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ScummVM 1.5.0 'Picnic Basket' Released 65

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from the old-games-were-better dept.
YokimaSun writes "Fans of classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, will be happy to learn that a new version of ScummVM has been released with support for new games such as 'Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood,' 'Backyard Baseball 2003,' 'Blue Force,' 'Darby the Dragon,' 'Dreamweb,' 'Geisha,' 'Gregory and the Hot Air Balloon,' 'Magic Tales: Liam Finds a Story,' and more. ScummVM not only supports Windows, Linux and new platforms such as iPhone and Android but also consoles such as Dreamcast, Gamecube and Nintendo 64 and rarer handhelds such as Openpandora and Dingoo."
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ScummVM 1.5.0 'Picnic Basket' Released

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  • http://aminet.net/search?query=scummvm&sort=date&ord=DESC [aminet.net]

    The version on AmiNet is a little aged. While the site lists an official Amiga release for OS4, NovaCoder has been releasing for 68k Amigas and we should support his efforts. As well, there's a on official MorphOS port http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/MorphOS [scummvm.org]

    Pretty neat stuff.

  • Picnic Basket (Score:4, Insightful)

    by sexconker (1179573) on Monday July 30, 2012 @08:14PM (#40824137)

    Version numbers don't need shitty nicknames to go alongside them.
    I'm so sick of this bullshit. You end up with a bunch of morans running around crying about various cats and desserts and fruits, but no one can be assed to post a proper fucking change log any more.

    I used to yell at lusers when they didn't RTFM.
    Then I yelled at developers because they didn't WTFM.
    Now I yell into the abyss as all of you fucking dipshits gallivant around naked, singing the praises of a fucking number for the number's sake.

    I've foreseen my own death, and it will be at the moment when Firefox's version number catches up to my age in years. At the rate you wunderklowns are going I've only got a few years left.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I've had ScummVM running on my dads GPS. Gotta love monkey island when on a road trip.

  • by aNonnyMouseCowered (2693969) on Monday July 30, 2012 @09:13PM (#40824477)
    In case you just want to try out the game engine, the download page has links to some freeware games and demos, including Beneath a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen. Both are relatively large, fully playable games. Both games date from the mid-90s, so "large" is relative here to floppy disks rather than number of DVDs needed to pirate the game.
  • by tangent3 (449222) on Monday July 30, 2012 @09:32PM (#40824553)

    ...requires the iPhone to be jailbroken, of course.

  • by EzInKy (115248) on Monday July 30, 2012 @09:45PM (#40824627)

    Saw an update for my phone was available, which is pretty rare nowadays. My thanks to the maintainers for not forgetting this fantastic pocket computer that also makes phone calls. Damn you Elop!!!

  • by humanrev (2606607) on Monday July 30, 2012 @10:05PM (#40824729)

    A little known fact about ScummVM is that the official builds do not include all the engines that are currently in development. Makes sense of course that you'd only include engines and support for particular games once they're up to a sufficient level of quality, but there are in fact a number of engines (and hence games) which, although still in development, are mature enough to play all the way through if you use a nightly build from here:

    http://buildbot.scummvm.org/builds.html [scummvm.org]

    These builds contain all engines in whatever state they exist, and I like using them because unlike the official builds, these builds allow me to run Myst - Masterpiece Edition, Riven and Gabriel Knight 1 all the way through in each without too many issues (Myst's a bit unstable at times though, but it's random and a reload fixes things). The developers are quite fast at fixing issues though I have to say, so if you don't mind living on the edge you can play even more of the popular classics.

    • Myst? You mean that game that takes about 1.5 minutes to beat [speeddemosarchive.com]? Are you fast enough to get to the end before it crashes?

      • by humanrev (2606607)

        Heh. I know you're joking but since it's worth elaborating - the crashes appears to bee due to the engine failing to parse scripts properly at certain areas - in my case it was reasonably predictable to occur at the beginning area of the Mechanical age. I THINK it's some sort of race condition as it's common but not guaranteed to happen, and a reload tends to work for long enough so you can then get out of there and progress.

  • If you like old school type games such as Monkey Island, be sure to check stuff from Wadjet Eye Games [wadjeteyegames.com].

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