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ScummVM 2.1.0 is now ready for testing with support for more major classics

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ScummVM, the clever bit of software enabling many classic point-and-click adventure games to run nicely on modern systems has a big new release in need of some testing.

The list of new titles supported with ScummVM 2.1.0 is quite impressive:

  • Blade Runner.
  • Hoyle Bridge.
  • Hoyle Children's Collection.
  • Hoyle Classic Games.
  • Hoyle Solitaire.
  • Hyperspace Delivery Boy!
  • Might and Magic IV - Clouds of Xeen.
  • Might and Magic V - Darkside of Xeen.
  • Might and Magic - World of Xeen.
  • Might and Magic - World of Xeen 2 CD Talkie.
  • Might and Magic - Swords of Xeen.
  • Mission Supernova Part 1.
  • Mission Supernova Part 2.
  • Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness.
  • The Prince and the Coward.
  • Versailles 1685.

Want to know what other titles it supports? You can find out on this page.

Better game compatibility is not the only headline feature coming to ScummVM with the 2.1.0 release. It also now supports Cloud saving, so you can link it up with Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and Box to sync your saves which sounds pretty darn handy!

If you do wish to help test, find the announcement here.

Additionally, for Steam users you might want to take a look at Roberta. It's another unofficial Steam Play tool, that allows you to run nearly any title on Steam through a native Linux version of ScummVM.

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Purple Library Guy 18 September 2019 at 4:18 am UTC
Odd thing about Blade Runner: I actually have a different science fiction book by a different author, also called Blade Runner. It's about trafficking black market surgical supplies.
Phlebiac 18 September 2019 at 5:44 am UTC
Westwood Studios made some great games; one of the many victims of Electronic Arts.
Cybolic 18 September 2019 at 7:26 am UTC
Purple Library GuyOdd thing about Blade Runner: I actually have a different science fiction book by a different author, also called Blade Runner. It's about trafficking black market surgical supplies.
That would be the William S. Burroughs one, right? The movie actually lifted the name from that book and got permission from Burroughs to use it, even though Burroughs had in fact previously hoped to turn his "Blade Runner" into a film as well.
Fun stuff

Now to figure out how to run "Blade Runner" in ScummVM. I hope it works well as I've never gotten around to playing the game before and it's only marked as being "completable" on their wiki.
legluondunet 18 September 2019 at 9:11 am UTC
If you own the Blade Runner CD, I wrote a Lutris script that should "automagically" install it:
https://lutris.net/games/blade-runner/
You can install it with Wine or ScummVM.

- Please report issue concerning this script on my github page:
https://github.com/legluondunet/MyLittleLutrisScripts/


Last edited by legluondunet on 18 September 2019 at 11:25 am UTC
Purple Library Guy 18 September 2019 at 3:54 pm UTC
Cybolic
Purple Library GuyOdd thing about Blade Runner: I actually have a different science fiction book by a different author, also called Blade Runner. It's about trafficking black market surgical supplies.
That would be the William S. Burroughs one, right? The movie actually lifted the name from that book and got permission from Burroughs to use it, even though Burroughs had in fact previously hoped to turn his "Blade Runner" into a film as well.
Fun stuff

Now to figure out how to run "Blade Runner" in ScummVM. I hope it works well as I've never gotten around to playing the game before and it's only marked as being "completable" on their wiki.
Nope. A different, different Blade Runner. Alan E. Nourse. It's not bad, but very different; it's about the impact of technology and politics on medicine, and a semi-street kid running surgical supplies to a surgeon (one of a small network of such) doing medical procedures for people who aren't supposed to be getting medical services, and what happens when a major epidemic hits, overwhelming the system that operates on the assumption that the excluded can be considered totally separate from the included. So it's called Blade Runner because the kid is literally running blades--scalpels.

. . . Looking at wiki, turns out we are talking about the same thing after all. Burroughs didn't write a novel, he wrote a screen adaptation of the Alan E. Nourse novel. I have this feeling the screen treatment would have been a lot weirder than the novel, which was pretty straightforward SF by someone with a strong medical background.
Robert 19 September 2019 at 11:18 pm UTC
Hyperspace Delivery Boy! had a port by Linux Game Publishing in 2004. I tried the demo back in the day but it had corrupted graphics with my distro/hardware. Thank you ScummVM Team!
Lightkey 19 September 2019 at 11:30 pm UTC
RobertHyperspace Delivery Boy! had a port by Linux Game Publishing in 2004. I tried the demo back in the day but it had corrupted graphics with my distro/hardware. Thank you ScummVM Team!
And ixsoft.de is still selling it.. along with other old Linux games going back to Loki.

Also, another game slipped in to the testing season just now: Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick.


Last edited by Lightkey on 19 September 2019 at 11:30 pm UTC
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