What Is ResidualVM?What Is ResidualVM?
ResidualVM is a cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures: Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Island, provided you already have their data files. ResidualVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!
You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ResidualVM is continually improving, so check back often.
Latest DevelopmentsLatest Developments
ResidualVM 0.3.0 is released. Go grab it. Let's get it over with, this new version does not have any new supported games to offer. But that does not mean there is nothing interesting in there. It's packed with almost three years worth of fixes and improvements. Most notably:
- Better compatibility with newer operating systems thanks to switching from SDL 1 to SDL 2.
- A multilingual user interface.
- A widescreen mode for Myst III.
- Both Grim Fandango and Myst III have received a lot of awesome user play testing, and as a result many bugs have been fixed.
Detailed release notes can be browsed in our NEWS file.
What's next? The development version of ResidualVM contains two additional work in progress games, Escape from Monkey Island and The Longest Journey. A lot of work remains before they can make their way into a release. But if you are interested in helping, contact us!
We at ResidualVM wish you a happy new year!
Have a look at the list of ideas or bring your own idea!
If you want to participate or have questions about GSoC, come talk to us on IRC Freenode channels #residualvm or #scummvm.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please take a look at the merged list of ideas, the ResidualVM ideas are at Game Tasks section.
You can also propose projects of your own; we'll be happy to help you shape your idea into a concrete project. If you want to participate or have questions about GSoC, come talk to us on IRC Freenode channels #residualvm or #scummvm.
Version 0.2.1 is a bugfix release for 0.2.0. It fixes a crash when using subtitles in the Polish version of Myst III, and an IRIX port was added.
As always, the latest release is available from our downloads page.
We are proud to announce the release of a new version of ResidualVM, bringing Myst III: Exile support, more than thirteen years after its original release.
Initial work towards adding Myst III support began back in 2009 as a side project. A work in progress version of the engine was included in ResidualVM two years later. The game became completable in 2012, but only now do we feel confident enough to release a stable version providing a feature complete experience.
Additionally, some bugs have been fixed in Grim Fandango, and game data verification has been added on first launch. So that you'll know if your game data was copied correctly from your CDs.
Whether you are using Windows, Linux or OS X, you can check out our downloads page, get yourself a copy of ResidualVM 0.2.0, and decide later if you'd rather visit the land of the dead or the land of a revengeful trapped man. The changes in version 0.2.0 are detailed in our NEWS file. Instructions to setup the games can be found on our wiki.
As usual, even though we have tested the games thoroughly you might encounter game-breaking bugs. So, please save often and report bugs to our bug tracker.
Our thanks go to Presto Studios, for releasing such a great game, and to the people involved with testing ResidualVM over the years, allowing us to provide high quality releases.
2015 already looks like a promising year for ResidualVM, thanks to the ongoing effort for adding Escape from Monkey Island support.