More Sheep: ScummVM 2.1.1 is here!

A couple of days ago, the ScummVM Team officially released ScummVM 2.1.1, codenamed “:More Sheep:”. This new release includes several improvements and a large amount of bugfixes. Not only the game engines, but also the ScummVM GUI and networking stack received improvements. Let’s have a closer look at the updates that were made for ScummVM 2.1.1.

Amongst other things, the developers fixed a bug that could lead to a crash when switching between certain languages in the GUI. Additionally, changes made to the options dialog won’t be erroneously saved when the dialog is left using the ESC key.

The dialog for modifying the MIDI settings is now hidden if the game in question doesn’t support MIDI music. Networking and cloud integration is now more stable and less prone to errors. Save games are now only synced if necessary and for the first time, ScummVM’s cloud integration is available on the Nintendo Switch.

The SCI engine received a large number of improvements and fixes for bugs in the original game scripts. Additionally, support for a bunch of localized games versions was added.

“Blade Runner” can now be run at 120 FPS. Therefore, it’s possible to remove the 60 FPS cap from the original game. Besides that, support for savestates and thumbnails was improved. Platforms with support for virtual keyboards can now use them in Blade Runner too.

The Kyra, Mohawk, Queen, SCUMM, Supernova, Toltecs, Wintermute and Xeen engines are benefiting from numerous bugfixes and improvements.

In previous versions, ScummVM already supported a wide variety of platforms and devices. For the first time, ScummVM 2.1.1 offers official support for the Nintendo 3DS. The AmigaOS4, iOS, RISC OS and Pandora ports received some minor improvements while the Android port now supports HiDPI displays next to an improved filesystem navigation.

ScummVM 2.1.0 introduced text-to-speech (TTS) support within the GUI as an accessibility feature. Starting with this new release, TTS is available for Windows too.

ScummVM 2.1.1 is available immediately on the project’s website. Users of previous versions for Windows and macOS can update their installations directly through the integrated updater.

For the first time, the Windows installer contains the 32 bit and the 64 bit version in one common binary. From now on, the installer will take care of your system’s architecture, so you don’t have to choose the “bitness” manually when downloading the latest and greatest ScummVM release.

ScummVM 2.1.1 is available for Windows (XP and later), Linux, macOS and many more platforms and operating systems. The version targeting Windows 95 to Windows 2000 is not ready yet – I’ll provide them as soon as possible.

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