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ScummVM 1.4.0 Emulator 10th Anniversary Edition for PS3 Arrives


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162w ago - Following up on the previous release and PS3 Port Build 20110622, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer bgK has updated ScummVM, an implementation of LucasArts SCUMM interpreter emulator, to ScummVM version 1.4.0 in celebration of their 10th anniversary.

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To quote: It has been over 10 years. We are here thanks to the work of 131 developers. 49,124 commits were made just to the ScummVM tree and those turned into a massive 1,085,714 lines of code (excluding comments) and of course over 7.6 million downloads from the main site alone. I would say those were a great ten years.

The outcome is ScummVM 1.4.0 which we are releasing today, 11/11/11 11:11:11.11.

More games are supported: Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos (based on the same engine as Kyrandia), the kids' game Blue's Birthday Adventure, and the science fiction game Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch. On top of that, practically all supported Sierra SCI games now have their Amiga versions working.

Our musically inclined users will notice PC speaker support in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, CMS support in Loom, The Secret of Monkey Island and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, fixed MIDI in the DOS versions of the Elvira series, and even sound in Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood!

As always, there are many more new features; you can find the full list in our release notes and the release itself on our downloads page. Enjoy!

ScummVM 1.4.0 Emulator for PS3 Changelog:

New Games:

  • Added support for Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos.
  • Added support for Blue's Birthday Adventure.
  • Added support for Ringworld: Revenge Of The Patriarch.
  • Added support for the Amiga version of Conquests of the Longbow.

New Ports:

  • Added PlayStation 3 port.

General:

  • Fixed the ARM assembly routine for reverse stereo audio.
  • Added support for building with MacPorts out of the box.

AGI:

  • Implemented sound support for the DOS version of Winnie the Pooh in the
  • Hundred Acre Wood.

AGOS:

  • Implemented support for loading data directly from InstallShield cabinets in The Feeble Files and Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack.
  • Fixed loading and saving in the PC version of Waxworks.
  • Fixed music in the PC versions of Elvira 1/2 and Waxworks.

Groovie:

  • Added support for the iOS version of The 7th Guest.

Lure:

  • Fixed crash when trying to talk and ask something at the same time.

SCI:

  • Added better handling of digital vs. synthesized sound effects. If the "Mixed Adlib / MIDI mode" checkbox is checked, the engine will prefer digital sound effects, otherwise their synthesized counterparts will be preferred instead, if both versions of the same effect exist.

SCUMM:

  • Implemented PC Speaker support for SCUMM v5 games.
  • Fixed priority bug in iMuse. As a result the AdLib music should sound better, since important notes are not interrupted anymore.
  • Implemented CMS support for Loom, The Secret of Monkey Island and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  • Improved palette handling for the Amiga version of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.

Broken Sword 1:

  • Fix freeze in Windows demo.
  • Fix crash when using cutscene subtitles pack with the Macintosh version.

Tinsel:

  • Fixed deleting saved games from the list of saved games (from the launcher and the in-game ScummVM menu).
  • The US version of Discworld II now shows the correct title screen and language flag.

Android port:

  • Fixed plugins on Android 3.x.
  • Moved the default saved game location to the SD card.





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#49 - astico - 4w ago
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great job

#48 - LaCabraTgn - 4w ago
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good, thanks

#47 - PS3 News - 22w ago
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Following up on their previous update, this weekend the ScummVM Team have updated their ScummVM PS3 Emulator release to version 1.7.0 dubbed The Neverrelease with details below.

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To quote: ScummVM 1.7.0 "The Neverrelease" is out!

A year has passed and ScummVM 1.7.0 is here. With this release we have added support for 45 completely new games. These are:

  • The Neverhood
  • Mortville Manor
  • Voyeur
  • Return to Ringworld
  • Chivalry is Not Dead

Also, we have updated the MT-32 emulator, added an OpenGL backend, improved many aspects of the GUI, enhanced the AGOS engine, made Urban Runner's videos less CPU-demanding, fixed tons of bugs in dozens of SCI games, improved sound in Loom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and improved platform portability for the Tony and Tinsel engines.

But this is not all. We have added experimental support for the OUYA console (we couldn't add GCW-Zero support simply because sev still awaits his console from Kickstarter), made major improvements to the PS2 port and merged the Bada with Tizen ports.

The full list with all changes mentioned can be found in our release notes and the release can be obtained as usual from our downloads page. Everybody Way Oh!

From the PS3 ReadMe File:

Prerequisites

  • A homebrew enabled PlayStation 3 console. As of now that mostly means having a custom firmware installed. Obtaining and installing such a software is out of the scope of this document. Sorry, but you're on your own for that one.
  • At least one ScummVM supported game. The list of compatible games can be seen here: scummvm.org/compatibility/
  • The page wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Where_to_get_the_games references some places where those games can be bought. Demonstration versions for most of the supported games are downloadable on scummvm.org/demos/
  • A USB drive.

Installing

  • From a computer, download the installable package of the PS3 port from ScummVM's main site. It should be a .pkg file. Copy it to an USB drive.
  • After having plugged the USB drive to you PS3, the installation package should appear in the XMB under the "Games > Install Package" menu. Installing it copies ScummVM and its dependencies to your PS3's hard drive. It also adds the "Games > PlayStation 3 > ScummVM" XMB entry which is to be used to launch ScummVM.

Configuring and playing games

The user manual describes how to add games to ScummVM and launch them: wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/User_Manual

PlayStation 3 Specifics

  • Games can be launched either from an USB drive or from the internal hard drive. The internal hard drive has better performance though.
  • Savegames are wrote in the /hdd0/game/SCUM12000/saves folder.

Joypad button mapping

  • Left stick => Mouse
  • Cross => Left mouse button
  • Circle => Right mouse button
  • Triangle => Game menu (F5)
  • Square => Escape
  • Start => ScummVM's in global game menu
  • Select => Toggle virtual keyboard
  • L1 => AGI predictive input dialog

Disclaimer

Unauthorized distribution of an installable package with non freeware games included is a violation of the copyright law and is as such forbidden.

Building from source

This port of ScummVM to the PS3 is based on SDL. It uses the open source SDK PSL1GHT.

The dependencies needed to build it are:

  • The toolchain from github.com/ps3dev/ps3toolchain
  • SDL from github.com/zeldin/SDL_PSL1GHT
  • ScummVM from github.com/scummvm/scummvm

Once all the dependencies are correctly setup, an installable package can be obtained from source by issuing the following command:

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Finally, for those unaware: ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

ScummVM supports many adventure games, including LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, ...), many of Sierra's AGI and SCI games (such as King's Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, ...), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment's children's SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more.

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#46 - JeoWay - 81w ago
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I love these amazing pieces of work! I wish I had my CFW ps3 still. My last 3 CFW ps3's went out.

#45 - kal727 - 81w ago
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It's nice to see support brought to some old adventure classics. Hopefully once the PS4 gets figured out these emulators and applications won't be so hard to develop for due to the more familiar architecture.

 

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