ScummVM Wii - Wiimote Edition Released

The ScummVM interpretor is a piece of software that allow you to play a bunch of classic Adventure games on a range of platforms. It has now been ported to the Wii, with Wiimote support, meaning you can use the Wiimote pointer to replace the functionality of the mouse.

You can download it here.

The Scumm engine was originally made for Lucasarts Maniac Mansion, but it was used for a whole host of fantastic games. My personal favourites are Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road and Beneath a Steel Sky.

There is some fantastic homebrew coming out for the Wii, and it's only just getting started, I can't wait to see what's down the line. You will need some way of launching .dol files to use this, Wiibrew should have all the advice you need for that.

I strongly suggest you head over to and download the charming and hilarious Beneath a Steel Sky.

Update: here's a video of it in action, playing Full Throttle. Cheers to hideous_enigma for the link.


Andronix said...

It looks great.

Does this use the original PC CDs? The reason i ask is I have Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Monkey Island 1 & 3 which each have a large audio soundtrack, if I could play these in the comfort of my chair, it would be amazing.

Anonymous said...

cool.. i hope it will work on my Wii ;)

Dr_Mario said...

Woohooo...if it would just work, but NO, its a fucking dol file. How to handle this?

LewieP said...


The ScummVM forums are probably your best bet for advice to do that.


What loader are you using? There are several that support .dol files, such as Front SD ELF Loader

Anonymous said...

It is traditional to inform people how to do a thing that you have just assured them was awesome. Otherwise you come off as a jerk. For example, all you had to say was that you needed a front loader instead of leaving off that simple several word statement until the comments. Assumptions make an ass out of you and me.

LewieP said...

I'm not really an expert at that stuff, when I made the original post I was still learning about it, it was brand new after all.

I did link to wiibrew however, which is a great source for anyone looking to set up wii homebrew, and far more capable at giving instructions for how to get ScummVM Wii working that I am.

I didn't really make any assumptions, but you are doing a fine job of making yourself look like an ass without needing any help from me.