Everybody rejoice, a new ScummVM is here
, and it is full of classic adventurey goodness. Who needs Sam & Max 2
anyway, eh? We've got all these other games that LucasArts decided to actually publish instead of unceremoniously can, so we might as well enjoy them properly with our modern computers and up-to-date operating systems.
New LucasArts stuff in the latest ScummVM release:<:MORENEWS:>
- Full Throttle is now actually supported, including the Old Mine Road fighting sequences, and the destruction derby sequence.
- The original, really blocky and ugly versions of Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken are now properly supported. This means that you can now play the version of Maniac Mansion that was included with Day of the Tentacle. However, you can't play it from within DOTT yet, you have to add it to ScummVM as a separate game.
Also in this release is a new and improved user interface which, while still ugly and green, allows you to change the graphics settings and things without manually editing the config file, or resorting to a program like the excellent Quick & Easy
. ScummVM 0.6.0 also supports both Broken Sword 1
and Broken Sword 2
now, and on their downloads page
they've provided alternate versions of the games' video cutscenes, which are recompressed to work with ScummVM.
Lately, major ScummVM releases have included bonuses, and this release is no different. As a special treat, the classic adventure game Flight of the Amazon Queen
has been released as freeware, and is fully supported by the new versions of ScummVM. So, if you've been looking for something to fill the hole left by the loss of Sam & Max 2
, want a new classic graphic adventure to get your hands on, or if you just loved the original and haven't played it forever, get it today
Download the ScummVM 0.6.0 release binary for your operating system of choice, as well as the games Flight of the Amazon Queen
, and Beneath a Steel Sky
from the ScummVM downloads page
If you don't know what ScummVM is, read more at the official website
, or have someone in the comments explain it to you, because I've repeated it here enough times already.