I finally got my Mac Pro computer back, and after some basic housekeeping and updating some programs, I decided to start playing The Secret Of Monkey Island again. I went to my GoG library, since I know I bought some time ago, and realized to my dismay that…
IT’S ONLY FOR WINDOWS!!!
I didn’t noticed when I purchased it several months ago, but I am the proud owner of the special edition of Monkey Island 1 & 2, and can’t play them.
Does anybody know if there is a version for Mac somewhere else, or if GoG plans to release one soon?
I think I have a DOS image somewhere which I played in ScummVM before but… those copies are sort of… hmmm… in a black-hole of legal anti-matter…
Perhaps since I bought the GoG versions I am absolved…? I did purchase them, honest. (I also purchased three copies of Thimbleweed Park on top of my backer copy!). Hehehe…
I did check their database before posting and found both SEs, but I wasn’t sure if I should recommend Wine since I have no idea how well it will actually work.
What I also heard was that those extraction utilities from https://quickandeasysoftware.net/ work on Wine without problems (in case someone wants to extract stuff, e.g. the original versions from those Special Editions and Remastered versions).
Which is the problem: You can’t just get the original unless you buy it via eBay etc.
But you can buy Special Editions / Remastered versions from those LucasArts games and extract the original game from those (…or “find” those “original” games somewhere else).
Also in case of MI1&MI2 having voice is a nice addition and you’d need the SEs to create those.
Well, honestly speaking, despite I liked the voice of Dominic Armato for The Curse of Monkey Island, to me his playing of the character of Guybrush doesn’t seem to fit to the first two istallments. Maybe he should have used a different tone in MI1 and 2. Guybrush changes so much that I see him as a different character in the third installment, like he is his cousin Dudebrush.
Easy to solve. You can extract the enhanced DOS CD version from the SE.
You can even go a step further and apply my Ultimate Talkie Edition patches. While those patches only work on Windows due to a proprietary codec as well, the resulting game can be played with ScummVM anywhere.
I know! I’m sorry. I see that it also prepares a DOS version. Does that mean that I can use my Windows emulator to create the DOS version and then just run it in DOSBox from my Mac? Or am I aiming too high?
There are only 2 reasons to use the DOS version:
MT-32 music, which ScummVM doesn’t support for Monkey 1, eventhough it was included in the patch I submitted and it was asked for by several people since then.
And the other reason is when playing on an actual DOS machine.
While it can infact be played in DOSbox, ScummVM is highly recommended. You can use the CD tracks or the SE tracks with it, which is not possible in the DOS version.