[vcf-midatlantic] Macromedia Director support in ScummVM

Dylan Servilla dservilla at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 20:55:34 UTC 2021

Hi, I'm Dylan. I've been a docent at the VCF museum since last May, and I'm
there most weekends. I'm also a computer science student at Rutgers New
Brunswick and a developer for ScummVM, the game engine reimplementation

I've been working on ScummVM's Macromedia Director engine for the past two
years. It was just officially announced, and I thought the list might be
interested: https://www.scummvm.org/news/20210817/

Macromedia Director was originally released in 1985 as MacroMind
VideoWorks, an animation program for the Macintosh. Soon after, a scripting
language was introduced, the program was renamed Director, and it became
heavily used in CD-ROM games in the 1990s. ScummVM now supports early
Director titles, allowing them to be played natively on modern computers.
Eventually this will be able to play a huge number of old CD-ROM games.

The engine has gotten some media coverage, including in Ars Technica, but
be aware that it isn't entirely accurate.

The engine is currently in the testing stage, and it will be included in
the ScummVM 2.5.0 release next month.

Dylan Servilla

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