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
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.
We are planning to release ResidualVM 0.2.0 with support for Myst III as our second supported game.
The Grim engine has had quite a few changes since 0.1.1, so to avoid any big showstoppers for Grim Fandango, we need
We need people to play through Grim Fandango and Myst III, preferably testing all the optional parts that aren't required for completion too. If you are interested, download our 0.2.0 pre-release builds (not the unstable builds), and start playing.
Details can be found here.
Adding support for Myst III: Exile to ResidualVM is nearly done. Now, we only need your help to find the last rough edges by playing the game thoroughly and reporting any issues you encounter.
If you are interested, locate your copy of the game, and download a daily build (not the 0.1.1 release build). Instructions to setup the game can be found in our README. Bugs should be reported to our issue tracker on GitHub. Once you have finished, please report your testing results in our forums.
In case you don't know it, the Google Summer of Code program allows students all over the world to participate in open source projects like ResidualVM and get paid for it.
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 the bottom.
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 irc.freenode.net; #residualvm) or ask on the forums.