AGIWiki/Running AGI Games
To run an AGI game on your system, you will need the game-specific files and an interpreter. The game-specific files are distributed by the author and are system independent. Games often come bundled with an interpreter. However -- barring some exceptions -- you will be perfectly able to run them with the interpreter of your choice.
- 1 Choosing the right interpreter
- 2 Quick guides
- 2.1 Interpreters
- 2.2 Running an AGI game with ScummVM
- 2.3 Emulators
- 3 Exceptions
- 4 See Also
Choosing the right interpreter
The most popular choice for playing AGI games is using the NAGI interpreter. Here is a table showing available interpreters and their compatible system.
Running an AGI game with Sierra's original interpreter
To use Sierra's original DOS interpreter, you will need the following files:
To play your game, copy the Game Specific Files into an empty directory, then simply copy the Interpreter files into the same directory. Then execute the SIERRA.COM file from either typing it at the DOS prompt or Double-Clicking it in Windows.
Running an AGI game with NAGI
Before we start, please install the development sdl libraries.
Now to get NAGI working in linux you are going to need the source code of NAGI which you can get from the AGI Development Site.
Extact the tar.gz file to your hard drive. Now open up a terminal and browse to the src directory of the files you extracted. Now type:
make -f Makefile.linux
If all went well if you go to the bin directory you should see a file called "nagi".
Copy all the files from the nagi directory into your games directory and run it.
Note: I havn't gotten sound in nagi to work properly yet in linux... I will have to play around with it later to see if I can get it to work.
Running an AGI game with ScummVM
Running an AGI game with GBAGI
Running an AGI game on a Series 60 mobile phone
Setting up DOSBox
Setting up PocketDOS
Setting up CastCE
Some games require a certain interpreter to run properly or at all.