User Manual/Playing a game with ScummVM

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Game specific instructions

LucasArts Games (SCUMM Engine)

Hotkeys

Hotkey Description
Ctrl 0-9 Load game state
Alt 0-9 Save game state
Crtl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
Crtl-f Toggle fast mode
Crtl-g Runs in really REALLY fast mode
Crtl-t Switch between 'Speech only', 'Speech and Subtitles' and 'Subtitles only'
Tilde (~) Show/hide the debugging console
[ and ] Music volume, down/up
- and + Text speed, slower/faster
F5 Displays a save/load box (see ScummVM in-game menu).
Alt-F5 Displays the original save/load box, if the game has one (see ScummVM in-game menu).
i Displays IQ points (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis)
Space Pauses
Period (.) Skips current line of text in some games
Enter Simulate left mouse button press
Tab Simulate right mouse button press

ScummVM in-game menu

This is the menu that you get by pressing F5 in the LucasArts games. It replaces the original menu present in some of the games. You can still access the original menu using Alt-F5 and you can save and load games using this, however it is not intended for this purpose, and may even crash ScummVM in some games.

This menu can be used to load and save games as well as change the game settings (e.g. music volume).

A more detailed description of this menu is available on the ScummVM Interface page.

Day of the Tentacle: Maniac Mansion Easter Egg

At one point in the game, you come across a computer that allows you to play the original Maniac Mansion as an easter egg. ScummVM supports this, with a few caveats:

  • ScummVM will scan your configuration file for a game that's in a 'Maniac' sub-folder of your Day of the Tentacle folder. If you've copied the data files from the CD version, this should already be the case but you have to add the game to ScummVM as well.
  • To return to Day of the Tentacle, press F5 and select "Return to Launcher".
  • This means that you could in theory use any game as the easter egg. Indeed, there is a "secret" configuration setting, "easter_egg", to override the ID of the game to run. Be aware, though, that not all games support returning to the launcher, and setting it up to use Day of the Tentacle itself as the easter egg game is not recommended.

Revolution Software Games

Beneath a Steel Sky

Hotkey Description
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
Crtl-g Runs in really REALLY fast mode
F5 Displays a save/load box
Escape Skips the game intro
Period (.) Skips current line of text

Broken Sword 1

Hotkey Description
F5 or Escape Displays save/load box

Broken Sword 2

Hotkeys
Hotkey Description
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
p Pauses
Configuration

This game has some specific configuration settings described in the Configuration section.

Adventure Soft Games

Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2

Hotkey Description
Ctrl 0-9 Load game state
Alt 0-9 Save game state
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
F1 - F3 Text speed, faster - slower
F10 Shows all characters and objects you can interact with
Escape Skip cutscenes
- and + Music volume, down/up
m Music on/off
s Sound effects on/off
b Background sounds on/off (Simon the Sorcerer 2 only)
p Pauses
t Switch between speech and subtitles
v Switch between subtitles only and combined speech and subtitles (Simon the Sorcerer 2 only)

Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack

Hotkey Description
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
- and + Music volume, down/up
m Music on/off
s Sound effects on/off
p Pauses

The Feeble Files

Hotkey Description
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
F7 Switch characters
F9 Hitbox names on/off
s Sound effects on/off
p Pauses
t Switch between speech and subtitles
v Switch between subtitles only and combined speech and subtitles

Bud Tucker in Double Trouble

Hotkey Description
Ctrl-Alt-d Show/hide the debugging console
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
F1 Toggle verb style between icons and text
F2 Show/hide subtitles
Escape Skip cutscenes, skip current line of text
Period (.) Skip current line of text
p Pause

Dragon History

Use left mouse button click to walk and right mouse button click to use an item or talk. You can also use any mouse button click to skip the current spoken sentence. In addition the following hotkeys are supported:

Hotkey Description
F5 Display Global Main Menu
i Show inventory
m Show map
Escape Skip the intro, exit map/inventory
q Turn on/off quick walking

Flight of the Amazon Queen

Hotkey Description
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
F1 Use Journal (saving/loading)
F11 Quicksave
F12 Quickload
Escape Skips cutscenes
Space Skips current line of text

Future Wars

Hotkey Description
F1 Examine
F2 Take
F3 Inventory
F4 Use
F5 Activate
F6 Speak
F9 "Activate" menu
F10 "Use" menu
Escape Show command menu

Nippon Safes

Hotkey Description
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger
l Load game
s Save game

The Legend of Kyrandia

Hotkey Description
Ctrl 0-9 Load game state
Alt 0-9 Save game state
Ctrl-Alt-d Starts the debugger

Teen Agent

Hotkey Description
F5 Display Global Main Menu

Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer

Hotkey Description
Ctrl-f Toggle fast mode
F5 Displays options
F9 Turn fast walk mode on
F10 Turn fast walk mode off
Escape Quit
Space Skips current line of text
t Switch between 'Voice only', 'Voice and Text' and 'Text only'

Cruise for a Corpse

You can bring up the save menu by press both mouse button simultaneously.



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