This is a rough description of how to use your Macintosh CD version of a classic LucasArts game with ScummVM on Win32. I have tested this procedure with "Sam & Max Hit the Road Macintosh CD-ROM" on Windows 2000 Professional. Your mileage may vary with other titles or versions of Windows.


You will need the "Windows Installer" and "ScummVM Tools Windows Installer" from the download page. To copy the game data file from the CD to your hard disc, you will need HFVExplorer. Make sure you get the "HFV Explorer installer" rather than the zip file.

You should be running as Administrator to install all of the tools. Everything else should work as a normal user. Run the ScummVM installers and allow them to install to the default location (C:\ScummVM). Don't worry about overwriting files. Run the HFVExplorer installer and allow it to use its defaults.

Copying the game data file:

Start up HFVExplorer; if you don't have a shortcut for it, find it in "c:\program files\HFVExplorer". It should open the HFS (Macintosh filesystem) CD-ROM automatically when you insert the disc. Make sure HFVExplorer is displaying hidden files: Select View->Options and enable "Show invisible Mac files" on the "File attributes" tab.

Now, look for the data file in the right pane. It will probably end with the word "Data" and will be the largest file on the volume. For instance, it is called "Sam & Max Data" on the "Sam & Max" CD-ROM. Select the data file and copy it (use Ctrl+C or Edit->Copy). In the left HFVExplorer pane, navigate to the directory where you want the game to reside on your hard disc. I recommend selecting drive C: and creating a new folder called "SamNMax" or a name that better reflects your particular game.

Paste the data file (with Ctrl+V or Edit->Paste) and allow HFVExplorer to choose the copy mode. Now, wait while the program copies several hundred mebibytes from the CD. When the file is copied, close HFVExplorer.

Running rescumm:

Open a command prompt window and change the directory to your newly created folder. Then, run rescumm on the data file to extract its contents. For example, type the following for Sam & Max, making sure you use double quotes around the data filename:

cd c:\SamNMax
c:\scummvm\rescumm "Sam & Max Data"

Once the several files are successfully extracted, you can delete the data file. Now, you can fire up ScummVM and add the new game to play it. The ScummVM documentation (readme.txt) describes ScummVM and rescumm usage in detail. If you have any questions, look at the ScummVM FAQ, the ScummVM Documentation, and the forums. If you can't find answers in one of those places or you have a proposed change for this document, email me, Jonathan Rogers (remove the NOSPAM).

Related Information:

If you are using ScummVM on MacOS X, you may find How to Rescumm for Dummies! useful.

Copyright © 2004 Jonathan Rogers