Horizons: ScummVM

June 25th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

ScummVM might very well be the best program ever developed in the history of anything. It’s a free program that allows you to run old adventures on newer computers, provided you have the original games of course. It started out as a project to enable old LucasArts adventures to be played on today’s machines, but it has since moved far beyond that and now supports a lot of other games – mostly adventures. That includes some of my favorite games like ‘The Legend of Kyrandia‘ series and ‘Simon the Sorcerer‘ 1+2.

“ScummVM supports many adventure games, including LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, …), many of Sierra’s AGI and SCI games (such as King’s Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, …), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment’s children’s SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more.”

The complete list is huge though and you can check it out here. So if you’re in the mood for a little nostalgia with an old game you haven’t played for years because you can’t get it to work ScummVM is your friend.

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  1. Harris McMahon says:

    Aye, this is indeed one of the best programs ever! I was very excited when I discovered that it can run Sierra games too, and I was lucky enough to discover it during my play round of the King’s Quest Collection. (Ah, I am so glad I bought the Great Adventure Bundle…)

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