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Familiar is the name of Linux OS distribution for PDA devices. It can include one of two graphical user environments: Opie or GPE.

Currently ScummVM support officialy two devices HP iPAQ h1910/h1915 and Asus MyPal 716, because port is designed to run in custom Familiar distribution. Unofficial support for this PDA's is on the wiki: iPAQ h191x and MyPal 716.

This distribution is based on Familiar branch from OpenEmbedded build development environment. It's customised and tuned for this two devices (currently only is Opie supported).

ScummVM release has its own source snaphosts with patches and meta files needed to rebuild. It's because GPL license reasons. For version 0.9.1 is here.

Technicaly binary release of ScummVM may run on other Familiar Opie distributions and devices. But it will have lack of support and will miss key features.

Main benefits over other devices are in modified SDL library. There are:

  • usual keys mapping
  • keymap to special actions like right mouse button emulation, key combinations, and others...
  • better graphics modes handling
  • downscaling from hires to lowres
  • zoom
  • virtual keyboard