Just in time for Christmas, the ScummVM team has put out a new version of their popular utility which allows many classic adventures to work on modern systems. The new ScummVM (version 0.7.0) is available for download here - just grab the ScummVM edition for your system of choice from the "release binaries" section.
New in this version is preliminary support for 26 kids point and click adventures from Humongous Entertainment (Putt Putt, Pajama Sam, etc, many of which were created by Ron Gilbert and written by Dave Grossman), smooth background scrolling for Full Throttle, The Dig, and Curse of Monkey Island, broader audio compression support, and native support for Mac LucasArts games (in past versions Mac users had to run a converter utility before playing, now the games work right off the original disc).
If that isn't enough news, the ScummVM team is also pleased to announce that they're giving their website a long-awaited makeover, now that the winner of their website design contest has been decided.
For more information on ScummVM, as well as free (legal!) downloadable copies of classic adventures Beneath a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen, visit ScummVM.org.