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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.

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AsciiWolf Oct 11, 2021
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The updated version is already available on Flathub. ;-)
Schattenspiegel Oct 11, 2021
One would hope for an official .deb or at least an .appimage release, pretty, pretty, please?!
denyasis Oct 11, 2021
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 Oct 18, 2021
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!
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