ScummVM: “SVN r52440” builds for the Caanoo and GP2X Wiz.

“Edit 07/09/2010: These builds have been superseded. Please get the latest ones.”

This is just a quick post is to announce a set of SVN builds of ScummVM mainline code for the GP2X Wiz and new Caanoo,.

“Edit 05/09/2010: Thanks for the feedback on the control issues on the Caanoo release, a fix is in the works.”

This release is mainly to support SCI testing and give users a chance to preview updates to some of my ScummVM backends.

These releases are build straight from the mainline trunk ScummVM code for the given SVN revision number.

An OpenPandora and original GP2X ScummVM SVN release should follow next week(ish). Been a little busy to track down some bugs in them.

Note: Please don’t mirror or hotlink these preview/test/alpha etc. 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.

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

Please give these releases a go and provide feedback.

New features since 1.1.1 releases:

Below are the main features and fixes added with this new release.

GP2X Wiz: Further cleanup to the downscaling support. Most of the glitching that has been seen in previous releases should now be gone.

A few small performance tweaks.

Caanoo: The Caanoo is GamePark Holdings new console and it is based on a slightly upgraded version of the platform used for the GP2X Wiz.

Performance of this new backend should be similar/better to the GP2X Wiz. It’s also VERY new so expect a few snags and issues.

I hope to make Caanoo support official with the upcoming 1.2.0 ScummVM release.

Supported engines:

These releases feature support for all the game engines supported in ScummVM 1.1.1 and additionally include support for testing the SCI engine (early SCI games) and for testing Fascination support in the Gob engine (remember, it’s really not a children’s game). It is the testing of these engines that is the main motivation behind the release.

Specific restrictions:

Each of the releases has a small number of restrictions that have an affect on the games/engines you are able to use with each platform.

Caanoo: The biggest restriction of this backend is simple. I have not tested it as I do not yet own a Caanoo (it’s in the mail). Several testers have tried it and told me it works well but it has been coded blind. Feedback appreciated.

GP2X Wiz:  I have spotted a minor issue where the screen is not totally cleaned when some types of screen movement occur, that combined with the Wiz’s LCD tearing can lead to the odd graphics glitch.

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.

Extract the contents of the zip 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 SD launcher menu to run.

Review the README-GP2XWIZ for more information.

Extract the contents of the zip 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-CAANOO for more information.

Regards,

John

5 Comments


  1. works great, I tried Broken Sword 2 and might at some stage give 11th hour ago. Only issue is the controls do not work just as Mr2x said.
    I look forward to the fix, Thanks for developing


  2. Monkey 1 remastered (with mp3) works perfectly, Ween the prophecy and future war seem to work too.


  3. Dear John,

    I tried your ScummVM release for the Caanoo. Thank you very very much for this.
    So far I got EVERY game I tried to work with it. Some games crash with default settings like Monkey Island 1 and 2, Day of the Tentacle, Sam ‘N’ Max, Beneath a steel sky. Some Sierra Adventures got choppy sound like Eco Quest 1, Space Quest 4.
    I changed the following in global options:
    Music Device: AdLib
    AdLib Emulator: MAME OPL
    This is the list of games I tried that run good with these settings:
    Beneath a Steel Sky
    Broken Sword 1,2
    Inherit the Earth
    Flight of the Amazon Queen
    Eco Quest 1,2
    Laura Bow 1,2
    Kings Quest 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Leisure Suit Larry 1(VGA),2,3,5,6
    Space Quest 1(VGA),2,3,4,5
    Simon the Sorcerer 1,2
    Monkey Island 1,2,3
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiany Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    Day of the Tentacle
    Sam ‘n’ Max
    Full Throttle
    The Dig
    Zak McKracken
    Future Wars (ATARI ST)
    Operation Stealth (ATARI ST)
    Legend of Kyrandia 1,2
    I have no mouth but I must scream
    Touché

    Games that do not seem to work:
    Zak MCKracken (FM Towns version)

    The only thing not working are the controls and the virtual keys.
    At the moment the joystick and the Select Buttons I and II seem to work as intended.
    Left shoulder moves cursor down
    Right shoulder moves cursor down/right
    Home: Left
    A: Up
    B: Left
    X: Up/Left
    Y: Down/Left
    Hold: Up/Right
    Hope it helps to sort things out

    Greetings from Germany,
    Oliver


  4. Cutting/pasting some comments about Caanoo release:

    steelpipe666:

    Games tested (same which are fully running on my wiz): Atlantis – not working. steel sky – not working. dott – not working. flight amazon queen – all working except save. full throttle – Fully working 😀 lure of temptress – not working. monkey 1 – not working. monkey 2 – not working. monkey 3 – cannot add game. samnmax – not working. simon 1 – fully working except save. zak mckraken – not working. hope this helps 🙂

    bokorn:

    monkey island 1 started for me, i didn’t play it so long though the other don’t work 🙁
    Ceri:

    Beneath a Steel Sky works, after you adjust some of the options.

    Ceri:

    However, the controls don’t appear to be setup properly. Right button is suppose to be enter etc. But all those buttons just move the cursor around, the touchpad works fine for left clicking + pointer but no right click 🙁

    Ceri:

    I also can’t get the virtual keyboard to work 🙁


    1. Hi, thanks for the comments. I now have a Caanoo so I’ll sort out the control issues and give it a good test.

      Cheers,

      John

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