ScummVM: “1.2.0 – FaSCInating release”.

This post is a few days late but as all my releases are now uploaded and available I thought it was work announcing the release.

The entire ScummVM team is rather proud of this release and you can read the official announcement here. One of the major ‘headline features’ is that this is the first release to feature the fruits of the integration/refactoring of the FreeSCI codebase and it’s substantual enhancement and extension by our own SCI engine team.

There are also enhancements for several engines and the addition of support for “Fascination” (An amusing risqué point and click adventure from Coktel) in the Gob engine.

From my point of view the 1.2.0 release marks the 1st official release of 2 new device backends/ports I have put together (GPH Caanoo and OpenPandora) and also features quite a few enhancements and speedups to my existing GP2X and GP2XWiz backends.

It also marks the official release of new backends for Android and Dingux and the unfortunate retirement of the venerable old PalmOS backend.

The upshot is that this should be our best release yet and I would certainly recommend this release over any older versions of ScummVM for the devices I support.

Noteworthy features for my backends since the last major release:

Below are the main features and fixes added with this new release. Please make sure you scan over the linked WiKi pages for important information before using.

GP2X:

Performance tweaks/code clean-up (quite noticeable in some areas, not giving up on the old GP2X any time soon).

Revised the button layout (please read http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=GP2X for more info).

Add support for TouchScreen ‘Tap Modes’, Left Click, Right Click and Hover.

GP2X Wiz:

Performance improvements.

Add support for TouchScreen ‘Tap Modes’, Left Click, Right Click and Hover.

Revised the button layout (please read http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=GP2XWiz for more info).

Caanoo:

Revised the button layout (please read http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=Caanoo for more info).

Add support for TouchScreen ‘Tap Modes’, Left Click, Right Click and Hover.

OpenPandora:

Performance improvements over earlier test releases.

Add support for Touchscreen ‘Tap Modes’, Left Click, Right Click and Hover and ‘Trigger Tap’ .

Small tweak to the touchscreen to stop the cursor ‘drifting’ when outside the game area.

Revised the button layout (please read http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=OpenPandora for more info and controls).

Providing feedback:

If you would like me to consider a feature or fix a bug in my backends help me to help you by ensuring the reports end up recorded in official places.

Downloads:

    • ScummVM’s Main Download Page: download

2 Comments


  1. Cool, but there’s no android package on the downloads page


    1. Our Android porter has been really busy with real life (much like I was, hence the reason for the late Caanoo release). He will get it done as soon as he gets the time.

      John

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