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#1 2013-09-16 19:32:30

#! Junkie
Registered: 2013-01-05
Posts: 268

Here's the thing...

I've always been a fan of using emulators to play old school games but bsnes is a hassle to use and zsnes is not compatible with #! at all. I'm considering taking a giant leap towards Scummvm (i've heard it works wonders) so I was wondering which games are a must play? Have any of you guys tried it yet?

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#2 2013-09-17 09:37:58

#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-11-14
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Re: Here's the thing...

Not a gamer, but you might get more response if you changed the title to something like :-

Scummvm & games

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#3 2013-09-17 09:51:15

#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-10-01
Posts: 1,018

Re: Here's the thing...

SCUMMVM is the engine for old 2-D point and click adventures from the 80s and 90s.. you should basically play all the LucasArts games - also check out Beneath A Steel Sky (free/abandoned) and Simon the Sorcerer. Sierra made some famous games as well, but I always preferred the Lucasfilm/Lucasarts games.

if you play the lucasart games, check the release year and try to play them chronologically (like in the list). they contain lots of crossreferences and jokes between different games. those are great games in an almost extinct genre.

Last edited by saneks (2013-09-17 10:17:53)

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#4 2013-09-17 17:08:58

The Mystery Member
From: Arch Linux Forums
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: Here's the thing...

nebulaehair wrote:

... and zsnes is not compatible with #! at all.

Could you elaborate on this? zsnes appears in the Debian repos. Why would it not be compatible?


#5 2013-09-17 19:46:02

#! Junkie
Registered: 2010-03-26
Posts: 357

Re: Here's the thing...

I was wondering which games are a must play?

Sam & Max Hit the Road.


#6 2013-09-17 20:40:26

#! CrunchBanger
From: Poland
Registered: 2013-01-21
Posts: 119

Re: Here's the thing...

ScummVM is not an emulator in the traditional sense. It's a kinda platform to play old adventure games on modern systems. I emphasise that since adventure games are not everyone's cup of tea. They have their own twisted logic which takes some time getting used to, but after you make that initial effort, they offer an unparallelled storytelling experience, in my opinion. I got the impression that you are somewhat new to adv games, hence this disclaimer.

SCUMMVM is available in the wheezy repositories and should work OOTB with most games, but if you experience problems, get the latest version from - they are constantly improving supported games, and some bugs may have been fixed since the freeze.

As for the games, i'm a fan of LucasArts. There's some zany comedic games with intelligent humour - Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island series, Sam & Max. As well as something more serious - Grim Fandango (my all-time favourite), The Dig, Loom.

However, some of the puzzles in these games may seem illogical for a beginning player. If you find that this is the case, I recommend the first Broken Sword game, by Revolution Software. It is not overly difficult, and it has pretty good writing (my opinion).

I find Sierra games to be the hardest for a beginning player, but if you want to go real vintage and feel what a gamer's life was like before the glorious times of auto-save, health regen and on-screen hints, grab one of their Quest series.

Hope this helps

EDIT: I forgot, Flight of the Amazon Queen is a nice and easy game to get you started. Sudo apt-get install flight-of-the-amazon-queen, and go. It's not as epic as the previously mentioned, but it's a good demo of what's to come.

Last edited by Bradi (2013-09-17 20:48:02)


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