ScummVM 0.7.0 has been released, just in time for Christmas Eve. It comes with the following improvements:
- Added preliminary support for 26 Humongous Entertainment titles
- Added support for FLAC (lossless) encoded audio files
- Added native support for Macintosh versions of some SCUMM games — this means the ‘rescumm’ tool is now mostly obsolete, and you can now play those games directly from the original CD
- Added smooth horizontal scrolling for The Dig, Full Throttle and COMI (matching the original engine)
- Added support for compressed speech and music in Broken Sword 1 and 2
- And as usual, we fixed lots and lots of bugs
DC Squares 1.4 for Dreamcast is now available for testing to all registered users! 1.4 is mostly a bug-fix release, there are no major new features over 1.3. The next release of DC Squares with new features should be available at the end of the month.
Here’s what’s new since 1.3:
- Shadows on text
- Higher quality font with no missing characters
- Lots of small bug fixes
FrotzDC, Sam Steele’s Interactive Fiction Interpreter for Dreamcast has been updated.
Dan Loosen has posted news about the status of Inhabitants and Maqiupai as well as future Goat Store games in this topic on the Dcemulation forums. Here is an excerpt from the post:
WE ARE BACK IN PRODUCTION! Yes, that’s right! The games are FINALLY being pressed! I don’t yet have a timeline, but I will keep everyone updated as best as I can. What I was guessing would happen did not happen… at least not in the way that I was guessing it would. Basically, you’ll have to trust me when I say that there is a LOT of stuff that I don’t have the authority to talk about, but has gone right. We officially did not end up with the permission that I sought. The future of production DC games (however) looks very secure. And the system will be much more streamlined. As soon as I can get everything lined up, you should start hearing news about the next two games that we are getting ready to put into production. The first one is GOAT Games Vol. 1, as many people could probably guess. The second game should be a big surprise to many of you
The GOAT store is also setting up an affiliate program for which you can have a link or a banner on your website and for every sale that is made through that referral link, you get 5% of that sale.
So get the news of these games out by spreading the word to every game site, review site, and news site that you can think of, and join the affiliate program to get a percentage of the sales!
Vg-Network is now hosting BOR Revolution! This is a new Beats of Rage site that provides all Beats Of Rage Mods in one convenient file. The site was started by beats of rage modders Mr Q, dcsteve, and Kungpow12345. You can also upload your own mod up to 400 megs if you contact them to verify some info to prevent spam. At that point you will receive a password that you can always use for uploading.
Visit the site at http://borrevolution.vg-network.com/.
Turrican2k has released a fixed version of his Dreamcast demo, Genesis, which was part of the Consolevision image, DC Anthology. This version is an archive of that demo with the DC Anthology menu removed, and the images in their proper places (/t2k/images instead of /images).
He also released his archive of the DC Anthology image, as it’s no longer available on the internet. You can download it if you’re feeling nostalgic here: