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Posts tagged “ScummVM”

ScummVM now supports Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties, Phantasmagoria, Starship Titanic

In its ongoing mission to bring old point 'n' click adventure games into an easy, stable, and cross-platform environment, the ScummVM project has launched a hefty update supporting another 23 games. This includes some real heavy hitters, slamming in such wonders as Phantasmagoria and Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. At times I've been dismissive of unpleasant and clumsily erotic 'mature' FMV games but I have warmed…

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Zorked: ScummVM Adds Nemesis & Grand Inquisitor

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. That crummy shack is where I live after being fired for referencing the wrong Zork game, blithely thinking "Hey, that's close enough. Yeah, Zork, sure, people will get that. Grues and all that right." All I wanted to do was write some vaguely entertaining intro to a post…

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Claymazing: ScummVM Now Supports The Neverhood

While Doug TenNapel's claymation adventure game Armikrog wriggles and writhes in its Kickstarted chrysalis, you might fancy another crack at The Neverhood, the game Armikrog is meant to be a "spiritual successor" to. "Oh but that's from far back in 1996!" you cry. "Surely it'd be far too much of a bother to get working on a modern PC?" You talk kinda funny, you know.…

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Scumm, All Ye Faithful

Have we written about the august ScummVM before? I rather believe we haven't. What cads we are- it's the lash for us tonight, lads. As the tireless folk behind it have just released version 0.13.0, now seems as good a time as any to mention this wonderful application. It's more than likely you're already familiar with this indispensable (and free) tool of retro PC gaming,…

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I Knew He Wasn’t A Real Doctor

During a bout of iPhone willy-waving down the pub recently, someone observed that there are two things that always get released for any piece of hardware that's hacked to run homebrew code, and everyone duly installs them. Then doesn't do anything with them except show them off to people in the pub. The first is Quake. It used to be Doom, but in the 3D…

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