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ScummVM 1.5.0 'Picnic Basket' Released

Unknown Lamer posted about 2 years ago | from the old-games-were-better dept.

Classic Games (Games) 65

YokimaSun writes "Fans of classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, will be happy to learn that a new version of ScummVM has been released with support for new games such as 'Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood,' 'Backyard Baseball 2003,' 'Blue Force,' 'Darby the Dragon,' 'Dreamweb,' 'Geisha,' 'Gregory and the Hot Air Balloon,' 'Magic Tales: Liam Finds a Story,' and more. ScummVM not only supports Windows, Linux and new platforms such as iPhone and Android but also consoles such as Dreamcast, Gamecube and Nintendo 64 and rarer handhelds such as Openpandora and Dingoo."

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65 comments

Wow what fail. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40823933)

So I've been trying out the new ScummVM but I'm seeing massive graphical issues as you can see here [imageshack.us] . How can they really expect people to use this?

Re:Wow what fail. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40823975)

What a dick.

Re:Wow what fail. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824019)

Modded back up because the first coward has been posting in other threads too trying to get people to link to an image of gay pron. Maybe off topic but it is good to warn people about this loser.

Re:Wow what fail. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824975)

Modded back up because the first coward has been posting in other threads too trying to get people to link to an image of gay pron. Maybe off topic but it is good to warn people about this loser.

We dont need anymore backseat wannabe mods.

You need to find a new hobbie besides running around here and trying to be the posting police kid.

Re:Wow what fail. (1)

fluffythedestroyer (2586259) | about 2 years ago | (#40827159)

how about cutting access to writing comments from AC. that should fix the problem once and for all. You'd get less crap like this.

Re:Wow what fail. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40825425)

Thanks! I was looking for some gay porn and I would have missed it if not for you.

Re:Wow what fail. (0)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 2 years ago | (#40826079)

I wouldn't have even known about the troll's post if the first reply hadn't been modded up. Shouldn't warnings only be modded to equal or just above the score of the troll, i.e. 0? (someone mod me down please ;) )

Dreamcast = worst console ever. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824009)

I really don't understand why it's so beloved. It basically had not a single interesting game, had the worst controller since... can't remember when... and had a Microsoft OS that powered it.

It did nothing well. It was terrible. It had/has nothing going for it. Why do people praise that turd?

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (4, Insightful)

XanC (644172) | about 2 years ago | (#40824037)

Crazy Taxi.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about 2 years ago | (#40824457)

Crappy game.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

dskzero (960168) | about 2 years ago | (#40827409)

Really, really wrong.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about 2 years ago | (#40829575)

I hated it's guts. Whatever, not everyone likes the games I like, so...

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

dskzero (960168) | about 2 years ago | (#40829647)

I wasn't a fan either, but it was a well done game.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (5, Insightful)

Chris Mattern (191822) | about 2 years ago | (#40824535)

Crazy Taxi. ChuChu Rocket. Soul Calibur I. Space Channel 5. Shenmue. Jet Grind Radio. Skies of Goddamn Arcadia! Yep, Dreamcast didn't have any decent games at all...

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

Chibi Merrow (226057) | about 2 years ago | (#40825263)

Capcom vs SNK 1 + 2. Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Last Blade. Bangai-O...

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

CharmElCheikh (1140197) | about 2 years ago | (#40825281)

Jet SET Radio. You're still completely right though, the Dreamcast had some really, really great games. Just thinking of Shenmue brings back emotions.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (2)

gl4ss (559668) | about 2 years ago | (#40825989)

ecco.

some racing games.

also the graphics weren't half bad. as in it wiped some gamecube games. sonics weren't bad either.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

fitbuying (2697435) | about 2 years ago | (#40826685)

i agree

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824093)

I really don't understand why it's so beloved. It basically had not a single interesting game, had the worst controller since... can't remember when... and had a Microsoft OS that powered it.

It did nothing well. It was terrible. It had/has nothing going for it. Why do people praise that turd?

Shenmue I/II
Crazy Taxi
Rez
Virtua Tennis I/II
Ferrari Challenge 355
Soul Calibur
Ikaruga
Dead or Alive
Sonic
and many many more....

It destroyed the ps1, and also the ps2 in its early years (in terms of excellent games). Consider also that 99%+ of all dreamcast games had native progressive scan (for ntsc and pal games). A feature that only now finds its way on the ps3 and xbox 360.
The Dreamcast was powered by windows CE but boy did it deliver. Those that never had this jewel of a console will never understand. Only the N64 had the same kind of awesomeness.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (3, Informative)

CaptainLugnuts (2594663) | about 2 years ago | (#40824427)

It's hardly new. Most GameCube games supported progressive scan. Hold down the B button on boot.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40826197)

The Dreamcast was released 3 years before the GameCube.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about 2 years ago | (#40825993)

I don't think that any of the games you mentioned used the windows CE sdk. that thing blew.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40828795)

What about ARMADA?

the 4 player asteroids style space RPG.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

loufoque (1400831) | about 2 years ago | (#40824189)

People have different tastes. I personally find that it has the best controller ever made, and that it was full of very good games.
All games that were on multiple consoles were better on Dreamcast too: more fluid etc. (Quake III being a prime example)

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (2)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 2 years ago | (#40824211)

Those people did something you obviously haven't... they played it.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824345)

and had a Microsoft OS that powered it.

The Dreamcast "operating system" was on the GD-ROM.

The developer could use MS WinCE or the faster and more capable Sega development software library.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824451)

and had a Microsoft OS that powered it.

No, no it didn't. Windows CE was used on all of about 4 Dreamcast games, one of which didn't end up getting released (Half-Life). The rest hit the bare metal, just as all console games do. But hey, don't let that stop your stereotypical FUD.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 2 years ago | (#40824469)

"had the worst controller since... can't remember when..."

saturn 3d controller

honestly I liked the cast, it had some good games, and the controllers were actually pretty good minus the retarded decision to stick the cord on the front

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (4, Informative)

flimflammer (956759) | about 2 years ago | (#40824611)

and had a Microsoft OS that powered it.

No it didn't. It had special mode that could be used that would be able to execute special WinCE applications, but 99.9% of titles didn't go near it. It was almost purely marketing for Microsoft.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40825951)

but 99.9% of titles didn't go near it. It was almost purely marketing for Microsoft.

Over 50 (out of 688 total) games used WinCE. Most of those were major titles that would not have been ported to the DC without an alternate environment to the unfamiliar Katana. Another significant use of WinCE is the web browser. All systems came with a modem and at the time it was a powerful and full featured net experience especially for a console.

You're out of your mind. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40825441)

The Windows CE environment was one possibility, but the console itself didn't use Windows at all. If you hate it because it could run Microsoft software, you're a fool.

If you still can't understand why it's so beloved, recall that it came out at the tail end of the PS1 era, more than a full year before there was a single Gamecube, PlayStation 2, or Xbox in North America. It had online connectivity, a usable web browser, support for 4 controllers without a breakout box, more available storage than standard CD formats, and far better graphics capability that could be deivered with progressive VGA (the best video resolution you could get at the time) output, and innovative memory storage cards. The launch lineup was actually good, and showed that Madden and EA weren't the only viable franchise, at least in terms of quality, and the launch day port of Soul Calibur was widely hailed as better playing, deeper, and better looking than its arcade counterpart. Sega's own studios cranked out titles that were consistently unique and fun.

And it did it for $200 at launch.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

Peter Bortas (130) | about 2 years ago | (#40825653)

It was the first console with a controller not made for small children's hands, and that combined with excellent games made it a great console.

(Obvious troll, but since I don't have mod points right now...)

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40826671)

You also have to keep in mind that it was at the very tail end of "bringing the arcade experience home", because the competing consoles were N64 and Playstation. This was before the PS2 and Xbox, where one could arguably say that the home consoles were considerably better than what was in the arcade cabinets.

Then you have to consider the times. It was very much in tune with what most kids thought was cool in the late 1990's. Both from a stylistic point and incorporating music of the era into the games.

It also had a very good line-up of sports games too, even though most gamers here at slashdot aren't into that genre.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

fluffythedestroyer (2586259) | about 2 years ago | (#40827227)

It gotten to be a turd only because the market was already saturated at that point. By the time the dreamcast went out, other consoles were already on the market. At best, the Dreamcast was just picking the leftovers of the pie for its share. Investors weren't satisfied so they had to back up. Today, when you release a console, you can either release it soon with a couple of games on your hand and hope the developers will pick it up and continue to release some games or...

you take a change of releasing the console after some others release it and at the same time, try to keep up the hype with some PR scheme and release lots of games after its release. The important part in a consoles life is after its release, devs, publishers and everyone else has to keep support the console to keep selling their crap. Nintendo figured that with the Wii console. Like it or not they've put all their money on that part because they targeted family and it worked.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

digitalsolo (1175321) | about 2 years ago | (#40827287)

Virtua Tennis was a lot of fun. Ace Combat also. Now the port of Quake 3 Arena... THAT was terrible.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

dskzero (960168) | about 2 years ago | (#40827385)

lol @ the OS comment It had plenty of good, fun games, and the controller was actually easy to get into. Shows you probably never used one.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

thatbloke83 (1529851) | about 2 years ago | (#40830379)

I really don't understand why it's so beloved. It basically had not a single interesting game, had the worst controller since... can't remember when... and had a Microsoft OS that powered it.

It did nothing well. It was terrible. It had/has nothing going for it. Why do people praise that turd?

Some of my best gaming days were had with my Dreamcast, with games like Power Stone, Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi, Shenmue 1+2, Metropolis Street Racing, Phantasy Star Online...

Oh and I also found a girlfriend via the Dreamcast chat stuff (can't remember what it was called now). Didn't last that long due to distance, but it happened, nonetheless.

At the risk of being modded as inflammatory/trolling, I'm afraid to say you have no idea what you are talking about.

Re:Dreamcast = worst console ever. (1)

UltraZelda64 (2309504) | about 2 years ago | (#40830685)

It had lots of fun, arcade-style games. Some downright awesome ones as well. Is that reason enough?

Sonic Adventure. Shenmue. Skies of Arcadia. Soul Calibur. The House of the Dead 2. Speed Devils.

And those are just a few. Luckily, since then some of those have been re-released on other systems.

And Amiga... (1)

LoadWB (592248) | about 2 years ago | (#40824041)

http://aminet.net/search?query=scummvm&sort=date&ord=DESC [aminet.net]

The version on AmiNet is a little aged. While the site lists an official Amiga release for OS4, NovaCoder has been releasing for 68k Amigas and we should support his efforts. As well, there's a on official MorphOS port http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/MorphOS [scummvm.org]

Pretty neat stuff.

Picnic Basket (4, Insightful)

sexconker (1179573) | about 2 years ago | (#40824137)

Version numbers don't need shitty nicknames to go alongside them.
I'm so sick of this bullshit. You end up with a bunch of morans running around crying about various cats and desserts and fruits, but no one can be assed to post a proper fucking change log any more.

I used to yell at lusers when they didn't RTFM.
Then I yelled at developers because they didn't WTFM.
Now I yell into the abyss as all of you fucking dipshits gallivant around naked, singing the praises of a fucking number for the number's sake.

I've foreseen my own death, and it will be at the moment when Firefox's version number catches up to my age in years. At the rate you wunderklowns are going I've only got a few years left.

Re:Picnic Basket (3, Informative)

Johann Lau (1040920) | about 2 years ago | (#40824183)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/scummvm/files/scummvm/1.5.0/ReleaseNotes/view [sourceforge.net]

Did you miss that link, or were you looking for something more verbose?

Though I totally agree with the sentiment of your post where it does apply. And what a way to put it! In fact, I'm sticking that in my fav quotes collection, thanks ^^

Re:Picnic Basket (2)

X0563511 (793323) | about 2 years ago | (#40824471)

+4 hilarious, and +1 uncomfortable truth

Re:Picnic Basket (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824515)

Well said, user number 1179573!

Re:Picnic Basket (2)

SammyIAm (1348279) | about 2 years ago | (#40824587)

Thank you, a thousand times, thank you! If only I had mod points right now!

I'm sick of special code words, and I'm sick of using "service packs" as a replacement for version numbers. "Oh sure, I've got version 4.0 r4 SP2" Gaah!

Re:Picnic Basket (1)

Hal_Porter (817932) | about 2 years ago | (#40824725)

Most of that is going to be fixed in Masturbating Monkey, though admittedly broken again in Wanking Wunderclown.

Re:Picnic Basket (1, Insightful)

jm007 (746228) | about 2 years ago | (#40825017)

on purpose or not, it's always funny to scold others for being knuckleheads only to spell 'moron' incorrectly

good comment, however

Re:Picnic Basket (1)

Kidbro (80868) | about 2 years ago | (#40826059)

Quite probably a deliberate [about.com] typo.

Re:Picnic Basket (1)

Jesus_666 (702802) | about 2 years ago | (#40826133)

First someone accidentally misspells "moron". Then people write "moran" as a reference. Ten years down the road "moran" has become the new standard spelling and Joe Q. Public could (sic) care less.

Re:Picnic Basket (1)

Chibi Merrow (226057) | about 2 years ago | (#40825277)

My God, it's full of stars.

Re:Picnic Basket (1)

ultranova (717540) | about 2 years ago | (#40827377)

Version numbers don't need shitty nicknames to go alongside them.

I see that you've updated from Busted Buttocks to Anal Agony. Don't forget to get Rectal Ripper when it comes!

Re:Picnic Basket (1)

icebraining (1313345) | about 2 years ago | (#40835887)

I rather have dipshits singing the praises of a fucking number than old farts ranting about such dipshits.

So it has a nickname, who the fuck cares?

Multiplatform at its best (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824473)

I've had ScummVM running on my dads GPS. Gotta love monkey island when on a road trip.

Re:Multiplatform at its best (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#40826103)

So, sonny, let me take a look at where we are. Gaaahh! *drives off the road*

Re:Multiplatform at its best (2)

saramakos (693903) | about 2 years ago | (#40826193)

Look behind you! A three headed monkey!

Freeware games and demos (4, Informative)

aNonnyMouseCowered (2693969) | about 2 years ago | (#40824477)

In case you just want to try out the game engine, the download page has links to some freeware games and demos, including Beneath a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen. Both are relatively large, fully playable games. Both games date from the mid-90s, so "large" is relative here to floppy disks rather than number of DVDs needed to pirate the game.

Re:Freeware games and demos (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40829501)

I realllly liked Beneath A Steel Sky - was a lot of fun to play on my n900 :) Beat it in a day but still...

*VM on the iPhone... (2)

tangent3 (449222) | about 2 years ago | (#40824553)

...requires the iPhone to be jailbroken, of course.

Add the Nokia N900 to the list (2)

EzInKy (115248) | about 2 years ago | (#40824627)

Saw an update for my phone was available, which is pretty rare nowadays. My thanks to the maintainers for not forgetting this fantastic pocket computer that also makes phone calls. Damn you Elop!!!

I still want Space Quest and Maniac Mansion! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824683)

I still want Space Quest and Maniac Mansion on my iPad. Maybe Zak McKracken!

Nightly builds support more games (5, Informative)

humanrev (2606607) | about 2 years ago | (#40824729)

A little known fact about ScummVM is that the official builds do not include all the engines that are currently in development. Makes sense of course that you'd only include engines and support for particular games once they're up to a sufficient level of quality, but there are in fact a number of engines (and hence games) which, although still in development, are mature enough to play all the way through if you use a nightly build from here:

http://buildbot.scummvm.org/builds.html [scummvm.org]

These builds contain all engines in whatever state they exist, and I like using them because unlike the official builds, these builds allow me to run Myst - Masterpiece Edition, Riven and Gabriel Knight 1 all the way through in each without too many issues (Myst's a bit unstable at times though, but it's random and a reload fixes things). The developers are quite fast at fixing issues though I have to say, so if you don't mind living on the edge you can play even more of the popular classics.

Re:Nightly builds support more games (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40824849)

Welcome to the DANGER ZONE

Re:Nightly builds support more games (1)

the_humeister (922869) | about 2 years ago | (#40824997)

Myst? You mean that game that takes about 1.5 minutes to beat [speeddemosarchive.com] ? Are you fast enough to get to the end before it crashes?

Re:Nightly builds support more games (1)

humanrev (2606607) | about 2 years ago | (#40825283)

Heh. I know you're joking but since it's worth elaborating - the crashes appears to bee due to the engine failing to parse scripts properly at certain areas - in my case it was reasonably predictable to occur at the beginning area of the Mechanical age. I THINK it's some sort of race condition as it's common but not guaranteed to happen, and a reload tends to work for long enough so you can then get out of there and progress.

Re:Nightly builds support more games (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40826057)

Do they work with SQ6 or the high resolution CD-ROM LSL6?

I'm glad DreamWeb support was finally added. That's one of the most fantastically atmospheric and depressing adventure games I've ever played.

Wadjet (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#40826125)

If you like old school type games such as Monkey Island, be sure to check stuff from Wadjet Eye Games [wadjeteyegames.com] .
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