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ScummVM 2.1.0 "Electric Sheep" has been produced.

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  1. cfabbro
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    For those unfamiliar with ScummVM, it was originally designed as a way to play all the old SCUMM engine based games on modern systems (e.g. LucasArts point & click adventures like Monkey Island),...

    For those unfamiliar with ScummVM, it was originally designed as a way to play all the old SCUMM engine based games on modern systems (e.g. LucasArts point & click adventures like Monkey Island), but has gradually expanded well beyond that and now supports a ton of classic videogames... the full list of which can be seen here: https://www.scummvm.org/compatibility/

    p.s. It also supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS... so you can play all those games on pretty much any system.

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    nothis
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    Anyone tried Myst with it? I'm feeling 90s.

    Anyone tried Myst with it? I'm feeling 90s.

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    balooga
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    ScummVM is a fantastic project, it's exciting to see that work on it continues today. Honestly I can't say that anything in these particular release notes interests me, but I'm still happy to see...

    ScummVM is a fantastic project, it's exciting to see that work on it continues today. Honestly I can't say that anything in these particular release notes interests me, but I'm still happy to see work on it continuing. Thanks for posting!

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      cfabbro
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      The newly added support for Westwood's Blade Runner really excites me. It's a fantastic point & click adventure game with some really unique mechanics, and is one of my all-time favorites. I even...

      The newly added support for Westwood's Blade Runner really excites me. It's a fantastic point & click adventure game with some really unique mechanics, and is one of my all-time favorites. I even still have my 4 CD box set for it. :P So I am really looking forward to loading it up using Scumm and replaying it again!

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        cptcobalt
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        Ahhh I was literally about to link to the vice coverage of getting Blade Runner working in ScummVM, but you beat me to pointing it out that it works in general.

        Ahhh I was literally about to link to the vice coverage of getting Blade Runner working in ScummVM, but you beat me to pointing it out that it works in general.

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        1. vili
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          Thanks for the link, that was really interesting reading. In the past decade I have tried to get Blade Runner work a couple of times, and while it has actually been possible to do so before this...

          Thanks for the link, that was really interesting reading. In the past decade I have tried to get Blade Runner work a couple of times, and while it has actually been possible to do so before this new ScummVM update, it hasn't been a particularly straightforward process.

          I'm now quite looking forward to digging up my CDs again and trying the new solution as I have been itching to go back into that unique world of Los Angeles in the far-away futuristic year of 2019. I never quite managed to finish the story in a satisfactory way back in the day. And if I recall correctly, the game's events take place parallel to the film's, which should mean November 2019. This means that I'll be able to live role play Ray McCoy's story in a few weeks' time. Surely, a ritual and an opportunity not to be missed!

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        2. cfabbro
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          Heh, sorry. ;) That's a pretty nice article though, so IMO you should still post it!

          Heh, sorry. ;) That's a pretty nice article though, so IMO you should still post it!