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* Though we try to maintain builds on the older OS versions, unless there is a very good reason to break compatibility, OS versions earlier than XP are not tested regularly, so could exhibit runtime failures. Please report any such issue as bugs in the normal manner.
 
* Though we try to maintain builds on the older OS versions, unless there is a very good reason to break compatibility, OS versions earlier than XP are not tested regularly, so could exhibit runtime failures. Please report any such issue as bugs in the normal manner.
* Windows 8 should run our builds as it supports Win32 applications. However as this is new (as of Q4 2012), this has not been tested significantly and minor issues may occur. Note: tablets running this may have input issues as our builds are compiled for keyboard and mouse input, rather than touchscreen.
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* Note: tablets running this may have input issues as our builds are compiled for keyboard and mouse input, rather than touchscreen.
 
* Windows 8 RT is unlikely to be supported by this port as Windows RT is a rewritten version of Windows 8 so that it works on an ARM processor. It is incompatible with any other version of Windows, as it runs on a completely different processor architecture, and it follows the Apple paradigm: it can only run certified software obtained from the Windows Store, similar to iPhones/iPads running software from the App Store.
 
* Windows 8 RT is unlikely to be supported by this port as Windows RT is a rewritten version of Windows 8 so that it works on an ARM processor. It is incompatible with any other version of Windows, as it runs on a completely different processor architecture, and it follows the Apple paradigm: it can only run certified software obtained from the Windows Store, similar to iPhones/iPads running software from the App Store.
 
* Windows 95, 98 and ME were last supported in ScummVM 1.8.1, and restored in 2.1.0.
 
* Windows 95, 98 and ME were last supported in ScummVM 1.8.1, and restored in 2.1.0.
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It is generally recommended to use the official builds, but for anyone interested in doing their own builds...<p>The following links contain instructions and notes on how to build / cross-compile our codebase for MS Windows:
 
It is generally recommended to use the official builds, but for anyone interested in doing their own builds...<p>The following links contain instructions and notes on how to build / cross-compile our codebase for MS Windows:
* [[Compiling_ScummVM/Visual_Studio]]
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==

Revision as of 23:48, 17 December 2019

windows.png Windows Port
Latest Released Version 2.1.1
Supported Audio Options MP3, OGG, FLAC, Uncompressed
Additional Webpage(s) None
Maintainer(s) TMM
Packager(s) TMM
Forum Port Forum
Status Maintained
First Official Version 0.1.0b

About

ScummVM has been ported to Microsoft Windows.
This supports machines running Windows XP and later (excluding RT). Windows 9x support requires a separate build.
Notes:

  • Though we try to maintain builds on the older OS versions, unless there is a very good reason to break compatibility, OS versions earlier than XP are not tested regularly, so could exhibit runtime failures. Please report any such issue as bugs in the normal manner.
  • Note: tablets running this may have input issues as our builds are compiled for keyboard and mouse input, rather than touchscreen.
  • Windows 8 RT is unlikely to be supported by this port as Windows RT is a rewritten version of Windows 8 so that it works on an ARM processor. It is incompatible with any other version of Windows, as it runs on a completely different processor architecture, and it follows the Apple paradigm: it can only run certified software obtained from the Windows Store, similar to iPhones/iPads running software from the App Store.
  • Windows 95, 98 and ME were last supported in ScummVM 1.8.1, and restored in 2.1.0.
  • Windows 3.1 (and earlier) are not supported. Please don't ask, unless you are providing a code patch!
  • Devices running Windows CE (Compact Edition) are supported here.

Compiling

It is generally recommended to use the official builds, but for anyone interested in doing their own builds...

The following links contain instructions and notes on how to build / cross-compile our codebase for MS Windows:

External links