ResidualVM

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  • Info ResidualVM (formerly Residual) is a cross-platform computer program comprising 3D game engine recreations with a common graphical user interface. more...
  • As such, ResidualVM allows the games it supports to be played on platforms other than those for which they were originally released.
  • ResidualVM was originally designed to play LucasArts adventure games that use the GrimE game engine.
  • As a result of the new domain name, the project name was changed from Residual to ResidualVM.
  • On May 26, 2009, ResidualVM was adapted so that it could support multiple engines.
  • In addition, the Grim Fandango engine in ResidualVM has fixes for over a dozen other bugs present in the original.
  • ResidualVM is a sister project to ScummVM, focusing on 3D games.
  • A sister project of ScummVM, called ResidualVM, is developing a free implementation of the GrimE engine by reverse engineering the original.
  • Like ScummVM, ResidualVM contains fixes for bugs present in the original executable.
  • The Sprint engine from Presto Studios is now recreated in ResidualVM as well.
  • Like its sister project, the 2D adventure game interpreter ScummVM, the VM in ResidualVM stands for virtual machine.
  • ResidualVM is a reimplementation of the part of the software used to interpret the scripting languages by conducting reverse engineering on the original game rather than emulating the hardware the games ran on.
  • The ResidualVM team discovered a workaround for a bug that causes a critical dialog not to play in Grim Fandango.
  • There is also a branch of ResidualVM called Grim Mouse, which allows Grim Fandango to be played completely with a mouse as a traditional point and click adventure game.
  • In addition to his own developers, Schafer hopes to reach out to players who had created unofficial patches and graphical improvements on the original game, and modifications needed to keep it running in ResidualVM, and gain their help to improve the game's assets for the remastered version.
  • ResidualVM is officially available on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. There are also official unstable builds offered for Amiga OS.
  • The original Lua-based engine used by LucasArts in their 3D adventure games was called GrimE (as opposed to SCUMM), so ResidualVM's title is also a word pun as grime is a type of residue.