List of Scummvm Games from GOG

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List of Scummvm Games from GOG

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I think it would be a good idea to keep an official list of compatible games for sale at GOG, maybe even integrate it into the compatibility chart. I think being able to see all games for purchase along with their "% compled status" in one spot would encourage more purchases than simply having a "buy supported games" affiliate link.

A few lists have been made; here is an example
http://www.gog.com/en/mix/games_compatible_with_scummvm

Also, is the project an affiliate of any other DRM free sites, like DotEmu?

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Re: List of Scummvm Games from GOG

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lazylazyjoe wrote:I think it would be a good idea to keep an official list of compatible games for sale at GOG, maybe even integrate it into the compatibility chart. I think being able to see all games for purchase along with their "% compled status" in one spot would encourage more purchases than simply having a "buy supported games" affiliate link.

A few lists have been made; here is an example
http://www.gog.com/en/mix/games_compatible_with_scummvm

Also, is the project an affiliate of any other DRM free sites, like DotEmu?
We have a page on the wiki, where we list where to buy supported games: http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Where ... _the_games It is linked from http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Categ ... rted_Games for example.

It also seems the page you link seems to contain games like Gabriel Knight, which are not yet supported. That seems very confusing to me. Personally I would suggest not to have such games in a list of ScummVM supported games. But then again it's not official list, so we are not to blame if users get the wrong idea from it.

The "% completed status" is a really bad idea technically, it's usually hard to measure nor any useful to the user.

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Absolutely, I would at least remove the unsupported games and bring them back once they are at least in good shape (Like dreamweb is for example)

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Post by lazylazyjoe »

I probably should have dug a little deeper before my post, huh? Honestly, I never really gave the wiki a good look. Looks like a lot of work has been done with it.

I always looked at http://www.scummvm.org/compatibility/ for the list of compatible games and their "% completed status" since it's linked from the main site. I thought that would have been a good place for listings to buy each game before I realized that already exists in the wiki.

As for the link I provided, I just chose one at random from the Gog site. A few others have made similar lists there too.

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lazylazyjoe wrote:I always looked at http://www.scummvm.org/compatibility/ for the list of compatible games and their "% completed status" since it's linked from the main site. I thought that would have been a good place for listings to buy each game before I realized that already exists in the wiki.
The % numbers on the compatibility page are not a "% completed status". In fact there's informal rules, that no game which is purely based on reverse engineering can get rated higher than 95% for example, games based on original sources might hit up to 98%. Thus you should think of them as a non-comparable rating people give to the games, at least I am not aware of any other rules for the numbers than the above mentioned.

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Post by lazylazyjoe »

That makes perfect sense. It's darn near impossible to tell if every possible situation in a game is computed/rendered in 100% perfection. Debugging/testing is never a completely done thing. Some bugs could be so minor that they are virtually imperceptible, or be so rare/hard to produce that they're not discovered for years after a release. I would even guess that there few cases where Scummvm runs the game more accurately than the original .exe

Im sure that no company, commercial or otherwise, ever gets to a point that a program is 100% complete.

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Post by Lafazar »

The GOGMix linked in the first post was made by me. I intentionally included games that are not (yet) supported, but are (from what I could tell) being worked on (in this case, if possible, I linked to threads/blogs where progress on these games is reported).

I agree that the list was misleading and that is not my intention. I tried to make it a little clearer which games are not compatible with current ScummVM yet by adding a big "WARNING" to those games, but I would still like to keep these entries because I hold the feeble hope that it might lead to people to lend their support to these games.

www.gog.com/en/mix/games_compatible_with_scummvm

The following GOGMix is also by me and only includes GOG games that are already using ScummVM on release by GOG (a much shorter list, unfortunately. But I hope that Lucas Arts will join GOG sometime this year, oh and the upcoming 7th Guest release will probably use ScummVM, no?):

www.gog.com/en/mix/games_using_scummvm

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Post by lazylazyjoe »

I don't have wiki access but 7th Guest and 11th Hour are for sale @ dotemu.com now

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Post by OmerMor »

thanks, I added it now.

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