Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP
ScummVM main repository
C++ C Assembly Makefile Python Perl Other

Fetching latest commit…

Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time

Failed to load latest commit information.


Last updated:    $Date$
Release version: 0.6.0

For more information, compatibility lists, details on donating, the latest
release, progress reports and more, please visit the ScummVM home page

Table of Contents:
1.0) About
2.0) Contacting
 * 2.1 Reporting Bugs
3.0) Supported Games
 * 3.1 Copy Protection
 * 3.2 Simon the Sorcerer notes
 * 3.3 Broken Sword notes
 * 3.4 Known Bugs
4.0) Supported Platforms
5.0) Running ScummVM
 * 5.1 Command Line Options
 * 5.2 Language Options
 * 5.3 Graphics Filters
 * 5.4 Hotkeys
 * 5.5 Using Macintosh games
 * 5.6 Multi-CD Games
6.0) Savegames
 * 6.1 Autosaves
7.0) Music and Sound
 * 7.1 Adlib emulation
 * 7.2 MIDI emulation
 * 7.3 Native MIDI support
 * 7.4 UNIX native & ALSA sequencer support
 * 7.5 Using MP3 or OGG to store/compress audio
8.0) Configuration Files
9.0) Compiling
X.X) Credits

1.0) About:
---- ------ 
ScummVM is a collection of interpreters, capable of emulating several
adventure game engines. ScummVM mainly supports games created using 
SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion), used in various
LucasArts games such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and others.

ScummVM also contains interpreters for several non-SCUMM games. Currently
these are Beneath a Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 & 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen
and Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2.

At this time ScummVM should be considered beta software, and is still
under heavy development. Be aware that whilst we attempt to make sure
that many games can be completed with few major bugs, crashes can happen. 

If you enjoy ScummVM feel free to donate using the PayPal button on the
ScummVM homepage. This will help us buy utilities needed to develop ScummVM
easier and quicker. If you cannot donate, help and contribute a patch!

2.0) Contacting:
---- ----------
The easiest way to contact the ScummVM team is by submitting bug reports or
commenting in our forums. You can also join and e-mail the scummvm-devel
mailing list, or chat with us on irc (#scummvm on
Please do not ask us to support an unsupported game - read our homepages
FAQ first.

2.1) Reporting Bugs:
---- ---------------
To report a bug, please create a SourceForge account and follow the bugs
link from our homepage. Please make sure the bug is reproducible, and
still occurs in the latest daily build/current CVS version. Also check
the known bugs list (below) and compatibility listing for that game, to
ensure the issue is not already known.

Also do not report bugs on games that are not listed as being completable
in the 'Supported Games' section, or compatibility list. We -know- those
games have bugs.

Please include the following information:
        - ScummVM version (PLEASE test the latest CVS/Daily build)
        - Bug details, including instructions on reproducing
        - Language of game (English, German, ...)
        - Version of game (talkie, floppy, ...)
        - Platform and Compiler (Win32, Linux, FreeBSD, ...)
        - Attach a save game if possible
        - If this bug only occurred recently, please note the last
          version without the bug, and the first version including
          the bug. That way we can fix it quicker by looking at the
          changes made.

3.0) Supported Games:
---- ----------------
At the moment the following games have been reported to work, and should
be playable to the end. However, this list generally applies to PC versions.
Mac versions should work after being "ReSCUMM'ed" (see later in this document),
and Amiga versions of games may work with the 'Amiga' flag turned on - but
this is not always true.

SCUMM Games:
     Maniac Mansion (Classic Version)                [Game: maniac]
     Maniac Mansion (Enhanced Version)               [Game: maniac]
     Zak McKracken (Classic Version)                 [Game: zak]
     Zak McKracken (Enhanced Version)                [Game: zak]
     Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (EGA)          [Game: indy3ega]
     Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (256)          [Game: indy3]
     Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (FM-TOWNS)     [Game: indy3towns]
     Loom (16 color floppy version)                  [Game: loom]
     Loom (FM-TOWNS)                                 [Game: loomtowns]
     Loom (256 color CD version)                     [Game: loomcd]
     Zak McKracken (FM-TOWNS)                        [Game: zaktowns]
     Monkey Island 1 (EGA)                           [Game: monkeyega]
     Monkey Island 1 (VGA)                           [Game: monkeyvga]
     Monkey Island 1 (CD)                            [Game: monkey/monkey1]
     Monkey Island 2                                 [Game: monkey2]
     Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis          [Game: atlantis]
     Day of the Tentacle                             [Game: tentacle]
     Sam & Max                                       [Game: samnmax]
     The Dig                                         [Game: dig]
     Full Throttle                                   [Game: ft]
     Curse of Monkey Island                          [Game: comi]

Other Games:
     Beneath a Steel Sky                             [Game: sky]
     Broken Sword I                                  [Game: sword1]
     Broken Sword II                                 [Game: sword2]
     Flight of the Amazon Queen                      [Game: queen]
     Simon the Sorcerer 1                            [Game: simon1acorn/
     Simon the Sorcerer 2                            [Game: simon2dos/

The following games should be completable, but have some critical problems that
prevent them from being fully supported at this time. Please do not file bug
reports about them.
     Putt-Putt Joins the Parade                    [Game: puttputt]

The following games should load, but are not yet fully playable. Play these at
your own risk, and please do not file bug reports about them. If you want
the latest updates on game compatibility, visit our web site and view the
compatibility chart.

     Putt-Putt Goes To The Moon                    [Game: puttmoon]
     Putt-Putt's Fun Pack                          [Game: funpack]
     Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise                [Game: fbear]
     Fatty Bear's Fun Pack                         [Game: fbpack]

The following games are SCUMM engine, but NOT supported by ScummVM (yet).

     Most Humongous Entertainment titles

Please be aware that the engine may contain bugs and unimplemented features
that sometimes make it impossible to finish the game. Save often, and please
file a bug report (instructions on submitting bug reports are below) if you
encounter such a bug in a 'supported' game.

3.1) Copy Protection:
---- ----------------
The ScummVM team does not condone piracy. However, there are cases when
LucasArts themselves bundled cracked interpreters with their own games --
the data files still contain the copy protection scripts, but the interpreter
bypasses them. There is no way for us to tell the difference between legitimate
and pirated data files, so for the games where we know the original interpreter
may have been cracked ScummVM will always have to bypass the copy protection.

At the time of writing, that includes the following games:

Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (EGA)
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (FM-TOWNS version)
Loom (16 color floppy version)
Maniac Mansion
Monkey Island 1 (EGA)
Monkey Island 1 (VGA)
Monkey Island 2
Zak McKracken (EGA)
Zak McKracken (FM-TOWNS version)

Beneath a Steel Sky (bypassed with permission from Revolution)

In most cases ScummVM will still show the copy protection screen. Try entering
any answer. Chances are that it will work.

3.2) Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2 notes:
---- ---------------------------------
The Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2 games were split into several targets to make
coding easier and to make it more clear which target should be used:
       simon1acorn  - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 1 for Acorn (CD)
       simon1dos    - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 1 for DOS (Disk)
       simon2dos    - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 2 for DOS (Disk)
       simon1talkie - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 1 Talkie for DOS (CD)
       simon2talkie - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 2 Talkie for DOS (CD)
       simon1win    - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 1 Talkie for Windows (CD)
       simon2win    - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 2 Talkie for Windows (CD)
       simon2mac    - Use for Simon the Sorcerer 2 Talkie for Amiga or Mac (CD)

If you have the dual version of Simon the Sorcerer 1 or 2 on CD,
then you will find the Windows version in the main directory of CD
and the DOS Talkie version in the DOS directory of the CD.

3.3) Broken Sword notes
---- ------------------
Broken Sword 1 and 2 both come with in-game cutscenes compressed using 
RAD Game Tools legacy Smacker(tm) format. As RAD is unwilling to open
the older legacy versions of this format to us, and have requested we not
reverse engineer it, Revolution Software has kindly allowed us to provide
re-encoded Broken Sword cutscenes for download on our website.

These cutscenes are provided in MPEG2 format with OGG Vorbis audio.
Viewing these cutscenes thus requires a version of ScummVM compiled 
with both libmpeg2 (preferably 0.4.0 or greater) and libVorbis support.

The cutscenes should be placed in the main game data directory. Note that
currently this requires either copying the game to harddisk or reburning
customised versions of the game CDs.

3.4) Known Problems in ScummVM 0.6.0
---- -----------------------------------
This release has the following known problems. There is no need to report them,
although patches to fix them are welcome. If you discover a bug that is not
listed here, nor in the compatibility table on the web site, please see
the section on Reporting Bugs.

       Monkey Island 1 (EGA):
       Loom (EGA):
                - MIDI support requires the Roland update from LucasArts

       Curse of Monkey Island
                - Demo does not work correctly
                - Some minor graphical glitches remain

       Beneath a Steel Sky:
                - Floppy demo does not work at all
                - Amiga versions aren't supported and probably never will be
                - Not a bug: CD version is missing speech for some dialog
                - ScummVM 0.5.0 contained a bug in the savegame system.
                  If you experience problems using an old savegame, it may be
                  corrupt, and you will need to start a new game using this

       Broken Sword 1:
                - Demo does not work correctly
                - Macintosh version isn't supported

       Simon the Sorcerer 2:
                - Combined speech and subtitles will often cause speech to be
                  cut off early, this is limitation of original game.
                - Only default language (English) in data files is supported 
                  in simon2mac
                - F10 key animation in simon2mac is different compared to
                  original game

       FM-TOWNS versions:
                - Kanji versions require the FM-TOWNS Font ROM
                - All the FM-TOWNS versions of games are extremely rare,
                  And as the ScummVM team does not encourage piracy in any
                  way, we don't know where to buy or download a copy of these
                  games. Petition LucasArts to re-release them :)

       All CD games:
               - If you are experiencing random crashes, and your game
                 plays music from CD, you have encountered a Windows bug.
                 Try copying the data files from CD to your hard disk, and
                 running them from there.

4.0) Supported Platforms:
---- --------------------
ScummVM has been ported to run on many platforms and operating systems.
Links to these ports can be found either on the ScummVM web page or by a
Google search. Many thanks to the effort of porters. If you have a port of
ScummVM and wish to commit it into the main CVS, feel free to contact us!

        Windows         - SDL
        Windows CE      - SDL            (iPaq and other handheld devices)
        Linux           - X11/OSS audio  (includes iPaqs running Linux)
        Mac OS X        - SDL
        AmigaOS         - SDL
        MorphOS         - Custom backend
        BeOS            - SDL
        Acorn (RiscOS)  - ???
        Dreamcast       - Custom backend 
        GP32            - Custom backend
        PalmOS          - Custom backend
        UNIX            - SDL            (Linux, Solaris, IRIX, *BSD)

The Dreamcast port does not support Curse of Monkey Island, nor The Dig.
The PalmOS port does not support Curse of Monkey Island, Beneath a Steel
Sky, nor either Simon the Sorcerer 1 or 2. The Dig will only work on some
Palm devices (those with a large dynamic heap).

In the Macintosh port, the right mouse button is emulated via Cmd-Click (that
is, you click the mouse button while holding the Command/Apple/Propeller key).

5.0) Running ScummVM:
---- ----------------
Before you run the engine, you need to put the game's datafiles in a
directory. The filenames must not be in mixed case on *nix systems
(for example, these are valid names: "monkey2.000", "MONKEY2.000", while
this is a bad one: "Monkey2.000"). If you use a game with speech, the file
monster.sou must reside in the same directory as the datafiles.

Please note that by default, ScummVM will save games in the directory
it is executed from, so you should refrain from running it from more than
one location. Further information, including how to specify a specific save
directory to avoid this issue, are in section 6.0.

ScummVM can be launched directly by running the executable. In this case,
the in-built launcher will activate. From this, you can add games (click
'Add Game'), or launch games which have already been configured.

ScummVM can also be launched into a game directly using Command Line
arguments - see the next section.

5.1) Command Line Options:
---- ---------------------

  Usage: scummvm [OPTIONS]... [GAME]

  [GAME]                   Short name of game to load. For example, 'monkey'
                           for Monkey Island. This can be either a built-in
                           gameid, or a user configured target.

  -v, --version            Display ScummVM version information and exit
  -h, --help               Display a brief help text and exit
  -z, --list-games         Display list of supported games and exit
  -t, --list-targets       Display list of configured targets and exit

  -p, --path=PATH          Path to where the game is installed
  -x, --save-slot[=NUM]    Save game slot to load (default: autosave)
  -f, --fullscreen         Force full-screen mode
  -F, --no-fullscreen      Force windowed mode
  -g, --gfx-mode=MODE      Select graphics scaler (see also section 5.3)
  -e, --music-driver=MODE  Select music driver (see also section 7.0)
  -q, --language=LANG      Select language (see also section 5.2)
  -m, --music-volume=NUM   Set the music volume, 0-255 (default: 192)
  -o, --master-volume=NUM  Set the master volume, 0-255 (default: 192)
  -s, --sfx-volume=NUM     Set the sfx volume, 0-255 (default: 192)
  -n, --subtitles          Enable subtitles (use with games that have voice)
  -b, --boot-param=NUM     Pass number to the boot script (boot param)
  -d, --debuglevel=NUM     Set debug verbosity level
  -u, --dump-scripts       Enable script dumping if a directory called 'dumps'
                           exists in the current directory

  --cdrom=NUM              CD drive to play CD audio from (default: 0 = first
  --joystick[=NUM]         Enable input with joystick (default: 0 = first
  --platform=WORD          Specify version of game (allowed values: amiga,
                           atari, mac, pc)
  --multi-midi             Enable combination of Adlib and native MIDI
  --native-mt32            True Roland MT-32 (disable GM emulation)
  --aspect-ratio           Enable aspect ratio correction

  --alt-intro              Use alternative intro for CD versions of Beneath a
                           Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen
  --copy-protection        Enable copy protection in SCUMM games ,when
                           ScummVM disables it by default.
  --demo-mode              Start demo mode of Maniac Mansion (Classic version)
  --tempo=NUM              Set music tempo (in percent, 50-200) for SCUMM games
                           (default: 100)
  --talkspeed=NUM          Set talk speed for SCUMM games (default: 60)

The meaning of most long options can be inverted by prefixing them with "no-",
e.g. --no-aspect-ratio. This is useful if you want to override a setting in the
configuration file.

The short game name ('game target') you see at the end of the command
line is very important. A short list is contained at the top of this
file. You can also get the current list of games and game names at:

 * Win32:
  Running Monkey Island, fullscreen, from a hard disk:
   C:\Games\LucasArts\scummvm.exe -f -pC:\Games\LucasArts\monkey\ monkey
  Running Full Throttle from CD, fullscreen and with subtitles enabled:
   C:\Games\LucasArts\scummvm.exe -f -n -pD:\resource\ ft

 * Unix:
  Running Monkey Island, fullscreen, from a hard disk:
   /path/to/scummvm -f -p/games/LucasArts/monkey/ monkey
  Running Full Throttle from CD, fullscreen and with subtitles enabled:
   /path/to/scummvm -f -n -p/cdrom/resource/ ft

5.2) Language options:
---- -----------------
ScummVM includes a language option for Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, The Dig,
Curse of Monkey Island, Beneath a Steel Sky. and Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2.

Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken
        en  - English (default)
        de  - German
        fr  - French
        it  - Italian
        es  - Spanish

The Dig
        jp  - Japanese
        zh  - Chinese
        kr  - Korean

Curse of Monkey Island
        en  - English (default)
        de  - German
        fr  - French
        it  - Italian
        pt  - Portuguese
        es  - Spanish
        jp  - Japanese
        zh  - Chinese
        kr  - Korean

Beneath a Steel Sky:
        gb  - English (Great Britain) (default)
        en  - English USA
        de  - German
        fr  - French
        it  - Italian
        pt  - Portuguese
        es  - Spanish
        se  - Swedish

Broken Sword 1
        en  - English (default)
        de  - German
        fr  - French
        it  - Italian
        es  - Spanish
        pt  - Portuguese
        cz  - Czech

Simon the Sorcerer: 1 & 2
        en  - English (default)
        de  - German
        fr  - French
        it  - Italian
        es  - Spanish
        hb  - Hebrew

5.3) Graphics filters:
---- -----------------
ScummVM offers several anti-aliasing filters to attempt to improve visual
quality. These are the same filters used in many other emulators, such as
MAME. These filters take the original game graphics, and scale it by a 
certain fixed factor (usually 2x or 3x) before displaying them to you.
So for example, if the game originally run at a resolution of 320x200
(typical for most of the SCUMM games), then using a filter with scale
factor 2x will effectively yield 640x400 graphics. Likewise with a 
3x filter you'll get 960x600.

They are:
        normal     - No filtering, no scaling. Fastest.
        2x         - No filtering, factor 2x (default for non 640x480 games).
        3x         - No filtering, factor 3x.
        2xsai      - 2xsai filter, factor 2x.
        super2xsai - Enhanced 2xsai filtering, factor 2x.
        supereagle - Less blurry than 2xsai, but slower. Factor 2x.
        advmame2x  - Doesn't rely on blurring like 2xSAI, fast. Factor 2x.
        advmame3x  - Doesn't rely on blurring like 2xSAI, fast. Factor 3x.
        hq2x       - Very nice high quality filter but slow. Factor 2x.
        hq3x       - Very nice high quality filter but slow. Factor 3x.
        tv2x       - Interlace filter, tries to emulate a TV. Factor 2x.
        dotmatrix  - Dot matrix effect. Factor 2x.

To select a graphics filter, pass its name via the '-g' option to scummvm,
for example:

    scummvm -g advmame2x monkey2

Note #1: Not all backends support all or any filters. The ones listed above
are for the default SDL backend.

Note #2: Filters can be very slow when ScummVM is compiled in a debug
configuration without optimizations. And there is always a speed impact when
using any form of anti-aliasing/linear filtering.

Note #3: The FM-TOWNS version of Zak (zaktowns target) uses an original 
resolution of 320x240 - hence for this game scalers will scale to 
640x480 or 960x720.

5.4 Hot Keys:
--- ---------
ScummVM supports various in game hotkeys. They differ between the SCUMM and
simon games.

        Ctrl-z OR Alt-x        - Quit
        Keyboard Arrow Keys    - Simulate mouse movement
        Ctrl-f                 - Toggle fast mode
        Ctrl-m                 - Toggle mouse capture
        Ctrl-Alt 1-8           - Switch between graphics filters
        Ctrl-Alt + and -       - Increase/Decrease the scale factor
        Ctrl-Alt a             - Toggle aspect-ratio correction on/off
                                 Most of the games use a 320x200 pixel
                                 resolution, which may look squashed on
                                 modern monitors. Aspect-ratio correction
                                 stretches the image to use 320x240 pixels
                                 instead, or a multiple thereof
        Alt-Enter              - Toggles full screen/windowed

        Ctrl 0-9 and Alt 0-9   - Load and save game state
        Ctrl-g                 - Runs in really REALLY fast mode
        Ctrl-d                 - Starts the debugger
        Tilde (~)              - Show/hide the debugging console
        Ctrl-s                 - Shows memory consumption
        [ and ]                - Music volume, down/up
        - and +                - Text speed, slower/faster
        F5                     - Displays a save/load box
        Space                  - Pauses
        Period (.)             - Skips current line of text in some games
        Enter                  - Simulate left mouse button press
        Tab                    - Simulate right mouse button press

    Beneath a Steel Sky:
        Ctrl 0-9 and Alt 0-9   - Load and save game state
        Ctrl-g                 - Runs in really REALLY fast mode
        F5                     - Displays a save/load box
        Escape                 - Skips the game intro
        Period (.)             - Skips current line of text

    Broken Sword I:
        F5                     - Displays save/load box

    Broken Sword II:
        Ctrl-d                 - Starts the debugger
        c                      - Display the credits
        p                      - Pauses

    Flight of the Amazon Queen:
        Ctrl-d                 - Starts the debugger

    Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2:
        Ctrl 0-9 and Alt 0-9   - Load and save game state
        Ctrl-d                 - Starts the debugger
        F1 - F3                - Text speed, faster - slower
        F10                    - Shows all characters and objects you can 
                                 interact with
        - and +                - Music volume, down/up
        m                      - Music on/off
        s                      - Sound effects on/off
        b                      - Background sounds on/off
        p                      - Toggles pause
        t                      - Switch between speech and subtitles
        v                      - Switch between subtitles only and
                                 combined speech & subtitles
                                 [Simon the Sorcerer 2 only]

Note that using ctrl-f and ctrl-g are not recommended: games can crash when
being ran faster than their normal speed, as scripts will lose synchronisation.

Ctrl-f is not supported by the Broken Sword games.

5.5 Using data files from Macintosh game versions:
--- ----------------------------------------------
All LucasArts SCUMM based adventures except CMI also exist in versions for the
Macintosh. ScummVM can use most (all?) of them, however, in some case some
additional work is required. First off, if you are not using a Macintosh for
this, accessing the CD/floppy data might be tricky. There are various tools on
the net for this, though.

Secondly, most of the newer games shipped only with a  single data file on the
Macintosh. You first have to run the 'rescumm' tool from the scummvm-tools
package to extract the data files ScummVM expects. You invoke rescumm like
this (where DATAFILE is the path to the single big data file):

   rescumm DATAFILE

It will extract the data into the current directory, so make sure to run it from
a writable directory.

5.6) Multi-CD Games:
---- ---------------

In general, ScummVM does not deal very well with multi-CD games. This is
because ScummVM assumes everything about a game can be found in one directory.
Even if ScummVM does make some provisions for asking the user to change CD, the
original games usually install a small number of files to hard disk. Unless
these files can be found on all the CDs, ScummVM will be in trouble.

Fortunately, ScummVM has no problems running the games entirely from hard disk,
if you create a directory with the correct combination of files. Usually, when
a file appears on more than one CD you can pick either of them.

These instructions are written for the PC versions (which in some case is the
only version) of the games. Windows and DOS use case-insensitive file systems,
so if one CD has a file called MONKEY.DAT and another has a file called
monkey.dat, they are the same files. These instructions give file names in all
lower-case names, even if that's not always how they appear on the CDs. In
fact, on case-sensitive file systems you will have to make sure that all
filenames use either all upper- or all lower-case letters for ScummVM to be
able to find the files.

The instructions for the Broken Sword games are for the Sold-Out Software
versions, which are the ones you are probably most likely to find in stores

5.6.1) The Curse of Monkey Island:
------ ---------------------------

For this game, you'll need the comi.la0, comi.la1 and comi.la2 files. The
comi.la0 file can be found on either CD, but since they are identical it
doesn't matter which one of them you use.

In addition, you'll need a resource subdirectory with all of the files from the
resource subdirectories on both CDs. Some of the files appear on both CDs, but
again they're identical.

5.6.2) Broken Sword 1:
------ ---------------

For this game, you'll need all of the files from the clusters directories on
both CDs. You will also need the speech.clu files from the speech directories,
but since they are not identical you'll need to rename them speech1.clu and
speech2.clu for CD 1 and 2 respectively.

In addition, you will need a music subdirectory with all of the files from the
music subdirectories on both CDs. Some of these files appear on both CDs, but
in these cases they are either identical or, in one case, so nearly identical
that it makes little difference.

ScummVM does not support the original cutscene files, so there is no need to
copy them.

5.6.3) Broken Sword 2:
------ ---------------

For this game, you'll need all of the files from the clusters directories on
both CDs. (Actually, a few of them may not be strictly necessary, but the ones
that I'm uncertain about are all fairly small.) You will need to rename the
speech.clu and music.clu files speech1.clu, speech2.clu, music1.clu and
music2.clu so that ScummVM can tell which ones are from CD 1 and which ones are
from CD 2. Any other files that appear in both cluster directories are
identical. Use whichever you like.

In addition, you will need the cd.bin, cd.inf and startup.inf files from the
sword2 directory on CD 1.

ScummVM does not support the original cutscene files, so there is no need to
copy them.

6.0) Savegames:
---- ----------
Savegames are by default put in the current directory. You can specify the save
in the config file by setting the savepath parameter. See the example config
file later in this readme.

You can also use the environment variable SCUMMVM_SAVEPATH to specify where to
put save games. Don't forget the trailing directory separator. Also be aware
that saved games may break between ScummVM releases.

Bash (Unix) example:
        export SCUMMVM_SAVEPATH=/tmp/scummvm_savegames/

Windows example:
        set SCUMMVM_SAVEPATH=C:\saved_games\

6.1) Autosaves:
---- ----------
Because ScummVM is still a beta product, it -can- crash and/or hang
occasionally. As such, every five minutes it will save a game in Slot 0. This
game can be loaded via Ctrl-0, or the F5 menu. This autosaving does not, 
however, occur with Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, nor with Broken Sword I and II.

7.0) Music and Sound: 
---- ----------------
By default, on most operating systems, ScummVM will automatically use Adlib
emulation. MIDI may not be available on all operating systems or may need
manual configuration. If you ARE using MIDI, you have several different
choices of output, depending on your operating system and configuration.
        adlib     - Uses internal Adlib Emulation (default)
        pcjr      - Uses internal PCjr Emulation 
        pcspk     - Uses internal PC Speaker Emulation
        towns     - Uses FM-TOWNS YM2612 Emulation
        windows   - Windows MIDI. Uses built-in sequencer, for Windows users
        seq       - Uses /dev/sequencer for MIDI, *nix users. See below.
        qt        - Quicktime sound, for Macintosh users.
        core      - CoreAudio sound, for MacOS X users.
        amidi     - Uses the MorphOS MIDI system, for MorphOS users
        alsa      - Output using ALSA sequencer device. See below.
        null      - Null output. Don't play any music.

To select a sound driver, pass its name via the '-e' option to scummvm,
for example:

    scummvm -e adlib monkey2

7.1) Playing sound with Adlib emulation:
---- -----------------------------------
By default an Adlib card will be emulated and ScummVM will output the music
as sampled waves. This is the default mode for most games, and offers the
best compatibility between machines and games.

7.2) Playing sound with MIDI emulation:
---- ----------------------------------
Some games (such as Sam and Max) only contain MIDI music data.  This once
prevented music for these games from working on platforms that do not support
MIDI, or soundcards that do not provide MIDI drivers (e.g, many soundcards will
not play MIDI under Linux). ScummVM can now emulate MIDI mode using sampled
waves and Adlib emulation using the -eadlib option.  However, if you are capable
of using native MIDI, we recommend using one of the MIDI modes below for best

7.3) Playing sound with Native MIDI:
---- -------------------------------
Use the appropriate -e<mode> command line option from the list above to
select your preferred MIDI device. For example, if you wish to use the
Windows MIDI driver, use the -ewindows option.

7.4.0 Playing sound with Sequencer MIDI:                        [UNIX ONLY]
----- ----------------------------------
If your soundcard driver supports a sequencer, you may set the environment
variable "SCUMMVM_MIDI" to your sequencer device - e.g., /dev/sequencer

If you have problems with not hearing audio in this configuration, it is
possible you will need to set the "SCUMMVM_MIDIPORT" variable to 1 or 2. This
selects the port on the selected sequencer to use. Then start scummvm with the
-eseq parameter. This should work on several cards, and may offer better
performance and quality than Adlib emulation. However, for those systems where
sequencer support does not work, you can always fall back on Adlib emulation.

7.4.1 Playing sound with ALSA sequencer:                        [UNIX ONLY]
----- ----------------------------------
If you have installed the ALSA driver with the sequencer support, then
set the environment variable SCUMMVM_PORT or the config file parameter
alsa_port to your sequencer port. The default is "65:0".

Here is a little howto on how to use the ALSA sequencer with your soundcard.
In all cases, to have a list of all the sequencer ports you have, try the
command "aconnect -o -l". This should give output similar to:
client 64: 'External MIDI 0' [type=kernel]
    0 'MIDI 0-0        '
client 65: 'Emu10k1 WaveTable' [type=kernel]
    0 'Emu10k1 Port 0  '
    1 'Emu10k1 Port 1  '
    2 'Emu10k1 Port 2  '
    3 'Emu10k1 Port 3  '
client 128: 'Client-128' [type=user]
    0 'TiMidity port 0 '
    1 'TiMidity port 1 '

This means the external MIDI output of the sound card is located on the
port 64:0, four WaveTable MIDI outputs in 65:0, 65:1, 65:2
and 65:3, and two TiMidity ports, located at 128:0 and 128:1.

If you have a FM-chip on your card, like the SB16, then you have to load
the soundfonts using the sbiload software. Example:
  sbiload -p 65:0 /etc/std.o3 /etc/drums.o3

If you have a WaveTable capable sound card, you have to load a sbk or sf2
soundfont using the sfxload software. Example:
  sfxload /path/to/8mbgmsfx.sf2

If you don't have a MIDI capable soundcard, there are two options: FluidSynth
and TiMidity. We recommend FluidSynth, as on many systems TiMidity will 'lag'
behind music. This is very noticable in iMUSE-enabled games, which use fast
and dynamic music transitions. Running TiMidity as root will allow it to
setup real time priority, which may reduce music lag.

Asking TiMidity to become an ALSA sequencer:
  timidity -iAqqq -B2,8 -Os1S -s 44100 &
(If you get distorted output with this setting, you can try dropping the 
-B2,8 or changing the value.)

Asking FluidSynth to become an ALSA sequencer (using SoundFonts):
  fluidsynth -m alsa_seq /path/to/8mbgmsfx.sf2

Once either TiMidity or FluidSynth are running, use the 'aconnect -o -l' 
command as described earlier in this section.

7.5.0) Using MP3 files for CD audio:
------ -----------------------------
Use LAME or some other mp3 encoder to rip the cd audio tracks to files. Name
the files track1.mp3 track2.mp3 etc. ScummVM must be compiled with MAD support
to use this option. You'll need to rip the file from the CD as a WAV file,
then encode the MP3 files in constant bit rate. This can be done with the 
following LAME command line:

  lame -t -q 0 -b 96 track1.wav track1.mp3

7.5.1) Using Ogg Vorbis files for CD audio:
------ ------------------------------------
Use oggenc or some other vorbis encoder to encode the audio tracks to files.
Name the files track1.ogg track2.ogg etc. ScummVM must be compiled with vorbis
support to use this option. You'll need to rip the files from the CD as a WAV
file, then encode the vorbis files. This can be done with the following oggenc
command line with the value after q specifying the desired quality from 0 to 10:

  oggenc -q 5 track1.wav

7.5.2) Compressing MONSTER.SOU with MP3:
------ ---------------------------------
You need LAME, and our extract util from the scummvm-tools package to perform
this task, and ScummVM must be compiled with MAD support.

  extract monster.sou

Eventually you will have a much smaller monster.so3 file, copy this file
to your game directory. You can safely remove the monster.sou file.

7.5.3) Compressing MONSTER.SOU with Ogg Vorbis:
------ ----------------------------------------
As above, but ScummVM must be compiled with OGG support. Run:

  extract --vorbis monster.sou

This should produce a smaller monster.sog file, which you should copy to your
game directory. Ogg encoding may take a considerable longer amount of time
than MP3, so have a good book handy.

7.5.4) Compressing sfx/speech in Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2
------ ----------------------------------------------------
Use our simon2mp3 util from the scummvm-tools package to perform
this task, and ScummVM must be compiled with MAD or VORBIS support.

  simon2mp3 effects     (For simon1acorn)
  simon2mp3 simon       (For simon1acorn)
  simon2mp3 effects.voc (For simon1talkie)
  simon2mp3 simon.voc   (For simon1talkie)
  simon2mp3 simon.wav   (For simon1win)
  simon2mp3 simon2.voc  (For simon2talkie)
  simon2mp3 simon2.wav  (For simon2win) 
  simon2mp3 mac         (For simon2mac) 

For Ogg Vorbis add --vorbis, ie

  simon2mp3 --vorbis

Eventually you will have a much smaller *.mp3 or *.ogg file, copy this
file to your game dir. You can safely remove the old file.

8.0) Configuration file:
---- -------------------
By default, the configuration file is saved in, and loaded from:

        Windows:  <windir>\scummvm.ini,
        Unix:     ~/.scummvmrc
        Mac OS X: ~/Library/Preferences/ScummVM Preferences
        Others:   scummvm.ini in the current directory

An example config file looks as follows:



        description=Beneath a Steel Sky w/ German subtitles
        description=German version of DOTT



The following keywords are recognized:

        basename        string
        path            string   The path to where a game's data files are
        read_only       bool     If true, ScummVM will never try to overwrite
                                 the configuration file.
        save_slot       number   The save game number to load on startup.
        savepath        string   The path to where a game will store its
        versioninfo     string   The version of the ScummVM that created the
                                 configuration file.

        gameid          string   The real id of a game. Useful if you have
                                 several versions of the same game, and want
                                 different aliases for them. See the example.
        description     string   The description of the game as it will appear
                                 in the launcher.

        language        string   Specify language (en, de, fr, it, pt, es, jp,
                                 zh, kr,se, gb, hb, cz, ru)
        subtitles       bool     Set to true to enable subtitles.
        talkspeed       number   Text speed (default: 60)

        fullscreen      bool     Fullscreen mode
        aspect_ratio    bool     Enable aspect ratio correction
        gfx_mode        string   Graphics mode (normal, 2x, 3x, 2xsai,
                                 super2xsai, supereagle, advmame2x, advmame3x,
                                 hq2x, hq3x, tv2x, dotmatrix)

        cdrom           number   Number of CD-ROM unit to use for audio. If
                                 negative, don't even try to access the CD-ROM.
        joystick_num    number   Number of joystick device to use for input
        master_volume   number   The master volume setting (0-255)
        music_driver    string   The music engine to use.
        alsa_port       string   Port to use for output when using the
                                 ALSA music driver.
        music_volume    number   The music volume setting (0-255)
        multi_midi      bool     If true, enable combination Adlib and native
        native_mt32     bool     If true, disable GM emulation and assume that
                                 there is a true Roland MT-32 available.
        sfx_volume      number   The sfx volume setting (0-255)
        tempo           number   The music tempo (50-200) (default: 100)

        copy_protection bool     Enable copy protection in SCUMM games ,when
                                 ScummVM disables it by default.
        demo_mode       bool     Start demo in Maniac Mansion
        alt_intro       bool     Use alternative intro for CD versions of
                                 Beneath a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon

        boot_param      number   Pass this number to the boot script
        debuglevel      number   Enable debug output. The higher number, the
                                 more verbose output.

Broken Sword II adds the following non-standard keywords:

        gfx_details     number   Graphics details setting (0-3)
        music_mute      bool     If true, music is muted
        object_labels   bool     If true, object labels are enabled
        reverse_stereo  bool     If true, stereo channels are reversed
        sfx_mute        bool     If true, sound effects are muted
        speech_mute     bool     If true, speech is muted
        speech_volume   number   The speech volume setting (0-255)

Flight of the Amazon Queen adds the following non-standard keywords:

        alt_intro       bool     Use alternative version of introduction
        music_mute      bool     If true, music is muted
        sfx_mute        bool     If true, sound effects are muted
        speech_mute     bool     If true, speech is muted

Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2 add the following non-standard keywords:

        fade            bool     If true, fade effect is enabled
        music_mute      bool     If true, music is muted
        slow_down       number   Makes games slower (1- 10)
        sfx_mute        bool     If true, sound effects are muted
        speech_mute     bool     If true, speech is muted
                                 [Simon the Sorcerer 2 only]

9.0 Compiling:
--- ----------
You need SDL-1.2.2 or newer (older versions may work, but are unsupported), and
a supported compiler. Several compilers, including GCC, mingw and Microsoft
Visual C++ are supported. If you wish to use MP3-compressed CD tracks or
.SOU files, you will need to install the MAD library and define
USE_MAD. Tools for compressing .SOU files to .SO3 files can be
found in the 'tools' CVS module, or in the 'scummvm-tools' package.

On Win9x/NT/XP you can define USE_WINDBG and attach WinDbg to browse debug 
messages (see

        * Type ./configure
        * Type make (or gmake, or gnumake, depending on what GNU make is
          called on your system) and hopefully ScummVM will compile for you.

    Mingw - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003:
        * Open Makefile.mingw, alter SDL paths and choose compiling options.
        * Type make -f Makefile.mingw,  hopefully ScummVM will compile for you.

    Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0:
        * Open the workspace, scummwm.dsw
        * Enter the path to the needed libraries and includes in Tools|Options|Directories
        * Now it should compile successfully.

    Microsoft Visual C++ 7.0:
        * Open the solution file scummwm.sln
        * Enter the path to the needed libraries and includes in Tools|Options|Projects|VC++ Directories
        * Now it should compile successfully.

    PocketPC - Windows CE:
        * Download the SDLAudio library:

        * Open and compile the SDLAudio WCEBuild/WCEBuild workspace in EVC++
        * Open the ScummVM wince/PocketScumm workspace
        * Enter the SDLAudio directory to your includes path
        * Enter the compiled SDLAudio.lib to your link libraries list
        * Now it should compile successfully

    Debian GNU/Linux:
        * Install the packages 'build-essential', 'fakeroot', 'debhelper',
          and 'libsdl1.2-dev' on your system.
        * Install any of these packages (optional): 'libvorbis-dev' (for Ogg
          Vorbis support), 'libasound2-dev' (for ALSA sequencer support),
          'libmad0-dev' (for MAD MP3 support), 'zlib1g-dev' (for compressed
          saves support).
        * Run 'make deb'.
        * Finally run 'dpkg -i ../scummvm-cvs*deb', and you're done.
    Mac OS X:
        * Make sure you have the developer tools installed.
        * The SDL developer package for OS X available on the SDL web site is
          _not_ suitable. Rather, you require a unix-style build of SDL. One
          way to get that is to install SDL via Fink (
          Alternatively you could compile SDL manually from source using its
          unix build system (configure && make).
        * Type ./configure in the ScummVM directory
        * You can now type 'make' to create a command line binary.
        * To get a version you can run from Finder, type 'make bundle' which
          will create (this only works if you installed SDL
          etc. via Fink and into \texttt{/sw}. If you have installed SDL
          in another way, you'll have to edit the Makefile).

X.X Credits:
--- --------
 The ScummVM team:
        James Brown          - Lead developer
        Max Horn             - Lead developer
        Torbjorn Andersson   - Engine: SCUMM, Broken Sword II
        David Eriksson       - Engine: Flight of the Amazon Queen
        Robert Goeffringmann - Engine: Beneath a Steel Sky (maintainer)
                                       Broken Sword I
        Jonathan Gray        - Engine: SCUMM, Broken Sword II
        Oliver Kiehl         - Engine: Beneath a Steel Sky, Simon
        Pawel Kolodziejski   - Engine: SCUMM (Codecs, iMUSE, Smush, etc.)
        Gregory Montoir      - Engine: Flight of the Amazon Queen
        Joost Peters         - Engine: Beneath a Steel Sky,
                                       Flight of the Amazon Queen
        Eugene Sandulenko    - Engine: SCUMM (FT INSANE, bugfixes)
        Chris Apers          - Port: PalmOS
        Nicolas Bacca        - Port: PocketPC/WinCE port
        Marcus Comstedt      - Port: Dreamcast
        Ruediger Hanke       - Port: MorphOS
        Travis Howell        - Port: Win32, Engine: Simon (maintainer)
        Peter Moraliyski     - Port: GP32
        Lionel Ulmer         - Port: X11
        Jamieson Christian   - iMUSE, MIDI, all things musical.
        Jochen Hoenicke      - Speaker & PCjr sound support, Adlib work
        Jeremy Newman        - Webmaster

 Retired Team Members:
        Ralph Brorsen        - Help with GUI implementation
        Vincent Hamm         - Co-Founder
        Felix Jakschitsch    - Zak256 reverse engineering
        Mutwin Kraus         - Original MacOS porter
        Ludvig Strigeus      - Original ScummVM and SimonVM author

        Andreas Roever       - Broken Sword 1/2 MPEG2 cutscene support
        Quietust             - Sound support for Amiga SCUMM V2 - V3 games
        Stuart Caie          - Decoders for Simon 1 Amiga data files
        Janne Huttunen       - V3 actor mask support, Dig/FT Smush audio
        Kovacs Endre Janos   - Several fixes for Simon1
        Jeroen Janssen       - Numerous readability and bugfix patches
        Claudio Matsuoka     - Daily Linux/BeOS builds 
        Mikesch Nepomuk      - MI1 VGA floppy patches.
        Nicolas Noble        - Config file and ALSA support
        Edward Rudd          - Fixes for playing MP3 versions of MI1/Loom audio
        Daniel Schepler      - Final MI1 CD music support/ 
                               Initial Ogg Vorbis support
        Andre Souza          - SDL-based OpenGL renderer
        Tim 'realmz'         - Initial MI1 CD music support
        Tore Anderson        - Packaging for Debian GNU/Linux

        And to all the contributors, users, and beta testers we've missed.

 Special thanks to:
        Sander Buskens  - For his work on the initial reversing of Monkey2
        Kevin Carnes    - For Scumm16, the basis of ScummVM older gfx codec
        Jim Leiterman   - Various info on his FM-TOWNS/Marty SCUMM ports
        Jimmi Thogersen - For ScummRev, and much obscure code/documentation

        Tony Warriner and everyone at Revolution Software Ltd. for sharing
        with us the source of some of their brilliant games, allowing us to
        release Beneath a Steel Sky as freeware... and generally being
        supportive above and beyond the call of duty.

        John Passfield and Steve Stamatiadis for sharing the source of their
        classic title, Flight of the Amazon Queen and also being incredibly

        Aric Wilmunder, Ron Gilbert, David Fox, Vince Lee, and all those at
        LucasFilm/LucasArts who made SCUMM the insane mess to reimplement
        that it is today. Feel free to drop us a line and tell us what you
        think, guys!

Good Luck and Happy Adventuring!
The ScummVM team.
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.