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blor
07-02-2006, 03:05 PM
I have Sam & Max hit the road, but think I've worn it out. Does anyone know where I can get another copy ? Also have they converted it to Windows and have they made more Sam & Max Computer Games? Lor

Samnmax221
07-02-2006, 08:06 PM
Ebay, ScummVM (www.scummvm.org) will run it in Windows with sound.

Ray Jones
07-03-2006, 05:05 AM
VDMSound (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=20091&package_id=14610) is so much cooler, since you can play *any* DOS game with it, and, with respect to the great work done by the ScummVM developers, I always prefer to play SCUMM games using the original Scumm interpreter (read: original game exe) since it's "less buggy".

Samnmax221
07-03-2006, 05:10 AM
ScummVM isn't real buggy, I've used it for years and only had it crash once.

Ray Jones
07-03-2006, 05:47 AM
XD I knew I would be "misunderstood" lol.

Okay, I'll rephrase:

I prefer playing SCUMM games using the original exe file (which provides the original SCUMM interpreter for this specific game), because this makes sure I'll have the game 100% as it was meant to be. ScummVM has yet to reach 100% compatibility for *any* of the games it supports (see ScummVM.org's compatibility list (http://scummvm.org/compatibility.php)). I experienced incompatibilities myself with CMI and Sam & Max. ScummVM is, however, the best alternative when there's no way of running the DOS executable.

Samnmax221
07-03-2006, 06:34 AM
Where have you found incompatibilities? My one crash was in DOTT

Ray Jones
07-03-2006, 07:38 AM
It came up with some kind of strange behaviour. I cannot remember what it was exactly. I think it just froze at some point in CMI. In Sam & Max I had problems with sound lags and I think with getting text & speech work together. And there were slight "misinterpretations" of the script, too. Nothing major, but still noticeable for me, and thus not *original*.

Yeah, I know, it's all due to a less legitimate character of my copies of the games. :dozey:

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Err, and I recapitulate having issues with DOTT, too.