods made possible by ScummVM
The following are links to projects that modify games in ways that were not possible in the original game engines, but are possible now thanks to ScummVM.
ScummVM-compatible music sets by the original composer of several supported games, including instructions on how to hear the remastered music while playing.
Builders to create talkie versions for DOS and ScummVM out of the Special Edition releases.
A fanmade selection of recreated soundtracks based on the original MIDI files for several games supported by ScummVM.
Instructions for how to replace the music in floppy versions of Loom with the corresponding music from the Swan Lake ballet. There are currently no known freely downloadable tracks, so you have to provide them yourself.
Other sites of interest
The following are links to sites that provide news and help on retro-gaming or are otherwise of interest.
VOGONS is a large forum site, offering supports and tips for people who need help running older classic games on their modern computers and operating systems. If you want to play a game that ScummVM doesn't support, this is the place to ask for help!
Large amounts of information surrounding Sierra's AGI system and home of the NAGI AGI interpreter.
MixNmojo is one of the longest running, and definitely largest, LucasArts sites out there. If your looking for information, hints, news... or even just a place to hang... with hosted and partnered sites catering for everything, the International House of Mojo should be your very first stop.
DoubleFine is the company of the lovable Tim Schafer, the genius behind some of the best of the worst gags and games in LucasArts history. Go buy Psychonauts, their new game. Because if you don't, the rats will get you and eat your family, computer and house. And poop everywhere.
Revolution Software are the people behind such wonderful titles as Beneath a Steel Sky and the Broken Sword series of games. Revolution have provided us with the source code to some of these games so that we can add support for them, and allowed us to release BASS as freeware. Thanks guys!
The personal blog of Ron Gilbert, the man behind many great LucasArts adventures, like Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.