Confused on Steam Play and Proton? Be sure to check out our guide.

A big celebration to be had for the folks working on ScummVM, the project that bundles together various game engines to allow you to play many older games easily on modern platforms. 20 years is a huge milestone for such a project, and it's a very important piece of open source tech for game preservation.

The release notes for 2.5.0 are long and impressive with plenty of new games supported including: Grim Fandango, The Longest Journey, Myst 3: Exile, Little Big Adventure, Red Comrades 1: Save the Galaxy, Red Comrades 2: For the Great Justice, Transylvania, Crimson Crown, OO-Topos, Glulx interactive fiction games, Lure of the Temptress Konami release, Private Eye, Spanish Blue Force, Spanish Ringworld, Spanish Amazon: Guardians of Eden, AGS Games versions 2.5+, Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy, The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time, Crusader: No Remorse, L-ZONE and Spaceship Warlock.

Plenty more improvements came with this release including better support for Unicode, the UI can adapt to HiDPI screens, enhanced support for a lot of localized releases.

If you act quickly there's a sale in celebration going on GOG until 1PM UTC today.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Meta, Open Source | Apps: ScummVM
16 Likes
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
4 comments

AsciiWolf 11 Oct
  • Supporter Plus
The updated version is already available on Flathub. ;-)
One would hope for an official .deb or at least an .appimage release, pretty, pretty, please?!
denyasis 11 Oct
Crusader was such a good game. Even though it worked great on DosBox, I'm really happy these games also have an alternative home.

Congrats on 20 years!
slaapliedje 18 Oct
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: denyasisCrusader was such a good game. Even though it worked great on DosBox, I'm really happy these games also have an alternative home.

Congrats on 20 years!
I think the greatest beauty of ScummVM is the ports to things like the Atari Falcon and Amiga platforms, so people can finally play the games that never were released for it. Granted they have some limitations where some of the games supported by the ScummVM project don't work well enough on the old hardware. For this reason, the projects are usually dubbed something like ScummVM-Lite.

Crazy, I remember using the earlier builds of scummvm, it's come a very very long way!
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.