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30 May 2011, 15:34

ScummVM 1.3.0 now supports WebOS

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ScummVM, the application that allows users to run classic point and click adventure games, has been updated – version 1.3.0 now runs on HP's WebOS. ScummVM is a collection of game-running engines that allow classic games from publishers such as LucasArts (Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max), AdventureSoft (Simon the Sorcerer) and Revolution (Beneath a Steel Sky) to run on modern hardware and operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and many others.

In 1.3.0, the developers have improved the game engines so that they support more games including Urban Runner, Playtoons, Toonstruck, Living Books, Backyard Baseball and the Hugo series. Work on the SCI engine has also allowed more Amiga and Macintosh games to be supported. The release notes report fixes to the other game engines and ports, for example, the Android port now uses the official Native Development Kit toolchain and has had a MIDI driver added. A page detailing individual game compatibility in version 1.3.0 is provided.

ScummVM is available to download as binaries or source from the project's download page and is licensed under the GPLv2. The games that ScummVM runs are generally proprietary and users will have to take appropriate steps to legally acquire the relevant data files. Some games, including Beneath A Steel Sky, are available on the download page under proprietary no-charge licences.

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