A new version of ScummVM is out now, and brings with it new engines, and therefore even more games. The software is a ‘virtual machine’ designed originally to allow games developed with a specific system to be playable on modern computer system, but has gone on to support many more.
If you like adventures of the ‘point and click’ variety, you’ll no doubt be aware – and hopefully using – ScummVM to play the wealth of old games it brings to the platform, most of which never touched RISC OS when they were first released for other computers and operating systems.
The team behind ScummVM – which includes Cameron Cawley maintaining the RISC OS port – has pushed out another new version, adding support for a further nine classic games across six engines.
New year update for ScummVM The ScummVM team have released a small new year present for gaming fans, in the form of version 2.5.1 – a bugfix release, codenamed Californium because of the element’s average atomic mass – with, as ever, Cameron Cawley maintaining the RISC OS port of the system.
A new version of ScummVM was released on 9th October – a significant date for the project, because it was on 9th October, 2001 that saw the very first revision – 0.0.1 – appear from the keyboard of Ludvig Strigeus. The latest release is 2.5.0.
And support for a colossal game, too. Well, one with colossal in its name! With some superb work from its developers, and in particular Cameron Cawley for his work on the RISC OS port, a new version of ScummVM has been released, and it makes a huge number of old games playable on modern hardware.
Now, where are my Simon the Sorcerer discs? And how do I get the contents onto my ARMSX ARMX6? A major new version of ScummVM has been released, including a version for RISC OS. The software is a ‘virtual machine’ that makes it possible to play a raft of classic “point and click” adventure games – including a great many that were never ported to our platform in the first place.
30th October, 2021, marked the return to physical shows in the UK, when the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) hosted their customary October event at the St Giles Hotel in Feltham – the RISC OS London Show. Understandably under the circumstances, there were fewer exhibitors than in previous years, as well as few visitors; it was a much quieter show than usual – but despite that, it was still an excellent day for finding out what’s happening in the RISC OS world. So what happened? What did we…
Organised as an online event last year because of the pandemic, the RISC OS London Show is returning to the physical world this year, and will take place on Saturday, 30th October, at its customary venue: St Giles Hotel,Feltham,TW14 9AD. The doors will be open to the public from 11:00am until 5:00pm, with an entry fee of £5.00 for adults – under-16s can get in for free.
Open for approximately three months, the 2020 RISC OS Awards poll covering 2020 ran from April until June of this year, and received 141 valid votes. The results were calculated a little later than planned, but making a change from the normal approach of publishing them on Twitter and then the Awards website, this time around they were presented live at the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting on 16th August.