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