Thursday, May 26, 2011

SCummVM for Android

THIS ARTICLE ISN'T LONG!

-- First section = 3 terms related to this topic briefly explained
-- Second section = Main article - how to install SCummVM on your android (even new androids)
-- Last section = UNIMPORTANT, feel free to skip it, it's only a list of games compatible with your android after installing SCummVM

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SCummVM - Lucasarts' gaming engine used for their good old games / quests like Maniac Mansion, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island etc.

AGI - Sierra's first gaming engine used for their good old quests like King's Quest, Larry quests, Police quests, Space quests.

SCI - Sierra's second gaming engine used for their newer games (since about 1990), the quests programmed with this engine didn't need the text parser but used the mouse for every action needed during the game.


If you have an Android machine (cell phone, tablet) and want to play any game which uses the above gaming engines (scumm, agi, sci and other less know engines), you can now play them using this great application.

[Later Edit (10/2012) -- SCummVM exists for android - an official release exists in google's play market, seek it out and use it instead of using the method mentioned below (the method mentioned below was good for the time when the android version of scummvm wasn't released yet)]

It's not released yet, but if you have an old android operating system (less than version 1.6) you can download an unofficial version from the market.

If you have a newer version of android (V1.6 and up), you can still use the SCummVM application, but can't download it from the market yet [yet = of May 2011].


Ingredients:
-- Main scummVM apk.
-- Plugins for each engine used (I use the agi, sci & scumm plugins).
-- The actual games (There are about 3 free gamess in the scummVM site, the rest can be bought from ebay / amazon or downloaded using a torrent).

In order to get the scummvm version which works on your nice and new android, go to the following link which contains the latest apk of the main program and about 20 plugins (I installed only three of them, but feel free to install them all):

Download the above file, unzip then copy the apks to a folder on your android machine.

Browse to the location of these apks using the android machine's file rxplorer and install them (start with the main apk, only then continue with the plugins).

Now that you have it installed, you can copy games which should work on it into any folder on your android machine.


Start SCummVM, "add game", browse to a game's location, then add it.



It will be added to a list.


Add all of your games you copied to your machine.



Now click on any game and start playing it.


Enjoy.



P.S. If you are unsure about your games - unsure if they will work on scummVM, and you don't want to go over the process of installing it on your android just to find out that your games aren't compatible with it, then I advise you to do as follows:
-- Install SCummVM on your PC
-- Try running the game on it.

This is a much simpler process - If the game works on your PC it WILL WORK on your android. (Some of the wonder of a virtual machine).

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Which games will work on your android after the installation of the above?

LucasArts Game - Company
Maniac Mansion - for android (any version)
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders - for android (any version)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - for android (any version)
Loom - for android (any version)
Passport to Adventure - for android (any version)
The Secret of Monkey Island - for android (any version)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - for android (any version)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - for android (any version)
Day of the Tentacle - for android (any version)
Sam & Max Hit the Road - for android (any version)
Full Throttle - for android (any version)
The Dig - for android (any version)
The Curse of Monkey Island - for android (any version)



Activision Adventure Game - Company
Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - for android (any version)
The Manhole - for android (any version)
Return to Zork - for android (any version)
Rodney's Funscreen - for android (any version)



Adventuresoft/Horrorsoft Game - Company
Elvira - Mistress of the Dark - for android (any version)
Elvira II - The Jaws of Cerberus - for android (any version)
Personal Nightmare - for android (any version)
Simon the Sorcerer 1 - for android (any version)
Simon the Sorcerer 2 - for android (any version)
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - D.I.M.P. - for android (any version)
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - Jumble - for android (any version)
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - NoPatience - for android (any version)
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - Swampy Adventures - for android (any version)
The Feeble Files - for android (any version)
Waxworks - for android (any version)



Coktel Vision Game - Company
Bargon Attack - for android (any version)
Fascination - for android (any version)
Gobliiins - for android (any version)
Gobliins 2 - for android (any version)
Goblins 3 - for android (any version)
Lost in Time - for android (any version)
Playtoons: Bambou le Sauveur de la Jungle - for android (any version)
The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble - for android (any version)
Urban Runner - for android (any version)
Ween: The Prophecy - for android (any version)



Revolution Software Game - Company
Beneath a Steel Sky - for android (any version)
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - for android (any version)
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror - for android (any version)
Lure of the Temptress - for android (any version)



Sierra AGI Game - Company
The Black Cauldron - for android (any version)
Gold Rush! - for android (any version)
King's Quest I - for android (any version)
King's Quest II - for android (any version)
King's Quest III - for android (any version)
King's Quest IV - for android (any version)
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards - for android (any version)
Mixed-Up Mother Goose - for android (any version)
Manhunter 1: New York - for android (any version)
Manhunter 2: San Francisco - for android (any version)
Police Quest I: In Pursuit of the Death Angel - for android (any version)
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter - for android (any version)
Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge - for android (any version)
Fanmade Games - for android (any version)
Mickey's Space Adventure - for android (any version)
Troll's Tale - for android (any version)
Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood - for android (any version)



Sierra SCI Game - Company
Castle of Dr. Brain (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
Codename: ICEMAN - for android (any version)
Conquests of Camelot - for android (any version)
Conquests of the Longbow (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus - for android (any version)
EcoQuest 2: Lost Secret of the Rainforest - for android (any version)
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist - for android (any version)
Hoyle's Book of Games 1 - for android (any version)
Hoyle's Book of Games 2 - for android (any version)
Hoyle's Book of Games 3 (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
Hoyle Classic Card Games - for android (any version)
Jones in the Fast Lane - for android (any version)
King's Quest I (SCI remake) - for android (any version)
King's Quest IV (SCI version) - for android (any version)
King's Quest V (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
King's Quest VI (low and hi res) - for android (any version)
Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest - for android (any version)
Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra - for android (any version)
Leisure Suit Larry 1 (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
Leisure Suit Larry 2 - for android (any version)
Leisure Suit Larry 3 - for android (any version)
Leisure Suit Larry 5 (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
Leisure Suit Larry 6 (low res) - for android (any version)
Mixed-up Fairy Tales - for android (any version)
Mixed-up Mother Goose - for android (any version)
Pepper's Adventures in Time - for android (any version)
Police Quest 1 (SCI remake) - for android (any version)
Police Quest 2 - for android (any version)
Police Quest 3 (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
Quest for Glory 1/Hero's Quest - for android (any version)
Quest for Glory 1 VGA remake - for android (any version)
Quest for Glory 2 - for android (any version)
Quest for Glory 3 - for android (any version)
Slater & Charlie Go Camping - for android (any version)
Space Quest I (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
Space Quest III - for android (any version)
Space Quest IV (EGA and VGA) - for android (any version)
Space Quest V - for android (any version)
The Island of Dr. Brain - for android (any version)



Other Game - Company
Bud Tucker in Double Trouble - for android (any version)
Cruise for a Corpse - for android (any version)
Discworld - for android (any version)
Discworld II - Missing presumed...!? - for android (any version)
Dragon History - for android (any version)
Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back - for android (any version)
Flight of the Amazon Queen - for android (any version)
Future Wars - for android (any version)
Hugo's House of Horrors - for android (any version)
Hugo 2: Whodunit? - for android (any version)
Hugo 3: Jungle of Doom - for android (any version)
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream - for android (any version)
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb - for android (any version)
Nippon Safes Inc. - for android (any version)
The Legend of Kyrandia - for android (any version)
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate - for android (any version)
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge - for android (any version)
The 7th Guest - for android (any version)
TeenAgent - for android (any version)
Toonstruck - for android (any version)
Touche: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer - for android (any version)



Humongous Entertainment Game - Company
Backyard Baseball - for android (any version)
Backyard Baseball 2001 - for android (any version)
Backyard Baseball 2003 - for android (any version)
Backyard Football - for android (any version)
Backyard Football 2002 - for android (any version)
Bear Stormin' - for android (any version)
Big Thinkers First Grade - for android (any version)
Big Thinkers Kindergarten - for android (any version)
Blue's 123 Time Activities - for android (any version)
Blue's ABC Time Activities - for android (any version)
Blue's Art Time Activities - for android (any version)
Blue's Birthday Adventure - for android (any version)
Blue's Reading Time Activities - for android (any version)
Blue's Treasure Hunt - for android (any version)
Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise - for android (any version)
Fatty Bear's Fun Pack - for android (any version)
Freddi Fish 1: The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds - for android (any version)
Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse - for android (any version)
Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell - for android (any version)
Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch - for android (any version)
Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove - for android (any version)
Freddi Fish and Luther's Maze Madness - for android (any version)
Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries - for android (any version)
Let's Explore the Airport with Buzzy - for android (any version)
Let's Explore the Farm with Buzzy - for android (any version)
Let's Explore the Jungle with Buzzy - for android (any version)
Pajama Sam: Games to Play on Any Day - for android (any version)
Pajama Sam 1: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside - for android (any version)
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening - for android (any version)
Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet - for android (any version)
Pajama Sam's Lost & Found - for android (any version)
Pajama Sam's Sock Works - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt Enters the Race - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt Joins the Parade - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-O-Rama - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt & Fatty Bear's Activity Pack - for android (any version)
Putt-Putt's Fun Pack - for android (any version)
SPY Fox 1: Dry Cereal - for android (any version)
SPY Fox 2: Some Assembly Required - for android (any version)
SPY Fox 3: Operation Ozone - for android (any version)
SPY Fox in Cheese Chase - for android (any version)
SPY Fox in Hold the Mustard - for android (any version)



Living Books Game - Company
Aesop's Fables: The Tortoise and the Hare - for android (any version)
Arthur's Birthday - for android (any version)
Arthur's Teacher Trouble - for android (any version)
Dr. Seuss's ABC - for android (any version)
Green Eggs and Ham - for android (any version)
Harry and the Haunted House - for android (any version)
Just Grandma and Me - for android (any version)
Little Monster at School - for android (any version)
Ruff's Bone - for android (any version)
Sheila Rae, the Brave - for android (any version)
Stellaluna - for android (any version)
The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight - for android (any version)
The Berenstain Bears in the Dark - for android (any version)
The New Kid on the Block

8 comments:

haud said...

Thanks, that really made my day (and many other days to follow) :))

[qb] said...

I can't seem to find the SCI plugin anywhere? Are you certain it's in the Market?

Chaiavi said...

Nope, it's not in the market.

Download the file from my post, inside you'll find the main scummVM android application AND the sci plugin.

Both should be installed.

the plugin is called:
scummvm-engine-sci.apk

Install it after installing the main apk which is called:
scummvm.apk


Enjoy

TrevSmash said...

I can't seem to get this working on my asus transformer, would this not work on a honeycomb device?

Chaiavi said...

It should work on any android device.

What is the specific problem?

Where are you stuck?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I can't seem to get Conquest of the Longbow working through scummvm on my android phone. I have installed the sci plugin but when I select the map the game is in I get a message that no game is found there.
It does work on my windows laptop and I do get scumm games to work on my android phone.
The game does run in dosbox, but it's very slow and unresponsive.
Anyone any ideas how I can get it to run in scummvm?

Chaiavi said...

Here my friend, the solution can be found here:
http://forums.scummvm.org/

(Or post there a new question)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chaiavi,

Thanks for your reply. It turns out it should have worked they way I already did it. I removed scummvm and all the addons from my phone and reinstalled them. And it worked straight away.
That's why I was confused, it should work the way it was. And now it does.