ScummVM: ‘pre1.7.0’ Testing/Preview Builds

As a few people have noticed I have been rather lacklustre on my ScummVM backend releases of late, especially for the venerable old GPH devices (I did manage to get current OpenPandora releases out).

I won’t bore people with details and whatnot, real life, health and time, but without further delay I present 1.7.0 testing builds for all my current ScummVM backends (GP2X, Wiz, Caanoo and OpenPandora). Taken from GIT commit c36867d.

These builds exist purely to get some feedback and testing from the community, especially on devices like the Wiz as I am coding blind since mine died for good (does anyone have one to sell?).

I feel the builds are in a pretty decent state but it would be nice to pick up any snags over the next week to see if I can clean them up before the next official ScummVM release.

If your not interested in testing and providing feedback (and dealing with the odd issue) please stick with the current official releases.

These are not robust, fully tested release builds but I am also pretty sure they will not eat or damage your device Winking smile.

Note: Please don’t mirror or hotlink these releases or put them on download services but rather, direct people to this page.

This helps me ensure that users always have the most recent versions and cuts down on me being requested to support ancient or test releases.

Also note that these test releases are not officially (or unofficially) supported Winking smile.

All the appropriate engines enabled in configure for release are included in this build. That said, don’t magically expect the high resolution games to work well on the GPH devices.

Specific restrictions:

GP2X: Slow with some of the newer games and starting to hit limits on the old ARM9 device but still very usable. Need to revisit plug-ins if I have motivation.

GP2XWiz: My GP2XWiz has died so this build is totally untested . There is so much in common with the Caanoo that I am fairly sure this build will work. Please test it and give me some feedback.

Caanoo: The build seems fairly solid.

OpenPandora: Likewise, the build seems fairly solid.

If you find issues please report them.

Providing feedback:

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

Downloads:

Please ensure you download the correct version for your device:

EDIT: The final 1.7.0 builds are now on the ScummVM download page.

Installing:

GPH Devices:

Extract the contents of the archive to the game folder on your SD card, ensuring that you have a “scummvm.ini” in your game folder and the rest of ScummVM in a “scummvm” subfolder.

Launch “ScummVM” from the main launcher menu to run.

Review the README-GPH for more information.

OpenPandora:

Just extract  and dump the PND somewhere handy as normal.