ScummVM 2.0 released for testing: supports new adventure games

Now it’s time to try getting a copy of “Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties” and try it out. :joy:

Yes, both is correct. :slight_smile: I own the (German translation of the) book but haven’t read it yet. You can still buy the book, here is the link to the English version:

The German translation was sold as “Raumschiff Titantic”:

Well, this was more a (bad) slideshow. :wink: According to Wikipedia the actress of the female main character Jeanne Basone wasn’t only an actress but also involved in Wrestling…

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Personally I had never even heard of that “game” before AVGN, and I guess the popularity push of that episode might be the reason it is now on the list at all.

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I never expected for game support to actually land in the engine, thought it was just an April 1st joke. :sweat_smile: t

There was an article about it in a German video game magazine a few month ago - in the category “legendary worst games”. :slight_smile:

Yes, I am surprised too, because it isn’t an adventure game. It’s more a slideshow. :slight_smile:

AVGN gave the Jeckyll and Hyde NES game a huge popularity boost too. People just get curious to try out notoriously bad games themselves.

Hehe. Yes, time for a new topic: Worst adventure games of all times. :wink:

/edit: Did that.

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Remembers me of SCI/AGI: ScummVM - Announcing CABAL

Regarding Starship Titanic:

When I bought the game originally, the book was included in the game box. I enjoyed the game, the humor was dry and interesting, and I liked the “Spooki-talk” algorithm they game the text-interface with the games “AI”, which tried to respond to your inquiries with something ‘spookily’ relevant to your entry. It was an interesting combination of point and click with a text-parser option for in-game dialog. I’m not sure if the text entry was a requirement to finish the game, or just an option for advice & hints, I can’t remember. I do remember the VERY SLOW elevator in the game, and the music you got to listen to while in it still haunts me.

I think I might see if I can locate my original game data and try this new ScummVM version with it…

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Nobody knew that Sierra engines will actually land in ScummVM code back then. But they did. :joy:

ScummVM is the Borg of adventure game engines!

We are the Borg

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They have already updated the build on GOG (on 2017-12-18) to include the ScummVM port of the game!

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Ironical that trek engine is still not integrated or progressed on. So no 25th Anniversary or Judgement Rites. :sweat_smile:

Why should they, I don’t see any relation… :slight_smile:

But I have heard they are working on integrating Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force into ResidualVM

;-)

Because ScummVM is the Borg as you said. :stuck_out_tongue:

:thinking:

EVERYDAY is April Fools’ Day for me, unlike for some other person...

I see. Well, I don’t think April fooled the Turtles on any day.
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2.1 is out. https://www.scummvm.org/news/20191013

New games:

  • 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

Something that stood out to me:

added lip sync to the newer LucasArts adventure titles

Further reference: https://bugs.scummvm.org/ticket/10407

Also:

SDL ports (including Windows, Linux, macOS):

Added support for game controllers.

@tasse-tee might be interested in the new Switch port. :wink:

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