The ScummVM ( ScummVM :: Home )Team has released a new version of ScummVM for tons of consoles and Operating Systems,
Heres the release details:
We can call it a tremendous development. Half a year since 0.11.1 passed pretty quickly, and we are pleased to announce the release of 0.12.0!
This new version of ScummVM adds support for 5 completely new games. The games that now run smoothly on many more platforms than was initially intended are: The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate, The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge, Lost in Time, The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble and Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back.
The number of supported platforms grew as well. The PS2 port has been revived, and the GameCube and Wii are now supported too. Take your Wiimote and make your beloved adventure game protagonist run around the screen .
For those new to ScummVM heres a description:
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!
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. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.
- Added support for The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate.
- Added support for The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge.
- Added support for Lost in Time.
- Added support for The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble.
- Added support for the PC version of Waxworks.
- Added support for the Macintosh version of I Have no Mouth, and I
- Added support for Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back.
- Added CAMD MIDI driver for AmigaOS4.
- Revived the PS2 port (was already in 0.11.1 but was forgotten in the
- Plugged numerous memory leaks in all engines (part of GSoC'08 task),
- Added audio double buffering to the SDL backend, which fixes the
problems with the MT-32 emulator on Mac OS X (for now only enabled
on Mac OS X).
- Fixed crashes during certain music in Amiga versions of Elvira 1 and
Simon the Sorcerer 1.
- Fixed palette issues in Amiga versions of Simon the Sorcerer 1.
- Speech is played at the correct sample rate. (It used to be pitched a bit
- Rewrote parts of Digital iMUSE, fixing some bugs.
- Rewrote the internal timer code, fixing some speed issues in e.g. COMI.
- Improved support for sound effects in Amiga version of Zak McKracken.
- Added support for mixed Adlib/MIDI mode in Monkey Island 1 (Floppy).
ROMS, Preferences, and Saves:
Your SNES rom images must be in the Super Magicom (SMC) or FIG format. Generally,
all images you find will be in this format, but if you run across one that isn't
please download RTOOL which will allow you to convert the image into SMC format.
On the Wii, you can load roms from any SD card (Front SD, SD Gecko, etc).
By default, ROMs are loaded from "snes9x/roms/" and saves and preferences are
stored in "snes9x/saves/". Therefore, on your SD card, you should have the following
[What's new 005]
- added: Superscope/mouse/justifier support, with Wii remote
- added: cheats menu! Loads .CHT file from /snes9x/cheats folder,
.CHT file name must match file name of ROM
- added: load/save preference selector. ROM, SRAM, Freeze, and preferences
are saved/loaded according to these
- added: preliminary Windows file share loading/saving (SMB) support on Wii:
You can input your network settings into snes9xGX.xml, or edit
s9xconfig.cpp from the source code and compile.
- added: 'Auto' settings for save/load - attempts to automatically determine
your load/save device(s) - SD, USB, Memory Card, DVD, SMB
- added: ROM Information page
- added: Game Menu - all game-specific options are here now:
SRAM save/load, Snapshot save/load, game reload, etc
- added: Credits page
- fixed: sd gecko works now
- fixed: full USB support
- changed: menu structure
- changed: preferences are now loaded and saved in XML format. You can open
snes9xGX.xml edit all settings, including some not available within
- changed: if Home button is pressed when a game is running, Game Menu pops up
- changed: if preferences can't be loaded at the start and/or are reset,
preferences menu pops up - remove to save your preferences!
- changed: SRAM load - game reloaded automatically after loading SRAM
[What's New 004]
- added: option to disable AA filtering
(snes graphics 'crisper', AA now default OFF)
- added: mapped zooming and turbo mode to classic controller
- added: preliminary usb support (loading)
- changed: sram and freezes now saved by filename, not internal romname.
If you have multiple versions of the same game, you can now have
srams and freezes for each version. A prompt to convert to the
new naming is provided for sram only.
- changed: by default, autoload/save sram and freeze enabled
[What Was New 003]
- added: alphabetical file sorting
- added: background logo/backdrop + nicer menus
- added: scrolling in ROM selector
- fixed: switching between pal/ntsc ROMS doesn't mess up timings
- fixed: GC controller config works now
- fixed: freeze autoloading on ROM load
- fixed: zipped ROMS should now load in a reasonable time
- fixed: precompiled dols for autosaving to various locations (see readme)
- changed: GC default quickload slot (to sd) (thanks kerframil)
- changed: default load/save dirs are now "/snes9x/roms" and
"/snes/save/" (thanks kerframil)
- changed: Classic X and Y defaults aren't switched
- changed: if autosave is enabled, it doesn't ask to save SRAM
anymore. It is saved in the background.
- updated README
[Whats Was New 002]
- added: classic and nunchuk support
- added: all controllers can now be configured
- added: GC version (untested)
- changed: mappings are no longer stored in SRAM, but in config file.
This means no per-game configurations, but one global
config per controller.
- one makefile to make all versions. (thanks to snes9x143 SVN)
[What Was New 001]
- compiles with latest devkitppc (r15)
- now uses libfat (can use front sd slot on wii)
- updated menu items a bit
- wiimote support
- fixed: autoload sram/freeze
- fixed: rom plays immediately after loading