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Old 01-18-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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What is ScummVM


I found an application in my games called ScummVM; what is this app. and do I want to keep it or use it?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) was a scripting language used by many older Lucasfilm/LucasArts adventure games, like Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken and many others. If you want to play them on Linux then ScummVM is the tool to use. ScummVM can also play some newer games, like the first to parts of the Broken Sword series.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for several point-and-click adventure engines. This includes all SCUMM-based adventures by LucasArts, Simon the Sorcerer 1&2 by AdventureSoft, Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword 1&2 by Revolution, and many more.
 
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Thank you for the information it helps greatly
 
Old 01-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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Just to add, you can find games like these at abandonia.com for download, but you'll need a DOS emulator to play them.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Whats a DOS emulator, and how do you use it?
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Well I don't know how old you are, but DOS was a single user OS that predated Windoze, it was in use till about 95 or so, when MS released Windoze 95.
An emulator will emulate it, i.e. let a program think that it has the whole system to itself.
To use it, you'll need to learn some basic commands, but those are very simple. Mainly you'll have to go to the directory your game is in, and type the name of the .COM or .EXE file.
Googling should get you some tuts.

For linux, there used to be a emu called DOSemu, but I don't know how it does these days. Another one, I think is Bochs.

Tell me how it goes
 
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Dosbox is pretty good. I have used it to run many games that I would play as a teenager
 
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Thank you again.
Does the DOS emulator act like wine and bugs out a system eventually? I've tried wine a few times so that I could access my online classes since it was required that silverlight be installed and well the out come was not good. So I partitioned my hard drive installed windows xp with a 16th of my hard drive space and then installed Ubuntu 11.10, which I use primarily for everything else. My point is that I'm kind of leery messing with windows on my Linux OS.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:20 AM   #10
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yes, a DOS emulator would be *analogous* to Wine, I don't know what you mean by "bugs out a system eventually". if you have XP installed, I hate to say this, but I think that would be preferable for you to try playing DOS games on. You'll find a DOS emulator for XP on Abandonia itself, if they're still offering it.

Btw, I have never experienced Silverlight, but in general, multimedia heavy things are the sort of things that emulators would generally trip up on.
 
  


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