Point and Click Adventure gaming as a genre lives on and although a resurgence in the genre continues with remastered versions appearing with a fairly regular frequency – there are still hundreds of other titles from our gaming past that loom in our memories.
ScummVM 2.1.0 has arrived, with 16 new point and click adventure games being added to their already extensive list of genre support. Nearly 2 years in the making, this update truly is a labour of love.
All this done by the hard work of 147 contributors across 8,493 commits.ScummVM website
The newly supported games are:
- Blade Runner
- Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick
- Hoyle Bridge
- Hoyle Children’s Collection
- Hoyle Classic Games
- Hoyle Solitaire
- Hyperspace Delivery Boy!
- Might and Magic IV – Clouds of Xeen
- Might and Magic V – Darkside of Xeen
- Might and Magic – World of Xeen
- Might and Magic – Swords of Xeen
- Mission Supernova Part 1
- Mission Supernova Part 2
- Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness
- The Prince and the Coward
- Versailles 1685
One of the exciting additions (at least from my own perspective) is the “synchronizing saves and downloading game data from cloud-based file services”. So, using Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or Box – you can be sure your saved games are safe and sound!
In addition, we enhanced the Android and iOS ports considerably. You will also notice the new GUI facelift, improved Roland MT-32 sound emulation, a new pixel-perfect stretching mode, Text-to-Speech support on macOS and Linux, and last but not least, support for synchronizing saves and downloading game data from cloud-based file services (see the up-to-date list of the platforms in our user manual)
As usual, we have improved many of the existing engines: added support for the 25th Myst Anniversary releases, fixed more than 100 original SCI script bugs that have plagued Sierra games for decades, added support for Amiga and FM-TOWNS versions of Eye of the Beholder, improved audio quality in Humongous Entertainment games and added lip sync to the newer LucasArts adventure titles, squashed tons of bugs in Starship Titanic and Bud Tucker. The list goes on and on, and you may see the comprehensive change log here.ScummVM website