ScummVM is an interpreter program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed
The ScummVM core has been authored by
The ScummVM core is licensed under
A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.
Content that can be loaded by the ScummVM core have the following file extensions:
RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the ScummVM core:
Frontend-level settings or features that the ScummVM core respects.
The ScummVM core's directory name is 'scummvm'
The ScummVM core saves/loads to/from these directories.
Frontend's Save directory
- Game saves
Frontend's System directory
- scummvm.ini (ScummVM Config File)
Geometry and timingLink
- The ScummVM core's core provided FPS is 60
- The ScummVM core's core provided sample rate is 44100 Hz
- The ScummVM core's core provided aspect ratio is 4/3
To allow launching ScummVM games from the menu, you'll need to do the following:
Look up the Game ID of the game you're looking to add to the menu. Game IDs can be found in ScummVM's compatibility list. >
monkeyfor Monkey Island
Inside the game directory, create a
.scummvmfile, named by the Game ID >
monkey.scummvmfor Monkey Island
Open up the file in a text editor, and enter in the Game ID. >
echo monkey > monkey.scummvm
(Optional) Alternatively, you could download a prepared
.scummvmfile from libretro-database-scummvm.
Scan each game directory
This is an example of what the playlist would look like:
1 2 3 4 5 6
/storage/roms/scummvm/monkey/monkey.scummvm The Secret of Monkey Island /tmp/cores/scummvm_libretro.so ScummVM b0e2af30|crc ScummVM.lpl
The ScummVM core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):
User 1 device typesLink
- None - Doesn't disable input.
- RetroPad - Joypad
- RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There's no reason to switch to this.
|User 1 Remap descriptors||RetroPad Inputs||ScummVM Core Inputs|
|Mouse Button 2||Mouse Button 2|
|ScummVM GUI||ScummVM GUI|
|Mouse Up||Mouse Up|
|Mouse Down||Mouse Down|
|Mouse Left||Mouse Left|
|Mouse Right||Mouse Right|
|Mouse Button 1||Mouse Button 1|
|RetroMouse Inputs||ScummVM Core Inputs|
|Mouse Cursor||Mouse Cursor|
|Mouse 1||Mouse Button 1|
|Mouse 2||Mouse Button 2|
|RetroPointer Inputs||ScummVM Core Inputs|
|or Pointer Position||Mouse Cursor|
|or Pointer Pressed||Mouse Button 1|