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Revision as of 00:19, 11 April 2005 by Clem (talk | contribs) (LOOM is afaik uppercase, made it consistent)

The SCUMM language is a LucasArts in-house standard. The format was never designed to be public and so would change unpredictably from game to game to suit the task at hand. Therefor, many different SCUMM Versions exist today.

The first LucasArts adventure games used an unknown format that is now lost with time. We will ignore it because it wasn't really SCUMM as we know it know, wasn't very good, anyway, and only worked on the Commodore 64. The first PC versions started with V2 and a variation of the V1 format.

With Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, LucasArts developed a modular file format based loosely on the standard IFF format. This was used several times in various forms until The Secret of Monkey Island, where the SCUMM engine and file format was redesigned from scratch. The new format was used from then on, and vestiges of it are still visible in the latest LucasArts games such as Grim Fandango.

The information presented here is based on http://scumm.mixnmojo.com/?page=games, http://www.scummvm.org/docs/specs/introduction.php and on http://scumm.mixnmojo.com/?page=specs&file=scuminfo.txt.

Version Year Game
1 1987 Maniac Mansion (original)
1 1988 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (original)
2 1988 Maniac Mansion (enhanced)
2 1988 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (enhanced)
3 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3 1992 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (FM-TOWNS)
3.0.22 1990 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (256)
3.5.37 1990 LOOM
3.5.40 1990 LOOM (alt. version)
4.0.62 1990 PASS (LOOM, Indy3, MI1 DEMO)
4.0.67 1990 The Secret of Monkey Island (EGA)
5.0.12 1990 The Secret of Monkey Island (???)
5.0.19 1990 The Secret of Monkey Island (VGA Floppy)
5.1.42 1992 LOOM (256 color CD version)
5.2.02 1991 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's revenge
5.2.20 (?) 1992 Indiana Jones 4 and the Fate of Atlantis (Disk ?)
5.2.28cd 1996 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's revenge (CD)
5.3.06 1996 The Secret of Monkey Island (VGA CD)
5.5.00 1993 Indiana Jones 4 and the Fate of Atlantis (CD Talkie)
5.5.02 (?) 1995 Indiana Jones 4 and the Fate of Atlantis (DEMO)
5.5.20 (?) ??? Indiana Jones 4 and the Fate of Atlantis (? might be a wrong entry)
6.3.0 1993 Sam & Max (DEMO)
6.3.9 1993 Day Of The Tentacle (DEMO)
6.4.2 1993 Day Of The Tentacle
6.5.0 1993 Sam & Max (Disk)
7.0.2 1993 Sam & Max (CD)
7.3.2 1994 Full Thottle (DEMO)
7.3.5 1994 Full Thottle
7.5.0 1995 The DIG
8.0.0 1997 Curse of Monkey Island (DEMO)
8.1.0 1997 Curse of Monkey Island (DEMO)
8.1.0 1997 Curse of Monkey Island