scummvm man page

scummvm — graphic adventure game interpreter

Synopsis

scummvm [options] [game]

Description

scummvm is an interpreter that will play graphic adventure games based on a variety of game engines.

-F

Force windowed mode.

-b param

Pass number to the boot script (boot param).

-c config

Use config as alternate configuration file.

-d level

Set debug verbosity to level.

-e driver

Music driver to use:

adlib

AdLib emulation (default)

alsa

Output using ALSA sequencer device

amidi

Use the MorphOS MIDI system, for MorphOS users

core

CoreAudio sound, for Mac OS X users

mt32

MT-32 emulation

null

Null output. Don't play any music.

pcjr

PCjr emulation

pcspk

PC Speaker emulation

seq

Use /dev/sequencer for MIDI output

towns

FM-TOWNS YM2612 emulation

windows

Windows built in MIDI sequencer for Windows users

-f

Force full-screen mode.

-g scaler

Select graphics scaler:

2x

No filtering, factor 2x (default for non 640x480 games).

3x

No filtering, factor 3x.

2xsai

2xsai filter, factor 2x.

advmame2x

Doesn't rely on blurring like 2xSAI, fast. Factor 2x.

advmame3x

Doesn't rely on blurring like 2xSAI, fast. Factor 3x.

dotmatrix

Dot matrix effect. Factor 2x.

hq2x

Very nice high quality filter but slow. Factor 2x.

hq3x

Very nice high quality filter but slow. Factor 3x.

normal

No filtering, no scaling. Fastest.

super2xsai

Enhanced 2xsai filtering, factor 2x.

supereagle

Less blurry than 2xsai, but slower. Factor 2x.

tv2x

Interlace filter, tries to emulate a TV. Factor 2x.

-h

Display a brief help text and exit.

-m vol

Set the music volume to vol range 0-255 (default: 192).

-n

Enable subtitles (use with games that have voice).

-p path

Path to where the game is installed.

-q language

Select game language:

cz

Czech

en

English (USA) (default)

de

German

es

Spanish

fr

French

gb

English (Great Britain) (default for BASS)

hb

Hebrew

it

Italian

jp

Japanese

kr

Korean

pt

Portuguese

ru

Russian

se

Swedish

zh

Chinese

-r vol

Set the speech volume to vol range 0-255 (default: 192).

-s vol

Set the sfx volume to vol range 0-255 (default: 192).

-t

Display list of configured targets and exit.

-u

Enable script dumping if a directory called ‘dumps’ exists in the current directory.

-v

Display ScummVM version information and exit.

-x slot

Save game slot number to load (default: autosave).

-z

Display list of supported games and exit.

--alt-intro

Use alternative intro for CD versions of Beneath a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen.

--aspect-ratio

Enable aspect ratio correction.

--cdrom=num

CD drive to play CD audio from (default: 0 = first drive).

--copy-protection

Enable copy protection in SCUMM games, when ScummVM disables it by default.

--demo-mode

Start demo mode of Maniac Mansion.

--enable-gs

Enable Roland GS mode for MIDI playback.

--extrapath=path

Look for additional game data in path.

--joystick=num

Enable input with joystick (default: 0 = first joystick).

--multi-midi

Enable combination AdLib and native MIDI.

--native-mt32

True Roland MT-32 MIDI (disable GM emulation).

---render-mode=mode

Enable additional render mode (cga, ega, hercGreen, hercAmber, amiga).

--platform=plat

Specify original platform of game.

--output-rate=rate

Set output sample rate in Hz to rate (e.g. 22050).

--savepath=path

Look for savegames in path.

--soundfont=fILE

Select the SoundFont for MIDI playback (only supported by some MIDI drivers).

--talkspeed=speed

Set talk speed to speed for SCUMM games (default: 60).

--tempo=tempo

Set music tempo to tempo (in percent, 50-200) for SCUMM games (default: 100).

Ingame Keys

Cmd-q

Quit (Mac OS X)

Ctrl-q

Quit (Most platforms)

Ctrl-f

Toggle fast mode

Ctrl-m

Toggle mouse capture

Ctrl-Alt 1-8

Switch between graphics filters

Ctrl-Alt +

Increase scale factor

Ctrl-Alt -

Decrease scale factor

Ctrl-Alt a

Toggle aspect-ratio correction

Alt-Enter

Toggle full screen/windowed

Environment

SCUMMVM_MIDI

The sequencer device to use with the ‘seq’ MIDI driver.

SCUMMVM_MIDIPORT

The number of the sequencer to use when using the ‘seq’ MIDI driver.

SCUMMVM_PORT

The ALSA port to open for output when using the ‘alsa’ MIDI driver.

Files

$HOME/.scummvmrc

Configuration file on UNIX.

$HOME/Library/Preferences/ScummVM Preferences

Configuration file on Mac OS X.

Examples

Running the builtin game launcher:

$ scummvm

Running Day of the Tentacle specifying the path:

$ scummvm -p /usr/local/share/games/tentacle tentacle

Running The Dig with advmame2x filter with subtitles:

$ scummvm -g advmame2x -n dig

Running the Italian version of Maniac Mansion fullscreen:

$ scummvm -q it -f maniac

See Also

More information can be found in the README and on the website http://www.scummvm.org.

Authors

This manual page written by Jonathan Gray <khalek at scummvm.org>. ScummVM was written by the ScummVM team. See Authors file for more information.

Info

December 15, 2004