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ScummVM to merge in ResidualVM, adding support for a number of 3D titles

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While the ScummVM project was originally meant to cover 2D classics, ResidualVM was the companion project for 3D games and now they're going to combine into ScummVM.

In a fresh announcement, the ScummVM team mentioned how it's now been going for 19 years as the first-ever public release of ScummVM was back in 2001. Not a bad time to announce the merger of the two projects. This means that ScummVM will be embracing both 2D and 3D games, including RPGs and point-and-click adventures under one roof. They already shared a few developers so hopefully it will go smoothly.

Together though, it means ScummVM will add support for titles like: Grim Fandango, Escape from Monkey Island, Myst III - Exile, The Longest Journey and an unfinished engine for In Cold Blood, as well as Wintermute 3D engine.

Nice to see ScummVM going from strength to strength, after recently putting out the 2.2.0 release which added support for multiple Ultima titles and a serious classic from the 70s.

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whizse 10 Oct
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Sounds like a logical decision to merge the two.

Anyhow... Very cool about In Cold Blood. I had no idea it was a work in progress. Looks like it's another source code release and not an RE effort:

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I actually started playing it a short while ago, mostly because it's the only one of Revolution games I have never played, but I guess I'll hold of and do a playtest when the next ScummVM version is due.
QuoteEscape from Monkey Island

Finally! Comes straight forward to put up and play as any other Monkey Island title

I like the 4th one.
Very Nice! That means The Longest Journey will not end for another couple of years ;-)
Will it support the Star Trek 25th anniversary game?
Arehandoro 10 Oct
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI like the 4th one.

Heresy!

P.S: I like the 3rd one, also a heretic for the purists I guess :D
jarhead_h 10 Oct
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI like the 4th one.

Heresy!

P.S: I like the 3rd one, also a heretic for the purists I guess :D

Curse of Monkey Island is my favorite of the series.
whizse 10 Oct
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Quoting: PinballWizardWill it support the Star Trek 25th anniversary game?
There's an unfinished engine for that title, but maybe you already knew that? Doesn't seem like it has seen much work lately though.
Anza 10 Oct
Quoting: jarhead_h
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI like the 4th one.

Heresy!

P.S: I like the 3rd one, also a heretic for the purists I guess :D

Curse of Monkey Island is my favorite of the series.

My memory is bit hazy, but it could the be that that's the one where I started playing the Monkey Island games. I might have just seen the walkthroughs in a magazine for the first two at that point. It's kind in a sweet spot as graphics were still 2D, but there were enough pixels to really start seeing bit more details. 3D games that came after that didn't look nearly as good.

It has quite many memorable moments, like when pirates keep singing in order to avoid doing any work.

I have never played the Escape From Monkey Island. Could be that at that point I was already FreeBSD/Linux convert and wasn't really investing in Windows games.
TobyGornow 10 Oct
Quoting: jarhead_h
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI like the 4th one.

Heresy!

P.S: I like the 3rd one, also a heretic for the purists I guess :D

Curse of Monkey Island is my favorite of the series.

Mine too. In my opinion, the 3rd one is the one that aged best, not counting the remakes of MI 1 & 2 ( which are great BTW).
Even at release, I thought that the fourth was a step back, 3D was average compared to the gorgeous hand painted environment of the previous, the controls were not so good even with a controller and that god awful Monkey Kombat... Worst puzzle ever.
whizse 10 Oct
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Quoting: jarhead_h
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääI like the 4th one.

Heresy!

P.S: I like the 3rd one, also a heretic for the purists I guess :D

Curse of Monkey Island is my favorite of the series.
IMHO the best thing about Curse was Dominic Armato doing the voice for Guybrush. He repeated the role for the rest of the series, and the remakes too I think? Probably wouldn't have played Escape otherwise.
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