ScummVM is an emulator of graphical adventures. Initially designed to play SCUMM games from LucasArts, soon it gained support for more and more games. Now supports hundreds of old graphical adventures.
To add a game just choose Add Game… and select the folder where the game is. Then you can set some settings. Once you have configured the game you can play it.
And that’s it! Some of the greatest games you can play in ScummVM are:
- Maniac Mansion
- The Secret of Monkey Island
- The Day of the Tentacle
- Full Throttle
- Simon the Sorcerer
- King’s Quest
- Gold Rush
- The Labyrinth of Time
- Broken Sword
- and many many more: http://www.scummvm.org/compatibility/
Install ScummVM on Haiku
ScummVM is under the GNU GPL v2 license and uses SDL. It’s available on HaikuPorts official repo.
pkgman install scummvm
Where can I find games for ScummVM?
Games that run on ScummVM have copyright so you should buy them. Of course, many companies have disappeared and in some cases the actual copyright holder is unknown, other companies are still alive but their games can’t be bought. These situations are called abandonware. There are many sites which offer abandonware games. Just google a bit. However, ScummVM offers freeware versions of some games here: http://www.scummvm.org/games