WOW! It's been a year since I last posted here, but there hasn't been much of interest to talk about. At least, nothing I'm ready to share just yet. But now it looks like ScummVM and DOSBox are facing some competition on the SCUMMy side.

DREAMM (DOS Retro Emulation Arena for Maniac Mansion) is an emulator specifically dedicated to playing LucasArts games originally released for DOS, Windows, and FM-TOWNS. It's developed by Aaron Giles, whom you may recognize as the guy who ported several SCUMM games to the classic Mac OS. He also did official Windows ports of all of those games, though only a few were actually released. The games that got released on Steam back in 2009? Those ports were based on his work.

A major difference between ScummVM and DREAMM is that while ScummVM replaces the original interpreters, DREAMM still requires them, as it emulates the games at the CPU level. Also, some Star Wars games (none of which use SCUMM and thus won't be supported by ScummVM) are also supported in DREAMM, such as Dark Forces, TIE Fighter, X-Wing, and both Rebel Assault games.

You can download the emulator here! Both Windows and macOS versions are available, with a Linux version planned. Just drag your disk images or game directories to DREAMM's window, and it'll install directly.

Games on GOG that include original interpreters
All supported Star Wars games (as they use DOSBox)
Maniac Mansion (Enhanced)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
The Dig
Escape from Monkey Island

Games on GOG that DON'T include original interpreters
Maniac Mansion (original)
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (Enhanced and FM-TOWNS)
Secret of Monkey Island (only the Special Edition is available)
Monkey Island 2 (only the Special Edition is available)
Day of the Tentacle (only Remastered is available)
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Full Throttle (only Remastered is available)
Curse of Monkey Island
Grim Fandango (only Remastered is available)
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