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72w ago - Following up on their previous update, this weekend the ScummVM Team have updated their ScummVM PS3 Emulator release to version 1.6.0 dubbed +4 to engines with details below.

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To quote: Release of ScummVM 1.6.0 "+4 to engines"

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.

After 11 long months we are thrilled to announce the release of ScummVM 1.6.0. It’s not very often (if ever) that we add 4 new engines in a single release, but yes, these have been busy months for the team indeed.

Let’s just list the new games 1.6.0 contains for you:

  • 3 Skulls of the Toltecs
  • Eye of the Beholder
  • Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon
  • Hopkins FBI
  • Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths
  • The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime

Other significant features include support for the Macintosh version of Discworld 1 and the music in the Macintosh versions of LucasArts adventures, an update to the latest Roland MT-32 emulation code, a new cool grid chooser for your savegames, an extended FluidSynth configuration dialog, and major bugfixes to bike fights in Full Throttle. We have also added Belarusian, Finnish and Galician translations to our GUI.

Of course, there is much more; you can find the full list in our release notes. Enjoy!

ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for several point-and-click adventure engines. This includes all SCUMM-based adventures by LucasArts, Simon the Sorcerer 1&2 by AdventureSoft, Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword 1&2 by Revolution, and many more.

1.6.0 (2013-05-31)

New Games:

  • Added support for 3 Skulls of the Toltecs.
  • Added support for Eye of the Beholder.
  • Added support for Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon.
  • Added support for Hopkins FBI.
  • Added support for Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths.
  • Added support for The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime.
  • Added support for the Macintosh version of Discworld 1.

General:

  • Added a new save/load chooser based on a grid of thumbnails. This is only supported for resolutions bigger than 640x400. The old chooser is still available and used for games without thumbnail support. It is possible to select the old one as default too.
  • Rewrote VideoDecoder subsystem.
  • Added Galician translation.
  • Added Finnish translation.
  • Added Belarusian translation.
  • Using the mouse wheel on a slider widget now changes the value by the smallest possible amount. This is more predictable than the old behaviour, which was to change the value by "one pixel" which would sometimes not change it at all.
  • Updated MT-32 emulation code to latest munt project snapshot.
  • Added FluidSynth settings dialog, mainly for reverb and chorus settings.
  • Fixed crash on certain Smacker movies.

Cine:

  • Improved audio support for Amiga and AtariST versions of Future Wars. Now music fades out slowly instead of stopping immediately. Sound effects are now properly panned, when requested by the game.

CGE:

  • Soltys contains a puzzle requiring the ALT key to be pressed while clicking on an object. This puzzle has been disabled on devices not using this key.

Drascula:

  • Resolved multiple UI issues with the original save/load screen.
  • Added advanced savegame functionality, including savegame timestamps and thumbnails and the ability to load and delete savegames from the launcher. It's now possible to use the ScummvM save/load dialogs.
  • The F7 key (previously unmapped) now always shows the ScummVM load screen.
  • The F10 key displays either the original save/load screen, or the ScummVM save screen, if the user has selected to use the ScummVM save/load dialogs.

Dreamweb:

  • Now that the game is freeware, there is a small extra help text showing the available commands in the in-game terminals when the player uses the 'help' command. Previously, players needed to consult the manual for the available commands. Since this reference to the manual is a form of copy protection, this extra line can be toggled by the ScummVM copy protection command line option.

Groovie:

  • Simplified the movie speed options, and added a custom option for The 7th Guest. Movie options are now "normal" and "fast", with the latter changing the movie speed in T7G to match the faster movie speed of the iOS version. The game entry might need to be readded in the launcher for the new setting to appear.

SAGA:

  • Added music support for the Macintosh version of I Have No Mouth and, I Must Scream.

SCUMM:

  • Implemented Monkey Island 2 Macintosh's audio driver. Now we properly support its sample based audio output. The same output is also used for the m68k Macintosh version of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
  • Improved music support for the Macintosh version of Monkey Island 1. It now uses the original instruments, rather than approximating them with General MIDI instruments, and should sound a lot closer to the original.
  • Added sound and music support for the Macintosh version of Loom.
  • Handle double-clicking in the Macintosh version of Loom.
  • Major bugfixes in INSANE (the Full Throttle bike fights).

TOUCHE:

  • Added support for Enhanced Music by James Woodcock (jameswoodcock.co.uk/category/scummvm-music-enhancement-project/).







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#47 - PS3 News - 13w ago
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 - 72w ago
I love these amazing pieces of work! I wish I had my CFW ps3 still. My last 3 CFW ps3's went out.

kal727's Avatar
#45 - kal727 - 72w ago
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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#44 - PS3 News - 117w ago
Got ya, I have removed the main page article but will save it in the Forum thread so when the PS3 Builds are available I don't have to reformat it over again and +Rep for the head's up opium2k!

Update: Finally they released an official PlayStation 3 version 1.5.0 so I will mainpage it once again!

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#43 - opium2k - 117w ago
Those links are for the win32 version and they're nightly builds, not release builds. ScummVM 1.5.0 has not been released yet. It is in a public testing phase to iron out bugs before an official release. more info - scummvm.org

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