Christmas Card 1988

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Christmas Card 1988
Scummvm xmas 1988.jpg
First release 1988
Also known as Xmas Card 1988,
Merry Christmas
From Sierra
Developed by Sierra
Published by Sierra
Distributed by Sierra
Platforms MS-DOS
Resolution 320x200, 16 colors
Engine SCI
Support Since ScummVM 1.2.0
Available for
Available from our
demos page

Christmas Card 1988 is the name to which Sierra's second Christmas Card program is most commonly referred. Like Christmas Card 1986, Sierra's Christmas Card 1988 was distributed to stores by Sierra and was intended to showcase the color and sound capabilities of the computer for sale, and to showcase Sierra's game engine. This time around, the engine showcased was the more powerful SCI engine.


Required data files

For more information on how ScummVM uses game data files, see the user documentation.

WARNING: Unlike other games, SCI games have significant variation in the naming of required files.

They also can load supplementary files by resource maps, so it is recommended to keep all files in the game data directory from the CD.

Unless otherwise specified, do NOT remove any file from the directory, even if it does not appear on the following list, since this will likely cause weird bugs.

Copy all files to the game directory. Some games need additional work:

Floppy games with RESOURCE.p01, p02, etc. and/or RESOURCE.a01, a02, etc. files

  • Concatenate all RESOURCE.p0* files to RESOURCE.000 (e.g. copy /b RESOURCE.p0* RESOURCE.000 on Windows, or cat RESOURCE.p0* > RESOURCE.000 on *nix).
  • Concatenate all RESOURCE.a0* files to RESOURCE.AUD (e.g. copy /b RESOURCE.a0* RESOURCE.AUD on Windows, or cat RESOURCE.a0* > RESOURCE.AUD on *nix).