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:

Another 4 months passed, a lot of hard work done… and finally it is here: ScummVM 1.1.0 is available now on our downloads page.

There are some pretty exciting new features: We added support for 16bit graphics, which allowed us to add support for a whole bunch of newer Humongous Entertainment games for kids. We also added or improved support for the Amiga versions of Monkey Island, Legend of Kyrandia and Future Wars. Plus there are two completely new engines for the games Dragon History (available for free from here) and TeenAgent (available for free from And finally there is now a port for the Nintendo 64 game console!

Take a look at the release notes if you want to know a bit more.

There is one grain of salt, though: If you want to play Nippon Safes Inc, we recommend that you stick with your current ScummVM version for now, as there are some nasty regressions in there which may even make it impossible to complete the game. Also the background music in Pajama Sam 1 isn’t working correctly in the Kitchen and Mine areas anymore.

We are not happy about that, but in the end decided that we should not let this hold up the other new cool stuff we added. Instead, we will follow up this release in about four weeks with a 1.1.1 release that should fix these issues. In fact, you can help us make 1.1.1 even better by reporting any bugs you might encounter in 1.1.0.

And now go and get it while it’s still hot from our downloads page, grab a build for your favorite device and have fun :).


1.1.0 (2010-04-04)

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 SPY Fox 3: Operation Ozone.
– Added support for Dragon History.
– 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.