Possibly my most favourite software of all time has been updated to version 0.11.0 and with it comes the news that Lure of the Temptress is now compatible, which is also available to download in full for free from their website.
Point and click adventure games bring back so many happy memories, especially when playing through Simon the Sorcerer, Broken Sword, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max Hit the Road to name just a few and with ScummVM, I can continue to experience the sheer pleasure all over again on a multitude of platforms.
Here is how they describe the application:
ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!
Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.
Among the systems on which you can play those games are Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Dreamcast, PocketPC, PalmOS, AmigaOS, BeOS, OS/2, PSP, PS2, SymbianOS/EPOC and many more…
New features include:
- Support for the FREEWARE adventure Lure of the Temptress (available for download here)
- Seven other new supported games: I Have no Mouth, and I Must Scream, Elvira 1 and 2, Waxworks (Amiga version only) and 3 Sierra pre-AGI games for children
- Two newly available ports: iPhone and Maemo
- Support for the Mac version of The Legend of Kyrandia and the Amiga version of Nippon Safes
- Better support for Sierra AGI games
- Improved support for modern 64-bit systems
- Support for FLAC encoded music in Broken Sword 1 for the purists among you
- Better support for non-English versions of games, including eastern languages
- Sound compression for SAGA games
- Much much more. See the release notes for the full list