New ScummVM Released

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Good news today for adventure games--the ScummVM team has just released version 0.11.0 of their popular emulator/frontend package for classic LucasArts games. The new version:

  • Support for the FREEWARE adventure Lure of the Temptress (available for download here)
  • Seven other new supported games: I Have no Mouth, and I Must Scream, Elvira 1 and 2, Waxworks (Amiga version only) and 3 Sierra pre-AGI games for children
  • Two newly available ports: iPhone and Maemo
  • Support for the Mac version of The Legend of Kyrandia and the Amiga version of Nippon Safes
  • Better support for Sierra AGI games
  • Improved support for modern 64-bit systems
  • Support for FLAC encoded music in Broken Sword 1 for the purists among you
  • Better support for non-English versions of games, including eastern languages
  • Sound compression for SAGA games

Obviously, this is an important update for GAG fanatics. In my opinion, ScummVM is probably the best program of its class, and is simply the best way to play these classics outside of the original hardware (and even that's debatable). IT's also cool that there's an iPhone port, though I'm not likely to be taking advantage of that anytime soon. ;-)

Download the new version here.


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"Yep 0.11.0 is out for your favourite platforms. people went crazy with iphone support when we announced it. the iphone devvs did a good job. exposed a couple of bugs in the AGI engine.

glad you like it matt ;)you can file any agi bugs against my name in the bug tracker if you want :/ "

"I always wanted to play "I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream" but never had time (tm).
Then I heard that the German version I have is somewhat cut and then lost interest completely.

Let's see if it works with ScummVM, though ;-)"

"Indeed, I hadn't even heard of that game until reading about it on the list. A game based on Harlan Ellison's classic story--definitely good fodder for a game. It's also by Cyberdreams, the same people who made the flawed but graphically impressive game Darkseed."

"I am running ScummVM on quite a number of different platforms. A must if you want to play some of those older point and click adventures. One could also opt to play the originals via DOSBox but this package also has a nice interface that keeps access to all the games dead-easy."

"yakumo9275 wrote:
glad you like it matt ;)you can file any agi bugs against my name in the bug tracker if you want :/

Am I to understand that you're part of the scummv dev team, Stu? If so, congratulations! That's great news. Heck, we need to interview you for the site. ;)

Can you please enlighten me on this matter?"

"I am but I'm not super active. I did the original 'sarien' code which Claudio Matsuoka later joined and we worked on. After languishing in a pretty much complete state, it was merged into scummvm, which is why you can play the Sierra AGI games in scummvm now.

I dont know much about the rest of scummvm tho, as I really only look at and work on the AGI engine. The people you could interview are easily reachable (I would suggest Sev, he's a bright guy and one of the head honcho's) and knows a lot about all the engines in scummvm."

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