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This is a quick-start guide for the Android Market version of ScummVM.
This is a quick-start guide for the Android Market version of ScummVM.
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| '''NOTE'''
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| Please note that information on this page may be outdated; The 'Current Known Issues', 'Input Controls', 'Graphical settings' and 'More information' sections in particular need updating.
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== Getting started ==
== Getting started ==
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== Getting the games ==
== Getting the games ==
ScummVM supports a variety of classic adventure games. You can find [http://scummvm.org/compatibility/ information about compatible games] on our website.
ScummVM supports a variety of classic adventure games. You can find [https://www.scummvm.org/compatibility/ information about compatible games] on our website.


You can [http://scummvm.org/downloads/#extras download some free games] from our website, such as the popular adventure games 'Beneath a Steel Sky' and
You can [https://www.scummvm.org/downloads/#extras download some free games] from our website, such as the popular adventure games 'Beneath a Steel Sky' and
'Flight of the Amazon Queen'. You can buy other supported adventure games from various places, for example [http://www.gog.com/en/frontpage/?pp=22d200f8670dbdb3e253a90eee5098477c95c23d gog.com]. See our page on [[Where to get the games|where to get the games]] for more details.
'Flight of the Amazon Queen'. You can buy other supported adventure games from various places, for example [https://www.gog.com/en/frontpage/?pp=22d200f8670dbdb3e253a90eee5098477c95c23d gog.com]. See our page on [[Where to get the games|where to get the games]] for more details.


Note that asking for, offering or asking for help with illegally downloaded copies of games will not be tolerated. Please buy a copy of the games you want to play.
Note that asking for, offering or asking for help with illegally downloaded copies of games will not be tolerated. Please buy a copy of the games you want to play.
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* Some devices display a black screen at startup for several seconds (or longer) while loading assets.
* Some devices display a black screen at startup for several seconds (or longer) while loading assets.
* Xperia devices with 'floating touch' have input problems (the 'floating touch' hover events move the mouse cursor).
* Sony Xperia devices with 'floating touch' have input problems (the 'floating touch' hover events move the mouse cursor).
* Some games fail with an unsupported color mode error.
* Some games fail with an unsupported color mode error.
* ScummVM doesn't always resume properly after being backgrounded.
* ScummVM doesn't always resume properly after being backgrounded.
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is moved relative to its current position - like on a touchpad.
is moved relative to its current position - like on a touchpad.


The Android version of ScummVM doesn't have an input configuration dialog yet,
The Android version of ScummVM doesn't have an input configuration dialogue yet,
but as a temporary workaround:
but as a temporary workaround:


Direct mode can be enabled/disabled using the "Mixed AdLib/MIDI mode"
Direct mode can be enabled/disabled using the "Mixed AdLib/MIDI mode"
checkbox on the MIDI tab in ScummVM's main options dialog. Restart ScummVM after changing it.
checkbox on the MIDI tab in ScummVM's main options dialogue. Restart ScummVM after changing it.


Tap + movement: Mouse movement<br>
Tap + movement: Mouse movement<br>
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== Graphical settings ==
== Graphical settings ==


The 'Fullscreen' settting controls whether your games are stretched to cover the whole screen, or whether their aspect ratio is preserved.
The 'Fullscreen' setting controls whether your games are stretched to cover the whole screen, or whether their aspect ratio is preserved.


The 'Graphics Mode' can be set to 'Linear filtering' if you'd like smoother scaled graphics.
The 'Graphics Mode' can be set to 'Linear filtering' if you'd like smoother scaled graphics.
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There is an (incomplete) [[User Manual]] available on this wiki.
There is an (incomplete) [[User Manual]] available on this wiki.


Saved games are stored in the 'ScummVM' directory on your SD card, if one is available. If an SD card isn't available, then saves will be written to the internal applcation data. Android deletes all those files when you uninstall ScummVM! Please make a copy before you do so, if you want to keep your games.
Saved games are stored in the 'ScummVM' directory on your SD card, if one is available. If an SD card isn't available, then saves will be written to the internal application data. Android deletes all those files when you uninstall ScummVM! Please make a copy before you do so, if you want to keep your games.


Finally, you can [https://sourceforge.net/donate/index.php?group_id=37116 donate to the ScummVM project via SourceForge.net].
Finally, you can [https://sourceforge.net/donate/index.php?group_id=37116 donate to the ScummVM project via SourceForge.net].


Visit [http://scummvm.org the ScummVM website] if you have any more questions, or ask on our [http://forums.scummvm.org/viewforum.php?f=17 Android ScummVM forums].
Visit [https://www.scummvm.org the ScummVM website] if you have any more questions, or ask on our [https://forums.scummvm.org/viewforum.php?f=17 Android ScummVM forums].
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