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Offline lskovlun

Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« on: March 24, 2016, 07:08:55 AM »
Aric Wilmunder is getting ready to publish some of the old SCUMM documentation on his site at http://wilmunder.com/Arics_World/Games.html
Cue the inevitable comparisons  8) There is even talk of code.



Offline Kawa

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 09:38:48 AM »
What a nice coincidence of timing; I made this just yesterday.

Jokes aside, I'm looking forward to this.

Offline OmerMor

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 10:17:02 AM »
I think I might have something to do with it...

11 days ago I mailed him about SCUMM source code and documentation.
He replied that he has preserved everything, and is considering publishing it.

The next day he starts publishing his docs and teasing about GitHub...  ;D

Offline Kawa

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 10:33:02 AM »
*shakes fist in the air*

Moooorrrr!!

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 11:00:02 AM »
Where would we be without you, Omer? :)
« Last Edit: March 25, 2016, 12:36:27 PM by MusicallyInspired »
Brass Lantern Prop Competition

Offline Kawa

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 04:59:53 PM »
...and now I'm wondering about the feasibility of a SCUMM-style nine-verb UI in SCI.

Offline lskovlun

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 10:56:30 PM »
...and now I'm wondering about the feasibility of a SCUMM-style nine-verb UI in SCI.
I think it's easier to do SCUMM-style things in SCI than the other way around - but the way things are going, we'll see.  ;D

Offline Kawa

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2016, 06:26:32 AM »
*reads SCUMM Tutorial 0.1.pdf*

Brief? Isn't that the text editor Sierra used?

Offline lskovlun

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2016, 10:53:08 AM »
It is, but given the popularity of the product, it is not surprising. On the other hand, Aric Wilmunder has said they used Sun workstations for a while in the beginning. I think one interview even mentioned emacs.  :) - but apparently they'd switched away from them by 1991.

Offline Kawa

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2016, 05:06:11 PM »
Manual's out, go crazy.

Offline lance.ewing

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 01:16:08 PM »
I feel the urge to revisit my old PCV1/C64 format MM lflview app, just so I can add some script decoding to the end of it:

https://sites.google.com/site/lflview/home

I think a few script snippets have been floating around for a while, e.g. links here:

https://sites.google.com/site/lflview/links

But these newly released docs take it to a whole new level.

Offline OmerMor

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 12:31:22 PM »
New documents today...  :)

Offline Kawa

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2016, 12:52:48 PM »
Oh boy oh boy oh boy.

Oooh, the Star Trek project :D

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2016, 02:56:19 PM »
Star Trek?? I need to see this.
Brass Lantern Prop Competition

Offline OmerMor

Re: Bits and pieces of SCUMM being revealed...
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 08:11:02 AM »
Today he fixed the link to the Secret Project document.


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