Which games would you like to be supported on the future?

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Re: Which games would you like to be supported on the future?

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JohnnyPhantom wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:59 pm "Beavis and Butt-Head Do U."
That one's partially working, but I haven't heard of anyone working to improve it. See https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Illusions
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eriktorbjorn wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:10 am
JohnnyPhantom wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:59 pm "Beavis and Butt-Head Do U."
That one's partially working, but I haven't heard of anyone working to improve it. See https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Illusions
Ah, I'll give it a shot.

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I understand that what engines that are added to ScummVM rest entirely on whichever individual chooses to take up the mantle, but has anyone ever considered adding the "Desktop Adventures" engine to ScummVM? The two games Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures and Star Wars Yoda Stories. It seems to fall in the realm of adventure/puzzle and am surprised nobody really brought them up. They were received very well, but I love these little games. They're like mini-roguelites but way ahead of their time. Movement and combat is a little cumbersome and frustrating, but the puzzles and fetch quests are kind of fun to waste a bit of your time on. Yoda Stories even allows you to track your progress every game you play and the more games you play yields more rewards (like a new lightsaber for Luke after 5 missions, etc). Fun little games and I'd love to see them added to ScummVM.

I've run across this blog/website before in the past where someone took it upon themselves to reverse engineer Yoda Stories specifically to try and rip out the art and audio assets with successful results. He also went a little further and found how each of the 600 "zone" screens are stored. These screens make up the randomly generated maps that each New Game creates. Really interesting. I'm not near experienced enough but perhaps someone out there might be? It seems like there's a lot to go on at least in terms of reading the resource assets here: https://www.trashworldnews.com/yoda-stories/

Also, a good reason to add support would be that Indy Desktop Adventure particularly is a 16-bit application that doesn't run in modern 64-bit OS's. Yoda Stories is 32-bit and does. Both of these run just fine with something like OTVDM of course, but it'd be even better to have it in ScummVM and portable to more platforms that way. So this is my plea to some wonderful person looking for a project that may feel interested in taking this on :) (if work hasn't already been done to this effect for ScummVM already).
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*cough* https://github.com/digitall/scummvm-deskadv ... Still very much WIP and not playable.

https://github.com/shinyquagsire23/DesktopAdventures is playable, but not ScummVM.
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@digitall

Nice :-D
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I would like to have:

-Madeline European Adventure
-Madeline and The Magnificent Puppet Show
-Madeline Rainy Day Activities
-Big Action Construction
-Mr. Potato Head Activity Pack
-Clifford's Thinking Adventures
-Toy Story Animated Storybook
-Toy Story Activity Center
-Arthur's Camping Adventure
-Arthur's Computer Adventure (Living Books)
-The Cat in the Hat (Living Books)
-Pajama Sam: Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff
-Putt Putt and Pep's Birthday Surprise
-Reader Rabbit
-Arthur's Thinking Games
-Arthur's Math Games
-Arthur's Reading Games
-Arthur's Reading Race (Living Books)
-Backyard Baseball 2003
-Backyard Soccer 2004
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