Category: Gaming

16 Jun

ScummVM DS Patches – version 4

(Quick download links : .NDS builds or .DS.GBA builds, modified sources here, SourceForge patches here)

I’ve patched ScummVM DS once again..

See here for more details, versioning, how, why, what, which, who..

Changes in ScummVM/DS 0.11.1.MMP4 (.NDS builds or .DS.GBA builds):

  • All previous changes
  • Fixed a bug with mouse icon
  • Attempt to show mouse cursor on upper screen also when LCDs are swapped (sometimes it fails to be in the correct position but it covers most cases).

Be vigilant.

15 Jun

ScummVM DS Patches – version 3

(Quick download links : .NDS builds or .DS.GBA builds, modified sources here)

I’ve patched ScummVM DS once again..

See here for more details, versioning, how, why, what, which, who..

Changes in ScummVM/DS 0.11.1.MMP3 (.NDS builds or .DS.GBA builds):

  • All previous changes
  • ScummVM Build G (NDS only – for Lure of the Temptress… untested yet and the main site does not report it as working.. so state is unknown.)
  • Hover-only mouse option – this will simulate the job done by a mousepad on a laptop
  • Show cursor on aux screen – this will show the cursor on the secondary screen if the screens are not swapped (together with Hover-only, it provides an UI to ScummVM more similar to the classical one found on laptops).

Now I have to go.. Kyrandia needs my help ;)

13 Mar

Patch for ScummVM on NDS

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I always loved playing old adventures (specially Day of the Tentacle). And playing them on the Nintendo DS is just fantastic.

But, the current version of ScummVM has a scaling scheme (to adapt 320×200 adventures to the 256×192 screens) which is quite odd – you can choose a dynamic scaled version or a 200% scaled version. I find a 100% scaled to be the best however. So I removed the “force 200% zoom on zoomed screen” option and implemented three radio buttons for “Dynamic Zoom”, “Zoom 100%” and “Zoom 200%” : Zoom 100% is the new one I recommend (although it’s not the default).

I’ve tested only builds A and F (with Day of the Tentacle and Legend of Kyrandia 1); also I had to remove Mp3 support because I was missing libmad for nds. Patches has been submitted to Sourceforge.

You can download either .NDS builds or .DS.GBA builds . USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

EDIT : It seems the patch will probably be included in future official builds of ScummVM DS. As soon as official release is available, I will remove the binaries and re-edit this text once again.

And now some screenshots (taken with the phone camera…) :

Day of the tentacleDay of the tentacleLegend of Kyrandia 1Options screen