Game Engines

ScummVM – supports many adventure games

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 game, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

‘Scumm’ comes from the fact that it was originally designed to run SCUMM games, like Monkey Island. ‘VM’ stands for Virtual Machine.

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. ScummVM is continually improving.

Full list of games supported:

  • Games by LucasArts:
    • Maniac Mansion.
    • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
    • Loom.
    • The Secret of Monkey Island.
    • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.
    • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
    • Day of the Tentacle.
    • Sam & Max Hit the Road.
    • Full Throttle.
    • The Dig.
    • The Curse of Monkey Island.
  • AGI Games by Sierra:
    • The Black Cauldron.
    • Gold Rush!
    • King’s Quest I.
    • King’s Quest II.
    • King’s Quest III.
    • King’s Quest IV.
    • Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.
    • Mixed-Up Mother Goose.
    • Manhunter 1: New York.
    • Manhunter 2: San Francisco.
    • Police Quest I: In Pursuit of the Death Angel.
    • Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter.
    • Space Quest II: Vohaul’s Revenge.
    • Fanmade Games.
  • AGOS Games by Adventuresoft / Horrorsoft:
    • Elvira – Mistress of the Dark.
    • Elvira II – The Jaws of Cerberus.
    • Waxworks.
    • Simon the Sorcerer 1.
    • Simon the Sorcerer 2.
    • Simon the Sorcerer’s Puzzle Pack – Demon In My Pocket.
    • Simon the Sorcerer’s Puzzle Pack – Jumble.
    • Simon the Sorcerer’s Puzzle Pack – NoPatience.
    • Simon the Sorcerer’s Puzzle Pack – Swampy Adventures.
    • The Feeble Files.
  • GOB Games by Coktel Vision:
    • Bargon Attack.
    • Goblins.
    • Goblins 2.
    • Goblins 3.
    • Ween: The Prophecy.
  • Other Games:
    • Beneath a Steel Sky.
    • Broken Sword 1: The Shadow of the Templars.
    • Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror.
    • Flight of the Amazon Queen.
    • Future Wars.
    • Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb.
    • Nippon Safes Inc.
    • The Legend of Kyrandia.
    • Touche: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer.
  • SCUMM Games by Humongous Entertainment:
    • Backyard Football.
    • Big Thinkers First Grade.
    • Big Thinkers Kindergarten.
    • Fatty Bear’s Birthday Surprise.
    • Fatty Bear’s Fun Pack.
    • Freddi Fish 1: The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds.
    • Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse.
    • Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell.
    • Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch.
    • Freddi Fish and Luther’s Maze Madness.
    • Freddi Fish and Luther’s Water Worries.
    • Let’s Explore the Airport with Buzzy.
    • Let’s Explore the Farm with Buzzy.
    • Let’s Explore the Jungle with Buzzy.
    • Pajama Sam 1: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside.
    • Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t so Frightening.
    • Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet.
    • Pajama Sam’s Lost & Found.
    • Pajama Sam’s Sock Works.
    • Putt-Putt Enters the Race.
    • Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon.
    • Putt-Putt Joins the Circus.
    • Putt-Putt Joins the Parade.
    • Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo.
    • Putt-Putt Travels Through Time.
    • Putt-Putt and Pep’s Balloon-O-Rama.
    • Putt-Putt and Pep’s Dog on a Stick.
    • Putt-Putt & Fatty Bear’s Activity Pack.
    • Putt-Putt’s Fun Pack.
    • SPY Fox 1: Dry Cereal.
    • SPY Fox 2: Some Assembly Required.
    • SPY Fox in Cheese Chase.
    • SPY Fox in Hold the Mustard.
  • New World Computing:
    • 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.

Support: Documentation
Developer: ScummVM Team
License: GNU General Public License


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