ScummVM: Available for Classic Amiga’s

ScummVM Logo (snapshot by Old School Game Blog)
ScummVM Logo (snapshot by Old School Game Blog)

ScummVM

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)
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. πŸ™‚

11 comments

  1. I will give the OS4 version a try soon. I never really got into Monkey Island in the past. For me it was Indiana Jones only. πŸ™‚ Oh and Zak McKracken of course. Did you also wanted to create adventures (point and click) games like that? I sure did. πŸ™‚

    • Hi there Coder!

      The AmigaOS 4 version of ScummVM is nice. Have played the Curse of Monkey Island on a SAM440EP. It was very fun! πŸ™‚ You should really check out the different games in the Monkey Island series. I recommend the three first ones. Number four never did it for me. It was very different from its predecessors.

      Ahh.. Zak McKracken! That is one of my favourite adventure games.. it was very difficult though. Did you manage to complete it?

      Yes, always wanted to write an adventure game. Used to have a few ideas and such, but nothing ever materialized. πŸ˜‰

    • Hi NovaCoder!

      Thank you for visiting my blog and for all the work you are doing for the Amiga community. πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work!

      Wow! Full Throttle looks amazing on your 68030 powered Amiga! I’ve installed the 68030 version myself now and have currently tested out the demo of Sam and Max and Simon the Sorcerer. Will definitely give Full Throttle a go after seeing your video. πŸ™‚

  2. Have been testing out ScummVM a bit more on my Amiga 1200. It was a bit slow with some games, but I think that has something to do with the file system I use. Have now installed a new file system to see if that helps. πŸ™‚

  3. I copied the files from my Curse of Monkey Island cd-rom and ran them through ScummVM on my windows vista laptop and got to play the game for the first time in years. I use Dosbox for most everything else, but I’ve found that some of the old Lucasarts games don’t work on that so ScummVM comes in handy for that.

    • Hi there! Nice to see that you’ve played the Curse of Monkey Island through ScummVM. It’s a great game. I’ve played through it a few times myself and never get tired of it. Beware of El Pollo Diablo! πŸ˜‰ Hehe.. The humour in that game is pure excellence. πŸ™‚

      Have you tried the special editions of Monkey Island 1 and 2 by the way? They are available through Steam. The new graphics looks very nice.

        • They are well worth a look. πŸ™‚ You won’t be disappointed! If you don’t enjoy the new look of the graphics, you can even turn them off while playing, so that you revert to “classic” mode. πŸ™‚ I played through the whole of Monkey Island 2 and it was a great ride.

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