What Is ScummVM?

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical adventure 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 is a complete rewrite of these games' executables and is not an emulator.

ScummVM supports a huge library of adventures with over 325 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...

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Latest Developments
Jan 25, 2023: Let me take you to the time warp!
Posted by mstea

More Director games are ready for public testing!

ScummVM has made huge strides in Macromedia Director support. Many Director 3 games are now fully completable, and several Director 4 games are also now playable. 18 new games are officially supported, and we could use your help testing them. We also welcome reports of any other Director games which are fully playable or completable. To test these new games, please use the latest daily build of ScummVM. Any bugs or problems can be reported to the issue tracker.

Some highlights from the new list of games include:

  • Chop Suey by Theresa Duncan, an important classic of "girl games".
  • Eastern Mind, the cult classic from artist Osamu Kato.
  • Ganbare! Inuchan, based on the comic by singer Kenso Kato, which was the first Director 4 game to be fully completable.
  • Over-Ring-Under, by the same developer as Alice: An Interactive Museum. ScummVM's new support for CD audio in Director games lets players enjoy the soundtrack by Carl Stone.
  • The first five games by Japanese indie developer iTA-Choco Systems.

The full list of games for testing is:

  • The Better Dead Ratification (Mac/Windows)
  • Chop Suey (Mac, Windows)
  • Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong Nou (aka Tong Nou) (Mac/Windows)
  • Fukuoka Go-Round (Mac/Windows)
  • Ganbare! Inuchan: Rock'n Roll-hen (Mac/Windows)
  • Ganbare! Inuchan: Sekai no Tabi-hen (Mac)
  • Henachoco 01: Henachoco Derby (Windows)
  • Henachoco 02: Saitei Birds (Windows)
  • Henachoco 03: Difficult Book Game (Mac/Windows)
  • Henachoco 04: Ano Subarashii Bento o 1-do 2-do (Mac/Windows)
  • Henachoco 05: Yaken Rodem (Mac/Windows)
  • Japan Art Today 07: Takashi Murakami - A Romantic Evening (Mac)
  • Majestic Part 1: Alien Encounter (Mac/Windows)
  • Nemurenu Yoru no Chiisana Ohanashi (Pippin)
  • Over-Ring-Under (Mac)
  • Pepperon Mura no Shiki (aka Op avontuur in kabouterstad and Valmaison au fil des saisons) (Mac/Windows)
  • The Seven Colors: Legend of PSY・S City (Mac)
  • Time Gal (Mac/Windows)
Jan 4, 2023: Hail, traveler. Welcome to Farr.
Posted by sev

Most new visitors don’t know about Mrs. Riddenbutter’s, but you should do yourself a favor and enjoy some of her hospitality and a tankard or two of her ale. Double-click on her door to open it, and step inside. Riddenbutter works the bar, and the smart traveler should speak with her. Drop an idea on her to get her chatting. Like most people, she likes to talk about this and that and the other thing, and she’ll also frequently respond with information that’s more local in nature.

Yes, the ScummVM team announces support for Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II, a marvellous work by our GSoC’21 student Yuri Guimaraes aka a-yyg, who ported the original SAGA2 engine from 1997 by The Dreamers Guild.

Please assist us with testing this game. Take your old dusty CD and feed it to the ScummVM. As usual, you will need the latest daily build of ScummVM. If you encounter any bugs or problems during your gameplay, please file them on our issue tracker.

Dec 15, 2022: Drill a 3D alien moon, become an interplanetary hero!
Posted by gu3

Driller aka Space Station Oblivion (in the US), the FIRST supported game of the Freescape engine, is ready for public testing!

Published in 1987 by Incentive Software Limited, this revolutionary new engine allowed players to explore a solid 3D graphic environment with complete freedom of movement for the very first time in videogame history.

A new threat emerges after humanity abandoned a dying Earth to establish a new home on planet Evath. Evath's moon Mitral has turned into a gigantic gas time bomb. A meteor is also due to impact Mitral in the next several hours. You were chosen to secure each of Mitral's 18 sectors by positioning a drilling rig over the gas pockets in each sector before the meteor strikes.

Solve challenging riddles by relying on geological clues, intuition, or good old trial and error. To survive your mission, find Rubicon crystals to restore energy and destroy (or avoid) the Laser Beacons and Skanners left behind by the Ketars. Good luck!

Our reimplemented engine features graphics using software (TinyGL) or hardware mode (OpenGL) at arbitrary resolution. The initial Driller support is limited to DOS (EGA mode), Amiga and AtariST releases, but we hope to be able to add more soon! Please contact us if you have some other release.

To play any of these supported releases, you will need a daily development build. As always, please submit your bug reports to our issue tracker.

Dec 10, 2022: Welcome to Adibou's magical wonderland
Posted by sdelamarre

We are pleased to announce that ScummVM now supports Adibou 2, a popular educational game developed by Coktel Vision in 1996.

Designed for children from 4 to 7 years old, the world of Adibou is warm and full of surprises. It offers an intelligent and appealing introduction to essential knowledge like reading and math.

Whether you have young kids in your family, or are keen on reliving your childhood memories for a while, fetch the latest daily build of ScummVM, your own copy of Adibou 2, and start learning having fun with Adibou, Plop, Robitoc and Kicook!

You must copy the content of your Adibou “Environment” CD into the game directory added to ScummVM. Then, for any Adibou Application you want to add, just copy the content of their CD into a freely named subdirectory of the main game directory.

Only Read/Count 4-5 years, Read/Count 6-7 years applications are supported for now, but we hope Science, Music and English will come soon.

Currently ScummVM is aware of several Adibou versions in French, German and English, let us know if you own any language/version not yet registered. Please also report to the issue tracker any glitch you may encounter.

Oct 31, 2022: ScummVM 2.6.1 "Incremental Escapism" is here!
Posted by The ScummVM Team

Escapism increases with yet another ScummVM release!

The ScummVM Team is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of ScummVM 2.6.1.

ScummVM 2.6.1 is a maintenance release mainly focused on improving the new features and engines we introduced in our previous release.

This update includes upgrades for the following engines:

  • AGS
  • AGOS
  • Asylum
  • Ultima
  • SCI
  • SCUMM
  • Tinsel
  • Toltecs
  • Toon

Other improvements include upgrading the icon-based grid view in the ScummVM launcher and fixing OpenGL render graphic corruptions.

Finally, Android users will be able to properly use a mouse on virtual screens, and Windows users will not have any duplicated icons folder issues.

You can find all of this goodness available for a number of platforms on our downloads page. If you are using Windows, macOS, the Ubuntu Snap package or the FlatHub repository, the auto-update robots will assist you in updating to ScummVM 2.6.1.

As always, the detailed list of improvements is available here.

Thank you for your continuous support — happy adventuring!