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What Is ScummVM?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 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, ...), 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...

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Posted by md5

The Templars are back in this fan-made game of the Broken Sword Series! George comes back to discover the origin of a mysterious letter he received about Nico's death, and uncover the whereabouts of the modern day Templars once again...

The ScummVM Team is proud to announce that the fan-made game Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars is now playable in ScummVM using the latest daily builds, and is ready for testing.

Please report any bugs as well as unknown versions you find in our bug tracker, following our bug submission guidelines. Any screenshots of your playthrough are as usual welcome.

Many thanks to the wonderful mindFactory team who created this great sequel, and shared the original source code with us! The game can be found for free here.

Posted by Strangerke

The year is 1957. You are Jason Roberts. You're preparing an expedition to help your missing brother in the land of Amazons and eventually look for a lost treasure.

The ScummVM Team is proud to announce that Amazon: Guardians of Eden is now playable in ScummVM using the latest daily builds, and is ready for testing.

Please report any bugs as well as unknown versions you find in our bug tracker, following our bug submission guidelines. Any screenshots of your playthrough are welcome.

You don't have this game but still want to help us? There's actually a way! We are missing screenshots for more than a dozen games! Take a look at the list of missing screenshots, grab your originals and immortalize your favorite scenes!

Posted by Strangerke

Twenty years after its original release, we are very proud to announce today the support of MTV's Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity. Accept the challenge of those anti-heroes of the 90's and help them find their way in an adventure full of puzzles and mini-games.

So, get the latest daily build of ScummVM and your version of the game and give BBVS a try! Please post any bugs and unrecognized versions you can find to our bug tracker, following the bug submission guidelines.

As usual, if you find interesting sights, we are interested in your screenshots.

Posted by Paul Gilbert

Sherlock Holmes, greatest detective of all times, has a pair of puzzling cases to solve. Firstly, a gruesome murder outside a theatre. Police are clueless. Could it be the work of the notorious killer, Jack the Ripper? Then, in his second case, his brother Mycroft is nearly killed in an explosion. In this case, you'll play initially as Watson, who tries to snap Sherlock out of his despair, and then as Sherlock, as he tries to piece together why Mycroft was attacked, and why he called for him just prior to the explosion.

The ScummVM Team is proud to announce support for both games of the The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes.. The Case of the Serrated Scalpel, and The Rose Tattoo. Many thanks go to Electronic Arts, for allowing us access to the original sources. Both games are now playable in ScummVM using the latest daily builds and ready for testing. For Serrated Scalpel, currently only the PC version is supported.. the 3DO version is mostly playable, but still needs further work. As usual, all bugs should be reported to our bug tracker following our bug submission guidelines. While you play through the game, we would also love it if you could take some screenshots for us.

So, have a play, and see if you're up to the challenge of stepping into the shoes of the great Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot. Or in this case, games :)

Posted by Paul Gilbert

Rex Nebular, God's gift to the galaxy, has been stranded on a planet where he was attempting to locate to retrieve a valuable vase. To escape, he'll have to use the infamous Gender Bender to get in touch with his female side and successfully locate both the vase and a way to escape the planet.

The ScummVM Team is proud to announce support for Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender, the first MADS game written by Microprose. It is now playable in ScummVM using the latest daily builds and ready for testing. As usual, all bugs should be reported to our bug tracker following our bug submission guidelines. While you play through the game, we would also love it if you could take some screenshots for us.

So, dust off your copy and try it out. If you don't already own the game, it can be purchased online at GOG.com.

 

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