From ScummVM :: Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
First release 1995
Also known as Roberta Williams'
Developed by Sierra
Published by Sierra
Distributed by (unknown)
Platforms MS-DOS, Windows
Resolution 630x450, 256 colors
Engine SCI
Support Since ScummVM 2.0.0
Available for

Phantasmagoria is a rather large adventure game from Sierra in terms of CDs (7), not necessarily in length. You play Adrienne, who has just moved into an old mansion with her photographer husband Donald. Shortly after moving in, Adrienne begins to experience horrifying nightmares and have odd encounters inside the creepy old abode. Further, the house is having a severe effect on her husband, changing him for the worse and you must discover its secret before he (or the house) kills Adrienne.

This game was ported to Sega Saturn and fully localized to Japanese. This version is called "Phantasm" (ファンタズム). Sadly SCI wasn't ported to Sega Saturn, instead the game is fully hardcoded and not even SCI file formats are used. This version is also heavily censored.


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 from each disk or CD to the game directory. Some games need additional work:

Games with multiple CDs

  • Directories that exist on multiple discs (e.g. ROBOT and VMD directories) must be merged together, not replaced and files with identical names overridden.
  • Rename the RESOURCE.SFX from each CD to RESSFX.00<cdnumber>, and the RESOURCE.AUD from each CD to RESAUD.00<cdnumber>, to match the corresponding RESSCI.00<cdnumber> file that exists on each CD. Example: RESSFX.001, RESSFX.002, RESAUD.001, RESAUD.002 etc.

Phantasmagoria 1 from CDs

  • Copy the PDOCO.TXT from the first CD only.

External links