ScummVM Logo (snapshot by Old School Game Blog)
If you are interested in running old school point-and-click adventure games, look no further than ScummVM. This amazing program replaces the .EXE files of the old classics, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never intended!
According to the official homepage of ScummVM, you can play legendary titles from LucasArts, Sierra and others. Remember Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, Monkey Island 3 or King’s Quest? They are all available for playing under ScummVM as long as you’ve got the data files.
For a complete list of compatible games, please head over to the official compatibility page. You can find it here.
What amazes me is the variety of systems you can run ScummVM on. Windows and Linux are of course supported, but how about BeOS, OS/2, PalmOS and AmigaOS 4? It’s great that this program is available for so many different platforms.
Ported to Classic Amiga’s
Next-gen Amiga users running AmigaOS 4, MorphOS and AROS have been enjoying ScummVM for a long time. Thanks to a guy that goes by the handle NovaCoder, ScummVM is now available for classic Amiga computers as well. The following setups are available as of today:
- AGA, 68030 CPU optimized version, fast-RAM (download)
- AGA, 68040 CPU optimized version, fast-RAM (download)
- AGA, 68060 CPU optimized version, fast-RAM (download)
- ECS, 68030 CPU optimized version, fast-RAM (download)
- RTG (P96), 68060 CPU optimized version, fast-RAM (download)
ScummVM for RTG Amiga's (Picture from Amiga.org)
It’s good to see that ScummVM can be used with so many different Amiga setups. Sadly I haven’t been able to test it myself yet, but I will do that in the near future. My Amiga 1200 has 32MB of fast-RAM and a 68030 CPU, so I shouldn’t have any problems getting it up and running. NovaCoder has done an amazing job bringing us old school Amiga users the possibility of running games like Full Throttle, Sam & Max and Day of the Tentacle on our machines. A big thank you must fly out to him.
Have any of you tried out ScummVM on a classic Amiga (or perhaps another exotic platform) by the way? If yes, how was the performance? Did it work great? Hope to hear from you.