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!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page.

Release notes:

This beta will be the final version, since the source has been tagged (which means no more changes are allowed). Still, it would be good to know if there are major problems with it.

This version contains the following changes since beta1:
– Possibly workaround for buggy DLDI drivers. If your card didn’t save properly in previous builds, you should try this one!
– Fix for problems with the DS Options Menu in Elvira
– Fix for hover mode in Elvira/Waxworks

Please post if it works, or if it doesn’t.