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. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

Release notes:

1.1.0 (????-??-??)
New Games:
– Added support for Blue’s Art Time Activities.
– Added support for Blue’s Reading Time Activities.
– Added support for Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove.
– Added support for Pajama Sam: Games to Play on Any Day.
– Added support for Dragon Historie.
– Added support for TeenAgent.

– Added support for a custom SJIS font for FM-TOWNS and PC98 games.
– Added support for 16bit graphics. (GSoC Task)
– Removed QuickTime MIDI backend on Mac OS X; it was buggy and did not
compile on modern systems.

– Added support for Amiga style menus for Amiga versions of Future Wars.

– Added support for the Amiga version of The Legend of Kyrandia.
(sound support was done as a GSoC Task)
– Adapted KYRA to support the custom SJIS font.

– Added support for the PC-Engine version of Loom.
– Added support for music and sound effects in the the Amiga version of
The Secret of Monkey Island. (GSoC Task)
– Fixed some other bugs related to game versions for the Amiga.
– Added support for original save/load dialog in MM NES.
– Added support for savepoint passcodes for Sega CD MI1 via debugger command ‘passcode’
– Added support for Kanji rendering in Japanese version of Monkey Island Sega CD.

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