The future of ScummVM

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The future of ScummVM

Post by Collector » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:12 am

Originally Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:45 am

A treat for Coktel Vision fans. The release of ScummVM version 0.10 (the version that supports all the Sierra AGI games) currently gives us the ability to play all three Gobliiins games, Ween and Bargon Attack. The latest Subversion (development) build of the interpretor now loads to more Coktel Vision games, Lost in Time and my favorite, Woodruff. Both seem playable, but might not be completable, yet.

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So break out your copies and head over to scummvm.org to download the latest Subversion Build. ScummVM has become an indispensable tool for reviving many of the classic games from the Sierra family. For those that are unfamiliar with the project, you might also like to know that the download page also offers free legal downloads of the full versions of some adventure titles that ScummVM supports, like the talkie versions of Flight of the Amazon Queen and Beneath a Steel Sky by consent of the copyright holders.
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Re: The future of ScummVM

Post by Almirena » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:13 am

Is this better for playing the Gobliiins series than DOSBox?
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Post by Tawmis » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:13 am

I was just going to ask the same thing - what does this have over DOSBox?

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Re: The future of ScummVM

Post by Collector » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:16 am

There have always been problems with the Coktel Vision CD games in DOSBox. They don't even like running in Win 9x's DOS. Lost in Time CD is not completable in DOSBox and Woodruff CD is a Windows game that doesn't like XP. Lost in Time runs smoother in ScummVM than it ever did in DOS. I can't recommend ScummVM strongly enough for the Coktel Vision CD games.

With DOSBox and ScummVM the only thing that we need for all the Sierra classics is a "WinBox" tool for the Windows only Sierra games that hate the NT kernel.
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Re: The future of ScummVM

Post by Almirena » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:16 am

Thanks, Collector. Then I need to download this asap.
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Re: The future of ScummVM

Post by Collector » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:16 am

ScummVM solves a lot of sync problems with the audio in CD games with an audio CD track for the sound. Just rip the audio track and compress to an OGG or MP3 track on your HDD. No CD needed, after you do.
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Post by Almirena » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:17 am

Would I save the ripped audio to the game directory?
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Post by Tawmis » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:17 am

I just checked and I have no Coktel Vision games! Were they a branch of Sierra like Dynamix?

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Post by Collector » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:19 am

Almirena wrote:Would I save the ripped audio to the game directory?
Yes. All three Gobliins CDs with audio tracks on my HDD are just 217 MB, combined.
Tawmis wrote:I just checked and I have no Coktel Vision games! Were they a branch of Sierra like Dynamix?
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Post by Tawmis » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:19 am

Hrm. When did they come along! It surprises me I didn't pick them up for the sheer fact that they were associated with Sierra back then!

Do you have a list of games they made?

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Post by Collector » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:20 am

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Adventure 1988
Adiboo: I can read, I can count! Education 199?
A.G.E. (Advanced Galactic Empire) Simulation 1991
A.J.'s World of Discovery Education 1992
African Raiders Sport 1986
Asterix and the Magic Carpet (Asterix im Morgenland) Adventure 1987
Asterix: Operation Getafix Adventure 1989
Bargon Attack Adventure 1990
Cougar Force Action 1990
E.S.S. Mega Simulation 1991
Emmanuelle Adventure 1989
Fascination Adventure 1991
A.G.E. (Advanced Galactic Empire) Simulation 1991
Galactic Empire Simulation 1989
Geisha Adventure 1990
Gobliiins 1 Puzzle 1991
Gobliins 2 Puzzle 1992
Goblins 3 Puzzle 1993
Inca Adventure 1993
Inca Collection Series Adventure 1995
Inca II: Wiracocha Adventure 1993
The Last Dynasty Adventure 1995
Legend of Djel Action 1987
Little Red Riding Hood Education 1991
Lost in Time Adventure 1995
No Exit Action 1990
Oliver & Company Action 1989
The Prophecy (Ween) Adventure 1993
Urban Runner Adventure 1996
Ween: The Prophecy Adventure 1993
Woodruff and The Schnibble of Azimuth Adventure 1994

There were also some pre PC games.
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