ScummVM is 20 years previous – and to rejoice it is simply launched an enormous new replace.
Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Digital Machine (ScummVM) is a program that lets you run many traditional point-and-click journey video games and RPGs on trendy computer systems.
ScummVM was created by then pc science scholar Ludvig Strigeus, who pushed the preliminary revision of the code, model zero.zero.1., on ninth October 2001. It was initially created to play LucasArts journey video games that use the Scumm system, however it helps many non-Scumm video games, too.
Now, 20 years later, ScummVM has launched model 2.5.zero. It is the primary launch that helps “2.5D” video games, and with that comes help for Grim Fandango, The Longest Journey and Myst three: Exile.
ScummVM additionally now formally helps 10 extra new engines and subengines that add compatibility with the next video games:
- Little Huge Journey
- Pink Comrades 1: Save the Galaxy
- Pink Comrades 2: For the Nice Justice
- Crimson Crown
- Glulx interactive fiction video games
- Non-public Eye
- AGS Video games variations 2.5+
- Nightlong: Union Metropolis Conspiracy
- The Journeyman Challenge 2: Buried in Time
- Crusader: No Regret
- Spaceship Warlock
“We want you nice adventuring, completely happy puzzle-solving and thrilling journeys to RPG worlds, and hope to see you round within the coming years,” the ScummVM team said.
GOG.com launched a special promo to rejoice the anniversary, and paid tribute to the “group of individuals behind the scenes who be certain a few of GOG’s timeless classics work easily on trendy computer systems!”
ScummVM rewrites executables shipped with video games and makes them playable on methods for which they have been by no means designed, however doesn’t require emulators and sophisticated setups.
For instance, over the course of eight years, ScummVM dug into Westwood Studios’ beloved 1997 point-and-click journey Blade Runner and expertly up to date the sport, even restoring some minimize content material. It is this work that powers the December 2019 GOG release of the original Blade Runner.
“I wrote Scumm and I do not suppose I may do what they did,” Ron Gilbert, former LucasArts developer and inventor of Scumm mentioned in a blog post. “Respect.”