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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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mos 12 Oct, 2020
Quoting: Lightkey
Quoting: mos"visual novels" are niche at best and scummvm will be OK without them. whether pr0n or not.
Why, of course they know their priorities, they even go over the game engine author's wish to not include them if they think it's important enough, as happened here with Myst III: Exile and The Longest Journey: Chat log.
not sure what it has to do with the post you've answered to, but the chatlog is a bit protracted - could you be a tad more clear will or won't Myst, TLJ and the Flashback games mentioned at the top of the log be included?
monyarm 13 Oct, 2020
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: monyarmMy project targets visual novels, including NSFW ones. I've discussed it with the devs on the Discord, and most of them are okay with upstreaming support for older SFW visual novels (Like Clannad or Kanon), but the NSFW ones (the porn/doujinshi games), and the relatively new-ish ones (like Persona), It was a no from the devs, infact one of them said that if a NSFW game was upstreamed they'd quit.

:-(

I'm surprised the support seems to be that game-specific. I was expecting more of an engine type of support, which then enables (maybe with some additional tweaks) several or even many games. So people could say this patch supports visual novel engine WhatEver, maybe mentioning some "safe" games, and leave the rest... in the dark.

Depends on the game, alot of games share an engine, and there are existing open source versions. But for alot of games it'll be either an engine per game, or the game will have to have multiple subengines.
monyarm 13 Oct, 2020
Quoting: Lightkey
Quoting: monyarmMy project targets visual novels, including NSFW ones. I've discussed it with the devs on the Discord, and most of them are okay with upstreaming support for older SFW visual novels (Like Clannad or Kanon), but the NSFW ones (the porn/doujinshi games), and the relatively new-ish ones (like Persona), It was a no from the devs, infact one of them said that if a NSFW game was upstreamed they'd quit.
And yet they already support the Leisure Suit Larry series and a game literally called Voyeur, similar to Night Trap. Let me guess, it was sev?

Yup, it was sev, this were his words in the discord

Spoiler, click me
Henke37 05/13/2020
i still don't understand why nsfw content is an issue
sev 05/13/2020
@Henke37 simple reason: not compatible with me
the day you add it to scummvm, I will leave
so, you may gather all devs, decide to still add it, and I'm saying goodbye
there are no technical problems with it

And they actually did discuss Leisure Suit Larry and Voyeur

Spoiler, click me
somaen 05/13/2020
We do have an engine for Plumbers don’t wear ties...
And Leisure Suit Larry may be crossing some lines, but presumably not as many as the ones you’re mentioning
Mataniko 05/13/2020
i think there is a very wide gap between the two
trembyle 05/13/2020
We have Voyeur
DreamMaster 05/13/2020
But that's not very NSFW. As far as I remember there was no nudity or explicit sex. Just adult themes at worst
trembyle 05/13/2020
The wiki says that it "features" nudity. Maybe that needs to be changed.
DreamMaster 05/13/2020
Well it's been some years since I worked on it, so my memory may be wrong. But I do recall there wasn't anything that could be considered pornographic. So even if there is brief nudity, then that'd be the worst of it
slaapliedje 17 Oct, 2020
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Quoting: monyarm
Quoting: Lightkey
Quoting: monyarmMy project targets visual novels, including NSFW ones. I've discussed it with the devs on the Discord, and most of them are okay with upstreaming support for older SFW visual novels (Like Clannad or Kanon), but the NSFW ones (the porn/doujinshi games), and the relatively new-ish ones (like Persona), It was a no from the devs, infact one of them said that if a NSFW game was upstreamed they'd quit.
And yet they already support the Leisure Suit Larry series and a game literally called Voyeur, similar to Night Trap. Let me guess, it was sev?

Yup, it was sev, this were his words in the discord

Spoiler, click me
Henke37 05/13/2020
i still don't understand why nsfw content is an issue
sev 05/13/2020
@Henke37 simple reason: not compatible with me
the day you add it to scummvm, I will leave
so, you may gather all devs, decide to still add it, and I'm saying goodbye
there are no technical problems with it

And they actually did discuss Leisure Suit Larry and Voyeur

Spoiler, click me
somaen 05/13/2020
We do have an engine for Plumbers don’t wear ties...
And Leisure Suit Larry may be crossing some lines, but presumably not as many as the ones you’re mentioning
Mataniko 05/13/2020
i think there is a very wide gap between the two
trembyle 05/13/2020
We have Voyeur
DreamMaster 05/13/2020
But that's not very NSFW. As far as I remember there was no nudity or explicit sex. Just adult themes at worst
trembyle 05/13/2020
The wiki says that it "features" nudity. Maybe that needs to be changed.
DreamMaster 05/13/2020
Well it's been some years since I worked on it, so my memory may be wrong. But I do recall there wasn't anything that could be considered pornographic. So even if there is brief nudity, then that'd be the worst of it
So I guess what needs to happen is someone needs to start a project for Artworx's Strip Poker games, and also add the NSFW Visual Novels to it. We'll call the project Pr0ngine. :)
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