ScummVM on Xperia

Posted On: Friday, December 26, 2008

If you, like me, loved the old classics such as Broken Sword 1 & 2, Monkey Island 1, 2 & The Curse of Monkey Island, and Sam & Max - Hit the Road then you are in luck. ScummVM is working on Xperia X1 and games are playable with perfect performance. You can even take advantage of the keyboard where ever possible.

The downside – ScummVM runs in 640x480 (in full-screen, i.e. part of the screen is black)

To download visit the ScummVM download section and grab the Windows CE ARM Package. Extract the files and put them into your desired location on the device. (I put mine on the Memory Card)

After the files are copied, execute ScummVM. It will load up with a tiny resolution. Hit the Options button and in the Graphics tab check the ‘Fullscreen mode’ checkbox. Also set Graphics Mode to 2x from the drop-down. Hit on OK to exit. You will need to restart ScummVM for the changes to apply.

The problem now is that the screen-clicks are off and the app is loaded away from the keyboard. To fix this, you will find a ‘scummvm.ini’ file in the ScummVM folder. Note that this file is created after you run ScummVM on the device, so don’t fret if you don’t find it in the folder after you download the application.

At the end of the INI file add ‘landscape=2’ and save. If you modified the file direct on the device, then you’re good to go. Otherwise replace the one on the device with the modified version.

Start ScummVM now. It will load in landscape towards the hardware keyboard and screen-clicks will be in the right place.

Enjoy!

I already have the following games:

  • Day of the Tentacle,
  • Full Throttle,
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis,
  • Maniac Mansion,
  • Monkey Island – Secret of Monkey Island,
  • Monkey Island – LeChuck’s Revenge,
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road,
  • The Dig,
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, and
  • Broken Sword – The Shadow of the Templars.

 

5 Responses to “ScummVM on Xperia”

  1. Kevin

    Nice blog keep up the good work!


  2. Mariano

    where are download the games?


  3. M.Salman.K

    @Kevin
    Thanks!


  4. M.Salman.K

    @Mariano
    I downloaded most via Torrents. Some demos are also available over at ScummVM's web site.


  5. Felipe "el_gricho"

    Hi, as you can see, I'm reading everything in your blog, even the oldest posts; so my question now is that I allready download a version of full throttle, but I think that is a pc version, there is an option to transform that into a ppc aplication or i have to download a strictly ppc aplication to install the game????

    If this is the case could you please give me the link......


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