ScummVM Brings More Macromedia Director Games To Linux
One of the major gaming platforms on Windows and Mac OS X computers, Macromedia Director, is now also available on Linux-based computers thanks to ScummVM. ScummVM is a free and open source application which allows to play classic point-and-click adventure games like Day of the Tentacle or Sierra’s Quest for Glory series, as well many other popular games.
Since its first early development stage in late 1998, ScummVM has changed a lot. Over the years it has become a massive platform for video game re-releases which include Myst, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Maniac Mansion, and Philippe Brocart’s Fun School games.
Since then Macromedia Director games have been ported and playable in ScummVM. Macromedia Director is a multimedia authoring language and application used in classic professional video games and web contents. Among its titles are Grim Fandango, The Last Express, the Flight of the Amazon Queen, The Manhole,and Roy Snyder’s Juggernaut.
Linux users can benefit from ScummVM’s ability to bring the classic Macromedia Director titles. After installation, users can access an extensive yet ever-growing list of titles on their computers. Firstly, users can choose from the supported titles in the download section of ScummVM, then locate the installer, run it on their Linux system, and then they have access to the library of titles.
Not only can users install these classic Macromedia Director games, but also the fan-made games written for other ScummVM-supported titles and languages. These narrated stories often offer over 100 hours or more of gameplay and feature custom music, graphics, and functionality. After installation, users will have access to almost two hundred ScummVM-ported titles, more than 80 month-made adventures and even more Macromedia Director games.
Thanks to ScummVM, Linux users can replicate the experience of playing classic Macromedia Director titles. By downloading and installing ScummVM, users can now play the classic video games in the comfort of their homes without the need for an emulator or any other software.